Top-Rated Cordless Milwaukee Power Tools You'll Want For Your Next Home Project

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Whether you are an avid tool-lover or have had to buy tools for various projects, you've likely come across the Milwaukee brand. Since the 1920s, consumers have looked to Milwaukee for quality tools, including hand tools, outdoor power equipment, and even job site lighting. Milwaukee tools are great for adding to your toolbox, but their line of cordless tools is also something you may want to consider adding to your lineup.

Milwaukee has two lines of cordless systems, the M12 and the M18. The M12 system is focused on power tools that are needed in smaller spaces and has over 100 different tools in its repertoire. This includes the Digital Torque Wrench — the first torque wrench to include a motor — along with drills, ratchets, and more. The M18 system has over 250 tools in its corner and is focused on trade tools, like angle drills and rotary hammers. If you need to add more tools to your belt, here are some top-rated cordless Milwaukee power tools you'll want for your home and DIY projects.

M18™ Compact Blower

When expanding our power tool collection, we tend to focus on tools that do the work for tasks like drilling, sawing, and cutting. But once a project is complete, we also need a tool to help clean up dirt and debris in a pinch. The M18™ Compact Blower by Milwaukee will not only aid in the clean-up, but it also offers three speeds, which can be changed easily by an electric switch. It also has enhanced durability due to the shock-absorbing polymer body and crush-resistant nozzle.

Plus, while the blower is compact, it includes an extension nozzle, which allows the user to blow away debris without leaning over or getting too close to the mess. You can purchase the compact blower on Amazon for less than $100; reviewers think the cost is worth it. Users have raved about this blower for its ability to do the job without feeling heavy, making it easy for anyone — even one user's 78-year-old grandmother — to use it for just about any job or problem you may have in your yard.

Milwaukee 2447-20 M12 3/8 Crown Stapler

If your home projects involve building or putting together things like dressers or cabinets, consider adding a crown stapler to your toolset. Not only do crown staplers save you time, but they also make your finished project sturdier and better built. The Milwaukee 2447-20 M12 3/8" Crown Stapler follows many of Milwaukee's designs, built to be compact and ergonomic so you can use it easily and for extended periods. This specific model also offers up to 1500 staples per charge, an adjustable belt hook, an allocating arrow to help you get your staple lined up perfectly, and an adjustment dial to increase or lessen power based on the project at hand.

You can purchase the crown stapler at Home Depot for $139. And while a crown stapler can handle many different home projects, many Home Depot buyers actually praised the tool for helping put up Christmas lights. Overall, though, reviewers gave the crown stapler five stars for its ability to last all day, its modern design, and never jamming while in use.

M12 Fuel Installation Drill/Driver

Most home projects involve screws, which can take a simple home upgrade and turn it into a massive headache — unless, of course, you have the right tool. Every homeowner needs to have specific tools in their kit, and one of those is a drill/driver. A drill/driver will help make holes, screw in screws, tighten bolts, and make whatever home project you are working on much easier. If you need a drill/driver for your renovation project, the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Installation Drill/Driver is a great option. It provides up to 300 in-lbs of max torque and has four different heads that can be used in 16 different positions.

If your project involves tight or hard-to-reach spaces, the tool offers an inline grip and right-angle attachment to help with control and flexibility. With so many options, choosing the right drill/driver can be daunting. Still, with 97% of people recommending this product at Ace Hardware – many of whom praise the product for its durability, ease of use, and versatility — the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Installation Drill/Driver, which retails for $179.99, may be your best bet.


If your home project involves taking down walls or cutting through materials, you'll want to ensure you have a reciprocating saw on hand. This type of saw works to cut through just about any material, from wood to plastic to metal. Milwaukee's version, the M18 Fuel HACKZALL, takes the reciprocating saw a step further, offering a tool that cuts 50% faster than the average reciprocating saw and has 4x lower the vibration, allowing for a smoother, more controlled cut.

The HACKZALL, which costs $169 at Home Depot, also comes with Milwaukee REDLINK™ Plus Intelligence, which allows the tool to communicate with the battery and charger, offering 3x the amount of battery life when compared to similar saws. Plus, the tool is multifaceted — while one user loved using the HACKZALL for cutting pipes during plumbing work, another user raved about its ability to cut firewood and remove buckthorn. Not quite convinced? Of the users who bought the product at Home Depot, 96% recommend the HACKZALL, raving about the high power yet lightweight design of the tool.

M18 FUEL Oscillating Multi-Tool

Multi-tools are a must-have for any DIYers who like to take matters into their own hands when it comes to home projects. Just like the name suggests, a multi-tool allows the user to do a wide range of things with just one tool, whether that be removing grout, sanding, caulking, or cutting. The Milwaukee 2836-20 M18 FUEL Oscillating Multi-Tool takes all of these attributes and enhances them, offering a tool that is more powerful and cuts faster, all without added vibration making a job more difficult.

The Milwaukee multi-tool is able to cut through vinyl, oak, wood, and even PVC with a brushless motor that provides 10,000 RPM. You can purchase the multi-tool at Acme Tools for $229, where users give this multi-tool an overall score of 4.8 out of 5.0. Most reviewers say it is a great and easy-to-use tool for a variety of home projects, highlighting  its ability to cut through drywall, wood cabinets, and more, making it a must-have Milwaukee power tool for homeowners.