Get Ahead of Cold-Weather Prep With Milwaukee’s Forced Air Heater
At the time of writing, we’re in the throes of summer. Here in central Florida, it’s hard to imagine weather cold enough that it warrants intervention, but there are plenty of tradesmen around the country who work year-round and have to tough out the harsh cold during the winter months. The Milwaukee M18 Forced Air Propane Heater is the brand’s well-prepared answer to winter woes and we’re looking at what it has to offer on the job.
Milwaukee Forced Air Heater Performance
- Model: Milwaukee 0801-20
- Max heat output: 70,000 BTU
- Variable heat output from 30,000 to 70,000 BTU
- Brushless motor
- AC/DC functionality
This Milwaukee Forced Air Heater (0801-20) has a brushless motor that provides a heat output of up to 70,000 BTU. For use in well-ventilated environments like open jobsites and outdoor areas, it provides heat to up to 1700 square feet. Since it’s a propane-powered heater, it’s not suited for indoor living areas.
This heater features hybrid power functionality, so you can power it with either a Milwaukee M18 battery or use an AC extension cord for all-day runtime.
A variable temperature dial also lets you control heat output from 30,000 to 70,000 BTU.
Milwaukee Forced Air Heater Design
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 21 x 10.5 x 18.5 inches
- Weight: 14.5 pounds (without battery)
- Straightforward user interface
- Onboard hose storage
- Convenient carrying handle
- M18 battery port and AC port
- Includes 10-foot hose and regulator
As Milwaukee’s first area heater, this model starts things off with a lightweight and compact design, weighing a manageable 14.5 pounds. The tool’s carrying handle, coupled with its hybrid-power design, lets you easily transport it to different well-ventilated areas on the job as needed.
The heater includes a 10-foot hose and regulator and also includes onboard hose storage. You will have to provide your own propane tank, though.
The buttons and controls are straightforward and accessible, with a power switch, ignition button, and temperature controls in the same panel.
Milwaukee Forced Air Heater Price
This heater will be available for $229 as a bare tool starting in July 2023 wherever Milwaukee products are sold. There are no kit options at the time of writing. Milwaukee backs your purchase with a 1-year warranty.