Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 51
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RockSniffer Survived the Canadian oil patch for 4 years
I am a wellsite geologist, i used this vac as part of my sample drying system, to dry drill cuttings. The vac usually runs about 20 hours/day, anywhere from 1 to 20 days in a row. The unit sits outside in the some pretty nasty conditions, -50Â°C to 30Â°C, covered in ice & snow, drenched by rain. I have never changed the filter, never done any sort of maintenance to it, and it died with the same hose that it came with.
It died on April 20, 2014...it was a sad day.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Allanmancave Great power and portability
I purchased this product for its portability and light weight. It has exceeded my expectations as it has incredible suction. I mainly use it for small jobs including dry wall duct clean up. I use the optional dust bag but found there was little room for the bag and filter. I have remedied this by removing the filter when using the bags and shrouding the filter cage with a fine filter cloth sleeve. This combination works like a charm and no drywall dust escapes the vacuum. As I mainly do plaster repair I have attached a shoulder strap on the handle and am able to sand and collect the dust,as it falls. Ridgid offers a great selection of accessories for this product. I have several Ridgid vacuum cleaners and this is my go to for drywall dust.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DonK Great small wet/dry vac. would add the extension wand.
Great wet dry vac. Small and easy to use. Great suction and portability. Easier to use on small jobs than getting the big one out. Would be nice if it came with an extension wand so you don't have to bend over to use it. Also, the power cord is short---would be nice if it was longer.
November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Robe Super portable vac - best for the money
I'm pleasantly surprised with this vac. I bought it because I wanted a super portable that I could carry from house to house easily. Also, since I have so much invested already in big vacs and dust collectors, I didn't want to spend a lot. This vac fits the bill perfectly.
The vac has plenty of suction for its size and you can also use standard Ridgid vac bags for fine dust control. The vac capacity is small, so by the time you sandwich in a bag there is not a whole lot of room left for waste, but that is the price you pay for portability. Either way, you will want to use bags for fine dust (like plaster and drywall) because standard pleated filters on any vac will clog quickly with such dust; the bags really preserve the vacs suction.
The cord on the vac is long enough so that you normally will not need an extension cord, and it wraps neatly around pegs on the back of the unit for storage. Also, the hose is almost 2 inches in diameter - an unusual plus for a vac of this size. Additionally, the hose very flexible and springy, so when it is relaxed it is less than half its extended length. The middle of the hose clips to the back of the vac for storage while the suction end clips to the handy "dust pan" attachment on the side opposite where the hose attaches to the tank. All this results in a reasonably tidy package for toting around in the back of a vehicle.
I'm very glad that I purchased this. For the money I don't see how you could go wrong.
June 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by oscar NO GOOD
the filter and built-in dust pan "feature" takes up about 2.5 gallons, so you're left with less than 1/2 gallon tank, and no room for a bag. a cordless "dustbuster" type handheld vac hold almost as much as this thing. The hose is nowhere near 7ft, it's more like 4ft.
December 28, 2012