Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pininfarina83 Best Shop Vacuum
This is the absolute best shop vac that I have ever used or owned. The shape and design features are well suited for property management and residential use. The storage bin/draws for the accessories and hose, the cord holder on the rear and the built in storage for the hose extensions are what make this a must have. The flat top allow you to carry other items with the shop vac or use is as a work surface. While its twice as expensive as a normal shop vac it will pay for itself in increased efficiency in less than a year.
April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by steve OK
In theory it was a good idea but don't know why they made the hose 1 7/8 instead of 2 1/2.
Had some good tools and couldn't get an adaptor to use them. I was told in store that they made it smaller to save money. Also had to buy diffuser for outlet or blew dust around. Overall happy.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Minerdoug Outstanding machine
I had always wanted a good wet/dry shop vacuum and when I seen this in an ad, I just had to request it for Father's Day. My family got it for me and the storage of the hose and accessories is convenient and is easy to store with dangling hoses.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spindle very solid
Very well built, easy to assemble, but have not used yet
July 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Don't waste your money!
I like the idea of having the drawers for attachments, wheels and the shape. The problem is the dust drum and the power head assembly do not fit tight. Dust gets everywhere. There needs to be a better seal. Bad design. Very disappointed in Ridgid! Going to try to return unit to Home Depot. Do not buy this unit! If I can not return unit, going to add a gasket between the dust bin and filter support assembly to see if that will fix the problem.
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by llcoollutz Great mobile shop vac
Just love this shop vac. Has great suction and is quiet for a shop vac. Love the mobility - very easy to move it down stairs. Careful though, it sucks up everything. I was afraid it wouldn't pull in large piles of leaves but it does! Very easy to empty and I love the accessory compartments.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grandpa Great shop vac. Nice to have on board storage for the hose and attachments.
Great shop vac. Nice to have on board storage for the hose and attachments.
June 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Basil Great performance but mine has a glaring flaw
I've found the suction in this vacuum to be very powerful, whether it's in vacuum mode or you're using it to blow things away. Put the hose in front to vacuum or in back to blow. All of the included attachments fit neatly into the drawers. I won't be losing them anytime soon. I was a little disappointed that one of the two included dust bags tore easily as I put it on. It's like regular paper, not strong at all. I had to put tape over it. Picking up water is a breeze. It's also easy to empty the bin of water or dry debris.
I kind of wish that the wheels had been attached beforehand because they were a hassle to put on. The directions say to put a 2x4 under it so you can put the back wheels on; I just leaned it forward. You'll need a 9/16" ratchet wrench and a 9/16" socket wrench to get it together properly. Those lock nuts are difficult. The castors in the front were easy.
While I love the strength, abilities, and each of use, my vacuum has a flaw in its assembly. There are locks behind each rear wheel; the lock behind the right one is facing the wrong way. It's the same lock as on the left side, so I can't take it apart and flip it over. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until after I put everything together. The problem with this arrangement is that the lock is pushed right up against the wheel, and when I try to roll the vacuum backwards the wheel locks itself up. Rolling it forward works but it makes loud popping noises from the rubbing. I'm thinking of just cutting it off.
I'm wondering how Ridgid missed this glaring flaw??? The vacuum itself is wonderful but assembling it and having to fix the wheel lock is annoying. If it weren't for these issue it would be a 5 star product.
June 14, 2016