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Model WD1270

Internet #202554972

Store SKU #929866

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

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

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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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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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Does anyone else find the "cord wrap" less than intuitive? Where it actually says "cord wrap" there seems to be a lip that would hold a cord.

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But where the handle is does not seem like it will hold the cord. And in fact, it does not. Had a bit more curve been designed into the handle I think it would have worked beautifully. As for the way it performs, absolutely no complaints. I have used it several times and let me tell you it sucks! I do not regret for a minute purchasing it. Just wish the cord wrap thing worked better.
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I have had the same experience.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 315 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cheaply built The power head and the canister are held together by a snap type fitting. There is no seal whatsoever where the two meet. This is fine when the vacuum is on. However, the second you turn it off, the contents of the canister leak out around the mating surface. You basically have to then sweep up again what you just vacuumed. I informed ridgid about the issue and the operator said that it is working properly. I'll be returning this immediately. Don't waste your money on this cheaply built vacuum. September 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst vacuum ever made. The motor burns, after a brief use. After cleaning the car in three occasions the vacuum burn the motor with very light use, It is two months old and with no more than one hour of use. I am going to avoid this brand for ever. September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wet/Dry Vac The vac was easy to assemble, have used it for various projects as dry and wet vac. Pickup is great! Very satisfied. September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cannot register warranty on line Bought it.like it.butforget trying register it..website does not acknowledge the serial# September 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great wet/dry vac This wet/dry vac is very powerful and works well. The only thing I would tell anyone is you need to put the wheels on first before you put the casters on the machine. They are a little difficult to get on but a light tap with a hammer does the job. I would still buy this again. July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sawdist Bister This is the second of these vacuums that I've had, but the first one was a smaller model. Actually the smaller one was easier to use because the hose was not so bulky, but there was no crevice tool included. This one has a crevice tool, but it is curved on the end, rendering it useless for getting deep into narrow areas. Good suction, and overall it does a good job. The larger canister is a plus because it doesn't have to be emptied nearly so often as the smaller unit that I had before. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product This product is more than what I asked for. Really satisfied with the product July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good working shop vac but... I needed a new shop vac but did not want a large space consuming 16 gallon one. After much reading of reviews on not only HD site but Lowes, Sears, Amazon and Consumer Reports, I narrowed the choice to the higher hp 12 gallon sized vacs. This partly due to the ability to suction but also the fact that the larger hp models utilize the larger diameter hose as the 16 gal does, so extra hose parts will be easy to access. So far the 12 gal has been a very good performer. Like all plastic base models I have seen, when you lift it up by the two side handles the dirt and such vacuumed into the base comes out through the gap in small amounts. Strange that there is not a small rubber gasket there to insure there is no leakage when not in use and being moved. I like the position of the on/off switch due to ease of touching it without reaching around trying to find it because it is positioned in front behind the large front handle used to wrap the electrical cord on. My major complaint concerning this shop vac is the changing of the filter. With the old system you unscrewed a latch on the bottom of the filter and slipped it off so you could do this easily over the base to catch any residue/dirt. Now you have to push down on the rubber seal around the protrusion that sticks up in the center. Yes, try to do this without having junk drop all over the place. What a giant step backwards in intelligent constructive development. Obviously another "smart" idea from an engineer or designer who never has to clean or change a filter. So if you can get over this flaw I say it is a good shop vac but had I realized this before buying I would NOT have bought this shop vac. Now the site is saying there is inappropriate language in my review. I am guessing I said suction so that is bad when referring to vacuums. There is an 800 number in this online site to call for assistance and calling it is worse than worthless in attempting to get an answer to my inappropriate language question. August 31, 2016
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