Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 355
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJ Love this Vacuum
I've had another brand in the past. I need this product to clean a fountain which is surrounded by a aggregate stone walkway. My previous unit's small wheels couldn't glide over the walkway so I had to lift a full reservoir of water from the fountain to my driveway over and over again to complete the job.
With the Rigid, it has a bigger capacity (so it holds more water) and the large wheels allow me to effortlessly roll the full tank to my driveway. If that wasn't good enough, I appreciate the quick drain valve at the bottom of the Rigid. This product saves my back and helps me clean my fountain more efficiently.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dc Great vacuum
Just bought a house and this is, hands-down, the best thing we bought for it. Have already used it all over from cleaning up spiderwebs and bugs in the basement, to sawdust and drywall dust, to honey in the carpet, to water and slime in the AC drip pan. This vacuum is easily the most useful tool I own. I plan to get two more, moving my current one out to the garage, keeping one in the house, and getting one of the smaller ones when portability is important (the 16 gallon is a little hard to move up stairs and into the attic for example, especially when partially full of water).
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sunwolf Great but with design flaw
I call it "Mightyvac".
Pros: Suction power, mobility via cart/wheels, easy assembly, included filter is great, overall excellent package
Cons: Storage issues: Without modifying, you can store either the extensions or the hose, not both. This should be fixed asap. While the basic set of attachments fit in the included storage bag, any additional attachments will not. Storage bag should be larger to accommodate system growth. Copious use of plastics.
Overall, thumbs up. Can't yet comment on durability.
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chemcajun Very good vac
I did online research before buying a vac. I was looking for lots of CFMs at a reasonable price. I settled on this model even though I was concerned about manuverability since this model has large, fixed wheels on the rear. It turns out that this is not an issue at all. The vac has excellant pickup power and is very quite during operation. I give it a thumbs up in the single fan category and would recommend it for any wood working shop. It lives up to its rave reviews and deserves to be at the top of the single fan class. My only recommendation for improvement is if they would offer a 20+gal model since I do lots of heavy duty planing.
May 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by matt Absolutely worthless
Jams constantly, cheap tubing got two tears, absolutely impossible to use at all with all its issues. It would be quicker to use your hands. Worthless
July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Ridgid wet/dry vac
an excellent vac and is quiet compared to my shop vacs. Bad timing on my part they came out with a much nicer design one week after I purchased mine Oh well!
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by freebyrd Just Clean up Tpilet overflow | Worked Perfect with Squeegy Tool
Bought this to suck the air out of bags and essentially vacuum pack large consumer items. VERDICT: Didn't work well.
However, Our sewage main was clogged and we had feces, toilet paper, and just generally nasty wattery-sewage. So I went to this WetVac, and put the squeagy tool thats like a foot wide on, and this thing performed like a champ. OH mY , it was great; barely knew there was any water there and it looked dangerously clean.
Now my biggest ocncern is that the maid is going to look at the floors and think she can just sweep and dust, when in fact there could be harmful bacteria left in the wake of all that sewage. BUT FROM A LOOKS perspective, wooowwww, this wetvac did a great job.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tarl7 Works Great
This wet/dry vac is so much more efficient than our last one which was not a Ridgid. It is more powerful and much easier to use. My husband and I both love it. The garage has never been so clean. :)
June 28, 2016