Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 68
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Really gets the job done
I purchased this as an all-around replacement for a larger garage vac. I wanted something portable enough to drag around the car, the RV, the back yard, etc. This fits the bill nicely. It's got great suction and decent capacity, so it gets the job done as well as I could expect, though it's pretty noisy as well. The attachments do what they are supposed to do. Using bags is really the way to go, but I wish the motor filter were easier to clean. Also, I think that the hose is pretty stiff, and I'd like an adapter on the blower side to attach other implements to.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KF Great Value - Love it!
I decided to buy one of these because after reading the review and researching other shop vacs, I saw this one with the detachable blower and loved the twofer aspect. Then I went to my local Home Depot and saw there it also included a free bonus of the Car Detailing Kit so I could not pass it up!
This little unit is AWESOME! The blower is strong as is the suction. It swivels and rolls easily. The cord is quite long. Outside it easily blows the leaves, twigs, cobwebs and other insect debris. Small unit for easy storage. We just moved from the suburbs with just a few trees to a large all wooded area. I never knew trees shed so much all year. This little thing takes care of all that in no time with little effort on porch, deck, patio and driveway. It also dries the porch and deck quickly if there are little puddles.
I was not sure if the blower completely detached or if you had to pull the main unit along with the detached blower; but the power cord comes out of the blower unit, so you can just take the top blower outside and leave the rest of the unit inside. I love this little blower vac! VERY useful. It seems sturdy too. Lifetime limited warranty so we will see how that goes..... It's a bit loud, but I can use ear muffles if I want to. Overall, great buy! I WILL be telling my friends and family about it. I might even buy it for others as a gift.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MsCleanFreak Small in size but high in power.
Exactly what we had been looking for. Not too big but has the power to both blow and vacuum. The vacuum hose can also used to blow with less power, which makes it perfect to clean up the garage. The detached blower makes our patio cleaning job a whiz. Love it.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Delighted with this shop vac
I needed a powerful vac for my dust collection system and I was intrigued by the detachable blower. It is proving to be the perfect tool for my needs. Attached to a dust separator on my home built mobile stand, it has more than enough vacuum strength, the small size is not an issue because the separator takes the volume of debris, and it's size is an advantage in my small shop. The detachable blower makes it perfect for lifting off and cleaning our decks of needles and leaves. And the large rear wheels and low profile make it an easy to use, very effective, car vacuum.
It also has a longer cord than my previous shop vac which is proving to be a very helpful improvement.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PK Great shop vac!
Very powerful suction for how small of a unit this is. Can be removed to make a blower out of it.
July 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Electrician1 Vacuum is expensive for what it is
This small vacum is e for how small it is.
The pac come ok. But the hose come bent and could not be used.
Homedepot replaced with better yellow hose.
For 100 dollars ridgid could have used a way better hose, not so ridgid and solid.
Filters are expensive, and also dust bags expensive.
Accessories are exp too. Just a shop vaccum.
Design is nice.
June 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MR32 Awesome machine... Terrible hose.
This little machine is powerful and convenient. The suction is great, the on-board tools fit well and it has a convenient place to wrap the nicely long power cord. Also, I'm amazed at the ingenuity of the blower on this machine.
The hose, however, is rigid to me and I'm having a very hard time working with it. I read the reviews and hoped it wasn't as bad as some people felt. Also, the ends of the hose (either where the tools attach and/or where the hose attaches to the unit) aren't rotating as much as they should. Therefore the hose twirls itself around and I have to unwind it often. And sometimes it twirls itself around twice! Plus, it doesn't get into hard to reach places well. It's like a piece of corrugated plastic tubing that just doesn't move well. I see they sell a better hose in a car care kit (that may or may not attach directly to the wet/dry vac... I haven't figured that out yet by the description), but that's another $40. I don't feel customers should have to spend another $40 to have an overall decent operating unit . I would like to see Ridgid package this vacuum with a different hose in the box. This would save a lot of frustration for customers and this unit would then be out of this world!
I'm not sure whether or not I'll be keeping it yet because of the hose issue.
So, I would recommend the wet/dry vacuum itself only if you want to put up with the hose.
January 20, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rasa Not for intrrior
This vacuum is not good for inside of the house. The noise is too loud, and the head doesn't turn at all. it's made with poor plastic. when the vacuum works, it seems the blower works at the same time and it's very hard to vacuum when the blower blows everything strongly to the corner of the walls. it just has one on and off button, for everything. there is no other features like other vacuums. The cord of the blower is not long enough. I'm gonna return it for sure. I gave it 2 stars just because of the affordable price, and the powerful suction.
April 11, 2016