Model#: MILN0880-20

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

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Working on all Milwaukee 18V slide-on batteries, Lithium-Ion or Ni-Cd, the 0880-20 wet/dry vacuum offers long continuous run time and high air power and suction to provide quick and easy removal of dust, debris and water. A washable, reusable wet/dry filter delivers excellent fine dust collection and does not need to be changed between wet and dry applications. The stackable toolbox design, on-board hose and accessory storage offer excellent portability and convenience, a built-in blower port allows the vacuum to double as a blower, and the 1-1/4 in. hose allows standard vacuum attachments to be fastened. It includes vacuum, filter, hose, a crevice tool, and a wide nozzle.
The Milwaukee Cordless Wet/Dry Vac - Powerful, Portable, Packable
  • Works on all Milwaukee 18V slide-on batteries, Lithium-Ion or Ni-Cd
  • Powerful motor to provide strong suction and air flow
  • Tool box style for easy transport and storage
  • On board hose and accessory storage
  • Reusable wet/dry filter ideal for both wet and dry applications
  • Built-in blower port
  • Reusable 97.3% @ 0.3 Micron Filter - For high efficiency filtering
  • Quieter than large wet/dry vacuums
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum - 0880-20
  • 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


Cordless: Yes
Length: 19 in.
Height: 8.5 in.
Weight: 9.4 lbs.
Capacity: 2 gal.
Hose Diameter: 1-1/4 in.
Sealed Pressure (Water Lift): 32 in.
Voltage: 18V



4.6 / 5.0
104 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (88)
Easy To Use (84)
Powerful (74)
Lightweight (12)
Value (11)
Loud (5)
Short Run Time (if applicable) (2)
Best Uses
Home Repair (44)
Small Projects (12)
Jobsite (9)
Frequent Use (7)
Near Perfect
This product delivers the quality and performance I expect. It's battery powered so don't think you will last forever. Its perfect for cleaning up after yourself on the job. I wish there was better way to store the hose. It would be perfect if there were a plug-in option. Not permanent cord, just a 110 male receptacle for an extension cord.
February 24, 2012
Originally posted at
Powerful, light.....Low run time
I use this vacuum all the time servicing furnaces and boilers. It is quite powerful compared to even the corded 11/4" vacuums. The noise is not unbearable, there is a place to put the hose and all the connections, and the flat top makes this perfect for sitting on. (they really did their homework on this one)

The biggest issue that this unit has is the short runtime (10-12min on a 4ah battery). For the amount of air pressure this produces I am sure a lot of juice is needed but I wonder if a better version (brushless) might help this issue.
October 30, 2015
Originally posted at
Screaming Banshee
WoW, this lady pulls in the dirt and LOVES to scream OUT LOUD when she does. If I had to compare the decibel to something I would say...chain saw at full throttle.

I do wish that it also had a 120 volt cord as on optional power source as the battery runs about 15 minutes (18v XC). It is "portable power" though.

Get yourself some ear plugs before use.
April 27, 2014
Originally posted at
I've had this vacuum for years,uses V18 batteries as well as M18s. Has gotten enormous use, usually kept handy. Definitely my favorite cordless tool out of many...
March 4, 2014
Originally posted at
Love it
Great product . Easy to clean out , excellent suction, good shape for ease of storage . Could use a longer hose. Good for about 10 min of use on one battery charge. If you have lots to do you will need extra batteries.
April 13, 2014
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great vacuum
I have found like other posts state that with the 1.5 mHa battery I only get 10 minutes of run time, but with 4.0 mHa battery, I completely vacuumed my wife's van and my truck and still had 1/2 battery. Has been extremely beneficial on the job for small clean up when you don't want to haul around full size shop vac. If this tool ever breaks it will be one I'll have to replace, can't do without.
March 4, 2014
Excellent vac
MAinly arounf the fireplace harth where its hard to reach with a regular vac and not practical for a regular vac
May 28, 2014
Originally posted at
Such a great tool.
This is honestly one of the best tools I own. I love its portability and power. You'll need additional batteries for bigger jobs but overall I'm very impressed with this portable, cordless, shop vac.
April 23, 2012
Originally posted at
Great little work horse!
This little vacuum has incredible performance. I've compared it side by side to a band new DC500 and it simply out performs it hands down even with a cord plugged in The suction is strong enough to pull dog hair from seats and carpet in a car (competitor could not). Just remember this tool was designed for little jobs and work on battery powered, so don't expect it to run for ever. Perhaps the designers could create a 120Vac to 18Vdc adaptor accessory as an option. All in all, well designed, nice shape (not some weird and hard to pack shape), and great suction. I does what it was designed to do, vacuum. A great tool for any handy person.
November 2, 2012
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great shop vac--keep spare batteries
This little shop vac is great. It's surprising how much random stuff fits in a 2 gallon container. For my new mastiff I installed a "Super Large" doggie door in my foam-core steel back door, which created a ton of foam dust, foam chunks, and a few little pieces of steel.

I already have a couple of sets of Milwaukee M18 tools with XC batteries and have been very pleased with them, so I ordered this to go along with it. I happened to get this shop vac just before the doggie door installation, and it was the perfect tool for the job. I'm often out in the country where there's no power nearby, and I have no hesitation to take this with me.

It does go through even the M18 XC batteries pretty quickly, giving maybe 10 minutes total usage, so switch it off when not actively in use and keep a spare battery or two charged and handy for bigger jobs.

Improvements that would be welcomed:

1) A HI/LO switch for when you don't need the full power but could use longer battery life.

2) A power cord to plug in when you're near an outlet to save your battery life for when you're not.

3) A hose that's another foot or two longer, just for a little extra reach.
August 2, 2012

Questions & Answers

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Will the m18 9.0 battery fit in vacuum?
Steve L on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Indeed it will
Do they make a brush attachment?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2017
Will the 9 AH hi demand battery work in it?
William M on Jul 10, 2017
Can this be plugged in or is it just cordless?
mcaggmae on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Run on battery. Function well,need multiple batteries for prolong
Will this work with m18 battery?
LUKE on Apr 21, 2016
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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.
where do I get a replacement filter
X on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: you will have to contact Milwaukee directly to see where you can purchase the HEPA Filter. 800-729-3878
How long is the included hose? Is there a positive connection between the vac & the hose or, is the hose a friction fit? If it is a friction fit, how well does the hose stay connected?
NY24 on Nov 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The hose length is 6-ft. For more information regarding the hose, please contact Milwaukee's technical support at 1-800-729-3878.
Is this the newer model that stores the hose under the lid?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2018

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: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum - 0880-20,
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
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.

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