Model # WD1280

Internet #202440986

RIDGID 12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower
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RIDGID Discontinued

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

  • Two tools in one- Powerful, detachable hand-held blower included
  • Patented QwikLock for easy filter changes, no tools needed
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

  • Two tools in one- Powerful, detachable hand-held blower included
  • Patented QwikLock for easy filter changes, no tools needed
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
This RIDGID 12 Gal. wet dry vac with detachable blower is 2 tools in 1. The vacuum powerhead simply detaches and with the attachment of the blower wand, this vac turns into a handheld blower. Power is not sacrificed, as this RIDGID wet/dry vacuum packs a heavy duty 5.0 peak horsepower rated motor. It can tackle the messiest jobs and the leaf blower outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers in the market with 170 MPH. This wet/dry vacuum includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a blowing adaptor and a VF4000 QwikLock filter.
  • 5.0 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • 20 ft. power cord for extra reach
  • 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. dual-flex hose for added reach and comfort
  • 12 Gal. capacity in a compact vacuum
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space accommodates the included attachments
  • 170 MPH detachable blower cleans debris from your decks and driveways
  • Peak Horsepower 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



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Product Overview

  • Two tools in one- Powerful, detachable hand-held blower included
  • Patented QwikLock for easy filter changes, no tools needed
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
Model #: WD1280
Internet #: 202440986

This RIDGID 12 Gal. wet dry vac with detachable blower is 2 tools in 1. The vacuum powerhead simply detaches and with the attachment of the blower wand, this vac turns into a handheld blower. Power is not sacrificed, as this RIDGID wet/dry vacuum packs a heavy duty 5.0 peak horsepower rated motor. It can tackle the messiest jobs and the leaf blower outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers in the market with 170 MPH. This wet/dry vacuum includes 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a blowing adaptor and a VF4000 QwikLock filter.

  • 5.0 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • 20 ft. power cord for extra reach
  • 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. dual-flex hose for added reach and comfort
  • 12 Gal. capacity in a compact vacuum
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space accommodates the included attachments
  • 170 MPH detachable blower cleans debris from your decks and driveways
  • Peak Horsepower 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac with Tumbler 12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet/Dry Vacuum 12-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower 12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower
Brand RIDGID RIDGID Vacmaster RIDGID
Ratings (761) (1375) (92) (242)
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 12 12 12 12
Filter Type Cartridge Cartridge Cartridge Cartridge
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Hose Length (ft.)
7
Product Depth (in.)
24
Product Height (in.)
24
Product Width (in.)
24

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a Detachable Blower, Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Blower/ Car Nozzle and adaptor.
Air Volume (CFM)
157
Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5
Product Weight (lb.)
19lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Hose Length (ft.)
7
Product Depth (in.)
24
Product Height (in.)
24
Product Width (in.)
24

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a Detachable Blower, Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Blower/ Car Nozzle and adaptor.
Air Volume (CFM)
157
Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5
Product Weight (lb.)
19lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

can i clean gutters with this model?

Asked by: mike
Yes, it can be used on gutters.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-01-27

What is the warranty

Asked by: Azafato
Hello Azafato, RIDGID wet / dry vacs have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects. Please note that failures due to misuse, abuse or normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. Thanks, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2018-03-29

how due you switch from blower to vacuum and back?

how due you switch from blower to vacuum and back?
Asked by: confused
There is a switch on the blower nozzle that controls blower operation.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-01-26

does this product need to be assembled?

does this product need to be assembled?
Asked by: mrfiddler
Just had to slide the wheels on it. the accessories are stored on the base.
Answered by: sl
Date published: 2018-05-18
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Customer Reviews

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 242.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great For 1.5 Years Same vac, just earlier model (WD 12500). The vac is well designed, but evidently not quality. Never had problems with it tipping over, stopping up or coming apart. It is powerful and not overly loud. HOWEVER, it is 1.5 years old and less than 4 hours running. I've used it for cleaning out my cars and light home project clean up. It stopped working with no warning. Like someone switched off the power. Warranty center said that as long as there was no debris or dust accumulation in the head unit they'd probably replace it. I've not seen a shop vacuum w/o dust in the head and mine is no exception. Shipping will cost me as much as the vac cost new. The lifetime warranty is no good if financially it costs the same to gamble on a warranty replacement vs. going out and buying a new one. Additionally, the extra filter they'd send with the new vac will not offset the cost of shipping the defective unit. I'll NOT be replacing it with another RIDGID vacuum due to short life and financially risky warranty.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I liked the included blower option for light jobs like getting leaves and dirt out out the garage... I liked the included blower option for light jobs like getting leaves and dirt out out the garage, but this model wasn't available at the stores by me so I ordered it online. Shipping and delivery was free and very prompt, however, I just unpacked the box and there are some issues so I am taking it back to the local store. 1. I quickly figured out that is does NOT allow you to use a dry debris bag. I saw the vac bags listed as an accessory when ordering online so I didn't think twice and added them on. Nope! There is no way to use one and I imagine that would quickly clog up the works and likely break the machine in no time, not mention the mess of dumping it out. 2. The assembly instructions say to install (2) of the castors, not the 4 it comes with. Seems weird, but I figured maybe that is so it doesn't roll away since they don't lock? Otherwise it looks like it would have been great for my small household needs, but the inability to use a vacuum bag is a deal breaker.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible performance when you need it I'm truly impressed with the performance of Ridgid's 12gal, 5hp wet/dry vac. One week after purchasing the vacuum, I had the opportunity to test its capabilities when my basement flooded during a heavy storm. As you can see in the photo, the vac performed wonderfully and quickly removed water from our basement saving our carpet and padding. The 12-gallon drum meant I didn't have to repeatedly empty the vac and could concentrate on the task at hand. Assembling the vacuum was quick and easy, and I like the storage features Ridgid included for the accessories. The built-in drain is another great feature that makes emptying the vac a cinch – again, a wonderful feature when you find yourself trying to quickly save a flooding basement. The car nozzle also worked great for me and easily fit under the seats of both my SUV and my wife's sedan. I really couldn't be happier with this product and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a compact, powerful wet/dry vac.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This thing is beast! I had recently bought a new house and had projects to do and the Rigid is one of the best purchases I've made; I mean let's face it, it's no 3 wolves howling at the moon t-shirt, but it's right up there! I use it all time on small projects, or even to vacuum the tile floors and or car. I recently used it when cutting out a hole in the ceiling to install a fan, the hose and extender attachments had no problem reaching a vaulted ceiling. It picks up everything! I haven't seen the cat in over a week now!
Date published: 2012-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this product This product has great power and pick up all sorts of dirt and water. It also has great power to blow out air . I definitely will recommend this shop vac to anyone for it usage. I’m very pleased with this product. It is at a good fair price and I love how durable it is when moving it around.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like most Ridgid products this one is awesome also. Great vacuum comes with all the basic accessories, etc. I even got a free Ridgid tumbler, couple that with a new filter your almost at the cost of new vacuum. Fantastic deal!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value The 12-Gallon Rigid Shop Vac with Blower is an excellent product. It is a super value for a 5.0 HP motor and the blower has come in extremely handy. I've cleaned up a flooded basement, construction sites, garage debris and much more with this vacuum. The motor detaches from the top of the vacuum and becomes an impressive blower, great for cleaning up grass clippings, saw dust off tools and blowing large debris in a pile that can be picked up with the vacuum. The only complaint I have is the attachments sit loosely in the feet of the vacuum. They fall of or get tangled in the hose and chord. Still, this is a small problem for a great vacuum. 5 stars all the way!
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! What a great deal! I just have to say that I got one awesome deal on this one! I purchased it for $22 after tax. I haven't had a shopvac in some time. So, I was cleaning things left and right when I got it. It has so much suction that it lifts the carpet up off the floor when I use it in the house. That was just where I first tried it out. I proceeded to clean "my cat's" basement. I thought I had sucked up the cat when I went to clean all of his fluff out of the vacuum. When out in the garage, I used the blower with the crevice tool at the end of the extension and it was a more concentrated and powerful blowing tool that way. I blew grass off my mower deck and dust out of my little rug by the door. It even blew off the crevice tool a couple of times due to the force of the air. The vacuum is not heavy at all for all the power it packs, but it is big. I didn't realize how big a 12-gallon would be. I have yet to test the "wet" capabilities of this vacuum, but it has exceeded my expectations in every other way.
Date published: 2012-05-22
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