Model#: MILN0880-20

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Milwaukee 0880-20 M18 18V Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum (Bare Tool)

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The M18 2-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum provides users with a Powerful and Portable Wet/Dry Clean-up tool. A high performance motor creates powerful suction for both wet and dry applications. Its stackable design and organized on-board storage keeps all of the attachments inside the unit for convenient transport and storage. The 0880-20 comes with a flexible hose, crevice tool, utility nozzle, and a certified HEPA filter. With 30+ minutes of run time on a M18REDLITHIUMHIGH DEMAND9.0 Battery Pack (sold separately), its ideal for extended spot and area clean up.
  • Powerful Suction for Wet & Dry Applications
  • 32 in. of Water Lift
  • Built-In Blower Port
  • Hose Diameter: 1-1/4 in.
  • Organized On-board Storage: Hose, Utility Nozzle, Crevice Tool
  • 45 CFM
  • Stackable Tool Box Design
  • 2 Gallon Capacity
  • HEPA Filter Included
  • 30+ minutes of Clean-up on an M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH DEMAND 9.0 Battery Pack (Sold Separately)
  • M18 18V Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum - 0880-20
  • Crevice Tool - 31-01-2100
  • Wide Utility Nozzle - 31-01-2110
  • 6 ft. Flexible Hose - 14-37-0160
  • HEPA Filter
  • Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately


Series: M18
Cordless: Yes
Length: 19 in.
Height: 8.5 in.
Weight: 9.4 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery Amp Hour: 9.0Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Capacity: 2 gal.
Hose Diameter: 1-1/4 in.
Sealed Pressure (Water Lift): 32 in.
Voltage: 18V



4.5 / 5.0
129 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (102)
Easy To Use (98)
Powerful (84)
Lightweight (19)
Value (15)
Loud (8)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (4)
Best Uses
Home Repair (50)
Small Projects (23)
Jobsite (14)
Frequent Use (13)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
M18 Vac is a really handy tool in the arsenal.
I've been using this little vac for a few projects in the first month of ownership.

Here are the biggest things you need to understand before purchase: 1. It will not replace a full size shop vac for heavy cleaning/water removal/ or picking up very large debris. 2. It is a compact portable unit that will match pound for pound any corded small shop vac I've used but with the convenience of being cordless and super portable. 3. It is not silent, but for the power, it doesn't seem unnecessarily loud in any way. 4. The filters are not cheap, that is my biggest *con* with this vac but you could cover it with a sock and rubber band to catch the bulk of the junk from the filter, then easily clean the filter when you get a chance.

I have used this unit for cleanup after tearing off paneling and ceiling tiles in an old basement, its super convenient for picking up a little drywall dust/wood shavings/metal grit as part of other tasks, it works well for cleaning vehicle floors and seats of grit/rocks/dust, and it worked in a place at which my only other option for a vacuum was to drag in a generator to a site without power (for safety reasons, de-energized electrical equipment).

The run time is good on a 5.0ah pack, but with a 6.0 or 9.0 that gets to a pretty respectable level. Personally I wouldn't run on the slim packs (1.5-2.0-3.0HO) unless that was my only convenient option. Remember to try to match your batteries to your tools and how hard you are going to load them (for how long) and you'll get a lot better experience over the life of the packs.

This is a great tool if it fills the right niche for you
February 14, 2019
3 weeks ago
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
This vacuum is a beaut
I bought the bare tool version,,, what a great value. Milwaukee engineered the best design for this possible. It is super compact and a slot, channel for all devices. It's clean and portable. I can't say enough toward the design!!!!
February 6, 2019
3 weeks ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Home Repair
works like a champ
Easy to use inside of a home for quick clean ups.
February 2, 2019
4 weeks ago
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Returning the first one.... defective product
I bought it and loved it. And on my third vacuuming use the button shorted on me and it won't turn back on. Changed batteries and tired different ones on other power tools to make sure they weren't the problem. So now I'm returning it and going to get another, hopefully it does have the same issue. Being an avid Milwaukee buyer I think this isn't a common issue, buy it still is frustrating.
January 24, 2019
Originally posted at
Love the thought of this vacuum....but.....
I love this vacuum...the size...the user friendliness...the convenience.....

But...I can't stand the performance.

Its terrible, the suction is that of a old school 20 year old dirt devil that barely picked up anything.

Id love if Milwaukee keeps the same size of this vacuum, and creates a better, newer and improved maybe a Fuel version that actually sucks way better.

I still leave this on the shelf and get my corded Shop Vac.

..My advice...wait for a new version.
January 15, 2019
Originally posted at
Awesome tool!!
I needed a small high performance vacuum and after looking at 3 or 4 other ones my (then) wife pointed out Milwaukee made one. I liked the fact it used the same batteries I already had too.

This is an awesome little vacuum, it worked so well I had to buy one for the house too.

I saw some people wished it would run on 110 and charge the battery. That would be a bonus to a great product.
January 14, 2019
Originally posted at
Not bad
We use this to vacuum filters for large communication routers and fibre optic transmission eqpt., etc. We were shocked at the short run time which should have been printed as a chart for various batteries on the box to avoid this surprize; we are using a 6A M18 and get about 30 minutes turning it off & on.
It is very loud and has an ear piercing frequency, so why is there no muffler available? Also, there should be optional AC power as a back-up. A lanyard to secure it when on a ladder would be a nice option.
Since we use many Milwaukee M18 tools, this was a good fit. It is portable, has a good wet/dry filter, easy to use and maintain. The vacuum itself is priced reasonably, but the larger batteries are expensive for the run time. It has very good suction with a large capacity 'tank' which is easy to empty.
Other than the noise and lack of optional AC power it is a great product.
January 8, 2019
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Small Projects
A decent mini vac
Works well for small jobs and is easy to take to the site. Only wish the hose were longer.
January 6, 2019
1 month ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Same thing as serious let down
Same thing as serious Letdown comment from 4 years ago:
Being a Milwaukee tool fan and owning an electrical construction business I bought 4 for my trucks.I was very excited about it. After opening it and ensuring I had a fully charged M18 battery, I tried it around the house to see what it would do. I used it for
about 30 seconds and turned it off to move some things. When I went to turn it on again, I heard it start but a different sound for about 2 seconds then it was dead. Ive tried everything I can do, different M18 battery, and nothing. Then I tried another and the same thing happened. So, l took all 4 back to the store for credit. Huge let down for Milwaukee. also should have a 120 volt power cord in addition to the battery.
December 25, 2018
Originally posted at
Please make a new BRUSHLESS vacuum.
It is great but very noisy. Time to make a new brushless vacuum. FUEL !!!
Can’t wait. All HVAC technicians and plumbers will buy one for sure
December 19, 2018
Originally posted at

Questions & Answers

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Will the m18 9.0 battery fit in vacuum?
Steve L on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the 9.0 fits and the run time is great for when you are really putting this thing to work. If you're going to be doing a lot with this vac, best practice would be 5.0ah and up in my opinion just to make sure the cells are staying very comfortable and you're matching the workload and time to batteries that can handle it best for the longevity of the packs.
Do they make a brush attachment?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Milwaukee does not make any brush attachments.
Will the 9 AH hi demand battery work in it?
William M on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes and it works great for those bigger tasks with a 6 or a 9. Match the battery to the load and the time you'll be expecting under load, your packs will thank you in the long run no matter what tool they are on.
Can this be plugged in or is it just cordless?
mcaggmae on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This model will not be able to charge using a cord. Model 0880-20 is a battery-operated item.
Will this work with m18 battery?
LUKE on Apr 21, 2016
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A filter bag Can you put one in it?
Mark L on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the accurate information. The number to reach the technician directly is 1-800-729-3878 or online at
I do auto glass. Is it strong enough to vacuum broken tempered glass?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the accurate information. The number to reach the technician directly is 1-800-714-0918 or online at
does this work with the M24 battery?
steve C on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 0880-20 will not accept the M28 battery. Milwaukee does not show a M24 battery available.
How wide is it?
K on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee 0880-20 is 19" wide
what is the run time per battery
Thomas on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 15 mins with a 3 amp battery 20 mins with a 4 amp battery.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M18 18V Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum - 0880-20,
Crevice Tool - 31-01-2100,
Wide Utility Nozzle - 31-01-2110,
6 ft. Flexible Hose - 14-37-0160,
HEPA Filter,
Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum - 0880-80,
Filter Assembly - 49-90-1900,
Crevice Tool - 31-01-2100,
Wide Utility Nozzle - 31-01-2110,
Wireless Vinyl Hose - 14-37-0160,
Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.



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Please call Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation for warranty questions at 800-729-3878