Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 320
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
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 Drew Awesome.
I have had mine for 7 years. Thing still works use it almost every day. Love it stacks in my with all my tools. Can't go wrong with this bad boy.
November 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DugIt Hose length
Excellent product, justwish the hose was about 1 to 2 feet longer.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geoim Great little shopvac
Great little shop vac. Plenty of power and very portable!
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJ Very Happy
I like the box design so it can be placed on a shelf. Great suction and not too loud. Very happy.
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AJ Wet/Dry Vacuum
The unit is too bulky. Once it is full of liquid it is too heavy and cumbersome to transport. The top cover clamp does not seal the unit and water will leak out during transport.
March 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teg 4.5-Gal wet /Fry vac.
The suction power is great even with saw dust that can stop a vacuum in a heart beat. This unit stores away easily do to it box like shape.
February 10, 2016