Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 861
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RGH Great Shop Vac!
We wanted a good shop vac for our maintenance shop and this shop vac works awesome!! Built well and has a lot of suction.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by randreotta Quiter than expected
So i already had the Ridgid 4 gal shop vac (which i loved/still love), but needed to upgrade vacs as my home shop has expanded. I picked up the 14 gal because it had all the same motor/suction specs as the 16 gal, but was both smaller and quieter (even quieter than the 4 gal, 5hp one I already had), according to Ridgid. Of course, I was skeptical, so I did a test. Not only did I use the db meter app on my phone to compare the 4v14, but I also compared the 14 gal with and without the "muffler/diffuser" attachment, which I'd purchased despite reading multiple reviews denouncing its effectiveness. The pics attached are my completely unbiased results... The first reading is my base line - nothing in the garage powered on. 2nd, is the 4 gal. 3rd, the 14 gal. 4th/5th, the 14 gal without/with the muffler, respectively. 2 notes - I did thoroughly clean the 4 gal, as well as put a brand new filter on it; also, all tests were done sans hose amd attachments (except, obviously, for the muffler test on the 14 gal). My conclusion is that Ridgid's claims that the 14 gal is quieter than the rest of their vacs is, indeed, true. However, the muffler attachment does not truly muffle anything. This doesn't mean that it won't effectively diffuse dust, but don't purchase this attachment expecting to reduce sound
January 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gonewest45 WORKS GREAT!!!
Vac works great!!!! bought 2 other vacuums to keep my basement clean, have 2 litter boxes in
basement and no vac would pick up litter. Vacuum very strong, yet quiet. can see the difference
in carpet color because it really picks up the litter "dust". Would recommend this vac in a second!
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alice Difficulty with using a Rigid Wet/Dry Vac
I purchased a Rigid wet/dry vac from Home Depot and found a great deal of difficulty using this product. At first the machine works fine but after no more than 10 minutes the air suction reverses, spewing the last of the water remaining in the hose out on the floor. Each time I need to clean out the water, which fills up with about 2 inches (at most) of water, clean the filter and wait until it dries until it works again. I may get to use the machine for about 10 minutes before the suction reverses and begins blowing air.
May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpydufus Awesome!!
This is a great purchase. It has tons of power, and really does a great job. I wish it came with a couple more attachments, but there are plenty others that can be purchased.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diversity210 Best wet/dry in its catagory
I purchased this vacuum back in December of last year. I have a 4 gallon ridgid vacuum that I use mainly to vacuum my cars, but I need something that I could use for dust collection in my shop. I did quite a bit of research on vacuums to see what would give me the most bang for my buck and ended up choosing this one. deciding factors were something powerful enough suction to use along with a cyclone for dust collector. Access to accessories like filters. Reliability and warranty. Noise level want that big of a deal for me as in my shop where it was going to be used is a loud environment anyway. Though this vacuum is quieter than other smaller versions. With all of those feature in the price range. This vacuum was just the way to go and I have not looked back. I also purchased the ridgid pro hose to go with which I really like
Just a great vacuum. Has enough suction to run through a secondary collector like a cyclone rig with no problem. Use it to collect dust from my table saw. The build quality is fairly sturdy. Its a vacuum that has seen a lot of use since I purchased it about 6 months ago. Still going strong with no problems.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don Great product, good price
Using it for a dust collection system. Works great
December 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coachdjo Rigid 14-Gal. PROFESSIONAL WET/DRY VACUUM
I got this for the extra power (6 HP) and wide hose (2.5 inch). Lifetime warranty is a definite plus. From all my research I felt the price was a little high ($99). I saw it on sale near the end of 2015 for $89, but didn't have the do-re-mi at the time. HD has not budged off of the current price since. That said I still bought it and am not sorry. I also wish it had a recoiling power cord instead of having to manually wrap it around the handle.
April 26, 2016