Model # WD1956

Internet #100638347

Store SKU #386239

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

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
$179.00 /each

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This RIDGID 16 Gal. Stainless Steel 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 and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, stainless steel 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 Pros on the job site.

  • 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
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  • Limited lifetime warranty


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what is the diameter of the pick up hose

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October 23, 2012
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August 14, 2013
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2 Inches
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July 16, 2013
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2.5 inches
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January 29, 2013
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2 1/2"
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January 15, 2013
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About 2 1/2", it will pick up some pretty good sized pieces. Will clean up from my planer with no problem as well as the router
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October 24, 2012
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support.
The hose diameter for 16 gallon stainless steel wet/dry vacuum (WD1956) is 2 ½ .
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com.
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BAG THAT GOES WITH THIS MODEL

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EMORY
July 22, 2012
BOUGHT ONE AT HOME DEPOT BUT THE BAG WAS NOT IN THE BOX, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY
THE BAG WAS NOT WITH MINE IT WOULD BE SO HANDY TWO HAVE THIS BAG FOR HOLDING ALL ASSESORYS
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August 14, 2013
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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September 26, 2012
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The bag should have come with it, the bags one of the best parts of the vac.
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August 1, 2012
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The bag was with mine. I would call the Rigid Customer Service number and let them know the bag was missing.
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July 24, 2012
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Please check the tote bag inside the drum. If it is not there, we can send it out to you at no cost. Please call us at 1-800-474-3443 options 1, 3 and 1 for wet/dry vac customer service or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com with your complete name, physical address and phone number plus the model and serial number.
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RIDGID Support
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What is the MPH on the blower?

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November 26, 2012
I want to buy this Model over Model # WD1680. The problem is the details do not elaborate on the MPH of blowing this model can do. It appears you can not easily remove it and carry it as a blower like with WD1680, which is fine by me... I just really need a quality shop vac and a pretty good blower.
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Its now designed to blow. Only Suck. It works well and is quiet.
Get the plastic one however.
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 Read More
Its now designed to blow. Only Suck. It works well and is quiet.
Get the plastic one however.
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. Read Less
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I do not have an anamometer, so I can't really say, but this thing will reach well in to back areas to blow out sawdust and leaves.
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The WD1956 is not the same with the WD1680 because it doesn’t have a detachable leaf blower. However, WD1956 can be used as a blower by simply putting the hose to the exhaust/intake port. We do not measure the blowing MPH of the vacuums that doesn’t have a detachable leaf blower just like WD1956.
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can a customer buy a vac. without the tools ?

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No, It comes with all the do-dads.
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No, the tools are included in the box, and are of good quality.
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I would say no. You have tools from a previous one already im assuming?
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 164 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great wet/dry vacuum for around the house Great product. Awesome power and large capicity makes any job, big or small, a sinch. August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works well needs reusable/washable filter option a little pricey but worth it much better than my old vac....they need to make a reusable/washable filter such as the one Sop Vac brand makes then this would be a nice product...I would give 5 stars then August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The best wet/dry vacuum out there! Five minute assembly and up and working like a champ. Excelient pickup. August 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stainless steel shop vac Canister very thin and dents easily better to get plastic version for way less money June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great shop vac Like this much more than standard Shop vacs. Wheels let it over without falling over. Has good suction, and has performed well for all of he jobs I have used it for. May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by They've come along way As many have stated this replaced an older craftsman shop vac that finally died. Needless to say they've come along ways since those days. Much quieter in fact the wife hollered down is that the new shop vac...wow that's quiet. As far as suction I think the old craftsman holds it own, from their on there is no comparison. I bought the bags and the hepa filter. No assembly issues but I can't say I like having screw heads against the canister's ridge holding it to the wheel assembly...someone took a short cut to save a buck. Yes I'd buy another one, easy to maneuver and works for my needs...sawdust...metal shavings...plastic shavings...plaster....drywall...dead leaves...spiders....flies and the occasional hornets nest...LOL March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best purchase ever, dont even consider another model This thing is a powerhouse. Wildly powerful, and fairly quiet. I am so glad I did my homework and researched shop vacs before buying. I have had mine for about ten years now and it works as good as new. I use this thing for so many purposes, and to reduce the need to clean it or replace the filters, I always keep a bag in the unit. Not only does it save money on filters, it also improves the vacuuming effectivenes. Do not even consider another model. This unit is an investment. December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2nd time around Needed another vac to got another Rigid Stainless. Love the features, wet/dry, accessories, capacity and quality. Relegated my old one to the OUTDOOR tasks around the tool shed, garage. The NEW One is for indoor/inside use around the garage/shop. Since both use the same parts, my extra hoses etc. will work with both. Love the balance with 4 wheels, 2 casters that swivel around the floor/carpet. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE THE HOSE TO MOVE IT, it moves well with the hose over all surfaces. Highly recommend this vac. December 8, 2015
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