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RIDGID 12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit
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RIDGID

12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit

  • Large capacity & powerful -- great for everyday messes
  • Auto cleaning detail kit includes 7 convenient vac tools
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$11900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Large capacity & powerful -- great for everyday messes
  • Auto cleaning detail kit includes 7 convenient vac tools
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
This newly designed RIDGID 12 Gal. High Performance Wet/Dry Vacuum with Auto Detail Kit 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. Also includes auto cleaning detail kit with convenient tools for vacs.
  • 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; auto cleaning kit includes a 1-1/4 in x 10 ft. hose, a soft bristle brush, a stiff bristle brush, an extra-long crevice tool, a claw nozzle and adapters
  • 10 ft. premium hose is longer, more durable, more flexible and smaller in diameter than the standard RIDGID vacuum hose, allowing you to get to those hard-to-reach places
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

This newly designed RIDGID 12 Gal. High Performance Wet/Dry Vacuum with Auto Detail Kit 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. Also includes auto cleaning detail kit with convenient tools for vacs.

  • 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; auto cleaning kit includes a 1-1/4 in x 10 ft. hose, a soft bristle brush, a stiff bristle brush, an extra-long crevice tool, a claw nozzle and adapters
  • 10 ft. premium hose is longer, more durable, more flexible and smaller in diameter than the standard RIDGID vacuum hose, allowing you to get to those hard-to-reach places
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5 in
Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
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
5.0
Product Weight (lb.)
18.28lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Bare Floor
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5 in
Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
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
5.0
Product Weight (lb.)
18.28lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Bare Floor
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Questions & Answers

If you are using the wet/dry vac do you need a filter?

Asked by: nicky
Yes for dry materials (always). If you had gotten the filter wet using the vac on liquids, you should let it dry before using it for dry materials or it will clog up readily and be difficult to clean. Per the instructions (which you should be able to get online): If you are only sweeping a little liquid, you can leave the filter in, but if you are sweeping more water, you have to remove the filter or it will get wet and then send liquid out the exhaust (and I would assume also send it through the motor, which seems like a bad idea). If in doubt, remove the filter to suck up any liquids. Note: do not use electric vac's to sweep up flammable fluids like gas.
Answered by: EdH
Date published: 2016-01-13

How do you remove the filter?

Asked by: Ladybug,
With the model I have, you just pull it off of the plastic knob and the rubber part of the filter kind of pops off along with the rest of the filter.
Answered by: NotVacuumingAnytimeSoon
Date published: 2015-09-20

can it be used as a blower?

Asked by: hdshopper
yup
Answered by: LowesEmployee
Date published: 2016-12-07

Pls confirm 5 Horsepower. Does it come with a cartridge filter? Is there also a paper filter to add to or use in place of the cartage ?

Asked by: ringo
Not sure about the HP but a better measure for comparing vac's is the amp rating of the motor, not the HP. It comes with a paper cartridge filter; more are available in HD stores, as are HEPA versions (pricey) and you can add a filter bag to the canister that traps further dust. These filters are larger that on some other vac's, such as shop vacs, so they will not need cleaned as often as smaller filters. The cartridge filter IS a paper filter; there is no separate element, that's why it's called a cartridge filter.
Answered by: EdH
Date published: 2016-01-07
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Customer Reviews

12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 770.
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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from AFTER LESS THEN 2 YEARS OF NON-ABUSIVE USE IT STOPPED WORKING! AFTER LESS THEN 2 YEARS OF NON-ABUSIVE USE IT JUST STOPPED WORKING! MY BOYFRIEND USED A VOLT METER ON THE SWITCH AND IT REGISTERED VOLTS. THE MOTOR APPEARS TO BE OKAY. I REALLY LOVED YOUR PRODUCT UNTIL THIS HAPPENED!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 12 gallon wet dry vacuum this is a replacement unit. the first unit did not last long at all . Had it for just over a year and may have used it for a total of 5 hours . I can only hope this replacement lasts longer.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is ok for small residential needs. I bought it for commercial use, but the product only sucks up 1/2 of what it's stating on box. It only sucked up about 6 gallons and not 12 full ones.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YOU SHOULD INCLUDE BAGS IN THE BOX !!!! i HAD O GO BACK TP GET SOME. OTHER SHOP VACS I HAVE PURCHASED HAVE HAD BAGS INCLUDED, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VACUUM. DO NOT TELL ME MY REVIEW TEXT IS TOO SHORT. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO SAY. FREE COUNTRY, MY CHOICE.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works like a charm! Was very pleased with my first Ridgid shop vac but I fried it. Bought same model and am happy again.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Although still fairly new I have used the wet-vac several times since purchasing it. Tested out its capabilities in water removal, garage dirt and even vacuuming dried oak leaves and other debris from my lawn. Would love it if there were a reusable vac bag available when doing the leaves. Switching to the wet vac filter requires carefully following the directions and is really quite simple if you do it according to them. Wish it would have come with at least one vac bag. Had to go back to the store before I could use it. Even though the box does not say it is included, it would be worth a couple of dollars more to have one in the box. Can't really use it without one.
Date published: 2017-03-28
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