Model # WD4070

Internet #202077241

Store SKU #476085

RIDGID 4 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet Dry Vac
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RIDGID

4 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet Dry Vac

  • Has the power of vac three times its size, yet easily portable
  • Accessory caddy and large rear wheels make clean-up convenient
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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This 4 gallon wet dry vac has a 5.0 peak horsepower motor that offers the powerful performance necessary to tackle even the messiest projects. The 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach and the 18 lb. design is lightweight and easily portable. The shop vac's large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at jobsites. This is an idea vacuum for car cleaning.

  • 5 peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • 18.32 lbs. design is lightweight and very portable
  • Large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • 7 ft. Tug-A-Long hose offers clog-free performance
  • 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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Customer Questions & Answers

How do I use the "wet" feature on my Rigid 4.5HP 12 gal. wet/dry vac.?

I purchased it many yrs. ago and have mostly used to clean out my chimney. Would like to clean some area rugs.
Asked by: Anonymous
You need to remove the filter before using your vac in wet mode. Everything else should be the same.
Answered by: Jack
Date published: 2017-03-02

this have a blow hole? or not.

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Asked by: Anonymous
If you mean to say can it be used for suction and blowing, the answer is yes as I just used it for both :)
Answered by: Diyer
Date published: 2017-01-10

It came with no manual how does the top come off to empty it?

Asked by: Anonymous
Go to http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-4-gal-5-0-Peak-HP-Portable-Wet-Dry-Vac-WD4070/202077241 and scroll down to the "Product Overview" and on the right side of the page there is a link to download a free manual.
Answered by: Jayhawk714
Date published: 2017-01-04

How does the 4.0 gal model rate for relative operating sound level?

Asked by: Anonymous
About what I'd expect from a shop vac. Not quiet but OK
Answered by: bill
Date published: 2017-02-15
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Customer Reviews

4 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 854.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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. Here's Why: *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.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Workhorse. I have had this unit for 5 years. It is by far one of the best tools I have bo... Little Workhorse. I have had this unit for 5 years. It is by far one of the best tools I have bought. Powerful suction, great portability, and very durable. it has a quality cord that isn't too stiff and just enough adapters to make all jobs easy. I did have one clip break off on the rigid extensions, but since they are friction fit it wasn't a big deal. storing the parts in the back pocket isn't great. they often fall out. I leave the flex hose hooked up to both rigid pieces and then put the rigid piece in the hole at the back of the handle so it sort of stands up. That is the easiest way to store. Pros: Workhorse, can take a lot of abuse and still suck up messes. Portable, reliable, on castors. Cons: If using wet the amount of water is limited so it means frequent emptying.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked well until it didn't..... after very light use, the motor started to smell as if it were b... Worked well until it didn't..... after very light use, the motor started to smell as if it were burning. When I called the company, they informed me I had to mail it to them in St. Louis to determine the problem. Seriously? I can't imagine how much it would cost to mail this beast. And they don't guarantee I'll get a replacement. Maybe I just got a lemon, but I won't be buying from Ridgid again.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value I purchased this unit for the dirty work in my small shop. I was going to go with a larger unit but after seeing the demo models I went with the 4070. It is easy to move around and stow. The 1-7/8" hose is large enough for my purposes and easier to handle than larger hose. It is light enough to carry but heavy enough to drag on the floor and remain stable. I purchased bags for it as well so it will be a snap to convert to wet applications. I also have a high end dust extractor that is super convenient (and pricey) so I didn't give this vac an excellent performance rating. However, I am extremely pleased with this vac.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just bought this today and after unpacking it, I am very impressed with its form and functional... I just bought this today and after unpacking it, I am very impressed with its form and functionality. It has great suction and everything stores pretty compact. We downsized from an old Ridgid 12gal to conserve garage space. I like the long cord and the smaller diameter hose. This will be great for vacuuming our cars and cleaning spots out of the carpet.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed early, effectively no warranty The motor on this vacuum failed after less than a year of light use, and the Rigid "lifetime warranty" is valid only if the product fails "the first or second time the product is used" (verbatim from their warranty page). I find this to be irritating enough that I'll buy another brand next time.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm very pleased with this. So far, I've only used it a couple times. It's light enough to car... I'm very pleased with this. So far, I've only used it a couple times. It's light enough to carry from place to place. I used it to suck up a bunch of sawdust generated by a router and it worked great. Previously, I owned a larger shop vac (looked like an R2 unit) and whenever I moved it around it would fall over. This design is superior. Only downside is that it takes a lot of hand strength to operate the catches that allow you to open it up to dump the debris and then re-close. Removing the filter and re-attaching also requires much hand strength. I especially like the way all the hoses and attachments can be attached to the unit and then carried together to the place where you want to use it.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a decent wet / dry vac. On the positive side, I appreciate the compact size and power it ... This is a decent wet / dry vac. On the positive side, I appreciate the compact size and power it provides. It's form factor is great because it is something you can easily carry with one hand and makes it more likely to be taken out and used. On the negative side, I wish they offered this vacuum with the 2 1/2"diameter hose (this one has a 1 7/8" diameter hose). A 2 1/2" diameter hose is much better for picking up construction debris without frequently clogging on the small jobsites I use it for. However, to purchase a a RIDGID vac with the larger diameter hose, you have to move up to a 12 gallon bucket size, which isn't necessary at all on jobsites that are cleaned up at the end of each day (or multiple times per day).
Date published: 2017-01-03
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