Model # WD1280

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RIDGID 12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower
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RIDGID

12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

  • Two tools in one- Powerful, detachable hand-held blower included
  • Patented QwikLock for easy filter changes, no tools needed
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$99.00 /each

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This RIDGID 12 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a blowing adapter and a VF4000 filter and features an accessory storage space to accommodate the included attachments. The 5.0 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup, and the 170 MPH detachable blower cleans debris from your decks and driveways.

  • 5.0 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • 20 ft. power cord for extra reach
  • 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. dual-flex hose for added reach and comfort
  • 12 Gal. capacity in a compact vacuum
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space accommodates the included attachments
  • 170 MPH detachable blower cleans debris from your decks and driveways
  • 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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  • Includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a blowing adapter and a VF4000 filter


  • 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 TO REGISTER YOUR RIDGID PRODUCT.
  • Includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, car nozzle, blowing adapter and VF4000 filter


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Is this vaccuum powerful enough to suck water from window well?

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April 20, 2013
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yes
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April 22, 2013
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Yes. but take the filter off first.
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Yes
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Tucson, AZ, USA
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April 21, 2013
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YES I THINK IT WOULD, BUT I HAVE NOT USED IT FOR WATER CLEAN UP YET. DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OUT THE FILTER BEFORE USING AS WET VAC.
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April 21, 2013
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It should be able to do that easily. However, depending on the size of the well it may require you to empty the 12 gal bucket a few times before you empty the well. I would get the water only filter for that as well.
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Duty Cycle

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alf2005
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March 28, 2013
What is the duty cycle of this unit? I need to leave it on for hours at a time to clean up my CNC table as it cuts.
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There isn't a duty cycle rating that I'm aware of but the Ridgid vacs run at a lower rpm than others and should run several hours with no problems. You may need to replace motor brushes occasionally.
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I have run mine for extended periods up to 15-20 minutes and have not noticed any excessive heat or noise from the unit. Keep the electrical connection as short as possible (ie. don't use long extension cords). If an electrical extension is necessary, keep it as short as possible and as large of gauge wire as possible to prevent voltage loss which will cause the motor to generate heat/early failure.
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July 23, 2013
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Not sure of the duty cycle, but I was told that the motors in this series of vacuums for the past 3 years are rated to last 500 hours. The head unit gets down right uncomfortably hot after running for 10 minutes. Not industrial quality, so I'd doubt continuous duty. Would probably be fine for 30% duty cycle with good cool air flow.
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March 28, 2013
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Hi, alf2005
Ridgid does not offer a specific duty cycle for their shop vacs. However the motors in their vacs are thermal protected. If the motor begins to overheat, the thermal switch will shut it down to protect it from overheating and failure.
Mike,
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I find the paper filter cartridge clogs quickly when vacuuming up MDF dust. Is there a pre-filter available?

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October 27, 2012
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I give mine a thump on the top when I turn it off to knock the dust from the filter. I have also used a piece of old panty hose as a prefilter.
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The prefilter that I found in-store is fairly "course". Great for larger wood chips, etc. Not good for fine dust, which is the culpret of the clogged paper filter.
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No just stop work frequently and empty the filter.
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I AM NOT SURE IF THERE IS A PREFILTER. ALL I DO IS USE THE BLOWER TO BLOW OUT THE FILTER.
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Does the blower acc. work well enough to be used for general purposes?if so what is the CFM Amperage?

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It does work as a blower for "regular" applications like dry leaves, dust, lite dirt, etc...
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Yes the blower does work very well cause im very picky about that kinda thing..Sorry I could find out what the cfm was.
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The blower works very well for gen. purpose. I could not find anything on the CFM rating on the vac. or in the documents that came with it. If you are going to use it as a blower frequently you may want to purchase a different blower nozzle. The one that came with the vac. works fine, but it doesn't focus the air as well as the blower nozzle on the Toro blower I used to have.
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October 25, 2012
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Yes. I blow out my garage with mine. Works well.
CFM 157
Amps 10
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 472 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Incredible performance when you need it I'm truly impressed with the performance of Ridgid's 12gal, 5hp wet/dry vac. One week after purchasing the vacuum, I had the opportunity to test its capabilities when my basement flooded during a heavy storm. As you can see in the photo, the vac performed wonderfully and quickly removed water from our basement saving our carpet and padding. The 12-gallon drum meant I didn't have to repeatedly empty the vac and could concentrate on the task at hand. Assembling the vacuum was quick and easy, and I like the storage features Ridgid included for the accessories. The built-in drain is another great feature that makes emptying the vac a cinch – again, a wonderful feature when you find yourself trying to quickly save a flooding basement. The car nozzle also worked great for me and easily fit under the seats of both my SUV and my wife's sedan. I really couldn't be happier with this product and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a compact, powerful wet/dry vac. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gets the job done I have a business with an indoor pool and use the ridgid wet dry vacs exclusively. I needed one for my home for car vacuuming because we have several dogs that travel frequently. This works perfect. The ones for my business do not have the detached blower and are bigger. So this is my first purchase of this exact product. Plus i got this for a great price, it was on sale plus I had a $25 off coupon. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful vacuum I'm a 66 year old single woman who needs to have a dependable vacuum. I love it and so do my grandchildren. October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great optional blower onboard Great product, the best thing is the blower that just pops off of the top. So easy, the wife can do it... ;) October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Supper suction The product is larger than I expected but works well. Very good suction. October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a great value A good solid shop vac with a powerful blower that detaches in 1 second. Simply brilliant ! October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for outdoors, not so much for inside the house Along with other uses, I wanted to use this product for my hardwood flooring. The plastic attachment that comes with it doesn't have a brush and it will scratch the floor if you don't buy the attachment. The detachable blower works great and this thing is powerful. October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AWESOME PURCHASE If you want POWER , then this is the wet/dry vac. that you need! I purchased it for my husband [ birthday present ] , but he hasn't used once!! I've been using it for everything! October 4, 2016
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