Model # WD1280

Internet #202440986

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


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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Product Overview

This RIDGID 12 gallon wet dry vac with detachable blower is two tools in one! The vacuum powerhead simply detaches and with the attachment of the blower wand, this vac turns into a handheld blower. Power is not sacrificed, as this RIDGID shop vac packs a heavy duty 5.0 peak horsepower rated motor. It can tackle the messiest jobs and the leaf blower outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers in the market with 170 MPH. This shop vac includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a blowing adaptor and a VF4000 QwikLock filter.

  • 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
  • Includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a blowing adapter and a VF4000 filter

  • Includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, car nozzle, blowing adapter and VF4000 filter

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Customer Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Cutworm
Date published: 2015-11-04

Duty Cycle

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.
Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: Cutworm
Date published: 2015-11-04

I find the paper filter cartridge clogs quickly when vacuuming up MDF dust. Is there a pre-filter available?

Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: Cutworm
Date published: 2016-09-08

Does the blower acc. work well enough to be used for general purposes?if so what is the CFM Amperage?

Asked by: Jolt
It does work as a blower for "regular" applications like dry leaves, dust, lite dirt, etc...
Answered by: RednexToyz
Date published: 2016-07-29
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Customer Reviews

12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 543.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My negative review is solely on the fact that I purchased this product to later discover it doesn... My negative review is solely on the fact that I purchased this product to later discover it doesn't take a dry filter bag. The bizarre thing is that the exact same vac without the blower that costs less money (#WD1270) will take a filter bag - an absolutely critical accessory to dry vac'ing dust. The mistake is two part: 1) Home depot displays all kinds of imagery about the VF3502 filter fitting vacs like this on the product page, and 2) This vac's owner's manual is shared with the 16** series, which literally has nothing in it regarding filter bags.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I liked the included blower option for light jobs like getting leaves and dirt out out the garage... I liked the included blower option for light jobs like getting leaves and dirt out out the garage, but this model wasn't available at the stores by me so I ordered it online. Shipping and delivery was free and very prompt, however, I just unpacked the box and there are some issues so I am taking it back to the local store. 1. I quickly figured out that is does NOT allow you to use a dry debris bag. I saw the vac bags listed as an accessory when ordering online so I didn't think twice and added them on. Nope! There is no way to use one and I imagine that would quickly clog up the works and likely break the machine in no time, not mention the mess of dumping it out. 2. The assembly instructions say to install (2) of the castors, not the 4 it comes with. Seems weird, but I figured maybe that is so it doesn't roll away since they don't lock? Otherwise it looks like it would have been great for my small household needs, but the inability to use a vacuum bag is a deal breaker.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wheeled canister,long cord,locking hose great suction nice capacity my review is more for customer service.I purchased shop vac aprox. 7 yrs ago and it was great long cord plenty of suction easy to move around but one day it quit working,I was disappointed as it always worked fine,I contacted CS half thinking nothing would be done but that couldn't have been more wrong.Thru e- mails with Trizza and instructed on what to do I was notified shop vac was warranted and would receive replacement. This all took a very short time and days later received NEW shop vac.( very quick and efficiant ) You can tell how good the product is by how well the company handles things. This couldn't have been easier.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good vac This is a good vacuum with good power, and the blower function works great. My main disappointment is discovering that I cannot use a dust bag with this vacuum. I wish I had read the question and answer section first and discovered this before buying. I'm keeping it because I like the blower function, but if you want one you can use a dust bag with, this one will not work for that.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great addition to our tool box We've used this for several projects around the house and can't believe how effective it is. The other day, we used it to pull the leaves out of the gutters (long hose attachment with plenty of reach), and blew the rest of the leaves out of the flower bed. The hose easily connects to the exhaust to work as a blower. There were a ton of leaves and this was only about 1/4 full when we emptied it. It's handled everything we've thrown at it, wet and dry...easy to use and easy to clean. The auto detailing attachment kit is perfect also. Best investment we've made in quite a while.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great work vac I am a general contractor for 30 years and this is my 3rd rigid vac. The other 2 are still going strong. I needed A shop vac that can use an internal bag. We do a lot of Drywall sanding, And the older models don't have the option to use a bag. So far this one is fine with generous power. I feel that the plastic tub is not as strong as the older models. Time will tell. I have put my other rigid vacs through torture, and they don't quit. My choice for a commercial shop vac.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Durability yet to be established. The only reason I bought this brand is because of the Lifetime warranty. If the vacuum is anything like the one I had before and it looks like the same model Ridged, I don't put out to much hope that it will last more than a few years. The quality in the past has been dismal at best. It has the same cheap flexible hose that gets so stiff when the temps drop below 40 degrees. The hose moves the vacuum everywhere as you move the wand around due to its lack of flexibility.
Date published: 2017-02-06
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