Milwaukee® Reveals the Highest Performing 12V Wet/Dry Vacuum on the Market

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool expands their lineup of jobsite cleanup solutions with the introduction of the M12 FUEL™ 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum. The first 12V wet/dry vacuum of its kind, this new solution delivers 18V performance on a 12V platform. The most compact wet/dry vacuum available today, it operates up to 2X quieter than other wet/dry vacuums in its class. Additionally, it provides up to 40% more suction than 18V to easily complete all quick and service-oriented clean-up applications.

The M12 FUEL™* 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum features three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software. The POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 45 CFM and 42” of suction. When equipped with an M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC6.0 Battery Pack,  the vacuum can run up to 14 minutes in High Mode and 26 minutes in Low Mode.

As the most compact 12V wet/dry vacuum available, the wet/dry vacuum is complete with a compact footprint and stackable design that stores neatly in a van or cart. Enclosed internal accessory storage conveniently houses all vacuum accessories and keeps users organized. A hanging feature allows the vacuum to be mounted to walls and fixtures, saving space and maximizing accessibility.

At only 87 dB(A), the M12 FUEL™ Wet/Dry Vacuum is noticeably quieter than traditional wet/dry vacuums, making it the ideal clean-up solution for use in occupied spaces. For optimal dust and microparticle collection, the vacuum comes with an included HEPA filter. This HEPA filter is washable and compatible with all three Milwaukee® wet/dry vacuums – this new M12 FUEL™ 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, the M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, and the M18™ 2-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum.

The new M12 FUEL™ 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum joins the M12™ Cordless System, the largest sub-compact system on the market, focused on delivering industry-leading durability and power in the tightest spaces. Currently the M12™ System is made up of more than 100 solutions.

*M12 FUEL™ power tools are designed, engineered, and built to deliver extreme performance and productivity. All M12 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, M12 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful sub-compact cordless tools in their class.


M12 FUEL™ 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum (0960-21)

Air Volume: 45 CFM

Sealed Suction in Water: 42”

Canister Capacity: 1.6 Gallons

Inlet Diameter: 1-1/4”

Height: 11.9”

Length: 13.7”

Width: 8.7”

Weight: 10.6 lbs

Warranty: 5-Year Tool, 3-Year Battery

Includes: M12 FUEL™ 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, M12™ XC6.0 Battery, M12™ Charger, Hose, HEPA Filter, Crevice Tool, Utility Nozzle, and Wall Mount Kit

*Bare tool also available (0960-20)


Accessories Sold Separately:

HEPA Filter: 49-90-1900

Foam Wet Filter: 49-90-2015

3 Pk Fleece Dust Bags: 49-90-2016

1-1/4” Round Brush Tool: 49-90-2017

Vacuum Power Tool Adapter: 49-90-2018


About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products, Milwaukee® is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.