Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 382
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 Doomer VERY GOOD VAC
Usually these vacuums work for a bit, then the filter gets jammed up. This one was the exception. I sucked up 75 gallons of water when my basement flooded. 6.5hp was plenty! It was a bit pricy but very worth it. One thing to remember is that you need the wet filter for it. If not the water will not flow very good.
Good stuff, but I wish it came with the water filter too.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JP Shop Vac
This is a very nice well built vac. The combination caters and tires make it very stable.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hovermn quietly sucks!!
This is the quietest shop vac I have ever owned or used. It's also one of the, if not the most powerful shop vacs I've used. I can hold a conversation over it while cleaning the garage and not think twice.
As far as the wheel axle caps, they're the same thing that many manufacturers use to hold wheels on, and work quite effectively. Pro tip: Thread the axle, put both wheels on, press both caps on until they stick, lay the vacuum drum on it's side and use a hammer to tap the caps on. Doing so will seat both caps, but turn the vacuum 180 and tap the other cap. Done and done. Takes 30 seconds.
I couldn't be happier with this vacuum.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike557 Good Buy
Easy to assemble and use. The wheels are a great additional providing additional mobility and ease of movement. I use it for multiple purposes including dust collection in the wood shop. Very well made product and I have been pleased so far and would recommend it to anyone that needs a larger size wet vac. For smaller jobs and tight places, this might be too large for you.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CJ Wet/dry vac
Great power picks up everything large hose to handle big stuff.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rickyc55 Great !!
Great Shop Vac..very quiet compared to most vacs in this class
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pville This product sucks, and that's a good thing!!!!!!
I researched shop vacs from Ridgid as well as other manufacturers as I wanted a vac with plenty of suction power. This unit had the most at over 200 mph air movement in terms of suction/blowing. Primarily I have used it with two 20 foot extension hoses (2.5 inch dia) to "snake" my way down gutters of the house. The gutters on one side of the house are at least 25 feet off the ground towards the rear of the house and about 12 feet high near the front and accessible at the front as a deck is there. Using a step ladder I access the gutter and insert the hose into it and push the hose along the gutter's length. It picked up leaves, pine needles, and the usual dirt with ease. Another nice benefit was that all the debris was contained to the canister and simply dumped out. With a total of about 245 feet of gutters on the house, garage and carport this vac has been a real time saver and and has turned an all day project into a hour breeze. It can also have the hose reversed so it will blow debris out.
October 11, 2016