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RIDGID 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower


16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

  • Two tools in one- with its powerful, detachable hand-held blower
  • Two piece drum construction provides long lasting durability
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
Was  $119.00
$9900 /each

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Product Overview

This RIDGID 16 gallon wet dry vac with detachable blower is two tools in one! The vacuum powerhead simply detaches from the drum and with the attachment of the blower wand, this vac converts into a handheld blower. Power is not sacrificed, as this RIDGID shop vac packs our highest-rated 6.5 peak horsepower motor. It can tackle the messiest jobs and the leaf blower outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers in the market with 170 MPH. The tool caddy on this shop vac also keeps vacuum attachments close at hand.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • Comes with 1 detachable blower which offers blowing capacity ideal for cleaning decks and driveways
  • 20 ft. cord provides extra reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space for all the included accessories and the hose
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle, locking blowing wand and VF4000 filter
  • Accepts RIDGID filter bag, VF3502
  • 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship

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Ratings (374) (1361) (1207) (647)
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 16 14 14 16
Filter Type Cartridge Pleated Cartridge Pleated
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Hose Diameter (In.)
Hose Length (ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
22 in


Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, and Locking Blower Wand
Air Volume (CFM)
Amperage (amps)
Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
Product Weight (lb.)
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does it work good as a leaf blower

Asked by: Earl
Works really well as a leaf blower. Strong air flow!
Answered by: zenmonkey
Date published: 2017-01-25

Can you hook the hose to the leaf blower?

I noticed in the video he put the wand attachment into the top motor and then twisted it into place. I wanted to connect the hose to the leaf blower so I can bow things that possible?
Asked by: BobbyHCO
Yes you can lock the hose unto the blower. Looking down on top of the vacuum you will see a slot about 1 1/2 inch wide on top of the blower outlet where you can insert the locking end of the hose and latch the hose to the blower.
Answered by: pops
Date published: 2015-10-24

does this come with a replaceable or washable HEPA filter?

I am looking for a shop vac with a hepa filter to clean up moldy paint chips and dust in my basement.
Asked by: alex
Answered by: MIKEaROTCH
Date published: 2016-07-13

Can I buy replacement blower wheels and longer suction hoses for this vac? Is the blower wheel plastic or aluminum?

Asked by: 219zepp
Answered by: Manny
Date published: 2017-04-27
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Customer Reviews

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 371.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product thus far. I love all the attachments and the fact that the top disconnects to be a... Great product thus far. I love all the attachments and the fact that the top disconnects to be a leaf blower is fantastic. I just wanted a bigger shop vac for the garage for cleaning out vehicles and such and when I saw that this had the detachable blower, I was sold. I haven't noticed any issues with suction or anything yet, so after owning and using it for a bit, it sits at 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Have already returned this shop vac due to the fact... Have already returned this shop vac due to the fact that the motor was heating up and smelling like the motor was burning up. Great lifetime warranty and purchased another. The exact same model, have used it twice and it is already doing the same as the other. Will use it till it burns up.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vacuum was immediately pressed into service to remove water from the basement floor after a ... This vacuum was immediately pressed into service to remove water from the basement floor after a heavy rain. It performed flawlessly just five minutes after being taken out of the box. The high-water shutoff feature worked as advertised. The vacuum was quickly and easily emptied using the drain port at the bottom of the canister. It also works quite well in sucking up everything from dust to small debris using the dry mode. The filter can be installed or removed in seconds just as advertised. The long hose and attachments let you use the vacuum without bending. I was originally skeptical if this vacuum would have any real ability to meet my needs but it has definitely exceeded my expectations. The detachable blower also does a great job and was an added bonus feature of buying this particular model.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I love this vac. I bought it to replace a 6 gal shop/vac from Lowes. The biggest difference is the hose diameter, the 1 1/2 hose on the 6 gal unit is fine for in garage(saw dust, etc...) but I have a garage that constantly get's leaves blown. So having the much larger hose on the 16 gal unit great, no issues with vacuuming up leaves or other large items. Have not tried the blower feature as of yet. The auto attachment works very well for cleaning out cars.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works well, has good suction and the blower is powerful. I read a lot of good reviews before ... It works well, has good suction and the blower is powerful. I read a lot of good reviews before deciding to purchase. It is a replacement for my Craftsman Shop Vac/Blower that I owned for over 15 years. I was planning on buying another Craftsman but read it was being manufactured in China and maybe the quality has suffered. The Ridgid is manufactured in Mexico and I believe the older Craftsman were as well. The warranty is misleading as there are NO SERVICE CENTERS other than in Mexico. If you have problems you need to ship it to them at your expense, so basically the lifetime warranty other than through Home Depot is worthless in my opinion. My other issue is that this unit does not come with a diffuser. It is sold separately for about $12. I would have used my old one but the filter insert was bad and aesthetically did not look good.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was a great value and the additional attachments are great. When I first saw this product it wasn't available. So i clicked the notify me button and about 3 weeks later it was in stock again. The order i went with was only available online because it had additional hose attachments for vehicle cleaning. The vacuum did everything it said and preformed better than i expected. The only criticism is there isn't enough slots for all the attachments. Great product and great buy.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! Bought my shop vac last week for some heavy duty cleaning as I prepare to move. The ease of use, available hepatitis filter which I purchased makes the nastiest of jobs a treat. Bought the bags too to help clean up easier as I tackle my crawl space that was visited by a rat last year! Superb build quality, lifetime warranty, can't be beat!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shop Vac extraordinaire This is bar none the best shop vac that we have ever had, and we have had several over the years. Super suction, great group of tools, versatile and easy to move around. Great product
Date published: 2017-05-09
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