Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Moose Wet vac
My pervious vacs worked much better
Could not get std filter at store
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jvsnwbrdr Sand in Place Wood Flooring Contractor
Owner of Vause Custom Floors in SE Washington state, 20+ years exp in sand in place wood flooring & wood flooring refinish work. We have previously used a major wood floor sanding equipment brands vacuum compatible with our sanders for a dust containment process, other leading brands vacuum costs over 3x the amount of the RIDGID HEPA filtration 14 gal price. Was skeptical of performance capabilities compared to leading wood flooring equip brands product, pleasantly surprised!! Not only comparable, the RIDGID vacuum has been amazing!! I can legitimately use the RIDGID vac for all phases of sanding process, hooks directly to my edger for dust containment, use for vacuuming entire floor prior to full trowell puttying floors, connected to edger for fine sanding, vacuum entire floor for final vac prior to 1st coating or staining, connected to buffer during all buffing phases, and most importantly, continues to work perfectly for the actual final vac prior to applying final coat, leaving behind minimal dust or debris. Only negative aspect I've encountered is the dust collection bag, the paper disposable bags work fine, just become very costly using 3-5 bags/job, to overcome this issue, i have researched and purchased several re-usable, easy to dump out and re-use, felt lined vacuum bags. Please, make re-usable felt lined, dumpable vacuum bags. Thank you RIDGID for ALWAYS continuing to design & make numerous, innovative, top quality & lasting tools. I am an avid supporter of the RIDGID TOOLS brand, and will continue to be, with your continued supply of user friendly, quality made, great warranty and durable tools!! Please see our Facebook page at:www.facebook/VauseCustomFloors.com Thanks!! VCF-J.V.
June 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RP Vacuum works well, but was shipped without attachment wands
I am pleased with the vacuum its self, but I did not receive the attachment wands. I have spoken to Home Depot and the Manufacturer and still have not received the wands they both promised to ship to me.
September 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bigboneseventyfive Mediocre product
I did a whole-house renovation with this vacuum. It was a bit cheaper than other brands but I wish I spent the extra money. Two major complaints-- first, a design flaw that causes the bag to catch on bolts and tear open as you lift it out (full of toxic stuff). Even being very mindful and cautious could not prevent the bag from ripping some of the time. Second, it's just not that powerful with the large hose it comes with it. I ended up using a smaller diameter hose and that worked better. Oh, and I guess I have a third complaint-- when you lift up the unit by it's main handle on top, the rubber clamps that keep it together flex, exposing the inner chamber. That can't be a good characteristic in a HEPA vac. I'm keeping it because I have to.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Busy Good product
Great product. It is being used in an industrial setting and is performing great. Good value for the price. I would recommend it to get the job done.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nyrenovations Ridgid pulls thru again for contractors
I am a licensed pro, I did my Epa certification, And now I needed the hepa vac,.
With lots of research and eye popping prices,I stumbled upon this vac (AND IM GLAD I DID), I have many shop vacs including the lovless drywall vac, This ridgid vac is by far the best quality Ive ever used.
It comes with all the acssesories you will ever need, The turbo beater bar is unbeleivable ( made in germany by the way) I wont ramble on ! So if you need a epa certified hepa vac than dont think twice.
Ridgid makes great products ,
December 9, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FYODH Great vaccuum, good price
This thing sucks, in a good way. I've used it heavily since I got it, it really pulls dust out of cracks and carpeting. With the beater attachment, it actually does a better job on carpet than my regular household carpet vaccuum. It doesn't stir up dust in the room at all, and is significantly quieter than my regular (non-HEPA) Rigid shop vac. THe only weakeness of the design is the ridicuylous attachment bag, but whatever, I'm willing to forgive that for all the other features it does have at the price.
October 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coastalhouse Poor suction for small jobs
I bought this to clean a house we purchased after a flip.
I bought it because of the Hepa filtration. I vaccummed all the ceilings and walls first. I didn't realize it wasn't working till I got to the floors. It also did not suction the construction dust our of the cabinets. It might work for big debree but not for dust. I returned it and would not recommend it.
April 8, 2014