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Model # WD1270

Internet # 202554972

Store SKU # 929866

12 Gal. 5 PHP Wet/Dry Vacuum

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$79.97 /each




Model # WD1270

Internet # 202554972

Store SKU # 929866

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
  • Wet/Dry Vac Info

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Hose Diameter (In.) 
2.5 in 
Hose Length (ft.) 
7 ft 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
21.5 in 
Accessories/Parts Included 
Vacuum, Filter, 2 wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Manuals 
Air Volume (CFM) 
Amperage (amps) 
Built-In Accessory Storage 
Built-In Drain 
Color Family 
Oranges / Peaches 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Filter Type 
Peak Horsepower 
5.0 hp 
Product Weight (lb.) 
18.28 lb 
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited LIfetime Warranty 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 390 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 10 years and still going. This was my very first Ridgid purchase way back in 2005 and believe me I have got my moneys worth and then some. I will admit I have not been very nice to my vacuum and put it through some abuse and it's still ticking. I use this mainly in my wood shop for cleaning and dust collection and it does an incredible job, even with all the praise I have about this one later this year I will be upgrading to the 16 gallon one with the detachable blower. March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by High power I decided to buy a new wet/dry vac to replace a craftsman unit. This has twice the power and capacity. After having a water leak I was able to get all the water up in no time. I decided to purchase the pump accessory after this leak and haven't had a chance to use this. Because of the capacity of the vac I would recommend the pump because of the weight when filled with water. I also bought 2 20' hose extensions so I could clean attics. This is a big help because I have access panels and very hard to get the vac into the attic.. My unit also came with the car cleaning kit which is also handy. I expect this unit to outlast me. November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to put together and use I bought this because I needed to clean the garage and use it for a dust collector for my woodworking projects. So far it hasn't let me down. Good steady suction. Works great. March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great vac Bought a Craftsman and this Ridgid and decided to keep the Ridgid. Although the Craftsman seemed quieter, I liked the power and durability of the Ridgid. I have used it as a shop vac picking up dry stuff and appreciate the larger diameter hose than my old Shop-Vac had. I have also used it as a wet vac to suck up the last inch of water in our pool when taking it down in the fall. It removes a lot of water quickly...I may need to look into the pumps you can attach to the drain port and see if that would work. Overall, I'm very happy with this vac and would buy another Ridgid should the need ever arise. November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ridgid pays attention to details I bought this wet/dry vac a couple years ago after moving into my first house. I was surprised with how user friendly Ridgid has made this vac. From this hose connection that actually attaches to the rolling unit, to the hose holder on top of the unit; they included features that other brands didn't. Not to forget all of the other features listed in the description are 100% accurate through my couple years of experience using this vac. This one purchase has made me a believer in Ridgid's products, and since then I've purchased other Ridgid tools that I've been just as impressed with. November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good vac for the price! The Ridgid works as both as a general-utility wet/dry vac for household messes, but also as my primary workshop vacuum. The increased capacity is suitable for both light dust collection, and to collect shavings from my planer. Assembly was a snap, and the cord-wrap is a thoughtful touch. I like having the vacuum on wheels, as I've too often lost control of the bucket on my Shop-vac and dumped all sorts of debris out on the floor. For the power, it is a quiet. And finally, the Ridgid has a large bottom-mounted drain valve to clear out liquid without tipping the unit. November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 12 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac We received this product as a gift, we have used for several different applications and it is probably the best wet/dry vac that I have ever owned. We use this regularly to vacuum the interior of our Town & Country, it does an excellent job getting all of the dirt and debris out of the corners without special tools or attachments. We have used it as a wt vac when our basement was flooded a few years ago it did a fantastic job picking up all of the water and was easy to empty. Filter is a cinch to change not hard to remove or replace at all. November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Shop Vac I've Ever Bought This vacuum was the best shop purchase I've made. This product has more suction power than anything on the market! The hose is thick and durable, and the accessories are easy to attach and detach. There is even a storage bag attached to the back of the unit to store the parts in. The wheels are strong and slide over most surfaces easily. It's large capacity is great. I used this vacuum for 6 months before I had to empty it. The only downside to this vacuum is that it is quite heavy and hard to carry up and down stairs for my wife. November 24, 2014
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