Milwaukee M12™ Compact Spot Blower Review

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Milwaukee M12™ Compact Spot Blower – Model 0852-20

M12 Compact Spot Blower

Manufacturer: Milwaukee
Model number: 0852-20
Price: $79.00
Power source: M12
Weight: 3.3Lbs
Milwaukee’s job site cleanup solutions continue to grow with the introduction of the M12 Compact Spot Blower. The new compact blower, which provides more control and faster clean-up, significantly reduces the time spent cleaning up after applications. It is perfect for cleaning a shop floor, driveway, and sidewalk of debris or after mowing. It’s also great for blowing out a truck bed or trailer after hauling as well.

2-speed Electronic Switch and Variable Speed Trigger

The 2-speed electronic switch and variable speed trigger enable users to optimize speed and control, while the compact size allows for easier access and maneuverability in small spaces.


Milwaukee  0852-20 Specifications:

  • Voltage: 12
  • AirSpeed (MPH): 110
  • Air Volume (CFM): 175
  • Weight (lbs): 3.3
  • Warranty: 5

M12 Compact Spot Blower Kit Includes:

  • M12 Compact Spot Blower
  • Extension Nozzle
  • Rubber Nozzle
  • Wide Sweeping Nozzle

(battery and charger not included)

Milwaukee M12 Blower Performance

We’ve had the Milwaukee M12 Compact Blower on the job site for a few weeks now, and we’ve been using it for general cleanup at the end of the day. The M12 blower, with its 175 CFM and 110 MPH airspeed, has no trouble moving the sawdust or debris for us. At the end of the day, the M12 Compact blower met our expectations for small clean-up jobs like our miter saw and stand.

After a fresh cut, I moved on to cleaning the lawnmower and walkways. The Milwaukee M12 can fight its way into tight spaces and has a cruise control feature that allows you to keep the trigger fully pressed while using it.

M12 Battery Fuel Gauge

The Milwaukee M12 Compact Spot Blower, like most M12 tools, has a battery fuel gauge at the top of the tool for easy reading. The battery life is displayed on the battery fuel gauge once the trigger is pressed.


Overall Impression

The Milwaukee M12 Compact Blower is extremely small and light. However, because of the smaller battery platform, your runtime will be reduced. On a 6Ah battery, you can expect 15 minutes of maximum runtime at high power. Given that this is a small spot blower, that should be enough. Larger cleanup tasks will almost certainly necessitate the use of larger blowers. If Small tasks

The new M12 Compact Spot Blower complements the M12 Cordless System, the largest sub-compact system which focuses on delivering industry-leading durability and power in the smallest spaces. Currently, the M12 System includes more than 100 solutions.

M12 Compact Spot Blower



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