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Model WD1680

Internet #202554974

Store SKU #929602

16 gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

$119.00 /each
  • 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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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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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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Schellsburg, PA
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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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RIDGID
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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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May 23, 2014
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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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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 216 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garage Cleaning Made Easy Every spring I have to sweep my garage out because of all sand and dirt that gets tracked in from my car and it takes about 20 minutes and I always end up getting dust in my nose and mouth. With the detachable leaf blower I was able to blow all of the sand and dirt out of my garage in about 5 minutes and didn't get nearly half the dust in my nose and mouth. With the $50 credit for opening a Home Depot credit card it ended up costing less than $50. A great deal!!! August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Deal After my last shop vac, by Rigid, finally bit the dust, from a bad on/off switch, I saw Home Depot .com had reduced their price on this model to match the 1 I was looking at. It was a "no brainer" to buy this model with all the extra's that came with it rather than the other, at the same price. It went together quickly and performs excellent. For those who need this size of vac or just a bit smaller, this is the one that has all the "bells and whistles," for a great price! August 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great vac Love the vac just need smaller crevice tools for the Car August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly dependable Wet Dry Vac Suits all our needs effectively. Detachable Blower is a definite plus! August 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Shop Vac Replaced a similar Rigid shop vac that was 9 years old. I got good service from that one, so the decision was easy. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Feel like I have a "Big Boy" Shop Vac! After slowly adding tools to my garage/work-space it was becoming more obvious that the sawdust and cobwebs were not going to clean themselves. I had a small shop-vac but it wasn't easily portable nor did it have the power needed for a productive clean-up. This vac does the job handily with great tools included! I've only lightly used the detachable blower but that definitely has the power needed for cleaning the sidewalks after mowing the lawn. So over all it's a great double-duty/multi-use tool that I'm glad to own! August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shop Vac This is a great shop vac that doubles as a blower. Love it August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ridgid thing is great! blower is awesome, vac is good, dosent quite pick up pine needles, but works great... August 9, 2016
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