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RIDGID

Model WD4522

Internet #100638389

Store SKU #439571

4.5 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

$99.00 /each
  • Unique toolbox design makes easy portability and storability
  • Accessories conveniently store inside the shop vacuum
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty

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Product Overview

The RIDGID 4.5 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum features a unique, toolbox design for portability and easy storage. This vacuum has a 5 peak HP motor for powerful suction and a 3-layer filter for maximum filtration. This vacuum has convenient accessory storage built in and includes a 7 ft. collapsible, rubberized hose, 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a crevice tool and a dusting brush.

  • 5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction
  • 20 ft. cord provides extra reach and stores conveniently in the lid
  • 3-layer filter for maximum filtration
  • Built-in accessory storage provides space for 3 accessories
  • Tool box design for portability and easy storage
  • Includes a 7 ft. collapsible, rubberized hose, 2 wands, a crevice tool, a utility nozzle, and a dusting brush
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship



  • Peak Horsepower 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
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Does this VAC consist of a blower as well?

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I saw one on a jobsite, and it was able to vac and blow.
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yes
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It does not have a detachable blower, but you can plug the hose into the exhaust port and use it as a blower. You can also plug any of the standard hoses from the other large Ridgid shop vacs into the exhaust port or vacuum port as well.
The standard hoses are called 2 1/2 inch, but actually measure 2 1/4 inch outside diameter, and basically 2 inch inside diameter.
The ports on this vacuum are 2 1/4 Read More
It does not have a detachable blower, but you can plug the hose into the exhaust port and use it as a blower. You can also plug any of the standard hoses from the other large Ridgid shop vacs into the exhaust port or vacuum port as well.
The standard hoses are called 2 1/2 inch, but actually measure 2 1/4 inch outside diameter, and basically 2 inch inside diameter.
The ports on this vacuum are 2 1/4 inside diameter. Read Less
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February 25, 2014
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Yes, if you reverse the hose and attach it to the exhaust port, it we'll work as a blower.
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February 11, 2014
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Yes, it has a blower port inside the tool storage compartment. Hose connects easily.
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December 31, 2013
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It is not designedto be a blower but does well for smaller jobs. I used it once to blow a tracer string attached to a ping pong ball through 250 ft of 2" PVC conduit in order to pull electrical wire back thru.
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December 28, 2013
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Yes.
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Berks, PA, USA
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November 19, 2013
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Yes it can be used as a blower. Just connect the hose to the blow hole under one of the access covers.
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November 18, 2013
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The WD4522 has a blowing port too thus it can be used as a blower.
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does this shop vac come with batteries and charger

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December 15, 2015
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It is a corded model
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This vac is not cordless and will not use any batteries.
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No, it is not a cordless vacuum.
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No batteries. No charge. This vacuum has a cord and needs to be plugged in.
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No. It is not cordless. It does, however, have much more power than any cordless shop vac I know of.
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December 28, 2013
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No.
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December 5, 2013
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We do apologize but, the WD4522 doesn’t use a battery and a charger. We no longer make a battery operated vacuum.
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What is the port opening size - is it same as shop vac brand - 2 1/4 inch? if not is there some kind of adapter so I can use my same sander hose - thn

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1.75" outside diameter. converters all day at your local Home Depot
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The inside diameter of the ports is essentially 2 1/4 inches, depending on how precisely you want to measure it.
It should fit all of your other brand hoses, and there are adapters available for nearly every other hose size. I use mine with various adapters for most of my power tools.
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Good question. I have the same issue. Found adapters at Berland's House of Tools in Palatine, IL.
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It's 1-7/8". While it's not the most common size, it's close enough to make things work with or without an adapter. Just a little bit of blue painter's tape is all I needed to make my Bosch orbital sander and the accessories from my LG upright vacuum.
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1-3/4" and adapter is available but not included
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1-3/4" and an adapter is available but not included. This size is a major step up from the 1-1/4" portable unit. If you need a bigger vac, consider using the 2-1/4" as a separate unit and dont' reduce or increase on this unit. Most common tools are available for the 1-3/4 model anyway.
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Please be informed that WD4522 has a 1 7/8’ diameter inlet port which is not the same as the shop vac brand. Unfortunately, we have no adapter that will enable you to connect a sander hose.
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Can one connect the hose to the blowing port to aim/focus?

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Yes, just like a full size unit. the blower port is under the lid opposite the suction port. with the lid closed it actually diffuses the blower quite nicely.
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Yes this product makes a great blower. The connection can be found on the top under the lid hiding two of the accessories. Hose clicks snug
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Yes you can.
It should also be noted that any of the regular 2 inch hoses and accessories will work equally well with this vacuum. Although the vacuum comes with a 1 7/8 inch hose, the ports are 2 inch, just like all of the regular vacuums.
The 1 7/8 inch hose that comes with it has a reducer on the end, to reduce it from the 2 inch port to the 1 7/8 inch hose.
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Yes. There is a place to connect the hose to use as a blower.
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not sure I understand your question about aim /focus but -- yes -- the hose fits both the suction and blower and is easy to aim in any direction you choose.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 324 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 Powerful! Awsome vacuum. Very powerful. Compact and saves room in my vehicle. August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 Powerfull, compact and complete, all your vacume tools in one easy to tote package. Well designed and and easy to transport. Love the onboard tools and the 20 foot powercord. I would however like a dry pickup bag system for dealing with fine material or a gasket between the drum and motor assembly to keep fine material from escaping the drum. August 20, 2016
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