Model # WD1680

Internet # 202554974

Store SKU # 929602

16-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower

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$119.00 /each


Model # WD1680

Internet # 202554974

Store SKU # 929602

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 handheld 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • Wet/Dry Vac Info

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Hose Diameter (In.) 
2.5 in 
Hose Length (ft.) 
7 ft 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
22 in 
Accessories/Parts Included 
Vacuum, Filter, 2 Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Locking Blower Wand, Manual 
Air Volume (CFM) 
Amperage (amps) 
Built-In Accessory Storage 
Built-In Drain 
Color Family 
Oranges / Peaches 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Filter Type 
Peak Horsepower 
Product Weight (lb.) 
24.7 lb 
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Lifetime Warranty 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 286 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful equipment This has to be the most fantastic vacuum/blowers that I have ever owned. I have had 3 different blower vacs...this is the best one that I have ever owned. Keep up the great work Rigid..Even your competition can call to find out why thier units suck. July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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