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12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Filter, Hose and Accessories

  • Great value, high-performance vac for tough messes
  • Wet nozzle and built-in drain, ideal cleanup solution for liquids
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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The RIDGID 12 Gal. NXT wet/dry vac was built for pros ready to take their projects to the next level. With more power, enhanced durability and an advanced design specifically engineered for the pro user, this high-performance vacuum is part of the most powerful line of wet/dry vacs RIDGID has ever made. At 5.0 peak HP, this vac delivers the power required for tough cleanups. Its redesigned scroll technology gives the RIDGID NXT vac an increase in power, suction and lift. The 12 Gal. NXT vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 in. locking accessories that locks onto a wand or hose which means no downtime from attachments coming apart. The 2-1/2 in. diameter size resists clogs and makes cleaning large messes quick and easy. Hose storage keeps the hose neatly on-board and accessory storage space at the top of each caster gives quick access to attachments. The blower port adds versatility and allows you to use hose to blow leaves, grass clippings and more. This vac features our patented Qwik Lock Filter that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure. Replacement filter VF4000 and Size A VF3502 dust collection bags sold separately.
  • Best for tough, moderate-sized wet or dry cleanups
  • Locking accessories lock onto the wand and hose to create a secure attachment from drum to hose to tool for uninterrupted cleanup
  • 2-1/2 in. diameter accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and make cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Wet nozzle and built-in drain provide ideal cleaning solution for wet pickup
  • Hose storage keeps hose neat and secure when stowing or transporting
  • Convenience features include: comfort grip drum carry handles for easy lifting, large ergonomic top carry handle, large power switch and swivel casters with accessory storage
  • 15 ft. power cord provides more reach and stores easily using cord wrap
  • 7 ft. Tug-A-Long Hose has a locking connection that wont pull loose during use hose
  • Dual-Flex hose feature gives 180° mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing
  • Latches keep drum tightly sealed for optimal suction plus convenient carrying
  • Accepts high-efficiency dust bags that keep the inside of the drum clean (size A - VF3502 dust collection bags sold separately)
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the vacuum for easy changing without any tools (VF4000 included)
  • Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long Dual-Flex locking hose, 2 extension wands, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, car nozzle and a standard filter VF4000
  • Peak HP represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5 in
Product Depth (in.)
18.7 in
Product Height (in.)
26.6 in
Product Width (in.)
18.6 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Vac, 2-1/2 " x 7' Tug-A-Long Locking Hose with Dual-Flex, Two Extension Wands, Locking Utility Nozzle, Locking Wet Nozzle, Locking Car Nozzle, Qwik Lock Filter, Owners Manual
Air Volume (CFM)
144
Amperage (amps)
9
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
15
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
Bare Floor Cleaning,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters,Commercial use,For Automobile interiors,Removable Nozzle,Wet/Dry
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5.0
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

152Questions33Answers

Can I use this to extract liquid from my carpet after I clean it with my detail brush?

Asked by Sylvia4 June 2, 2021
3
Answers

Yes, make sure you remove the filter before sucking up liquids.

What size is the drain adapter cover, I know Ridgid sells one, I'm making one with a solenoid to ...

Asked by TommyRay May 25, 2021
2
Answers

Hello TommyRay, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. We cannot recommend the use of a solenoid to assist in draining of the 12 gallon drum as this is not the intended use of the drain. We do recommend using the VP2000 Quick Connect Pump Accessory that will pump water up to 10 gallons per minute found here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Quick-Connect-Pump-Accessory-for-RIDGID-Wet-Dry-Vacs-VP2000/100496507#overlay If you have other questions, 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

How loud is this when it is on, any known decibel levels

Asked by LoudNoises May 18, 2021
2
Answers

Hello LoudNoises, Thank you for your inquiry! This particular vacuum is rated 78 decibels. For any other product related 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

Does it pick up leaves?

Asked by Sherlock April 28, 2021
5
Answers

Yes, lots and lots of leaves

My vacuum was broke down, where I can find Fix and repair services .

Asked by Steve April 26, 2021
3
Answers

Check for warranty coverage if it's not expired or check w/HD for a repair or replacement if you have an extended repair warranty that you purchased with them.

Can i expell water out the other end via another hose when vacuming?

Asked by Cptjack1 April 25, 2021
3
Answers

Hello Cptjack1, Thank you for your inquiry. Sorry you can’t. However you can buy Quick Connect Pump Accessory for RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs (VP2000) that pumps water up to 10 gallons per minute, up to 40 ft. high. Please note that due to the function of Wet/Dry Vac and the Pump Accessory, the pump will not operate properly if your vac is running. For any other 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

Will this pick up small stones, nails, screws, and little pieces of concrete? I see it is only 5 hp.

Asked by OlDavyBoy April 20, 2021
6
Answers

Yes

Could I add the car cleanup kit to this order

Asked by Soupbone April 17, 2021
3
Answers

You can buy single attachments at your local Home Depot. Ask for Military or Senior discounts.

Is there a way to seal the blower outlet with a cap if you are not using the blower function?

Asked by Pin2 April 13, 2021
1
Answer

Dear Pin2, Thanks for asking. The blower port does not come with a cap. During operation, the blower port can be left open. Having said that, you could buy an optional diffuser accessory (part number VT2525) that decreases the power of the airstream leaving the exhaust of the vacuum. This is available at your local Home Depot store. If you need further assistance, 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. Thanks, RIDGID

Can you use it as a blower?

Asked by JR March 6, 2021
5
Answers

Yes you can easily.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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  • 92% recommend this product
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Disappointed with easy made product.
Side clip put in the box was NOT the right one. Disappointed. Do I return the whole thing for a new clip? Do I contact customer service and have them send me a new one ? Sooo annoying.
by JJS
Response from RIDGIDMar 5, 2021
Hello JJS,

Thank you for writing a review and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. 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 send you the part, kindly provide the model and serial number of the vacuum when you call.

Thanks,
RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support Ridgid
1 person found this helpful
Hidden cost
I just bought this vacuum and before I could even use it for the specific purpose, a wet application, I found out that I needed to purchase a special foam filter that is NOT included in the package. Like me you might be saying about now how odd it is that Ridgid/Home Depot would be selling a product for a specific role without the proper filters. But wait! There's more. You think that not good but no bid deal and to me you'd be wrong. Well when you go online like I did to find the filter you realize that is is going to cost $24. That's right $24 for a filter that is going on a vacuum that cost me $79. Check out the filter in the attached image. what's your guess on cost to produce that filter? my guess is $3-5 and I am being generous... So doing the math you find that that simple filter cost 30% of the cost of the vacuum and the idea that you getting a good deal simply fades from view. So now this vacuum is 103.00. How does that compare. So my warning to you all. Mind the hidden costs.
by DanK
Response from RIDGIDMar 1, 2021
Hello DanK,

Thank you for your review and we’re sorry to learn about your disappointment. While we don’t know the kind of liquid that you are picking up, please note that when larger amounts of liquid are to be picked up, you can just remove the original filter, but not the Filter Cage or Float, to prevent the Filter from becoming saturated with liquid. If the Filter becomes saturated, you may see “mist” coming from the Blowing Port. For vacuuming up small amounts of liquid (less than 2” (5 cm) collected in Dust Drum) does not require Filter removal. We only suggest that the wet foam filter is used if you are vacuuming high volume liquid with water-borne debris. Home Depot store also offers the same vacuum model that includes the wet filter (HD1200C). https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-12-Gal-5-0-Peak-HP-NXT-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuum-with-Filter-Hose-Accessories-and-Wet-Application-Filter-HD1200C/307814581
For any other 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 Ridgid
13 people found this helpful
This vacuum is a cleaning beast! If you’re trying...
This vacuum is a cleaning beast! If you’re trying to decide on vacuums, look no further, this is the one, great for big jobs like clearing your garage from sawdust everywhere to handling detailing your car or any chore you need to tackle!
by BRIAN
3 people found this helpful
Priced well + Lifetime Warranty
I don’t have a fancy vac so I decided to get some real power and reliability to use in any situation in the house, outside, in the car and for psychological validation. I’m allergic to dust and if I sneeze in public ppl freak out so I gotta clean. Got HEPA filter/osha dust bag set too, which cost a lot but now I’m osha compliant! The blower in the back also stirs up more dust so I purchased the muffler to diffuse some of the air coming out. The caster wheels roll easily, but the vac is too big for tight spaces, so I got the detailing attachment/hose set and extended the length of my hose to about 15 ft. I may have spent as much on accessories as I did on the vac but now I can confidently use it to clean and grunt like that tool guy from the 90s sitcom after all the modding. I don’t know which add-on causes this, but it’s got a loud whistle like a jet engine turbo so I gotta put on headphones and jam to some Skynyrd with my beer hat. Best of all - 12 gallon model is cheaper than the 4 gallon model, which we also own, I like the size of that one but this one is a monster. In my opinion, unless you need the smaller size, get this one. I’m so much more satisfied with it.
by Bk
11 people found this helpful
I purchased this vacuum mainly for use in my small shop. It is inline with the "Duststopper" that...
I purchased this vacuum mainly for use in my small shop. It is inline with the "Duststopper" that is available at HD. They both are connected to my DeWalt table saw. With the convenience of the long 2 1/2 diameter hose I can easily disconnect it from the saw and attach to my router table or planer. This really keeps the dust and debris down.
by Wisjeepman
9 people found this helpful
Exceptional it worked great awesome vaccum at a great price I highly recommend to anyone
Exceptional it worked great awesome vaccum at a great price I highly recommend to anyone
by Superclean
7 people found this helpful
Vacum was easy to put together works great bought a dust stopper to go with it used both to make ...
Vacum was easy to put together works great bought a dust stopper to go with it used both to make a dust collection system for saw and router table works great
by bryant
6 people found this helpful
We love Ridgid equipment, and this vacuum is no exception. It has great suction power, was easy t...
We love Ridgid equipment, and this vacuum is no exception. It has great suction power, was easy to put together (just attaching the casters, hoses, etc), and has worked great so far. We have only had it a few weeks, but it is easy to use and clean. I like all the attachments that it comes with, and that they can all be stored on it. We previously had a craftsman vacuum and this has blown it out of the water in terms of section power, attachments, and ease of carrying/wheeling. I bought this for my husband for his birthday, but my 2.5 yo thinks it was for him and asks me everyday if we can vacuum the cars or "use the shopvac".
by asouthernbelles
14 people found this helpful
This thing is amazing.
I got this shop vac to use for numerous projects. The day I got it I had it set up and ready to go within a few minutes. I first used it to vacuum out my car and it was the cleanest the cars interior and floor has ever been. I went to vacuum the floor mat and this thing picked up the floor mat off the ground it sucks to hard. I also just recently used it to clean out a clogged drain pipe that goes to the sewer with the extra long hose attachment I purchased separately.
by Jimmy
10 people found this helpful
Upgraded my shop vac from a small generic 2HP 5gal one to this. I also purchased the Dustopper du...
Upgraded my shop vac from a small generic 2HP 5gal one to this. I also purchased the Dustopper dust separator set up to go along with this shop vac. So far this shop vac works great, the locking attachments are a good feature to keep from losing an attachment while you're working.
by JT
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