Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 693
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barney Good vac
Bought this because I was tired of lugging my huge 16 gallon shop vac through the house for DIY projects.
Very convenient to carry/drag throughout the house. Doesn't feel like it wants to tip over like a larger vac sometimes does when dragging over rough surfaces.
The suction is not quite as powerful as my larger Craftsman, but is still very powerful and so far has never left me feeling like a need more. I really like the hoses not coming undone as happens all the time with my old Craftsman. Doesn't come with very many attachments, but more are available. Noise is average for a shop vac.
Compact, lightweight, powerful, well-made; highly recommended.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Val33 Wet vac
The shop vac is very easy to maneuver and has great suction power. Very light weight too. I love it!
October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimweis After less than ten uses it died
Last week I purchased more bags and would have told you it is great. This week it died. The thermal motor protection device was defective, I assume everyone's will do this...
October 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bud parts missing
I like the tool. It works great. However, I think that it must have been a return. The owners manuel was not in the box and one of the attachments was missing. I haven't yet returned it but I am planning on doing so. I am buy it again but will open the box to ensure that all pieces are there.
October 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Baskew Could be much better
5 months ago I purchased the RIDGID 4 Gallon 5.0 peak HP shop vac after reading all the positive reviews.
I buy tons of great products from H. Depot but this is NOT one of them.
*The kit hose is extremely stiff cheap plastic which makes the vacuum unwieldy.
*The stiff hose protrudes straight out the side making the storage footprint much larger.
(Unless you disassemble the main hose every time when not in use...)
*The included wand attachments are also cheap & clunky which makes getting a good air seal between surface and wand a frustrating experience.
I admit there are a few positive aspects worth mentioning:
*Price is great compared to competition.
*Actual suction force can be very good (but inconsistent).
It's rare that I buy a product that frustrates me EVERY time I use it.
The RIDGID vacuum consistently succeeds.
Since I don't want to disassemble the vacuum after every use...It's difficult to find a convenient "spot" for it to live.
The RIDGID gets kicked & shuffled around the garage on a daily basis.
I plan to replace this shop vac very soon.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Don't buy rigid
Motor burned out after about a year of light use. Could not return.
October 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Great Portable Wet/Dry Vac
It's a great vac with lots of suction. It's small enough to carry around from job to job.
The height of this vac is listed wrong. It is listed as 14.5" but is actually more like 16" without the extension tube stored which would make it even taller. Rigid Web site lists it as 16.75"
You can use any of the 2.5 inch hoses and attachments. The hose that is sent has a built in reducer on the end.
The hose that comes with it, is a bit stiff as some of the other reviews have said.
There is a place to store all of the attachments, power cord, and even the hose. The pictures never show the hose stored. Maybe because it's not the greatest storage of the hose. According to the instructions, you wrap the hose in a loop twice and connect the two ends together then wrap in the same location as the electric cord. The problem is that the hose is made so cheap that it will collapse and kink if it's rolled that tight. So I do almost the same thing but just don't connect the two ends so that the loop is not as tight as to start kinking.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BeeMan Shop vacuum
Best shop vac I have ever used. Great product very powerful and a nice size to move around
October 4, 2016