Model#: MILN0885-20

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Milwaukee 0885-20 M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum (Tool Only)

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The M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum brings unmatched performance, portability, and versatility to the jobsite cleanup category. A POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and cyclonic technology delivers up to 2X more suction than the competition, allowing users to clean up drywall dust, concrete dust, wood/metal shavings and other common jobsite debris quicker and more efficiently. A quick release removable harness with an integrated canister hook allows users to wear, hang, and carry the product for ultimate cleaning versatility on any jobsite. At only 76 dBA, the vacuum is up to 3X quieter than a traditional jobsite vacuum, allowing for quiet operation in occupied spaces. As a part of the M18 System of tools, it is powered by REDLITHIUM battery packs, which deliver up to 25 minutes of run time on a HIGH DEMAND 9.0 Battery Pack in high mode, and over 40+ minutes of run time in low mode. For added convenience, the 0885-20 empties debris at the click of button, reducing downtime when the canister is full and allowing users to get back to the task at hand. Whether you are doing spot, area, or final cleanups, the M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum can go anywhere on any jobsite to complete countless cleanup tasks.
  • 55 CFM
  • 76 in. Water Lift
  • 159 Air Watts
  • Removable Harness with Integrated Canister Hook
  • Sound Power Level: 76 dB(A)
  • Capacity: 1 Gallon
  • OSHA objective data compliance for select silica dust producing applications
  • Telescoping extension wand provides 25 in. to 40 in. of reach
  • Clear view and easy to empty canister
  • On-board accessory storage
  • M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum - 0885-20
  • Flexible Hose
  • Telescoping Extension Wand
  • Crevice Tool
  • Floor Tool
  • Dust Extraction Adapter
  • Battery & Charger Sold Separately


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 26.85 in.
Width: 9.96 in.
Height: 14.29 in.
Weight: 15.25 lbs.
Air Flow (CFM): 55
Amp Hour: 9 Ah
Bag Capacity: 1 Gallon
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Motor Type: Brushless
Noise Rating (dBA): 76
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Speed Controls: Yes
Speed Settings: 2
Starter Type: Electric
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.2 / 5.0
10 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (3)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Powerful (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Value (1)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (1)
Heavy (2)
Lack of Power (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (2)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
Home Repair (1)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Lack of Power
It’s alright. I don’t recommend it. It’s heavy, bulky, not sure where to put the hose when I’m done with it. It’s real quiet. That’s nice. It works fine for saw dust & other light particles, but you have to go slow & it certainly isn’t picking up any nails or screws or anything like that- not with the floor attachment anyway. Maybe I need to play with it more. Overall, I’m not impressed, especially for the price point.
September 11, 2019
3 weeks ago
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Super powerful and super quiet!!!!!
I have a 0880-20 Milwaukee vacuum and I love the power hate the noise. The 0885-20 is a an amazing upgrade. It is quiet and powerful, great attachments and nozzle. I added some small casters to make it even better, the upgrade was simple, just used the screw holes in the base.
May 14, 2019
Originally posted at
Handiest tool I own!!
I bought this as a Christmas present last year, because I’m a sucker for the newest tool that Milwaukee comes out with. I only got to use it on job a couple times before I had to shift to a different type of construction that didn’t require as much cleanup, however I was very impressed with the power it had, as well as the long run time, ( using the 9.0 amp batteries).
Now that I’m making messes again on the job site, I use it almost everyday, that is when my employees aren’t grabbing it to use, so they don’t have to use the old corded shop vac. HaHa.

The only thing I wish it had was a longer hose for the times I don’t need to wear it, and just need to clean a spot across the room real quick.

That being said, I don’t really see that as a complaint. And that is why this is still the handiest tool I own!

I eventually will purchase another one at some point, that way I can have one for employees to use, so I will always have one available to use myself, so I don’t get stuck with “old corded shop vac”.
May 12, 2019
Originally posted at
Great vacuum. Would like a brush attachment
Works great. Lots of vacuum. Would like to have a brush attachment.
May 11, 2019
Originally posted at
Great suction, not great for fine dust collection.
I'm a remodeler, and I bought this vac to save me time on jobsites. While it has great portability and suction, I think Milwaukee missed the mark on its advertised function of dust collection, specifically fine masonry and drywall dust. Small amounts of drywall dust immediately clog the filter. This vac would be absolutely awesome if it had a dust collection bag. It's counterintuitive and counterproductive to have to remove a filter, and blow it out with compressed air in order to restore function. Why care about HEPA filtration if I have to create a giant dust cloud and release that dust into the air so I can have a working vacuum again? I'm really hoping Milwaukee can engineer a dust bag, or a solution to the clogging problem. After reading many reviews, I'm not the only one having this issue. I'd be happy to talk to a Milwaukee rep about this.
March 18, 2019
Originally posted at
Works well.
I have used it on drywall dust. I thought it worked fine. I would like a round brush attachment. I agree with moving the on & off switch.I also would like a fuel indicator.
March 6, 2019
Originally posted at
Great Vacuum
I have many Milwaukee Tools all cordless. M18 and M12.
The vacuum suction is awesome. I use it on carpet wood and Concrete and found that it did a great job on all surfaces. And the use of this vacuum is very friendly, functional and easy. And use it with a 9.0 battery and I don't find it too heavy. The two-speed on-off switch is conveniently placed on the side. One of its best features it is very quiet!
The run time is quite good!

One big con in my line.
One of the reasons I bought this was for dust collection. Which it works very well. Like I already said... the suction it great. But..... con The filter does NOT like fine dust such as drywall or old blown in insulation weather it is hooked up to my M18 sander or vacuuming the floor. It works great for 5-10 minutes max then you have to clean the filter! This is a problem for me. I love the bagless design and the filter design but it clogs extremely fast. Which is a problem. This

Things to fix....
The filter work great in stopping dust from blowing through but clogs too easy and too much! Need a bag or some type different additional filter that may clean it's self so you can get a longer run time between cleaning it!

Make a power carpet head that runs on a M18 battery as a purchasable accessory. That would just be cool and I would buy it.

Make a pack out caddy with wheels for it.
November 18, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Frequent Use
It’s well built and heavy. Has great suction. The main wand is steel which surprised me. I wish it came a dust brush. Overall it seems really good.
November 14, 2018
11 months ago
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
So Quiet
I just had a chance to spend some time using the new M18 cordless backpack blower and I was really impressed. Here are my notes from using it.
- Amazingly quiet. It has 2 settings and both are quieter than any vacuum I’ve ever used.
- Good power on high. I used it on both but I found myself chasing down staples and small metal objects on low but they were not an issue on high.
- Nice run time. I put a 5 AH battery in and used it continuously for about 15 minutes on a mix of high and low and still had battery remaining. I was done with the cleanup and short on time so I didn’t find how long it would go before the battery was depleted. According to the Milwaukee site, the run time for the 9.0 AH battery is up to 25 minutes on high and 40 minutes on the low setting.
- Comfortable straps. The shoulder straps are wide with some foam to distribute the load nicely with a sternum strap to keep them in place. The hipbelt is also wide and comfortable. I
- Nice mobility. I was cleaning my garage up after a project and that meant crouching below a shelving unit. The vacuum does stick out pretty far so I was forced to crouch really low to get below stuff. The unit stayed in place well even when I was hunched over and tilting sideways. However, the vacuum sticks out enough that I wouldn’t recommend it for vacuuming your car with it on your back. That said, it works well just sitting on the ground. It can also be easily removed from the shoulder straps and hung using the onboard hook.
- Nice little touches. It’s super quick and easy to empty out the debris. The telescoping wand is well designed and easy to adjust even with gloves on.

- I found the switch on the back hard to locate when I was wearing the unit. I kept fumbling around trying to turn it on an off. However, I’m sure it will become more intuitive once I have used it more.
- Odd handle on the wand. Maybe it was just me, but I found it odd to have the wand be just a straight tube. I’m used to ones have an arc so you hand position is parallel to the ground. It didn’t bother me once I started using it but I did find it odd at first.
- It’s only a dry vacuum. For the cost, I wish it would have had the versatility to handle liquids as well.

Bottom line
This is a great unit for the workshop or jobsite without having to worry a cord. It’s quiet, powerful, and comfortable unit.
October 15, 2018
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Feels a bit heavier in the hand than I anticipated using a 9.0 battery, but nothing I cant handle. Great suction, nice quality. I think I am getting around 30 mins in average runtime with the 9.0 pack. You never knew you needed a backback vaccum until you use one.
October 15, 2018
11 months ago
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Is this for water/fluid clean up as well or just dry debris? Thanks in advance.
Cole A on Oct 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The backpack vac is intended to be used only as a dry vacuum. For wet applications, you'll want to use the 0880-20.
Is it long enough to comfortably use with your left hand?
Benjamin C on May 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yea, you can stretch it with your right and use with the left with no problem.
Is the vacuum compliant with the OSHA Crystalline Silica regulations?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the vacuum is compliant as an objective data solution for OSHA Crystalline Silica Regulations (Standard 29CFR 1926.1153) for selected applications and durations. Specific details for each application can be found by visiting Milwaukee Tool's website and searching for "0885-20"
Is this vacuum cleaner hepa vacuum?
Jaybird on Aug 7, 2019
Is anyone aware of a bristle brush attachment for this vacuum? Milwaukee doesn’t seem to be making one quite yet. Are you aware of a brush attachment available from another company that may be compatible?
Matt S on Aug 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will be really hard to say if the different brand would be compatible with another brand. You should actually contact Milwaukee directly at 1-800-729-3878, as to speak with tech support.
What size is the hose diameter?
Matt S on Aug 30, 2019
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 is 1-800-729-3878.
Can I hook up tools to vacuum ie drywall sander?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 0885-20 does not have a section to hook tools to the Vacuum.