Internet #301291553

Model #MOB1200

12 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Motor-On-Bottom Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Fine Dust Filter, Hose and Accessories

  • New 'Motor On Bottom' technology adds power and design features
  • Drum innovation allows for easy and convenient waste disposal
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

RIDGID Power. RIDGID Durability.

RIDGID Power. RIDGID Durability.

RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs are expertly engineered to provide the power and durability to help you clean up any mess.

MOTOR-ON-BOTTOM TECHNOLOGY

MOTOR-ON-BOTTOM TECHNOLOGY

Motor on the bottom design delivers improved performance, stability, and noise reduction vs. traditional wet/dry vacs.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Backed by RIDGID’s industry leading lifetime warranty, buy with confidence knowing our vacs are built to last.

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes a hose, two wands, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, car nozzle, crevice tool, diffuser, and fine dust filter.

ACCESSORY STORAGE

ACCESSORY STORAGE

Built-in tool storage securely stores your accessories. Store up to six accessories.

FOOT ACTIVATED POWER SWITCH

FOOT ACTIVATED POWER 
SWITCH

Power on/off with the use of your foot.

MOTOR ON BOTTOM

MOTOR ON BOTTOM

The motor being on the bottom allows for more suction and less noise, a truly revolutionary design for wet/dry vacs.

Capacity

Capacity

12 gallon capacity for large messes.

Accessory Size

Accessory Size

This vac is compatible with 2-1/2 in. accessories.

Pick-up Power CFM

Pick-up Power CFM

CFM - The airflow rating of the vac. This is a high performance Wet/Dry Vac.

Filtration

Filtration

3-layer filtration captures fine dust.

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

Cord Length

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

Hose Length

Hose Length

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and has extra flexibility at each end.

The RIDGID 12 Gal. Motor-On-Bottom wet/dry vac features an innovative motor on the bottom design that delivers incredible performance, improved stability, noise reduction, medium capacity, rugged construction, and excellent mobility for pro, contractor and industrial use. This innovation allows for easier emptying, filter access and a lower center of gravity to improve stability. This motor-on-bottom vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 locking accessories. All locking accessories (hoses, wands, and accessories) lock together, so nothing falls off in use. This 12 Gal. unit also features a Fine Dust Qwik Lock filter, a 7 ft. expanding hose, top handle, a cord hanger, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, quick release handle plus Scroll Noise Reduction technology for quiet operation.
  • Powerful 6.5 peak HP motor offers 17% more power than standard vacs of its size, without adding any additional noise due to Scroll Noise Reduction technology
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool
  • 2-1/2 in. diameter accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and make cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Foot-activated switch allows hands free operation
  • 20 ft. power cord provides long reach and wraps conveniently around the cord storage hook
  • Motor on bottom design provides easy access to the filter and makes emptying the drum cleaner
  • 2-1/2 in. tug-a-long locking hose locks onto vacuum, so it won't pull loose during use
  • Accepts RIDGID's size A dust bags for quick and easy debris disposal (VF3502 sold separately)
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system makes installing or removing your filter, quick, easy and secure
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5 in
Product Depth (in.)
20.7 in
Product Height (in.)
23.7 in
Product Width (in.)
19.5 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes 2 wands, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, crevice tool, car nozzle, muffler/diffuser, 7’ hose, VF5000 Fine Dust Filter
Air Volume (CFM)
190
Amperage (amps)
12 A
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Wet/Dry
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
6.5
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Returnable
180-Day
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

12Questions29Answers

How many inches of suction does this unit produce?

Asked by Mark November 16, 2020
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Hello Mark, Thank you for your question. This certain Motor-On-Bottom unit MOB1200 is measured in CFM at 190. If you need to know the water lift or sealed suction, it's rated 54 inches. 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

Is this a brushless motor?

Asked by Gambit66 July 24, 2020
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Hello Gambit66, No, this is not a brushless motor. Thanks for asking! If you have further 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

I want to use this vaccumm with an automatic power switch on a miter saw. The vaccum needs to always be turned on. Does the pedal keep it on forever?

Asked by Wassim June 14, 2020
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Yes.

Can you use filter bags? What size?

Asked by Sooner May 29, 2020
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Yes, the VF3502 (size “A” for 12-16 gallon or 45-60 liter) bags fit. And the filters work well to trap dust and debris. However, the bottom-mounted cartridge filter and not-smooth body interior will interfere with your attempts to remove the filter bag. Even if the bag is only half full, it won’t come out in one piece. You’ll have to tear the filter bag apart and scoop its contents into a trash bin. If you intend to use filter bags, choose a different vacuum model.

Is the filter washable or disposable?

Asked by smilingdog February 8, 2020
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Hello SmilingDog, The filter is washable and reusable as long as it doesn't sustain any damage. Having said that, it is highly recommended to replace the filter once every six months for better performance. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'd be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

Will this work with the rigid quick connect pump accessory?

Asked by Jack February 2, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Jack, Yes, our VP2000 Quick Connect Pump Accessory will work with this machine. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'd be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

Ridgid has another model that is a different that sells at other retailers which the same and the...

Asked by eriquoz January 25, 2020
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Hello eriquoz, This MOB1200 is indeed rated at 190 CFM which is different from the airflow of 1250RV. There are several factors that can affect CFM or airflow, including turbulence in the hose and wands, restrictions on airflow where the cleaning tool meets the floor or other surface, increased resistance due to the bag filling with dirt, as well as filter loading. If you have further questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'd be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

Based on one of the reviews and from what I can see in the pictures it appears there is no hose c...

Asked by Bill December 19, 2019
5
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No hose storage. I jerry-rigged a solution with heavy duty Velcro & elastic straps. Not stellar but adequate.

What keeps all the dust and dirts from falling out on the floor when you separate the top from th...

Asked by CaptB December 14, 2019
5
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I always use a bag and filter combo.

Will this vac roll over it's own cord? Every shop vac I have owned has a problem with the ability...

Asked by CaptB December 14, 2019
4
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Most stable shop vac I have ever owned. Low center of gravity definitely helps. Can roll over its own cord yes, but “never say never” ;-)

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Customer Reviews

  • 44 Customer Reviews
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars overall
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I wanted a larger, more powerful vacuum for my home workshop. I was using a smaller Ridgid shop v...
I wanted a larger, more powerful vacuum for my home workshop. I was using a smaller Ridgid shop vac with a Home Depot Dustopper dust separator on a cart that I built. I like the motor on the bottom because it makes it easier to empty the stuff that gets past the Dustopper. The foot switch is a nice feature. Nice long cord. Includes a muffler for the exhaust so noise is less. Great value.
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Unfortunately it's very cheaply made. Power button broke after only a few uses. Too much cheap pl...
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Unfortunately it's very cheaply made. Power button broke after only a few uses. Too much cheap plastic. I had high hopes with the design and rated power but need to be durable too.
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Response from RIDGIDNovember 12, 2019
Hello Samuel, Thanks for your review and we're extremely sorry to learn your issue with this vac. We hope you will give us the opportunity to discuss this futher with you and win back your business. 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. Or, send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
The RIDGID model #MOB12000 / 12 U.S.Gallon Wet/Dry VAC. This is a big difference over the older ...
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The RIDGID model #MOB12000 / 12 U.S.Gallon Wet/Dry VAC. This is a big difference over the older units for sure. To start out with,it's practically ready to go right out of the box.All you have to do is to install the 4 -2 inch casters and the mesh accessory holder on the back of the unit with the 4 Phillips head screws. I like that the 6.5 HP motor is on the bottom of the unit. This helps with the Center of gravity so it does not flip over as easy. And the whole drum assembly can be removed from the power base for an easy empty. Also the drum has a drain cock on side near the bottom for fast disposal of liquids. The unit is alot quieter with the patented Scroll Noise Reduction technology and the use of the muffler/diffuser. Also a first on this unit is the 2 1/2 inch locking accessories. Comes with a 7 foot expanding hose,2 extension wands,wet nozzle,car nozzle,utility nozzle,crevice tool and muffler/diffuser. Other features are the new Qwik Lock Filter and a inline ALCI plug ,plus a really nice foot pedal on/off switch which works like a charm.
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Great suction nice place for the on off switch....
Great suction nice place for the on off switch.
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I like the combination of power with a small footprint....
I like the combination of power with a small footprint. My shop is small so this vacuum fits the bill. I paired it up with a cyclone and it’s a dream.
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Powerful Vac, But With Flaws
I purchased this vac as a substitute for the larger stainless vac. The vac is very powerful, lightweight and moderately quiet. My only cons are; no hose storage, no front caster foot storage, needs a better cord management system, needs side tank handles, and using the disposable bags. The bags do not come out in one piece when full.
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Shuts off with vacuuming dust
I bought this Rigid wet/dry vac in July of 2019. Unfortunately, didn't use it until the time to return was over. It is very powerful, and I was excited to have a shop vac that would get up the dust when I removed an old indoor/outdoor carpet. The Rigid wet/dry vacuum would shut off after every few minutes and I was unable to vacuum up all the old dust using the Rigid. I tried the Rigid several more times on fine dust like house dust and cat litter dust. The vacuum would shut off after about 1 minute. I like the design with the motor on the bottom. That is why I bought it as my old shop vacuum would turn over when pulled. This is an industrial size shop vacuum, and very powerful when it works which is not often. I should have read the comments about it shutting off prior to buying it. It might work okay for large things like pieces of plaster, wood, nails, etc. It doesn't work for cleaning a really dirty old house with lots of fine dust, or any dust for that matter. I can't use a shop vacuum that shuts off every few minutes.. I'm very disappointed and am going to have to sell it to a used appliance store for only a few dollars of the $139 plus tax that I paid for it.
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Response from RIDGIDSeptember 15, 2020
Hello dianaprince, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned your issue with the vac. It's odd that the vacx would shut off after every few minutes. We have a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and material. You may submit a claim online at www.ridgid.com or 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
I really tried to like this vacuum. I got it to replace a 10 year old RIDGID unit that eventually...
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I really tried to like this vacuum. I got it to replace a 10 year old RIDGID unit that eventually burned out after several home rehabs. My typical use for such a vacuum is to clean up horsehair plaster and lath debris, using a filter bag and blue filter cartridge. What I love: -Suction- the power is great, and it aggressively picks up dust, debris, nails, small bits of lath, old insulation, etc. The hose rarely gets clogged, even when attacking large chunks of plaster. Simply wonderful! -Reversible- the few times that the hose did get clogged, it’s super easy to plug the reverse the hose...blow out the clog from the exhaust port, back into the unit. (With the other major brand, this becomes tricky when you’re using a filter bag.) -Air quality of exhaust- the blue filter cartridge prevents the ultra fine plaster dust from escaping. What I like: -The RIDGID brand. My last vacuum lasted over ten years, and was really well-engineered. No complaints. -Size. 12 gallons is a good size; a bit bigger than necessary, but manageable. 14 gallons is already too big. 16 gallons far bigger than necessary. When the filter bag is half full of plaster rubble, the vacuum cleaner is already too heavy. -Appearance. The bottom mounted motor and the different design of the unit looks cool. -Emptying it by removing the body from the vacuum power base. This allows you to take the body outside, empty it, and hose it down. What I don’t like: -the power switch. Didn’t expect it would be so annoying to have a bottom-mounted switch. It can’t be reached when you’re on a ladder, or standing on the other side of the unit. -lack of cord storage. This was an extremely inconvenient oversight. Ergonomic fail. I used a cable clamp that I had lying around. -more moving pieces. The bottom mount motor design is cool, but requires locking levers to keep the body on the base and the top on the body. The clips to hold the top on the body come loose if there’s a lot of weight—they can be snapped back in easily enough though. More moving parts=more pieces that can eventually break. What I hate: -emptying the unit with a filter bag. This is awful. The filter cartridge remains in the way of the filter bag, because it’s attached to the base of the body. The body isn’t smooth on the inside bottom, because it has to accommodate the Cartridge filter, vacuum power base, and locking mechanism. Getting a heavy, half-full filter bag out of the box requires tearing open the filter bag, and scooping the contents into the trash. -the float switch gets pulled up by the suction of the motor, even though there’s no water. Easy enough to remedy with a couple cable ties. But really annoying in the meantime. I don’t think anybody at RIDGID tested using this vacuum with a filter bag. Emptying the bag is such a miserable experience. I used this vacuum cleaner for two afternoons, and returned it.
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Response from RIDGIDSeptember 15, 2020
Hello Dmso, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we're sorry to have learned your disappointment in some areas and you had to return the vac. If you'd like to discuss this further or you need assistance in finding another RIDGID vac model, 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
Great suction and the 12 Gal. size works great for...
Great suction and the 12 Gal. size works great for my shop.
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Stop working well after a few days
Stop working well after a few days
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Response from RIDGIDJuly 26, 2020
Hello Tio, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry you to have learned your disappointment. This is not typical on our vacuums. However, we would like to assist you. 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 help. Or, you may submit a warranty claim online at www.ridgid.com. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
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