Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 624
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by ANielson Handy!
I needed to replace my old shop vac went it decided to quit in the middle of a job. I headed to HD and found this one for a decent price and the best part is I was able to find a hose extension attachment so I can reach my whole job site without having to move the vacuum all around. It was easy to set up and use. The only down fall about it is that the hose attachment to suck in tight cracks etc doesn't stay attached to the hose very well and I am constantly having to push it back down to secure. If they made it so the attachments had the buckle like it does to connect to the vacuum itself I don't think there would be any problems with it falling off. Other than that it is great...way better than the old shop vac I had!
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kurut Great vacuum
This vacuum is small, but just as powerful as the bigger 16 gallon versions. Easier to move around and transport. If you don't need the bigger capacity, I would recommend this vacuum.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tileguy Great vacuum!
I needed a shop vac and decided to try out this smaller vac. Power is great from this unit. I have bought another for back up since
May 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ernie I buy 6 vacumms like this and only 3 are working
I buy 6 vacuums like this and I have 3 down, suddenly stop working. the other 3 are fine. good suction and blow. I need replacement but I don't know how.
May 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SawdustSource Stiff Hose and Expensive Bags
Recommended with these caveats:
1) The hose is so stiff that it interferes with storage; it can't be wound around the vacuum body for storage; it makes a big loop that takes up a lot of space. The stiff hose also makes it less convenient to use.
2) Check the cost of the bags before buying; it costs $6 each time you empty this vacuum. The bags are essential in a wood shop; if not used, the filter clogs up quickly, and is very messy to unclog. (Are all brands of bags this high-priced now?) I sewed a cloth bag, using half of a king pillow case and a 7-inch zipper. The hardest part is connecting the bag to the vacuum cleaner; my first attempt leaks.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gap66 Great vacum
I have the biggest shop vacuum that Rigid makes and have had it since 2007 and never had a problem with but I remodel a lot of bathrooms and I needed something smaller. I was a little reluctant to buy this vacuum because of the price but I new it would be a good vac and it was the perfect size. After using the vac I was really impressed with it's power I really didn't expect it to be that good. I wish it had a couple different attachments that would fit this vacuum and also a vac silencer to quiet it down but other than that this vacuum is great.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lori Great purchase - reasonable does the job well for such a small unit
reasonably priced; quality made, light weight. A small unit but with great vacuum suction. A bit too loud. I'm purchasing a noise reducer. I would recommend it to anyone who can use a versatile, quality machine. thanks
April 22, 2016