Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 327
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rigger Only negative is that it will not hold as much as you think, with the motor taking up a lot of inside space. Good suction though, attachments easy to change. Be careful to put the clips in the right place. They are marked left and right for a reason.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by akacoons Awesome Vac. Customers are impressed.
Love this shop vac. I use it almost daily as a home theater installer. I'm vacuuming mostly sheetrock dust and insulation. Looks and feels like a toolbox. Customers are surprised when I open it up and start cleaning. Stacks well in the van. I also use as a small step stool and a chair to sit on. I weigh 220 lbs. I've had it for two years. The filter cleans easily. Haven't needed to replace yet. The handle did break the other day. But I was able to order a replacement part for about $15 including shipping. I'm always recommending this to friends and customers.
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dan easy to transport and store
this rigid shop vac is great for everyday use. it is easy to throw in a truck bed or trunk to keep on hand. all the pieces have storage compartments inside the shop vac to ensure you dont lose anything
August 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rlinthicum1 Make them stackable
Make this stack/click in to your pro tool box 22" containers, please!!!!!!!!
October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyB Best compact wet/dry vac available on the market
This shop vac is the most convenient ,handy and portable for those small cleaning jobs.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boxerman Powerful and compact
I got the WD4522 Ridgid to replace an enormous "jet-engine loud" craftsman vac that was given to me. The Ridgid, with the 5 hp motor is still very capable of handling everything I need in my shop and garage for wood, dust, metal shavings and occasional water pickup. It is not overly noisy and easy to maintain the changing of filters and debris. I would like to have seen more attention paid to the design of the latches for the storage bins on each end - the current design is clumsy to open, but stays shut when it needs to. It came with the fine dust filter (blue) but the HD stores in our town did not stock the regular filters (white), nor the water pickup filters for the smaller units (less than 5 gal), so I ordered these off the HD website.
I did not like dragging the WD4522 around on its base, especially on brushed concrete like our driveway while vacuuming my truck. I found that the small furniture dolly harbor freight sells for around $10 works perfectly. I fastened two small brackets on each end with some rubber padding glued on and the WD4522 vacuum fits on the dolly and rolls with ease (see pictures).
Overall I think that the power and the convenience of the compactness of the WD4522 makes a great tool.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rednek Powerful!
Awsome vacuum. Very powerful. Compact and saves room in my vehicle.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Remodeler Handy little vacuum
This is the second one I have purchased. First one lasted three years (motor bearing/bushing failure), fairly steady use as the main cleanup tool for a remodeling contractor. The size is handy and one of the best things I like is that I can stand on the unit if I need to reach something. I weigh 170 lbs and am only getting fatter..
The hose length is a little too short but it needs to be, to pack away inside the unit. Filters last quite a while as long as you blow them out regularly.
August 3, 2016