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1-Layer Standard Pleated Paper Filter for Most 5 Gal. and Larger RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

$2097
  • Fits RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Durable, 1-layer filter material resists clogging
  • Replace your filter often to get optimal vacuum performance
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Filter designed with 1 layer of filtration that captures general dust and debris.

GENERAL DIRT AND DEBRIS

Filter designed with 1 layer of filtration that captures general dust and debris.

1-Layer filtration for general dirt and dust found in the home, garage, or shop.

BEST FOR

1-Layer filtration for general dirt and dust found in the home, garage, or shop.

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum's life.

EXTEND VACUUM LIFE

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum's life.

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

EASY TO INSTALL

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 inches.

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

HOW TO INSTALL

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

HOW TO REMOVE

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Washable Filter

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

Quick Install

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

1 Layer offers filtration of general dirt and debris.

1-Layer Filtration

1 Layer offers filtration of general dirt and debris.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF5000 Fine Dust, VF6000 HEPA Media, and VF7000 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF5000 Fine Dust, VF6000 HEPA Media, and VF7000 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

The RIDGID 1-layer pleated paper filter is designed for your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum (5 Gal.s and larger) to capture everyday dirt and debris such as sawdust, dirt and typical debris found in a basement, garage or vehicle. The replacement filter can be washed and, if dried properly, reused. Changing shop vac filters often is strongly recommended to increase the vac's performance and to help extend vacuum life as it protects the motor from harmful dust and debris. This product offers one 1-layer standard filter that fits all RIDGID wet/dry shop vacs 5 Gal. and larger and should only be used for dry pickup. RIDGID provides other filtration offerings, including VF5000 Fine Dust Filter (sold separately), VF6000 HEPA Media Filter (sold separately) and VF7000 Wet Filter (sold separately), depending on the job application and type of cleanup mess. Also, a range of value pack sizes (2-count, 4-count, 8-count and 16-count) are available to accommodate a variety of project needs. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the shop vacuum for easy cleaning and to quickly switch filter options.
  • Washable and reusable
  • Traps typical shop, garage, and jobsite debris
  • Simple installation
  • Includes 1 filter
  • Fits 5 plus gallon RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs and 6 Gal. to 9 Gal. Husky vacs

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Included AccessoriesNo additional accessories includedNo additional accessories includedNo additional accessories includedNo additional accessories included
Debris TypeDust Mites,General Debris,Pollens,SawdustAllergens,Cold Ashes,Drywall Dust,Dust Mites,Fine Powders,General Debris,Mold,Pet Dander,Pollens,SawdustDust Mites,General Debris,Pollens,SawdustCold Ashes,Dust Mites,Fine Powders,General Debris,Mold,Pollens,Sawdust
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory TypeVacuum Filter CartridgeVacuum Filter CartridgeVacuum Filter BagVacuum Filter Bag
Number of Pieces1133
Model CompatibilityFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and LargerFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and LargerFits Most RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 12 Gal. to 16 Gal.Fits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 4.5 Gal. and Smaller
Filter UseGeneral Dirt FilterHEPA FilterGeneral Dirt FilterFine Dust Filter
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)7.2 inProduct Height (in.)9.1 in
Product Width (in.)7.6 in

Details

Appliance CategoryAppliance PartsBrand CompatibilityRIDGID
Brand/Model CompatibilityRIDGID Wet/Dry Shop VacuumsDebris TypeDust Mites,General Debris,Pollens,Sawdust
Filter MaterialPaperFilter TypeCartridge
Filter UseGeneral Dirt FilterIncluded AccessoriesNo additional accessories included
Model CompatibilityFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and LargerNumber of Pieces1
Package Quantity1Product Weight (lb.).85 lb
Returnable90-DayWet/Dry Attachment & Accessory TypeVacuum Filter Cartridge

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Powerful vac when the inlet port stays attached
I bought this month ago and after the first 2 or 3 uses I noticed the inlet port had come out of the dust drum. I attempted to fully insert the inlet port but it will not stay. The lock tabs will not expand to secure the port. What say you Ridgid?
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Response from Customer Support Jul 15, 2022
Hello Westy, We are sorry to know what happened with the inlet port of your vacuum. If the locking tabs on the inlet port of your vacuum is no longer expand to lock the inlet port in place we can send out a replacement for the inlet port at no cost. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com in order for us to make the request for the replacement inlet port. Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support
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not a factory fit for older Craftsman 16 Gal. Shop Vac
This did not fit well on my older Craftsman 16 gal. shop vac. I made it work, but it is actually a little too long.
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Response from RIDGIDMay 31, 2022
Hello maxn, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned about your disappointment. It's true that this vac will not fit the Craftsman vacs. As stated on the details on this page, these filters fit 5 plus Gal. RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs and 6 to 9 Gal. Husky vacs. Please consider contacting Craftsman support to find out the compatible filter for your vac. If you have questions or concerns, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
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    Slid right on my old Ridgid Shopvac. no problems.. and pretty affordable 2 pack.
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      Very powerful
      I bought it 2 months ago and I like it and very happy with it.
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      • Recommended
      Great product
      Me new shirt This produc Works great good 5 stars, all my tool are from ridgid.
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      Great vacuum, built a stand and use with separator
      I bought this around Black Friday and it’s been great. I built a stand out of pvc and plywood to mount a bucket and dust separator and it’s been great. I will buy a longer and likely upgraded hose but as it comes out of the box, it’s effective.
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      10 gallon shop vac
      I had to replace my old shop vac of 36 years. Sad to see it go, but this new one is a delight to use. I would highly recommend
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      Does an awesome job. Got the accessories kit also
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      Does not fit the VacMaster wall mounted vacuum
      I purchased the wall mount VacMaster vacuum from Home Depot online. The order system recommended I also purchase a 2-count package of replacement filters (Rigid brand). I thought that would be a good idea. It wasn't. These filters will not fit the VacMaster vacuum. The Vaacmaster filter is open on top and bottom, the Rigid ones suggested here are closed on top and so cannot fit. (see picture attached) I gave the filters high marks for the review because I suspect they work well in OTHER vacuums but not the VacMaster wall mounted one.
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        Great cordless vacuum
        I bought this vacuum to vacuum bees up in my bee business. Definitely helps me when there is no power to plug in to.
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