Model # WD3050

Internet #202078667

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RIDGID 3 Gal. 3.5-Peak HP Portable Pro Wet Dry Vac


3 Gal. 3.5-Peak HP Portable Pro Wet Dry Vac

  • Compact wet dry vacuum that is lightweight, and easily portable
  • Suction-powered dust pan & expanding 2'-7' hose adds convenience
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$5997 /each
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Product Overview

The RIDGID 3 gallon wet dry vac is a compact and easily portable shop vac that is designed to deliver performance of a vacuum 3 times its size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. The built-in suction powered dustpan makes cleaning quick and easy. The vacuum's 3.5 peak horsepower motor, 10 ft. power cord, locking expandable hose, and 1-layer standard pleated paper filter will please pro's and DIYers alike.

  • 3.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy duty clean-up
  • At 9.8 lbs. this vac is extremely portable
  • Built-in suction-powered dust pan makes cleaning even easier
  • On-board cord wrap for storage of the 10 ft. power cord has quick-release so you can spend your time cleaning, not unwrapping the cord
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • 1-7/8 in. Dia hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Includes 7 ft. x 1-7/8 in. expanding locking hose, 1-7/8 in. car nozzle and 1-layer pleated paper filter
  • Peak HP 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship

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Accessories/Parts Included
Includes 2' to 7' Expandable Locking Vacuum Hose, Car Nozzle, and Standard Cartridge Filter VF3400.
Air Volume (CFM)
Amperage (amps)
Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Built-In Accessory Storage
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
Product Weight (lb.)
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this a quiet vacuum? If this isn't the quietest shop model, then which one is?

I don't need much power. And smaller is a plus. I have read that Ridgid makes some quiet shop vacs. I need one quieter than others so as to not scare confined animals. Does not even have to be a wet/dry vac: any vac with a hose, but not noisy, is the criterion. Thanks for any help with this.
Asked by: Robert
No, it is very loud compared to similar sized Sh*pvac brand.
Answered by: Oj
Date published: 2017-04-12

How do I find a local store with this item?

Asked by: Pete
I ordered mine online and it got to me pretty quick.
Answered by: Leroy
Date published: 2016-08-03

Are replacement filters available at a reasonable price? Where do I get them?

Asked by: Anonymous
Most home depots stock them, you may order them from home depot on line as well. its at an competitive price.
Answered by: flyboynxs
Date published: 2016-12-20

Can this vaccum be used with the sander used for sanding drywall?

Asked by: dietz9934
Filter plugs fairly easy with fine particles, haven't used it for drywall but sawdust needs to be emptied frequently
Answered by: ljb1431
Date published: 2016-12-06
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Customer Reviews

3 Gal. 3.5-Peak HP Portable Pro Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 475.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome shop vac, this is high quality, the hose I think is rubber not the cheep plastic that Craf... Awsome shop vac, this is high quality, the hose I think is rubber not the cheep plastic that Craftsmen makes. Its hard to find a 3.5-Peak HP in such a small vac. I use this with any kind of cleanups that I use for my carpets. Your typical brush attachment fits with this vac if you use the adaptor which I bought at Ace, but they have them at Home Depot I also modified mine for my convenience. This is easy to lift and you can hang on to it while u vacuum up leaves in your home and messes. I can't lift much but this just works. Very happy.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tips over - deal breaker it is a good compromise off small footprint yet strong suction,and I really wanted to like this vac, but... - somewhat top-heavy and very prone to falling over: a) when the flex hose is extended, or b) when the hose or attachment is flush against an object,(cleaning a floor with the end at an angle, it works great; but put the end flush against a carpet and the suction power immediately tips the vac over - unit does not seal tight, the top does not clamp down tight to the bottom, not a problem when it sits on the floor, but if you lift the vac while using it, the top lifts up just a fraction, and I suspect loses suction power
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, Powerful and Convenient! I have a much larger 16 Gallon Vacuum, but it is too big for quick jobs and vacuuming my cars. This compact powerhouse is perfect for quick jobs. It is small enough to keep in my single car garage, always on hand When needed, has plenty of power and a full-size filter to keep dust inside the canister where it belongs. I highly recommend this compact powerhouse! I did purchase a Ridgid crevasse tool and brush, but the included attachment is perfect for most uses, including the carpets in my car.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Shop Vac is perfect. Plenty of power, easy to use and handle. My favorite feature is the f... This Shop Vac is perfect. Plenty of power, easy to use and handle. My favorite feature is the flexible lock-on hose. My previous shop vac has a very stiff and hard to manage hose that often caused the canister to tip over. Not the case here. This one stretches and flexes easily, and has a handy hose storage system. It uses the hose attachment storage on the side as a vacuum dust pan. Set it down and sweep toward the feature, dirt is sucked up.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RIDGIT 3 gallon shop vac. Excellent ! It is much quieter than my bigger 16 gallon shop vac and it cleans up the sawdust just as good. Also, you can move the 3 gallon around a lot easier. I really like this small shop vac !
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum for HVAC work Small and powerful vacuum, using the fine dust collection bags to clean condensers and units makes my job much easier. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only complaint is the power cord is too short. This has the power of the larger vacs but can carry around with you, only complaint is the power cord is a little short.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power for a small unit This unit will pick up #9 shot that has been spilled. My big vac will not do this. It should come with more tools.
Date published: 2017-02-28
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