Model#: MILN2740-20
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Milwaukee 2740-20 M18 FUEL Cordless Lithium-Ion 18-Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer (Tool Only)

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  • Milwaukee 2740-20 M18 FUEL Cordless Lithium-Ion 18-Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer (Tool Only)
  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
New $249.00
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$349.99
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The M18 FUEL 18-Gauge Brad Nailer delivers on the promise of peak productivity at your worksite, providing unmatched driving power, speed and efficiency, with practically no set up and minimal maintenance. Using the exceptional application speed, power and durability of Milwaukee's compact POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, plus Milwaukee's ready to fire cylinder design, this tool is capable of fully sinking 2 in. brads into solid oak with zero ramp-up time.
This 18V nailer operates from the revolutionary REDLITHIUM Battery (sold separately) for unbeatable strength and run-time, eliminating the mess and cost of gas cartridges. It also includes REDLINK PLUS Intelligence, the most advanced electronic system on the market, to prevent damage to the nailer and battery from overloading and overheating.
The M18 FUEL Nailer not only primes you for top performance; it also creates the experience of a pneumatic nailer that professional carpenters and remodelers expect, without the hassle of compressors and hoses.
Features:
  • Milwaukee POWERSTATE Brushless Motor provides more power, more run-time, and longer life
  • REDLINK PLUS Electronic Intelligence enables advanced communication between your batteries and tools, allowing for unmatched levels of performance, protection, and productivity
  • Sink 2 inch brads in solid oak
  • Zero ramp-up time
  • No gas cartridges
Includes:
  • M18 FUEL Cordless Lithium-Ion 18-Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer (Tool Only) - 2740-20
  • Belt Clip
  • Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
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Specifications

Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 11.4 in.
Height: 11.2 in.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Depth of Drive: Adjustable
Dry Fire Lockout: Yes
ETL Safety: No
Fastener Capacity: 110
Fastener Gauge: 18
Fastener Length (Max.): 2-1/8 in
Fastener Length (Min.): 5/8 in
Fastener Type: Brad Nails
Firing Modes: Contact / Sequential Actuation
Jam Clearance: Tool-Free
Lubrication: Oil-Free
Magazine Angle: Straight
Magazine Type: Side Loading
Motor Type: Brushless
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Tip Style: Non-Marring
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No

Recommendations

Reviews

3.1 / 5.0
17 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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1 Star
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (7)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
Pros
Powerful (6)
Easy To Use (5)
Value (4)
Ergonomic Design (3)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (4)
Frequent Use (3)
Small Projects (3)
Large Projects (2)
Great tool for select jobs
From our experience I can say this.
Great for tongue and groove pine, cedar etc. Ill stick to my Pasload gas/battery and Bostich pneumatic for interior finishing work.

PROS: LIGHTWEIGHT, CORDLESS, RUN TIME IS 5 STAR, LARGE FASTENER CAPACITY, NICE COLOR

CONS: NO CASE, HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH LOADING MECHANISM (THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME IT BREAKS In Milwaukee defense we've been using it in -5 C to -15 C
HIGH PRICED AT $589.00 ( I PURCHASED MINE ON RELEASE DATE)

This review is not intended to put down Milwaukee tool line, for the past 8 years our Company has been exclusive to Milwaukee for cordless systems and every year the tool design and products that come out are top quality.

FYI this tool was not dropped, in colder temperatures when you reload and push the cartridge in they tend to break, perhaps the magazine housing and slide should be upgraded to aluminum.
April 12, 2019
Originally posted at
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Milwaukee needs to address this issue
So far I am not happy with this Milwaukee 2740-20 18 gauge brad nailer. It jams every 3rd shot. I should have listened to the bad reviews, but I really like all the other Milwaukee tools I have purchased and I find it hard to believe they don't have a fix for this.

I been searching for a fix and saw a review where someone removed the top gray cap and had to shim the magnetic depth gauge to make it work correctly. I've tried to reach Milwaukee tech dept and was on hold for a long time so I requested a call back and that was yesterday...

Still waiting...
March 15, 2019
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Work for the movie studios and it boke down on the first rung of nail
February 12, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
I would never buy this again
This thing is the biggest pile of junk I've ever used in my life. I wouldn't buy this thing again, even if I was retired and not trying to make money at all. The safety and firing mechanism on this thing is ridiculous I can't believe Milwaukee put their name on it.
January 9, 2019
Originally posted at
Work good .
Purchased this tool to spite mixed reviews . Went in expecting the worse . I was actually impressed . Tool will drive 2” brads into a sheet of plywood backed by a 2x4 stud no problem . The tool does need to be pushed very firm on the material . Seem to have a break in period before it really start to shine . It’s a little different than running an air nailer but once you get use to the difference repeatable depths are easy . Its heavy at first but you get use to it quick . I have yet to have a jam about 10 000 nails in now . Milwaukee can definitely refine the weight of it on the next Gen , hope a battery framing nailer is coming soon . My advise would be to practice a little to get use to the difference before taking it on a job .
November 28, 2018
Originally posted at
No
It doesn't sink nails consistently. The gun must be perfectly square to work, to work as promised. Guard is in wrong place. I plan on returning, as soon as I can. Very disappoint.
November 21, 2018
Originally posted at
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
doesn't work in hardwood
I make cabinets for a living. Bought this tool for installation of base or crown. I arrive with everything prefinished and tired of lugging my compressor to shoot 10 nails. But nailer doesn't sink the nail in hardwood. Nails have to set by hand which doesn't work with 18 g. nails. Seems to work fine in softwood.
October 7, 2018
wouldnt buy again to heavy
bought this tool to replace to my old paslode fixing gun 2.1 kg I love my milwaukee battery tools but guys this gun is far to heavy 2.9 kg plus batteryand not balanced a day of working with this gun my arms are going to fall off so wont be using it that often back to buying another paslode
August 10, 2018
Originally posted at
would recommend buying a nail punch also
This nailer if you only have to nail at a 90 degree angle. If you have plans of nailing anything other than that your going to need to buy some nail punches
June 9, 2018
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Cannot pound a nail for shit
Works better than I ever could hope for. No cords, air lines, or compressors!!!!
I love it!!
January 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer

Questions & Answers

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will this tool take 1/2" brads?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2018
Where do you get nails for this product?
Lombo on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: home depot
Does not shoot a nail, why,?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the technical information. The number to reach the technician directly is 1-800-729-3878.
Trigger types ?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The firing modes will be Sequential and Contact Actuation.
Can I use 1/4 wide 1 inch staple on this device?
Ponga on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No its a Brad nailer not a stapler
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What’s size nails can it handle?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 2740-20 will accept 5/8" - 2-1/8" nails.
Does milwaukee make a cordless narrow crown stapler?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Milwaukee direct. 800-729-3878.
Will this shoot staples?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the 2740-20 will not shoot staples.

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 FUEL Cordless Lithium-Ion 18-Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer (Tool Only) - 2740-20,
Belt Clip,
Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
M18 FUEL Cordless Lithium-Ion 18-Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer (Tool Only) - 2740-80,
Belt Clip,
Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 5 Year 1 Year
Price: $249.00 $189.99
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Warranty

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.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and province to province. In those states that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico only.

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