Model # WD1680

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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
$119.00 /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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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: mikeROTCH
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: 2017-02-28
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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 307.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for detailing vehicles. i use it 2 hours a day for the last 2 years. I bought this vacuum about 2 years ago. I use it for my mobile detailing business. it runs at least 2 hours a day 7 days a week. it still works like the day I bought it. I wash a car, dry it, then use the blower to blow off the tires and wheels, and cracks where water drips down the car. then I vacuum out the interior, or pull the filter and clean water out of a boat I am detailing. it is really 2 tools in one so it saves space in my mobile detailing vehicle. quit shopping and buy this vacuum. I never leave reviews, but I figured this product was worth the time to review...
Date published: 2017-02-08
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 2 out of 5 by from the power cord is on the front of the vacuum right beside the hose. therefore the hose constantl... the power cord is on the front of the vacuum right beside the hose. therefore the hose constantly tangles in the cord when in use. this is why every other vacuum has the power cord on the end away from the business end. materials are flimsy. a serious down-grade from what used to be a great prodcut.
Date published: 2016-11-01
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 More power, great new features I was looking for a replacement for my Ridgid 16 gallon vac with removable motor that I bought probably 15 years ago. The motor hadn't died, but it was terminally ill. But the aluminum impeller gave out first, so getting a new one became the task of the week. The current equivalent is a little stronger - always a good thing. The removable motor/blower now has a very functional cord winding feature, and the blower nozzle has a locking feature, so I don't have to worry about chasing the nozzle across the yard any more. The tool storage attachment is a big improvement over the previous model. Overall, I'm pretty happy with my new vac. We'll see if durability is equally improved.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate. I so far have only used this shopvac in tandem with my Ridged 13" planer, it has amazing suction! I have very little to clean up when the project is done. The machine could be a 5/10 on noise in a small garage. But still fairly quiet compared to Ridged's competitors. Easy 10/10 on suction all the debris in my truck from scrap wood and metal shavings, all vacuumed and leaving my hands sliver free. The detachable blower is amazing and really easy to detach and blow the shelfs off of dust. My only complaint, the hand tools do not stay held in there place when dumping wood shavings, they tend to fall with.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight but solid. The vacuum is light in weight but sold. Rolls around easily, even across cords and mats. Very strong suction and the hose connections are well fit to maintain the power. The only reason I have just a "good" for "Ease of use" is the on/off switch requires a strong finger and thumb push which is pretty awkward for aging fingers. I've read other reviews that touted the quiet noise level but the only time I was impressed by the quietness was when I detached and used the blower. It has to be the quietest blower I've ever heard.
Date published: 2017-01-28
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
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