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RIDGID VF5000 Hi-Efficiency Filter


VF5000 Hi-Efficiency Filter

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Product Overview

The RIDGID VF5000 Hi-Efficiency Filter is designed for use with RIDGID wet/dry vacuums. It can capture up to 99.5% of all particles 1/2 micron in size and larger for your convenience. It can capture drywall dust.

  • Vacuum/sweeper filter
  • Compatible with RIDGID 5 Gal. and larger wet/dry vacuums
  • Ideal for capturing drywall dust
  • Can be fully washed and reused
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Customer Questions & Answers

Do you have to use a cartrige filter with the bag

Asked by: ed
The bag I've used in the past was designed to go around a filter. But this filter eliminated the need for a bag for my uses.
Answered by: gitterdone
Date published: 2017-05-02

Will this filter fit the Rigid wet-dry vac Model # WDO6350?

Asked by: YaYa
Yes. I've got the same model, and there is a sticker on it that says it can use the VF4000, VF5000 and VF6000 filters. The VF4000 is what came with it originally, but any of those three filters can be used. Even the newer style ones, which fit the newer "Quik Lock" system and don't use a face plate, will fit -- just bought a newer style VF5000 filter and installed it.
Answered by: HuskerHomer
Date published: 2016-11-20

I did not know you could wash these filters is there a procedure that Ridgid recommends?

Wondering how you wash these properly.
Asked by: Hateyourwebsite
Here you go: Cleaning a Dry Filter NOTE: For best cleaning results due to accumulated dust, clean the filter in an open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done outdoors and not in the living quarters. 1. Remove filter from Vac. Gently tap filter against the inside wall of your dust drum. The debris will loosen and fall. 2. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with fine dust (no debris), run water through it as described under "Cleaning a Wet Filter". Cleaning a Wet Filter After filter is removed, run water through the filter from a hose or spigot. Take care that water pressure from the hose is not strong enough to damage filter. Allow filter to dry out before storing. IMPORTANT: After cleaning, check the filter for tears or small holes. Do not use a filter with holes or tears in it. Even a small hole can cause a lot of dust to come out of your Vac. If your filter is worn or damaged, replace it immediately. Allow the filter to dry before reinstalling and storing the Vac.
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2017-01-18

wet/dry vac WD0970M0

My wet/dry vac is pretty old but I need a fine dust paper filter. Can you tell me will this fit with my old vac? If not, can I vacuum up a small amount of fine dust and then just wash my filter out? your prompt response is greatly appreciated.. Karen Modlin
Asked by: busy
Hi Karen, The current fine-dust filter, VF5000, can definitely fit RIDGID wet/dry vacuums that are 5 gallons and larger. We also made them to fit even the older models. We really recommend using the fine dust filter for picking up fine dust. The filter is for capturing debris, and using the standard one will allow debris to escape through the blower port. This would cause more mess. For any further questions or concerns you may call customer service at the number above or you may send your email to Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2016-09-15
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Customer Reviews

VF5000 Hi-Efficiency Filter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vacuumed up drywall dust and didn't see any come out the exhaust, yet suction was still strong. ... Vacuumed up drywall dust and didn't see any come out the exhaust, yet suction was still strong. Was a really tight fit so took some effort to slide down into position without distortion.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the best cure for hemorrhoids. I feel 100% better. Absolutely the best cure for hemorrhoids. I feel 100% better.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And the vacuum shall operate another 20 years And the vacuum shall operate another 20 years
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works as well as it is supposed to.... It works as well as it is supposed to.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fits and works welll... fits and works welll
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on fine concrete dust. Used on fine concrete dust and sawdust. Works great.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This filter has excellent filtering capability. I have two of these filters I use when doing my wood working projects. They are excellent filters. I change them and wash them and have had one of my filters for over 5 years.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as shown, not what I purchased Ordered a replacement for a Rigid 14 gallon / 6.0 HP Shop Vac. the image was correct but the item was different and did not have the bottom rubber end-cap. The exposed paper filter bottom will not hold up as well. This in not an exact replacement but it does fit so I am using it.
Date published: 2014-09-23
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