RIDGID 16-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum-WD1851 at The Home Depot


Model # WD1851

Internet # 100638360

Store SKU # 255185

16-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum

RIDGID 16-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum

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$159.00 / each


Model # WD1851

Internet # 100638360

Store SKU # 255185

This RIDGID 16-gal. High Performance wet/dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that Pros demand for job site or shop. The powerful 6.5 Peak HP motor easily handles the toughest job site clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust. Moving up & 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 vacuum 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • Wet/Dry Vac Info

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Air Volume (CFM)  203  Amperage (amps)  12 
Assembled Depth (in.)  28 in  Assembled Height (in.)  35 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  20.5 in  Built-In Accessory Storage  Yes 
Built-In Drain  Yes  Casters  Yes 
Color Family  Oranges / Peaches  Cord Length (ft.)  20 
Filter Type  Paper  Hose Diameter (In.)  2.5 in 
Hose Length (ft.)  7 ft  Manufacturer Warranty  Limited Lifetime Warranty 
Peak Horsepower  6.5 hp  Product Depth (in.)  26.75 
Product Height (in.)  36  Product Weight (lb.)  31.25 lb 
Product Width (in.)  20.75  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)  16 
Voltage (volts)  120 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 118 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I use this product for all most everything in my house from wood working ,dry wall, car clean ups and lets not leave out my wife the rug clean up I can never stop say how good this company is with there customer service I had a vacuum motor go bad on me maybe it was MY FAULT or not they replaced it with no problem at all ,it great to see a company stand behind there product I would hate to see if it was a company out side the USA Being a ex Marine we have a old saying SEMPER FI which means always faithfull ,more Company's should follow this Companys strong Customer Service and great products September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by better than the rest I use the shop vac to suck out grease traps ,open sinks, get toys out of toilets, open tub lines .This product has been thoroughly field tested. Passed with flying colors. March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Missing one feature Before even trying out the unit, which based on other RIDGID tools, will be outstanding, I found one great feature and one missing one. The great feature is the hose attachment points on top of the rear wheel shaft assembly. Specifically made for the hose to wrap around and secure, it is very innovative. However, using the attachment points for the hose does not provide any location to store/carry the 2 extension wands. I notice on other units, you have connection pieces above all of the wheels but nothing above the front castor wheels on this model. So one either has to store the wands where the hose should go and wrap the hose, which is not very good for the hose, or store the hose and jerry rig some way to store/carry the wands. December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply the best shop vacuums made. I've owned one of these for several years now, and it is simply the best vacuum I've ever used. It is also so quiet that you can hold a normal conversation while standing right next to it while it is running. I also own, and or have used shop vacs made by all of the other major manufacturers, and none of them even come close to the performance of the Ridgid vacuums. I liked mine so much that I have just bought another one, this one with the removable blower. I've also recommended these vacuums to my friends, and they have been just as happy with them as I am. December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Have owned many of these for Flooring I have had to use these for Flooring, and i must say, they do not disappoint. I never had one fail on me And if i did, its because someone did not clean out the filter. And that usually takes YEARS. i only had one die on me, and will be seeing how the process is handled for Warranties. I will keep you updated. January 27, 2014
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