Model # WD1851

Internet #100638360

Store SKU #255185

RIDGID 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac
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RIDGID

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

  • Built for the pro with RIDGID's powerful 6.5 peak HP motor
  • Cart and large rear wheels enables easy maneuvering/accessibility
  • Backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$15900 /each

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Product Overview

This RIDGID 16 gallon high performance wet dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large diameter, fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you’ve got a wet dry vac that meets the demands of a Pro.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • 3-stage filter for maximum filtration
  • Noise muffler for quiet operation
  • Quick-release handle for easy emptying
  • Removable accessory storage bag for easy drum cleanup
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle, a crevice tool, a diffuser and an accessory bag
  • Peak HP 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship


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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the vac hose fit the blower port?

I need to blow out pool lines
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes.
Answered by: Garbo
Date published: 2016-12-20

Is there a vacuum bag to fit this unit?

I see the filters listed under accessories and know that there is also a bag that fits other Ridgid wet/dry vac models.
Asked by: IM70
There are multiple bags for the various vac sizes. For the WD1851 you're looking for Model# VF3502. This works as a pre-filter to help extend the life of the actual filter. Works great. Don't use it while wet vacuuming.
Answered by: Sunwolf
Date published: 2016-08-26

What is the noise level

decibles
Asked by: kurt
It is much quieter than other shop vacs I have used in the past. My ears weren't ringing after vacuuming out the car for an hour and a half.
Answered by: drugdoc
Date published: 2016-11-24

Wand Storage

From the pictures, I can not tell if the wands are stored on the cart or not. Are they stored on the cart?
Asked by: Mark
Yes, there are little holders that store the extension wand parts to the left and right of the tank, between the rear of the wheels and the tank itself. They hold somewhat well and make the vac able to carry everything at once. They don't fall off while I roll the thing around, even up and down steps.
Answered by: weekendwarrior
Date published: 2017-02-22
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Customer Reviews

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 607.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I needed a shop vac for a dedicated dry only vac for a table saw and other misc items. This was p... I needed a shop vac for a dedicated dry only vac for a table saw and other misc items. This was purchased on the recent black Friday special for around $100 which was a huge plus. The only assembly issue was getting those wheel stops hammered on, which was a pain. Other than that it was mostly unpacking and using. I made a dust separator out of a Home Depot bucket and some 1 1/2" PVC items, I have the 7' included hose attached to one side and a previously purchased 20' hose on the other, plus around 4' of attachments equals over 30' of length and the suction is great. It will be a couple of days before it is attached and running with the table saw and we'll see how it does. Very happy with the purchase so far.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Vac is awesome with only one draw back. The hose comes apart while in use sometimes. The fi... The Vac is awesome with only one draw back. The hose comes apart while in use sometimes. The fittings are not tight enough and it should lock into place instead of just wand sliding into hose.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum. Tons of power, and surprisingly more quiet than expected. Its not a small unit thou... Great vacuum. Tons of power, and surprisingly more quiet than expected. Its not a small unit though, so if storage space is an issue beware.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ridgid 16 gallon 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is easy to assemble and is ready to use within 5 min... The Ridgid 16 gallon 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is easy to assemble and is ready to use within 5 minutes of opening the box. The Vac is strong and easy to wheel around even when full. I bought the Vac last December when I saw it was on sale and started using it a few weeks ago. Suction is great and stays strong until full. So far this product has been a better buy than I expected. I've bought it for one job in mind and that is to clean-out all of the sand from a commercial swimming pool filter.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice vacuum. Good power and suction. Parts bag is a little hokey and the wand extension pipes don't stay on the roller base when rolling by the handle tilted back onto the large wheels.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I own 5 -10 year old shop vac's . This is the largest. It is very quiet with a muffler. I bought... I own 5 -10 year old shop vac's . This is the largest. It is very quiet with a muffler. I bought it because of the large wheels. The large wheels are great except they are stationary. I had a problem with the cord location because it means I must disconnect the power to move the discarded dust. It does a better job on small particles than large ones. It was half full when I had to clean the filter. I have never been able to fill one of these to the top. This one did it. The 6.5 power is the strongest I have ever owned. I would say it was well worth it's expense.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quietly sucks!! This is the quietest shop vac I have ever owned or used. It's also one of the, if not the most powerful shop vacs I've used. I can hold a conversation over it while cleaning the garage and not think twice. As far as the wheel axle caps, they're the same thing that many manufacturers use to hold wheels on, and work quite effectively. Pro tip: Thread the axle, put both wheels on, press both caps on until they stick, lay the vacuum drum on it's side and use a hammer to tap the caps on. Doing so will seat both caps, but turn the vacuum 180 and tap the other cap. Done and done. Takes 30 seconds. I couldn't be happier with this vacuum.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vacuum This thing will literally, to coin a phrase, "suck the chrome off of a trailer hitch". Great suction, easy to move around, I especially like the latch on the hose that keeps it from being pulled from the vacuum intake as you lead the vacuum around by pulling on the hose, which we all do. I bought it because it had a decibel rating much lower than the next model down. Still pretty loud but for a 6.5 HP motor it isn't bad. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone.
Date published: 2017-03-09
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