Model # WD0970

Internet #205144662

Store SKU #223340

RIDGID 9 gal. 4.25-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac


9 gal. 4.25-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

  • Great for general cleaning with large 1-7/8" diameter hose
  • Accepts RIDGID dust bags for easy and clean debris disposal
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$59.97 /each

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Product Overview

The RIDGID 9 gallon high performance wet dry vac is designed for DIYers who want a traditionally styled, compact shop vacuum that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for jobsite clean-up or around the home, garage and car. This vacuum has a 9 gallon drum size that results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a workshop or garage and its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the patented QwikLock Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure. Replacement filter VF4000 sold separately.

  • 4.25 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for everyday cleanup
  • 7 ft. tug-a-long hose with positive locking connection to help withstand hose detachment during vacuum use
  • 4 swivel casters provide excellent maneuverability
  • Accessory storage space at the top of each caster gives you quick access to needed attachments
  • Includes filter, hose, 2 wands, utility nozzle, wet nozzle and a manual for added versatility
  • Compact size for easy storage
  • Blower port for powerful leaf and grass clipping management
  • 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
  • Use in your garage, basement or workshop too quickly and easily remove sawdust, dirt and everyday debris

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does it come with a bag or do I have to buy it separately?

Asked by: Lemont
no it doesn't come with a bag
Answered by: speedy
Date published: 2017-02-14

It has no drain? How do you pour water from it? Also, it has no handles, so how do you pick it up to carry up basement stairs say, full of water?

Asked by: WoodyWW
You can pick it up with handles built into the unit. The handles serve as clasps for the top motor assembly and are stick out enough to work. My problem is that 9 gallons of water weighs about 70 pounds and that's too heavy to lift - without the top part, so it's completely open - without slopping water out. If you are outside, you could just tip the unit, but indoors, it's not so easy.
Answered by: SteveG
Date published: 2017-03-31

can i use to vacuum fireplace ashes

Asked by: annie
Yes, but I hope it is obvious that one should only vacuum cold ashes. You may have to clean the filter sooner (after vacuuming ashes) but dust is pretty fine too.
Answered by: Bill33707
Date published: 2017-01-24

Does the blower feature detach from the vaccum?

I have an old Shop Vac where the blower feature detaches from the unit, Is that the same on this unit or do you have to drag the unit behind you when you use the blower?
Asked by: Goose
You simply attach the hose to the output port to use it as a blower.
Answered by: DEWEY
Date published: 2016-12-27
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Customer Reviews

9 gal. 4.25-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 499.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shop vac ever This is literally one of the best shop vacs ever. I had a 12 gallon shop vac brand one that literally wouldn't suck anything up because the hose would always get clogged. But with this thing, it will suck just about anything up. The 4.25HP motor paired up with the 9 gallon capacity is the perfect combination. The shop vac is not too big, and you can keep all of your tools and extension Wands on the shop vac itself. We have the 16 gallon Rigid one at my work and I think that my little 9 gallon has more suction power than the 16 gallon. Anyways, I would totally recommend this shop vac for any homeowner.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought this unit to replace my 14 yr old similar model when the motor started to smoke. I've ha... I bought this unit to replace my 14 yr old similar model when the motor started to smoke. I've had the new unit for about 3 weeks now. It is stable on its wheels, powerful, and not louder than it has to be. It's hose lacks a handle and especially lacks any air suction control adjustment, which I rectified by using the handle (with suction adjustment) from my old model. Another dislike - its filter is held in place by a rubber stretch piece with a hole slightly smaller than the vertical rod it fits over. How long will this stay tight and last?? I am not optimistic but then one does not need to remove the filter too often. The old model had instead a failsafe screw-on knob to hold the filter tightly in place. My recommendation of this product is not enthusiastic.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If I could give this product a zero star I would. Everything about this vac is made so cheaply. T... If I could give this product a zero star I would. Everything about this vac is made so cheaply. The hose is very thin plastic shipped inside the vac. When you take it out it retains its coiled shape. You would be fighting this constantly. The floor castors are cheap and even the molded tubes and accessories are poorly made. I thought the RIDGID brand name meant this was a well made tool but it is terrible. I can't understand how anyone would think this is an acceptable product. I'm returning it immediately.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good shop vac, but could be better. I loved the idea of this shop vac. The canister was good size and the motor had some good power too. However, I wish that this came with a 2 1/2 inch hose. The one it comes with it too small. That being said, I liked that the vaccum had the option to covert to a larger hose, so I did. I like it much more now that I have the larger hose. Overall, it's a good product and I would recommend that people purchase this item.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought two, one 6 gallon and one 9. The 9 is used in my commercial construction company, on a ... I bought two, one 6 gallon and one 9. The 9 is used in my commercial construction company, on a wet application and its performs very well. The 6 I use on my home, marble floors and it works good, except the extension pipe joints get loose and loss of suction so that needs to be looked at. Duct tape cured that. I have bought many large ans small Rigid vac for the last 15 years and they are overall very good.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Love this shopvac, had use it for work before, from woodworking to boat repair and it delivers! One awesome feature of this shopvac family is that you have several options, from size to HP. I didn't need a large container, but needed the HP and didn't want to pay extra 20 bucks for half HP to jump to the next model. Highly recommended buying this product for your garage projects and home improvement
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful We have larger one that we use for commercial use. Got this one for the house. Works amazing. Tons of power. Heavy duty. It has gotten a lot of use already and is very rugged and I believe will last for many years. Happy with this purchase
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shop vac The vac did a good job cleaning up after hurricane Matthew. Like the orange color so it's easy to find.
Date published: 2016-11-08
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