Hi. I'm Dave from DCB Plumbing and Heating. I'm a member of Expert Trades and today we're going to be doing a review for ToolTalk.
Today I'm going to be reviewing the Milwaukee M18 cordless vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner instead of being plugged into the mandatory 240 volts, you actually use the same batteries that you'd use for your impact driver or for your cordless zig saw. Whatever you have that's Milwaukee and runs on a battery, this runs on that battery. It is wet and dry so you can take out the filter from the inside and soak up water. It is very quick at doing so. It's also, if you have been using a 5 amp battery, with that, I've been getting roughly between 40 minutes and an hour, which in vacuuming time doesn't sound like a lot. Obviously you won't be doing your house with it. It will be at the end of a job where you've got two minutes, 5 minutes, in the back of a fire, when servicing a fire.
It's all smaller jobs that I use it for. I don't know what it would be like as a full one, because it's not really designed for that. It's designed as a cordless vacuum, I suppose, same as your Dysons and things that are very equivalent in time and scale. The thing with that is, it's a superb, very efficient vacuum cleaner. It's very good at what it does. It comes with a few attachments. It comes with an extendable hose which we'll show you about now.
The reason I wanted to review this one today is because it is a cordless vacuum cleaner. What that means not only does it run on batteries, but it actually runs on the standard Milwaukee battery drill. So, if you have a Milwaukee battery drill, or a battery zig saw, or anting from Milwaukee that has a battery all it ... And there's two different styles in here. There's the old and the new version. You can get both batteries independent on how old or new your batteries are. It has both sections for it. So with that, you just literally pop that in. All comes complete with your larger attachment, and your crevice attachment.
It is actually both a wet and dry hoover as well, so if you're getting in there and you have a spillage of water, you can get rid of all of the water by taking the filter out of the inside. It has a big capacity and it has very good suction, I have to admit. So, this is a quick demonstration. Your on and off button is on the top. On this side, this comes with it, just the same. You have a long extendable hose. If you have it on this side, it is a hoover. If you actually put it on the other side, you have like a leaf blower. So, if you are trying to ... There're both the same connection so you can have the hose on either side, as well.
So, there's your blower section. So the same connection for the hose, it goes in either side. One's suction, one's blow. So there it is. Goes in very easy. So, simple. Just got a little bit of rubbish here, just a bit of general stuff after a boiler instal. Simple as that. Very easy. And then when you've got any crevices or anything to do, you've obviously got your crevice tool, which just slides straight on. Get in those little places. Big things, it doesn't obviously suction everything. And then of course, for your bigger jobs, if you're doing a carpet, if you've just got up and there's just a bit of dust, or light dust, you've got the larger one which is got the vacuum, so when it's sat on the floor, obviously it only goes through these little ones. You won't pick any big things up with this one.
The hoover itself works absolutely amazingly. It's been one of the best buys I've had this year, to be honest. It's saved me a lot of time trying to find a plug, or just to carry it in for service. It's obviously light weight. It's easy. If you're using it for two seconds, you can just slip in, while you're doing a fire service or something like that. Excellent tool. If you have Milwaukee batteries, you need this. You need this. It is about the same price as a Henry Hoover, so you're not actually gaining or losing anything. You just need to make sure that you've got decent battery in there as well. I use a 5 amp. Gets about 40 minutes to an hour depending on usage, which is a long time considering we've just used it for less than five minutes. So, you get a lot of usage from one battery.
Hope that helps. I'd give it five stars. It's a brilliant tool. Get yourself out there guys and get one bought. I would like to give it a five star review, because it's a fantastic thing. It's helped me out across the board. Servicing fires, just had a little job, you're not lugging the Henry in, or whatever hoover you might have out there. You can just bring it in. Quick hoover it up. You've got a couple of utensils obviously that come with it. It can go straight on to your zig saw. You've got your attachment for zig saw, if that's what you need. If you're trying to keep your sort of Christmas households or whatever. It's very good and it's very, very, very efficient in what it does. It sucks up anything that you throw at it.
I think it's superb. I think if you've got Milwaukee tools, I do believe it is a definite buy for you. It's obviously, if you have DeWalt Tools, with DeWalt batteries, it's not going to be what you're looking for. But, if you have Milwaukee, you have Milwaukee batteries, this is definitely the hoover for you. You should go out and get one guys. Top quality. Really, really good built quality on it as well.