Milwaukee® Eliminates the Hassles of Cords and Delivers Instant Power with New M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool brings cordless innovation to the HVAC Technician with yet another industry-focused solution that increases productivity. The M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump, powered by M18™ REDLITHIUM™ batteries, delivers the runtime and speed needed while minimizing the time and effort of setting up and tearing down, allowing users to get their work done and move onto the next job.

“Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL™ technology has continued to push the boundaries of battery-powered capabilities, allowing us to develop cordless tools in predominately corded spaces,” said Alec Dietzel, Product Manager at Milwaukee Tool. “Current corded solutions disrupt residential and light commercial HVAC Technicians’ workflow sending them searching for power sources, potentially inconveniencing a customer by seeking power inside their home. The introduction of our M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump eliminates the hassles of hunting for outlets, operating generators, or running long extension cords. Providing instant power, the cordless vacuum pump improves productivity throughout the evacuation process. In addition, our innovative Manifold Mode technology provides the performance of a corded pump and allows technicians to maximize speed and runtime while using a manifold setup.” 

Vacuum pumps are critical installation tools for residential and light commercial technicians during the evacuation stage of HVAC repairs and installs. Various hose configurations can be used to connect to a system to evacuate, and often technicians include a manifold in the connection set up. For flow restricted manifold setups, the M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump is designed with an industry-first Manifold Mode to maximize speed and runtime, providing up to 90 minutes of runtime per charge. For evacuations utilizing direct connections and large, ½" hoses, Default Mode provides up to 60 minutes of runtime. For use in residential and light commercial applications, the vacuum pump’s 1/2", 3/8”, and 1/4" ports deliver fast evacuations, especially when used with large hoses.

Featuring a POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor that allows for evacuations as fast as corded during system pulldowns, the M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump harnesses REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence to ensure maximum performance and protection from overload. Engineered for productivity, Milwaukee’s vacuum pump solves corded frustrations by providing instant power while also minimizing the time and effort to set up and tear down.

The M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump is thoughtfully designed for the way HVAC technicians work, featuring an isolation ball valve to isolate the pump for easy battery changes, an internal check valve designed to protect the system vacuum when the pump is not running, and gas ballast valve which extends oil life and decreases the frequency of oil changes. In addition, a large oil port and angled oil drain allow for easy oil changes without a funnel. For the pro looking to extend the use of the pump long term, the pump was designed with easily replaceable parts for quick in-field repairs.

Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day's work on one battery system. The M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 250 power tool solutions.


*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time, and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.



M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump (2941-21)

  • Port Compatibility: 1/2" port, 1/4" port and 3/8” port
  • Weight: 19lbs (Tool Only)
  • Warranty: 2 year tool, 3 year battery
  • Isolating Ball Valve: Yes
  • Internal Check Valve: Yes
  • A2L System Compatible: Yes, See Manual
  • Ultimate Vacuum: 25 microns
  • Pump Type: Two-Stage Rotary Vane
Kit Includes: (1) M18 FUEL™ 5 CFM Vacuum Pump, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ XC 8.0 Battery, (1) M18™ and M12™ Rapid Charger