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

  • Fits RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Durable, 1-layer filter material resists clogging
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system for easy filter change
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Product Overview

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 to capture everyday dirt and debris such as sawdust, dirt and typical debris found in a basement, garage or vehicle. The filter fits all RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 Gal. and larger. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning.
  • 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

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Appliance Category
Appliance Parts
Brand Compatibility
RIDGID
Brand/Model Compatibility
RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums
Color
White
Color Family
White
Filter Material
Proprietary
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
No Additional Features
HEPA Filter
No
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Model Compatibility
Fits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and Larger
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
.85 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Accessory Type
Other
Vacuum Attachment Type
Other
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type
Vacuum Filter Cartridge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No Warranty

Questions & Answers

224Questions21Answers

Can I wash filter

Asked by Bud April 14, 2021
3
Answers

NO! However, you can blow off much of the collected dirt and dust with an air compressor which will extend the life of the filter.

The wheels won’t seem to click in. Do I not just turn it upside down and push down on the wheels until they click? Only one would click down and it’s loose. 

Asked by Justinb99 April 3, 2021
2
Answers

Yes. They are supposed to click in, mine were very hard to get in and had to tap in with a hammer CAREFULLY without damaging wheel or holder. They were tight then. Not ideal.

Hlw much to purchase?

Asked by EWCS Cash April 1, 2021
1
Answer

Hello EWCS Cash, Thank you for your inquiry about our product. We sell these vacs at Home Depot stores. To view the price, click here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-10-Gal-5-0-Peak-HP-ProPack-Plus-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuum-with-Filter-Expandable-Hose-and-Accessories-WD1022/300673805 If you have further questions or concerns, you may call 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 Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

To change over to wet vacuum what do I need to do

Asked by Creekbank March 29, 2021
3
Answers

Simply open the lid and remove any paper filter. i.e. bag or RIDGID type. If you have a foam filter, you can leave it however, I chose to remove it also.

Will the vf4000 filter be used in place of the wd12450 filter? We have a Ridgid 12 gal shop vac, model WD12450 . 

Asked by Reeser March 21, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Reeser, Thank you for asking. The Everyday Dirt 1-Layer Pleated Paper Filter (VF4000) will fit your WD12450 model. Please follow the following installation tips: 1. Carefully slide the filter over the filter cage and press down on the outside edge of the filter until the rubber gasket on the bottom of the filter seats securely around the base of the filter cage and against the lid. 2. Align the small center hole in the top of the filter cage over the threaded bolt on the filter cage. You may need to press firmly on top of the filter near the bolt to allow the filter nut to twist. If you have other questions, please call us at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

Can I use the Rigid 9-gallon Cordless shop-vac both in my shop and my home. I have some pre-sales questions below: #1. Can I use 3rd party heads? What size is the hose on the wand where the cleaning heads attach? #2. Can it be used as a blower?

Asked by PeterO March 19, 2021
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Answers

Dear PeterO, Thank you for your questions! Yes, you may use this particular vacuum both for your shop and your home. Generally, our RIDGID wet/dry vacs can be used for anything that is not toxic or hazardous in the environment. Also, this vacuum has a built-in blower feature. To make it work, you will need to attach the hose on the blower port located at the back side of the lid near the cord entry, plug the unit and turn it on. Additionally, this vacuum comes with 1-7/8-inch accessories and hose. Please take note that we only suggest you use RIDGID accessories as we can't confirm compatibility of the accessories from other manufacturers. If you have further questions, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

I am petite with a back injury and cannot pick up over 10 pounds. I am in need of a new shop vac that I do not have to lift the motor off the top. Only I do not see the weight of this 12 gal. product. How much does it weigh? And do you sell a 6 gal?

Asked by InjuredGirl01 March 14, 2021
2
Answers

The Ridgid shop vac weights about 23 Lbs. Just the motor head weights about 12 Lbs. I do not know of a shop vac with a motor on the bottom. One if the home style canister vac would have a removable bag that may work for you. We have a Kenmore that is easy to empty, that my wife uses. Dave

Where do I find the box number on the box to register and 9 gallon ridgid wet/dry vac found all other but not this one

Asked by Joey94 March 12, 2021
2
Answers

To register your 18V vacuum you need to search under vacuums. It is not under the 18V power tools

How long is continuous running time with both batteries for interior cars?

Asked by Sloppy joe March 12, 2021
2
Answers

Hello, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. As the manufacturer of the Vacuum (not the batteries) we're only able to give you rough estimates on how long this vacuum might last of a new battery. This can vary based on a wide variety of attributes from actual capacity of the battery, the number of charge cycles the battery has been put through, electrical draw from each vacuum, temperature of the battery, how the machine is being used to vacuum and the type of debris to name a few. The vac will run for approximately 3 to 3.5 per Ah (Amp hour) contained within the battery. Thus, with one 9Ah battery, the vac may run for 27 to 31.5 minutes and 54 to 63 minutes with two 9Ah batteries. Hope this helps. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call 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 Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

What is the net weight of this model?

Asked by Alan P March 9, 2021
2
Answers

Hello Alan P, Thank you for your inquiry! This particular unit (HD1200) weighs approximately 22 lbs. For any other 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

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Customer Reviews

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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.
by Ryno
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
by MrMoose
Does an awesome job. Got the accessories kit also
Have used it for vacuuming the car and indoor carpeted steps. Could not had gotten a better one for the buck
by Siggs
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.
by RiverRat37
1 person found this helpful
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.
by Beekeeper0422
Just like a corded vacuum!
I've had this for about 4-5 months now and I love it. It's real nice to not have to plug it in so the time. That said, I do wish that it was a hybrid that gave an option to plug it in, cause I don't always have available batteries with enough juice. Also, get yourself a couple 9Ah batteries. They give it more power and they last A LOT longer! I ended up buying 4 9Ah batteries so I can keep rotating them. It makes a world of difference compared to the 4Ah batteries that I started off with, with this vacuum.
by mjleas23
Lightweight and portable
This vacuum is great for portability and movement. The fact there are no cords helps you get around and do your job without getting tangled up. Two things it could use as upgrades is a drain plug and an option to plug in if the battery drains. I bought two 9AH batteries so I never really run out. This vacuum is a revolutionary item to have in your tool shed/garage.
by Cordless Vacuum
Good value with 2 bags and 1 pleated filter. When it's time to change your filter picking this up...
Good value with 2 bags and 1 pleated filter. When it's time to change your filter picking this up is a good deal. Creates 2 stage filtration in the Rigid wet/dry vac. Fits my Rigid bag fine. Didn't pull out after vacuuming. Dust isn't good to breath in and even if you use a good pleated filter you're going to be exposed to dust as emptying the canister releases a lot of dust. You'll still have to deal with dust when taking out a full bag but the inside of the vac will be cleaner when you need to handle it later. If you're using more expensive filters like the HEPA filter these bags will save even more money by preserving the pleated filter more. The new style of pleated filter slips on easily and stays secure without any tools. Bag goes on easily too, just need to make sure rubber slips in between the two raised portions. I found it helps to poke the perforations with my finger first so I don't have to force it on using the cardboard. Highly recommend using the bag indoors along with a filter. Just remember to remove and empty the canister before picking up wet stuff.
by Tom3
1 person found this helpful
Great deal on a convenient combo pack of filter and two dust bags that will fit most units betwee...
Great deal on a convenient combo pack of filter and two dust bags that will fit most units between 12-16 gal. We've had a 16-gal Ridgid wet vac for a number of years now, and I'm a big fan of the dust bags. Not only do they make emptying the unit so much easier, but they really do cut down on the amount of plaster or concrete dust that gets blown around during cleanup. (Not HEPA level by any means, but you won't see much dust hanging in the air.) The filter, too, is great, easily removed and reinstalled, and you can get some extra life out of it by taking it outside and banging off some of the really thick dust. Overall, just a great deal on a very convenient package. Highly recommended.
by Chris
2 people found this helpful
I rigid vacuum is likely the best unit made. We have several of these and they have held up like...
I rigid vacuum is likely the best unit made. We have several of these and they have held up like no other. I have used them for cutting grout out for a 900 sq foot kitchen multiple times. The vacuum's work so well and they run even when full. Keep a good filter on and it will run forever. They did not overheat even when they were packed with grout dust. I suggest getting at least one. Get a large one for bigger jobs and get a smaller one for every day type work.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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