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
$17900 /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: 2017-04-30

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: 2017-04-12

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: 2017-04-01
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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 231.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good BUT not as good as the plastic one. This is a GOOD vacuum BUT... honestly i'd rather have the 16gal plastic one. This one the bottom part that holds the wheels on is in two peices and only clips on. Also this is stainless yes BUT the metal base is kinda flimsy, i bet its gonna get dented pretty good where as the plastic one wouldnt dent it could crack. Also the bottom of the stainless one there is a seam where water could puddle up and rust it. Yes its stainless but it can still rust if its cheap stainless which it is, a magnet will stick to it the can. Also the plastic one comes with a muffler which helps prevent the exhaust air from kicking up more dust. Its nice BUT id personally rather have the plastic one.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy assembly, very powerful, wheels make it easy to move around the shop. I like it a lot. Easy assembly, very powerful, wheels make it easy to move around the shop. I like it a lot.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detail Shop Strong We have 4 of these vac's in our detail shop. For the money it's the best.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shop Vac I've ever used!... Best shop Vac I've ever used!
Date published: 2017-03-16
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 1 out of 5 by from vacuum works well but after a couple years as others have mentioned starts leaking water around b... vacuum works well but after a couple years as others have mentioned starts leaking water around bottom ring. (vacuum was always emptied after use). would not purchase again given price. despite lifetime warranty rigid will not replace canister.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best vacuum in the business Vacuums that actually sucks. If u take care of it, it lasts forever. If it does break, ridges gives you a new one for free
Date published: 2017-04-23
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