Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 255
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by charlynn very powerful
Recently I experienced problems with my 10 year old Ridgid blower vac's motor. After contacting Ridgid and sending the motor to them, they found it to be covered under warranty and sent a new model WD 16800. When they say lifetime warranty they stand behind it. I put it to work the first weekend after I received it vacuuming the leaves and dirt from my gutters. This new model is much more powerful than my old model MD1665 and held up well after 2 hours of work. The new model is more compact, light weight, and powerful than it's predecessor WD1665. I recommend this beast to anyone looking for a strong vacuum and a strong company to back it up.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe17 For the surprisingly, reasonable cost, this vacuum is certainly worth more than what my company paid. It has a great set of attachments, as well.
When my vacuum arrived on the UPS truck, I unpacked it and started putting it together per the directions on the owner's manual. I discovered that one of the feet was damaged in transit. I called the 800 customer service line and was connected to a customer support agent named Beth. I explained the situation and to my pleasant surprise, she simply asked for the model and serial number on the unit followed by my company's address. She then informed me that a replacement would be arriving in 7-10 business days. She even sent me a confirmation with the same information via e-mail upon my request. Beth was very friendly and very helpful.
January 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aberger Very Reliable
I still have my first Rigid wet/dry vac that I bought over 10 years ago. Using it to clean out my construction equipment, it gets into very dirty conditions and it neve has changed from the day I bought it. No other vac on the market would compare to Rigid!
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RayDIYer Great Product and Warranty Support
I bought similar product many years ago and used it weekly on a variety of projects to include major renovations of house, yard work, gutter cleaning, pond draining, air duct cleaning, car cleaning, and general home shop use. The 6.5 hp was very powerful and always completed the job. I cannot imagine having a shop-vac without the detachable blower feature. I use the blower more than the vac. I have even used the blower as a snow blower. Works great in cold light snow up to 2-3 inches. does not work for heavy wet snow. I love not having to shovel and use the blow instead. Great warranty support, Ridgid stands behind their lifetime warranty. I will always look for Ridgid tools in the future. after many years of faithful service the vacuum started giving a burning smell. Ridgid quickly sent a replacement product, free of charge. LOVE IT! LOW PRICE, quality product (works better than advertised), and great customer support.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nascar this product is used to build new houses and the blower attachment is great to clean itself when bag leaks inside drum
the vac / blower combo is great for having to do the place of two or three different tools.
The only problem we have with the machine is the bag mount doesn't allow the bag to slide completely over the inlet /bag attachment to seal so no debris leaks into drum.
The ease of change over from vac to blower and back is great especially with the 20' cord
The attachment mounting bracket holds all the attachments and hose pipes as to allow ease in transport and doesn't get in the way when removing and replacing the blower head
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by apevnev Great shop vac
I've bought this initially just as a shop vac for my garage to vacuum cars but ended up using it all around the house. Drywall dust, fireplace ashes (with the proper filter!), dryer lint... Blowing junk out of the garage... You name it - this vac can do it! I've also got a few more attachments for this vac as well as an extra hose so I can vacuum both cars without moving the vac itself. Speaking of leaf blower - it's good for blowing junk out, but the wire is a hassle. Still prefer old good Gas blower for the yard work.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rockie Overall design and suction is excellent
I bought all the frilters and muffler, a car cleaning kit and an extra hose. I used it on sanding drywall and vacuming at same time and works awesome, you have to clean filter with an air compressor depending on how much you do. I used the vacum to clean our vehicles and garage floor and works awesome. I also used the blower for driveway and works awesome again. I very happy with product and if you want to buy a excellent product that you wont regret, buy this one, i promote this product with 2 thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benny So good, we bought another for the cottage!
We were so impressed with the power, durability and versatility of our 16 gallon Wet/Dry Vac that we bought another one for our cottage located a 5 hour drive from our home.
Not only does this unit perform well in dry and wet conditions, the detachable blower has the sufficient power to blow the leaves off our deck.
It's a great product!
December 3, 2014