We just heard about the new Milwaukee M12 Vacuum. A compact vacuum cleaner designed for use on the job site, but also a great way to clean your shop or vehicle. The high-performance motor gives you plenty of suction power to pick up any amount of building material like wood chips, joist dust, and even metal shavings. Runs up to 29 minutes on a single charge with the new Milwaukee 4.0 Ah battery.
The Milwaukee M12 Compact Vacuum seems to be perfect for cleaning up specific areas of a shop or workplace that are messy or covered in dust or debris. While you don't want to vacuum large areas with this tool, you can, and Milwaukee even offers some accessories to get you off the ground and in an upright position while using this tool. The Milwaukee 0850-20 M12 Vacuum comes with a utility nozzle, crevice tool, and even an extension wand so you can reach or do just about anything. Milwaukee backs this vacuum with the same 5-year warranty protection as its power tools. In our opinion, this makes buying it almost effortless.
Milwaukee M12 Vacuum Specifications and Features
- Suction: 34 CFM
- Runtime: Up to 29 minutes on RedLithium XC4.0 battery
- Accessories: crevice tool, extension rod, utility nozzle
- Clear sight glass to view tank fill level
- Reusable 42-pleat filter
- lock switch
- Voltage: 12V (M12 platform)
- Warranty: 5 years
- Length: 17.5″
- Weight: 2.25 lbs
Expect prices for this new Milwaukee M12 cordless vacuum to be around $59 (bare model only). This will be a great tool for anyone already on the M12 platform. Tools like this are encouraging because they exemplify Milwaukee's commitment to the growing M12 line.
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Clint De Boer
When he's not playing with the latest power tool, Clint DeBoer enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader—especially the Bible. He loves Jesus, has a degree in recording engineering, and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint's career spans nearly the entire spectrum of audio and video production. After graduating top of his class with an Associate Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working in 1994 at the renowned Soundelux Studios, one of the largest post-production houses specializing in feature film and television audio. Clint has worked on countless feature films, honing his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the ever-expanding field of video editing as a senior AVID video editor for three years.
Clint DeBoer has worked extensively with clients including Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, as well as film and video editing, color correction and digital video and MPEG compression. He also holds several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video) and is ISF Level II certified.
After founding the publishing company CD Media, Inc. in 1996, he went on to help launch or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (where he was editor-in-chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews, followed by OPE Reviews in 2017 with a focus on landscape and outdoor power equipment. He also leads the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes innovative tools and accessories across industries.
The success of what is now the industry's largest power tool review is a credit to God and his wonderful staff, and Clint DeBoer hopes to see the company continue to grow as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews rigorously reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help users stay abreast of the best and newest products in the industry. Targeting everyone from construction industry professionals and tradespeople to serious DIYers, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and learn which tools and products can help them stay ahead of their game .