Model # WD1956

Internet #100638347

Store SKU #386239

RIDGID 16 gal. 6.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet Dry Vac


16 gal. 6.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet Dry Vac

  • Durable stainless steel construction, built for the Pro
  • Cart & large rear wheels makes easy maneuvering & accessibility
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
Was  $179.00
$159.00 /each

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Product Overview

This RIDGID 16 gallon stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction shop vac also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • Blowing port provides for blowing leaves from walkways and decks
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle and a crevice tool
  • Stainless-steel construction for durability
  • 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
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

what is the diameter of the pick up hose

Asked by: Anonymous
2 Inches
Answered by: Dano
Date published: 2016-07-28

Is it capable of using bags.

I need to do some floor grinding on concrete and need a bag before the filter.
Asked by: JA
yes it actually comes with a bag in the box!
Answered by: Gadrummor
Date published: 2017-02-26


Asked by: Anonymous
Return it. They all come with a black bag. The factory must have left it our of the box. I use this for vacuuming up water. I always dry it and air it out after. After 6 months two holes in the bottom appeared. There were not from a puncture. They rusted through; plus the seam on the inside rusted as well. I guess it was not stainless. Anyway, I contacted RIDGID, they said email them info and pictures and I NEVER heard back. After 7 months i returned it to HOME DEPOT and they were EXCELLENT to deal with. They exchanged the product without question even though it had been so long. I got the same one since I was so far into it. Next time it will be the plastic 16 gallon. The motor is quiet and preforms very well.
Answered by: Dano
Date published: 2016-12-08

Why is the Ridgid Dry/wet vacuum model #WD1956 $179.00 at the U.S. stores and $239.00 at the Canadian stores.

I was considering purchasing this vacuum, but now that I know that there is a unrealistic markup for Canadians, I am contemplating going to another store.
Asked by: Anonymous
I know this was asked a long time ago, but as of today, the exchange rate is 1.35, making $179 USD equal to $242 Canadian. So, essentially - same price. :-)
Answered by: CJR
Date published: 2016-11-13
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Customer Reviews

16 gal. 6.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 194.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Power and Performance I've owned a few wet/dry vacs over the years, and I can honestly say this Ridgid vac is by far the best. I needed a vac with high CFM's and this unit has that. It picks up all kinds of messes from my shop floor with no problems and does it quietly! I like the fact that it uses dust bags to help keep the filter clean and also has a powerful blower port. My only complaint t about this vac is that it needs accessory storage on the front castors.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good investment Has yet to be water tested but I have no doubt it will stand up to the test. Picks up wood scraps like nothing. Great suction, decent spread of starter tools, and reasonably priced. I was however disappointed I had to buy a separate filter right off the bat. The box says wet/dry, but it's dry use only vac unless you have the extra money at the time of purchase to add to cost of machine.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a great job I bought the vacuum specifically to clean out grease traps. It sucks the water out of them at a tremendous rate. It only takes a few minutes to fill up the VAC. The drain makes it easy to empty. Clean up is very easy because the inside is so smooth. I used a foam filter to protect the motor. Extremely powerful and easy to use.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish they would come with a brush adapter since it is brand new to me I haven't used it that much .But it seems to have a lot of vacuum and power that I was looking for. Great job guys.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great, easy to move around Gave it a good rating vs a excellent rating as I felt it would have been easier to put the wheels on with a cutter pin.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vac is amazing This productvis big and work very well. It's a very handy vacuum to have.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large hose diameter fits dust exhaust of my oscillating sander. Good suction and not overly loud. Easy to assemble
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Power with surprising quietness. I was very impressed with the vacs power. I cleaned my whole wood shop and there was nothing that it could not pick up, even blocks of wood which I thought would get stuck were just devoured. It performed equally as well in household cleaning with the attachments on board it was a breeze to hook up and change hose ends making the job go much quicker than hunting for the right end. It was very quiet and moved around well on its wheels even though it is a very large vac. The size can be an issue but the vacs weight is light for it's size and very manageable, at least empty. The hose and cord store on board very neatly. If you need a large vac I would definitely recommend this one.
Date published: 2017-02-08
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