Model # WD1270

Internet #202554972

Store SKU #929866

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
$7997 /each
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Product Overview

  • Large capacity & powerful vac great for every day messes
  • Included wet nozzle provides ideal cleaning solution for liquids
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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
  • Wet/Dry Vac Info


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Product Overview

  • Large capacity & powerful vac great for every day messes
  • Included wet nozzle provides ideal cleaning solution for liquids
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
Model #: WD1270
Sku #: 929866
Internet #: 202554972

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
  • Wet/Dry Vac Info


  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 9 gal. 4.25-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac 12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac 4 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet Dry Vac 14 Gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac
Brand RIDGID RIDGID RIDGID RIDGID
Ratings (621) (708) (1174) (1417)
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 9 12 4 14
Filter Type Cartridge Cartridge Paper Cartridge
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Hose Length (ft.)
7
Product Depth (in.)
19.5
Product Height (in.)
26
Product Width (in.)
21.5

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, and Car Nozzle.
Air Volume (CFM)
145
Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
15
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5
Product Weight (lb.)
18.28lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited LIfetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Hose Length (ft.)
7
Product Depth (in.)
19.5
Product Height (in.)
26
Product Width (in.)
21.5

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, and Car Nozzle.
Air Volume (CFM)
145
Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
15
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5
Product Weight (lb.)
18.28lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited LIfetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

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
u must use both the bag & filter for dry vacing; filter protects motor if bag leaks or rips
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-10-16

Will this vac work well for dog hair? I have ruined traditional vacuums with dog hair. Thank you.

Will this vac work well for dog hair? I have ruined traditional vacuums with dog hair. Thank you.
Asked by: MomOf4Dogs
u can purchase a 'turbo brush' (brush roller is powered by suction/airflow) or electric power nozzle & extension cord to plug it in electric outlet
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-10-16

Does this vac come with a filter when sucking up water, like a foam filter? To protect the motor

Asked by: Country
No, it has a standard dry type pleated filter. I don't believe you'd have a problem with it unless you overloaded the tank.
Answered by: MikeW653
Date published: 2017-09-26

Can the filter be cleaned and re-used when it becomes clogged or must it be replaced?

Can the filter be cleaned and re-used when it becomes clogged or must it be replaced?
Asked by: rabajo
You can clean the filter by banging it against the inside of a large garbage can and/or blowing it out. It can be cleaned and then re-used a number of times before you have to buy a new filter.
Answered by: MikeW653
Date published: 2017-09-26
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Customer Reviews

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 703.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Will probably have to return this, only had it a day. Works great when it is on, sucked up eve... Will probably have to return this, only had it a day. Works great when it is on, sucked up everything I wanted, well kind of weak with the one floor attachment piece but then I've never had much luck with that attachment. I don't like the fact they really cheapened out on the build quality when it comes to how the lid (grey part) attaches to the base (orange part). I'm used to the older models that clasped onto the base unit. They now just have little flaps of plastic that you bend back and forth to hold the lid on. This kind of worried me when I took it out of the box but I figured I'd try it out. When the vacuum is on the lid is sucked down to the base so no dust comes so it works nicely. Used it for an hour or so getting some dust and cobwebs out of my basement and it worked nicely. However; once I bent down to pick it up to carry it up the stairs so I could go empty it outside the lid shifts a bit and dust flies out between the base and the lid, and since you are bent over it to pick it up you breath it all in. I thought Rigid meant some level of quality so I am really disappointed they cheapened out and got rid of the clasps that keep the lid firmly attached. Had I seen this in the store I might have bought a different model but as Home Depot has them on display on the highest shelf there is no way you can really see this until you take it out of the box at home. Will probably return it once I have time to go back to that Home Depot. Hopefully they don't give me a problem since I've used it.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy this model and ignore the "must have been user error" message about assembly being why... Do not buy this model and ignore the "must have been user error" message about assembly being why people have issues with it. Properly assembled the 12 gallon model does not seal well and when you turn it off, dust and whatever else you just vacuumed up comes out between the top of the orange bucket and the motor assembly. There must have been a seal in previous models but there is not one on this. In addition the wheel design and the balance of this thing is bad --hard to manage . I took mine back and got the 10 gallon stainless steel one. It latches together and is better balanced.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was happy with the purchase.. did the research beforehand.. and used my new wet/dry vac 4 times... I was happy with the purchase.. did the research beforehand.. and used my new wet/dry vac 4 times. And then it quit working. The motor just quit... I would not say I am happy about it AT ALL. It was all very light use...didn't even try the wet-vac feature. I had to buy the bags... and now it wont turn on at all.. Any person considering buying a Rigid wet/dry vac should re-think it.. as a consumer I was skeptical..and after reading some of the reviews I went ahead with it. So.. if you are out there and reading this... PASS ON IT. It might look to be RIGID.. but on the inside it is most-likely built with sup-par components. Good luck.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performance Purchased this over a year ago and have have been extremely happy with the performance. It performs the basic clean up after home projects (sawdust, drywall dust...) with ease but also is great for clearing out clogged drains. I have also used it to clean up large water problems (with the wet filter, of course). The only minor issue is that the hose that comes with it is rather large in diameter (which is ok) but it is very akward to maneuver due to relative stiffness. However, the hose that comes with the car kit is flexible and very easy to use. I also purchased the car cleaning kit and it also has exceeded my expectations
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very powerful when it works Very powerful vac when it works. Used this vac about five times totaling about 30 minutes. Then it suddenly just stopped working. Contacted Ridgid and they wanted me to take it a part and take pictures of the vac. They told me it would take about one to two weeks for them to evaluate the pics. Are you kidding me. I'm going back to Craftsman.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have to replace these about every 12mo but it is used to vac out about 50 cars aday so it is tu... I have to replace these about every 12mo but it is used to vac out about 50 cars aday so it is turned on and off about 300 time per week 1,200 times per mo. 14,400 per year. So it gets a workout VERY GOOD SHOP VAC FOR THE MONEY!!!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ignore the low ratings for this product. They were written by people who don't know enough to put... Ignore the low ratings for this product. They were written by people who don't know enough to put the top of the shop vac on correctly so the outlet is pointed the opposite direction of the inlet or don't know enough to fully seat the wheels. Great shop vac. I have two.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motor works great but plastic handles are weak Purchased wet/dry vac for home and auto cleaning Basement took on water after heavy storms which allowed me to use my Ridgid vac for drying floors. Unit was half full when I lifted the lid off. While lifting, one handle cracked on one side-guessing the release got caught while lifting lid with the heavy weight due to the water in unit. I only used item few times in last three years and was happy with my choice. Ridgid warranty sadly did not cover the shearing of their plastic handle/lid stating it occurred during normal "wear and tear". I only need the top part of the vacuum and would have appreciated a swap via mail. Sadly I will look for another brand to replace this "weak warrantied " vacuum. They claim products have FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY- but in small print they do not cover misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear. Attempting to empty their unit by releasing top lid apparently allows them to deny their warranty Sad.
Date published: 2017-06-17
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