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RIDGID 12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac
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RIDGID

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

  • Large capacity & powerful vac great for every day messes
  • Included wet nozzle provides ideal cleaning solution for liquids
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$79.97 /each

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The RIDGID 12 gallon high performance wet dry vac is designed for pro's and DIYers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vacuum that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for jobsite clean-up. Its 5.0 peak horsepower motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This RIDGID vac's 12 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes. Replacement filter VF4000 and replacement dust bag VF3502, both sold separately.

  • 5-peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • Compact size, side carry handles and 4 swivel casters provide for great maneuverability
  • 15 ft. cord wraps around the power head for storage
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space on the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 extension wands, utility nozzle, a car nozzle, wet nozzle and VF4000 filter
  • Accepts RIDGID filter bag, VF3502
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • Peak horsepower represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity; actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter, and other factors
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Customer Questions & Answers

can i find parts or hose for this vacuum in home depot?

Asked by: paco
Depends on which home depot you go to. Most of the ones I go to in San Diego do have extra attachments available as well as replacement parts. If you register with Ridgid for the lifetime service agreement any parts you may need because they have broken should be provided by ridgid through home depot. Nothing has broken on mine but its nice to know I will be taken care of should something happen.
Answered by: Uncle
Date published: 2017-03-13

For dry vacuuming, when do I use a vacuum bag vs a filter? Do you ever use a vacuum & a filter at the same time?

The instruction manual says nothing about using vacuum bags yet there are bags for it.
Asked by: Gm
I use both its up to you
Answered by: bugmur
Date published: 2017-01-07

Does it need to use paper dust bags? or could it be used bagless ?

Asked by: Estell
You don't need bags, if you are using it to clean up water or any liquids it would ruin the bags. I only use the bag when I am cleaning up plaster dust from sanding it.
Answered by: Jerseydevil57
Date published: 2017-03-14

Will this work in the home on carpet?

I'm over 65. Bought a $300 Sears joke of a vacuum. That is a lot of money when you're on a fixed income. They do not take vacuums back once they are used. I trusted that it would be a good Sears product. The wand in itself is too heavy to basically carry around, the thing doesn't even roll on carpeting, which means I'm constantly dragging the weight of it behind me and pulling it around all the doorways. If anybody has any ideas if this Home Depot vac will work in my home, please help! It looks like the wheels might roll pretty well. At my age, you don't need to bend to the floor to get the cord out either to plug it in either. What was Sears thinking? The only good thing was the retractable cord. Thanks in advance, for any help you can give me. I appreciate it. CatinMI
Asked by: CatinMI
This is a shop vac and it has wheels but as far as carpets goes I have a dyson that we use in the house it does carpets and wood floors and tiles it has wheels it has plenty of power but its still a vacuum not a carpet steamer. my advise is call stanley steamer twice a year and save money. but you can buy a regular vacuum that's light weight and easy to use. Put your sears on ebay and try to sell it.
Answered by: bugmur
Date published: 2017-01-07
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Customer Reviews

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 434.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This model has some major design issues! For starters, the top does not fit tightly onto the low... This model has some major design issues! For starters, the top does not fit tightly onto the lower drum. The unit I purchased had more than an 1/8" of up and down movement, even when "latched." While this isn't a problem while the unit is running and creating suction, lots of debris comes out from the gap when the vacuum is switched off, especially when the unit is moved. From other reviews, it appears that this isn't an isolated issue. Additionally, the underside of the the top has many deep nooks and crannies that collect large amounts of debris and is nearly impossible to clean. After several frustrating (and messy) experiences with this vacuum, I returned it.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This vacuum is definitely not the best choice for shop woodworking tools dust collection. The pa... This vacuum is definitely not the best choice for shop woodworking tools dust collection. The paper filters fill up very quickly as does the pleated filter, rendering the machine useless for that purpose. The muffler doesn't diminish the sound but seems to lessen the suction quite a bit. It is very noisy! That said, however, it is a very good utility vacuum for general shop cleanup and, used with a directional collection hood, works well as a workbench sanding vac. I suspect it will work better with a cyclone or some other vortex type 2d stage/pre-filter.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I am on number two, we'll see how long this one lasts. Literally, this vacuum was used five time... I am on number two, we'll see how long this one lasts. Literally, this vacuum was used five times, mainly to vacuum out the cars. The motor appears to overheat, which causes the vacuum to stop working. I own a smaller vacuum that I have had for 14 years, not one issue, very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have had this vac for 3 yrs now...used for everything from bailing out engine compartment on boat... Have had this vac for 3 yrs now...used for everything from bailing out engine compartment on boat to simple garage clean up and always works with lots of lift and suction. Bags and filter are kind of a pain but not necessary for operation.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerful and efficient Great for all uses, used it to clean out AC Pipes saving myself a bundle as well as the garage and car. My husband will use it for his Mobile car wash business and is pleased with it's efficiency.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ii replaces a 12 gal Shop Vac and this is far superior to the shop vac its at least twice as powe... Ii replaces a 12 gal Shop Vac and this is far superior to the shop vac its at least twice as powerful and it came with more attachments than the Shop Vac and a filter I use a bag and the filter it came with. The only draw back is the wheels and the wheel holder snap in. It takes a lot of force to snap the wheels I used a vise and a piece of wood it worked great. Also the hose from my Shop Vac also fits so you can use various sizes of hoses and attachments if you want to. The 21/2 inch hose will pick up almost anything so be careful of small tools because it will pick them up too. This is a very powerful machine and noisy better were hearing protection. I'm glad I brought it and will buy another when my other shop vac dies. Did not use it to pick up water yet but will when the time comes. Well worth the money for a powerful machine.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do you want to suck the paint off the walls? How about swallowing up saw dust from 20' away? Well... Do you want to suck the paint off the walls? How about swallowing up saw dust from 20' away? Well this wont do those things, but its pretty darn close. Growing up in the trades my father always used the "Shop Vac" brand. I went to go buy one for my self and home depot only sold these orange things that had a name on them I associated with pipe wrenches. Bummed and lacking time to search out the coveted "Shop Vac" my father always used I got one of these, hung my head and went home. Man was I shocked when this thing really worked amazing. Its been 4 years now and it still works just as well. I used it at work for vacuuming up everything from drywall dust to dirt from footings. At home we use it to clean out cars (wife is currently asking me to bring it home this weekend for just such a task that I am sure will be my task and not hers). I have put this thing through its paces for a few years now and it hasn't let me down. Only bummer is that I did not register it when I bought it for the life time warranty which I now register all my power tools with. I've even sucked up freshly crushed granite from a rock demolition job. As far as Shop vacuums go this thing is a solid buy.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent wet/dry vacuum. It comes with a regular dry filter but you do have to buy a... This is an excellent wet/dry vacuum. It comes with a regular dry filter but you do have to buy and install the correct filter if you are using the vacuum for cleaning up water or fine powders like dust from cutting drywall. There are usually several types of filters (a wet filter, a regular dry filter, a dust filter) on the shelf near the vacuum at Home Depot.
Date published: 2017-02-15
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