RIDGID 16-gal. Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum-WD1956 at The Home Depot


Model # WD1956

Internet # 100638347

Store SKU # 386239

16-gal. Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum

RIDGID 16-gal. Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum

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$179.00 / each


Model # WD1956

Internet # 100638347

Store SKU # 386239

This RIDGID 16-gal. Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that Pros demand for job site or shop. The powerful 6.5 Peak HP motor easily handles the toughest job site clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, stainless steel drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you've got a wet/dry vacuum that meets the demands of Pros on the job site.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • Blowing port provides for blowing leaves from walkways and decks
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle and a crevice tool
  • Stainless-steel construction for durability
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Air Volume (CFM)  203  Amperage (amps)  12 
Assembled Depth (in.)  19.8 in  Assembled Height (in.)  28.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  19.8 in  Built-In Accessory Storage  Yes 
Built-In Drain  Yes  Casters  Yes 
Color Family  Oranges / Peaches  Cord Length (ft.)  20 
Filter Type  Paper  Hose Diameter (In.)  2.5 in 
Hose Length (ft.)  7 ft  Manufacturer Warranty  Limited Lifetime 
Peak Horsepower  6.5 hp  Product Depth (in.)  19.8 in 
Product Height (in.)  28.5 in  Product Weight (lb.)  40 lb 
Product Width (in.)  19.8 in  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)  16 
Voltage (volts)  120 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 101 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Product looks great but is made very poorly This vac specifically is extemely hard to locate in a store like Home Depot. Once I found the vac and I got back to my office and plugged it in, the power button was broken. So after I set it up, I had to take it apart and bring it back to the store an hour away. They then gave me a new vac and I brought that back to my office and here I am with another broken vac. This one the lid does not snap into the orange handles that the metal push bar connects into. The orange handles are not connected by screws like it should be. It is such a pain to have to bring this vac back to the store multiple times because the product has been put together poorly. The regular plastic one worked right off the bat and lasted a year for me and would of lasted longer but a co worker of mine broke it. May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Have used many brands before this one. This one is the BEST Been a contractor for 55 years. This Vac is a very good one. June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Much better that my old competitor's product When my previous shop vacuum burned up, I had to get a replacement quickly. Assembly was quick, and I noticed that no mention was made of installing a bag. A call to customer service confirmed that no bag is required. This will save considerable cash throught the life of the vacuum. The mobility of the machine is great. My previous vacuum would not roll well, and seemed to always be getting hung-up on things in the shop. This one rolls and turns easily when being pulled by the hose, as well as when being pushed by the handle. The vacuum force is superb. I use this vacuum in the shop and attach it to power tools for dust collection. When I am using it on my sliding compound miter saw, I can see the sawdust being sucked through the saw off of the work piece. I rated durability as good only because, although I have had to empty the vacuum once, I haven't had the machine long enough to determine its durability. There is no reason so far make durability suspect. Very happy with the purchase. March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unbelievable Machine Can't begin to tell you how valuable this machine has been for me over the last year of reno's. Extremely durable & powerful. Make sure if any water is being sucked up to remove the filter. That way the filter will last you for years with the occasional cleaning (hitting it against a tree outside) Bought some of the other attachments (brushes) to replace my home vacuum. If only they came out with a proper powered carpet attachment. June 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great vacuum This is a great vacuum. I have 3 of these units and 4 of another good brand and almost similar quality. I am very capable in repairing and understanding problems with tools. I am trying to replace a defective switch on this Rigid vacuum, and have been informed a number of times that all repair parts are obsolete and unavailable, including the switch. Basically it is sold as a throw away if problems happen. I recommend do NOT buy this item from any place. April 5, 2014
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