Rated 4.9 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 5 out of 5Â by UTbadger Right size, great power.
This is just a great wet/dry van to own. Its not enormous like some of the bigger ones, but its not compact either. Its just the right size for around the house/garage. I am very impressed with the power of the vac. It picked up a lot more than I expected. Just considering its power and size I'd say its a great vac, but it has a lot of nice features that really make it a great value.
The wheels on the bottom make it easy to move around when in use and its light enough to carry easily, even with all of the attachments on board. The cord is plenty long for most applications and it would be rare to need an extension cord. The hose is also a good length so that you don't have to keep moving the vac as you're working. The cord and all of the attachments have a snap-in feature that's very nice - it prevents them from being pulled out when you tug on them - but is easy to unlatch when taking them apart. There is a little compartment on the back that securely holds all of the attachments to keep it all nice and neat (see pic). Detaching the top to use as a blower could not be easier. Opening it up and emptying it and cleaning the filter is also very simple. If you need a shop/vac for around the house/garage, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value than this one.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Judson Great 2 in 1 Tool!
This is a great addition to any garage. As a vacuum, it packs plenty of power and has a decent assortment of attachments. The wide attachment is especially useful on garage or basement floors. Iâve had several woodworking projects lately, and it made quick work of cleaning up all the sawdust off the floor. The onboard caddy for storing attachments is nice and the quick release cord wrap is also convenient â both well thought out designs.
The most brilliant piece of design work on this product though, is the removable blower. At first I was skeptical of how useful it would be, but I was thoroughly impressed by the output it had as a blower. Iâve had other vacuums that allow you to move the hose from one side to the other to use it as a blower, but this product allows you to completely remove the blower from the base and hold it like a traditional leaf blower (after snapping on the necessary attachment) â MUCH easier to use than dragging a vacuum base around. Because itâs corded, I donât foresee this completely replacing a leaf blower for anyone with much of a yard, but for small yards or condos, this could definitely fulfill both needs. I've started using this instead of the big backpack blower for small things like clearing grass or leaves off the driveway simply because it's always close at hand in the garage & it can be up and running in just a few seconds.
Overall, this is a great vacuum with the bonus functionality of a blower. Itâs well thought out and has plenty of power â definitely recommend!
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JackinNH Compact powerhouse.
I have a huge Ridgid wet/dry Vac and i find it is great fro the garage but a real pain to drag it into the house and around the property. I was looking for something a little more portable. I love to do small projects around the house and I need a shop vac to clean up when I'm finished but I don't need the huge one. This vac fits my needs perfectly. it has as much suction power as my large one but the size I need for all of the little jobs. I leave the big one in the garage and have the small one for the house. It was a great choice. The only negative I have to mention is the hose. When is was cleaning up around a new grate that I put in for my hvac return air, the hose kinked and blocked the suction. Not a huge deal but was a little frustrating. Maybe a little thicker plastic for the hose would prevent that. Overall I'm very happy with this unit and would recommend.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JesusLover Best Wet & Dry AND Leaf blower on the market: Bar None!
If the Ridgid BlowerVac had any more power, it would probably collapse the vac's container. When the Ridgid BlowerVac is used as a blower it is awesome. I checked self propelled, because if you put it on a smooth surface and turn it on without holding on to it, it will move by itself! I had it on top of my coach and when I plugged it in power below, it came flying of the top of the coach and I caught it just before it hit the ground! Really powerful!!
I use the BLOWER to clean the leaves off the top of the coach's roof and slide room covers before bringing the rooms in.
One of the things I use the VAC for is, to attach the hose to a port, that I fabricated in the side of the motor home to suck the dust out from behind the frig, as I blow the dust out of the coils with air from the underneath front side of the frig. If I didn't use the Ridgid Blower/Vac to suck the dust out; the dust would cover the inside of the coach, BIG TIME!
Keeping coils clean and free of dust; helps the compressor overcome excessive heat build up from added head pressure, which helps a frig to last many more trouble free years!
The Ridgid BlowerVac has too many uses around the coach, car trailer, car, and even or BMW motorcycle, to even list completely.
You just have to remember: âIf you don't want it to end up in the Ridgid BlowerVac's container, don't get the suction end of the hose or attachment close to itâ!! Remember the ole saying: âGO FISH?â
Note: I fabricated the clean out port by using a hole saws purchased at HD, to drill the countersunk portion of the hole. Then, another smaller size hole through the rest of the wall. I attached a Stainless Steel Boat Deck Plate/ Cover assy. to the recessed portion of the hole to make it flush with the outside skin of the coach, which facilitates access to the rear of the frig with the Ridgid BlowerVac. I've enclosed pics of the Ridgid BlowerVac and attachments that I fabricated, being used in the âVac Dust Portâ that were made using tools purchased at H.D..
I cut 4 notches in the outer part of a Ridgid Exhaust Diffuser and then coupled it to a 90 degree sewer hose connector to make the attachment that goes into the Dust Vac port on the side of the coach, with some Black Pipe wrapping tape, also purchased at H.D..
I always try to use what I have at hand to make or modify things so they can serve a couple purposes, so I can keep needed storage space to a minimum. Even though the coach and trailer together are 70 feet long, I have run out of storage space and weight. The coach and trailer weigh in at just over 60,000 lbs of a permissible re-rated Gross Weight of 62,000 + lbs.
Great buy, you can't go wrong with this little jewel!!
My wife says I can't go by a Home Depot, without stopping and buying something, as we travel the US. YES, The Home Depot is my favorite place to shop as we travel the US, and the whole US is our home, 24/7!
Although my name isn't Mikey: the saying "Mikey Likes it" would apply here if it were!
Rememberâ RIDGID ROCKS!â
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by freelyelee Incredible vac with multiple uses
I'm obsessed with this vacuum, which sounds like a weird thing to say about a wet/dry vac but it has truly changed the way I clean my patio and car.
Overall: Great size (usable size without taking up all the floor space in your garage), easy to store (all attachments are stored right on the vacuum), not too heavy or bulky.
Strength: This has incredible suction and, conversely, blowing power. The leaf blower will not replace your standard gas, backpack blower but for the average job it's just as good if not better than the standalone electric/battery powered ones.
Performance: I have a huge, unruly bougainvillea vine on my back patio which is gorgeous but incredibly messy. I was sweeping 2-3 times a day to stay on top all of the fallen blooms. When this arrived I was feeling a bit adventurous so I decided to try vacuuming the patio and outdoor rugs. This thing worked like a dream! It sucked up everything in half the time of sweeping, wasn't bothered by small twigs and also cleaned the outdoor rugs and upholstery. Adding the blower attachment helped direct the remaining foliage into the street for easier clean up. I'm obsessed!
I then tackled my car which was covered in random leaves and hair from my two dogs. This thing cleaned it spotless.
I have nothing but great things to say about this particular vac which runs circles around the no name version it's replacing. Great value, great performance!
August 12, 2014