Milwaukee is coming out with a new M12 cordless hand vacuum early this year, model 0850-20. The new vac looks like a household DustBuster, but is designed for rough and tough jobsite cleanup tasks.
Features include a high performance 34 CFM motor, up to 29 minutes of runtime with a 4.0Ah XC Li-ion battery pack, reusable pleated filter, lock-on switch for reduced hand fatigue, and a large clear viewing window that makes it easy to know when it’s time to empty the canister or clean the filter.
Plus, it comes with an extension wand, a crevice nozzle, and a wide utility nozzle.
Need a different attachment? Milwaukee’s compact M12 vacuum features a universal 1-1/4″ connection port.
The extension wand and separate nozzles mean you can clean dust, debris, or a mess from the floor without bending over too much. The product photo shows a worker hunched over a little bit, but a little extra reach is definitely better than nothing.
Even the 20 oz. collection canister looks well thought out, with its clear viewing window. This means you don’t have to open the vac mid-cleanup to check on the fill-up progress.
Availability: January 2015
Street Price: $59
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Thanks Glenn for the heads-up!
Can you tell that I’m a little excited about Milwaukee’s new M12 compact cordless vacuum? Cleaning up after a project is always a drag, especially if I have to pull out a full-size dust collector to clean up a very small mess.
I am very much interested in this design. It looks a little awkward at the front, but I guess that was necessary to increase the size of the dust containment canister. Milwaukee hasn’t mentioned the vacuum’s canister volume, but it will probably be on-par with other handheld compact cordless vacs.
I’m thinking that the vac will look and maybe feel a little weird with an XC battery pack. It will run for up to 29 minutes on a 4.0Ah battery, and so that suggests it should run for up to 14 minutes, maybe a little longer, when powered by a 2.0Ah battery pack.
If the runtime doesn’t sound impressive to you, consider that a Dyson cordless vac will run for about 15 minutes on a full charge. Even if you factor in the cost of a battery and charger, this vac will cost you less than a Dyson.
If you need greater capacity, check out the Dewalt 20V Max cordless vac that I reviewed earlier in the year. That Dewalt model provides a good amount of suction – for a cordless vac – and can be powered by 20V Max or 18V batteries, and there’s also an AC power cord.
This post was originally published on December 18th, 2014, and republished on January 6th, 2015. The original post was taken down by request, as official specs and features were still in the process of being finalized.