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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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This newly designed RIDGID 12 Gal. High Performance Wet/Dry Vacuum is designed for Pros and DIYers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vacuum that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum's 12 Gal. 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.

  • 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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Does this have a "blow" function?

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Yes, it can be utilized in that function, easily.
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Not sure why it's not featured, but it does a great job as a "fixed" blower. Note: it is not really intended to be used as a handheld blower (i.e. hose & motor stay attached to based) But, it deliveries a very strong straight blow.
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No, this does not have a blow function.
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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?

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The instruction manual says nothing about using vacuum bags yet there are bags for it.
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The bag works well when you are cleaning up fine materials like drywall dust. When you fill the bag take it outside, remove it and throw it away. The vacuum stays clean and you don't get that dust all over the house.
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It has no bag, the filter serves the same purpose as a bag in a standard vacuum.
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Will this work in the home on carpet?

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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.

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I suggest the smaller canister but same 5 HP. I use mine indoors all the time. Better than any of my household units
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Dear CatinMI,

This 12 gallon vacuum is a definitely a good choice. It delivers the ideal combination of performance, drum capacity and convenience.

Below are the features of this vacuum

• It has an on-board storage the keeps the hose and accessories secure and within reach
• It came with a QWIK LOCK Filter Fastening System for easy filter changes
• Includes a Dual Flex hose which ioffers 180
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Dear CatinMI,

This 12 gallon vacuum is a definitely a good choice. It delivers the ideal combination of performance, drum capacity and convenience.

Below are the features of this vacuum

• It has an on-board storage the keeps the hose and accessories secure and within reach
• It came with a QWIK LOCK Filter Fastening System for easy filter changes
• Includes a Dual Flex hose which ioffers 180 degrees flexibility at both hose ends for better maneuverability.
• Large drain for easier water disposal.
• It has the capability to adapt with our VP200 pump accessory that can help you pump 10 gallons of water out up to 40 ft high.
• It has a large carry handle for easy transport.
• It has a blowing port for added versatility
• It already included a standard filter, two wands to help you extend your reach, a utility nozzle car nozzle and a wet nozzle.

Lastly, we back up our RIDGID® wet / dry vacs have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects. Please note that failures due to misuse, abuse or normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty.

I hope this information helps you a lot. Hoping that you have a wonderful day.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com.

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Beth
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Do I use a diff. filter when using the wet vac?

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I also need to know if I need to use a bag?
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You remove the filter, and vacuum without the filter when vacuuming anything wet
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No, you do not use a different filter when using the wet vac.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 327 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Ever!!! I have had my 12 gal. unit for almost 19 years. Never fails. Just keeps on doing the job - dry or wet. I use it both inside the home and outside. I use it to clean out plugged hoses on my home vacs. Wouldn't buy anything else. Outstanding October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by exactly right perfect for cleaning garage and attic. The unit moves very easily, the suction is great, the length of the electric cord and the hose and wand units is perfect for reaching high and low. The attachments are built to last. The wider diameter of the hose is very important for getting up larger items. October 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it Just whati needed what's great around the garage in the basement lots of power.we love it October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use I am 70 years old and needed a shop vac I could handle alone. I can lift this one empty. The only thing I needed help with was installation of the wheels. Don't have the hand strength. Needed someone else to put them in. It works well picking up dry items. Havent tried it wet. Used dust bags so I could empty it and make it lighter to lift. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It just works Just like the same implies, it is Rigid and it is a work horse that is reliable. I know it works because every group contractors I see has one of these. I always see it beat up and covered in dirt but still working hard. It is a must for any homeowner. I have used to clean my van so that expense is out the window. October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst product I have bought in recent years This vac is the most awkward and unfriendly product to use that I have ever encountered. First, it does not have convenient attachments for use on such as a garage, etc. - nothing to get into corners, etc. Then, the cheap attachments are so difficult to get on so that they stay, that I, a woman, cannot use them. IF you do get them on once, you cannot remove them easily. They stick until you nearly pull yourself apart. Unfortunately, I didn't return this when I should have so now I am forced to buy a user-friendly one and junk this one. September 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Like the dry vac with the exception there was nothing provided to keep the wheels secured and had to super glue them . Nothing was provided to keep the wheels secured and had to super glue them in as I didn't want to exchange the unit. October 11, 2016
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