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Model # WD1680

Internet # 202554974

Store SKU # 929602

16 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower

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

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Product Overview

This newly designed RIDGID 16 Gal. wet/dry vacuum is a multi-functional powerhouse. Its powerful motor and large drum size allow it to perform extremely well as a conventional vacuum. In addition, the vacuum's power head detaches and quickly converts into a hand-held blower with a locking blowing wand that outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers. The quick-release cord wrap lets you spend less time unwrapping the 20 ft. cord and more time on the job. The caddy conveniently keeps your accessories and hose close at hand. It's like two incredible tools in one.

  • 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
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  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship


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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.) 
2.5 
Hose Length (ft.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
23 
Product Height (in.) 
29.5 
Product Width (in.) 
22 in 

Details

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) 
167 
Amperage (amps) 
12 
Color Family 
Oranges / Peaches 
Cord Length (ft.) 
20 
Filter Type 
Cartridge 
Floor Care Features 
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters 
Included Accessories 
No additional accessories included 
Peak Horsepower 
6.5 
Product Weight (lb.) 
24.7 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 
16 
Voltage (volts) 
120 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Lifetime Warranty 

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Can you hook the hose to the leaf blower?

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Littleton CO
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February 28, 2014
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 off...is that possible?
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July 30, 2014
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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.
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April 15, 2014
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Bobby,
The wand is designed specifically to attach to the blower output. As such the hose will not attach to it.
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Pottstown, PA, USA
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March 3, 2014
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the leaf blower is stand alone.
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March 3, 2014
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Check the PDF on the VAC... Instructions say this is possible with the car vac attachment placed on to the hose end... http://t.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-16-Gal-Wet-Dry-Vac-with-Blower-WD1680/202554974
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March 3, 2014
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Yes you can and also use the car nozzle to direct the airflow to where you want it i do that when i wash my truck i use this setup to dry my truck or when i feel lazy just put the blower attachment on
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does this come with a replaceable or washable HEPA filter?

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Washiington, DC
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November 5, 2013
I am looking for a shop vac with a hepa filter to clean up moldy paint chips and dust in my basement.
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OVER THE RAINBOW
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May 25, 2016
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DISHWASHER SAFE
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Pottstown, PA, USA
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May 1, 2014
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I would use a broom first to get the big chips. Remember what you suck in is proportional and relative to how long the motor/filter last.
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April 15, 2014
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alex,
Model VF6000 RIDGID 5-Layer Allergen Filter, or others like it will fit, but it is sold separately. You can buy it online @ the HD website as well.
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November 8, 2013
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no
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November 6, 2013
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Yes you can order a Hepa filter seperate through the special orders desk of Home depot or on line with part # 97457.
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Does it work good as a leaf blower

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June 28, 2016
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I have used it for small jobs, yes
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January 5, 2016
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Yes. That's why I bought it.
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November 10, 2015
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Yes, it does work well as a leaf blower. The power actually surprised me. You WILL need an extension cord.
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November 10, 2015
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support.
Yes, WD1680 wet/dry vac has a detachable blower head that can be used for blowing leaves in your porch or driveway.
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com
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will it work well to pick up leaves/sticks? is it the best product available for that task?

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August 18, 2013
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My hose got clogged and stuck whenever I tried to vacuum tiny twigs around my pool.I had to reach in with my hand constantly to turn them the right direction to go down the hose. It also won't work on a pile of wet leaves. I could have picked them up by hand a lot faster and easier. I had resorted to putting clumps in by hand into the hose which of course defeats the purpose of making life easier. It Read More
My hose got clogged and stuck whenever I tried to vacuum tiny twigs around my pool.I had to reach in with my hand constantly to turn them the right direction to go down the hose. It also won't work on a pile of wet leaves. I could have picked them up by hand a lot faster and easier. I had resorted to putting clumps in by hand into the hose which of course defeats the purpose of making life easier. It works on dry leaves if they aren't clumped from sitting together a while. I was pretty disappointed as cleaning around my pool and patio was my main goal. Read Less
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absolutely. you may have to unclog the wand for time to time though. this is the best way to clean rain gutter...bar none.
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The vac can indeed pick up leaves or sticks making sure that the filter is installed. The vac can NOT be used for toxic or flammable materials.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 199 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprisingly Pleased! This was my first Ridgid product and I thought it would probably be like the other wet/dry vacuums I had used. I purchased it to clean out the remains of a very dirty pool. I was very impressed that it was easy to use and did a great job with a major mess. I'm glad it has a place for all of the accessories! It's very handy. I think it is very creative to have a detachable blower as well. I like that the wheels don't bulk out like some wet vacs I've used and that makes things more manageable, especially in limited areas. I'm very pleased and would recommend this product...even to my Mom who is extremely picky!!!!!!! June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by my best friend in the garage I had one of these for about 12 years, best darn tool in my garage. About 2 weeks ago the motor finally died, man was I sad. I looked on the web and discovered there is a lifetime warranty on the wet/dry vac that I had . I called their customer service dept. They were very accommodating and after them reviewing the pictures I sent to them, to my great surprise they sent me a new wet/dry vac. They have a great product and really stand behind it. Thank you Thank you The Rigid company is the best. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Vac Nice upgrades over older models. Wheels roll easily and hose has swivel which helps. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job! Very pleased with unit. Love the 2 1/2 inch hoses to pick up larger items. Noise level is fine. I would buy one more "main tube" to make it a bit easier to vacuum floors. Nice long cord. June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly Recommend I did lots of research and all of the positive reviews were spot on. I do not understand why there are any negative reviews. The only thing that I wish this had was a handle on the hose or one of the tubes to hold it while using. This has been the best $100 I have spent in a long time. This vacuum does exactly what it is suppose to do. The assembly was quick and easy. (I was a little worried at first and then I found all the necessary instructions were in the canister.) The caddy for all the tools is excellent to keep everything together. The leaf blower is awesome. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. June 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great garage helper Plenty of attachments with easy storage, great swivels in both ends of hose and wheels that really help it move. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product The shop vac has a lot of suction which is the primary purpose of my purchase. Also, pleased with the low noise level of the motor. July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome I love my new RIDGID VAcuum it works really great. June 24, 2016
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