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
$159.00 /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
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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

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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: 2016-11-16
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Customer Reviews

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 539.
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 4 out of 5 by from I like the mobility of the vacuum due to the large wheels on the rear. It's much easier to move a... I like the mobility of the vacuum due to the large wheels on the rear. It's much easier to move around to use it and the suction power is great.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and quiet! Powerful and quiet!
Date published: 2016-11-08
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 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 Does a good job Great suction. This unit is not exactly compact but does a great job sucking up everything that's not nailed down. Nice set of accessories - just missing a brush head which we bought separately. The included accessory pouch is handy as is the ability to easily wrap the cord on the power unit. The only negative is that there is no place to securely store and secure the hose along with the extension tubes. So it flops around a bit when moving the unit.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vacuum has performed as intended so far. I like the Heavy Duty quality of the unit and acce... This vacuum has performed as intended so far. I like the Heavy Duty quality of the unit and accessories. I have been surprised by the blower function and it's usefulness at removing sawdust from my work table after cutting wood. I have not used it for any wet conditions yet but I'm sure it will do fine if ever used for that. The unit is big, but when you buy a vacuum with a built in dolly, you should expect it to take up some space.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great wet/dry vacuum Nice and quiet wet/dry vacuum. Has cleaned concrete dust off of new sanded floor. Removes debris with one pass off of dirty car interior. Only issue is the rigid suction tubes, do not lock together well. The current design has them press fit. The moment you move them, the fittings decouple, requiring reassembly. Well look at modifying them to accept a slotted partial twist off of a screw.
Date published: 2016-08-30
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