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Model # HD1200B

12 Gallon 5.0 Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Filter, Hose, Accessories and Additional 20 ft. Tug-A-Long Hose

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  • High-performance wet dry vacuum for tough messes
  • 20 ft. Hose provides extended reach and adapts to most vacs
  • Shop Vac features the RIDGID Lifetime Warranty
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About This Product

The RIDGID 12 Gal. 5.0 Peak Horsepower NXT Wet Dry Vacuum was built for pros ready to take their projects to the next level. This wet dry vac comes with a 7 ft. hose, general debris filter, wet nozzle, utility nozzle, car nozzle, 2 extension wands and 20 ft. Tug-A-Long Hose. With more power 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. Its redesigned scroll technology gives an increase in power, suction, and lift. The 12 Gal. NXT wet dry vacuum includes 2-1/2 in. locking accessories for a secure fit and the 2-1/2 in. diameter size resists clogs. Onboard storage for hose and accessories gives quick access to attachments. 2 locking extension wands extend reach while the utility nozzle cleans larger areas. Use the wet nozzle for liquid spills and the car nozzle for detailed cleaning. Plus, this model includes the extra-long 20 ft. hose for more reach, flexibility, and durability. 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. Pro Tip: Add a RIDGID shop vac filter (VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000 or VF8000; sold separately) to a RIDGID shop vac to maintain the power of the vac and extend vacuum life and a dust collection bag (sold separately) to help with quick cleanup and disposal.


  • Includes RIDGID 12 Gallon 5.0 Peak Horsepower NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum featuring an additional hose that is 20 ft. long - best for tough, moderate-sized wet or dry cleanups
  • Shop vac locking attachments include 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long, DUAL-FLEX locking hose, 2 extension wands, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, and car nozzle
  • Additional included 20 ft. hose can be changed out from the standard hose to provide more reach and flexibility on the job
  • Filtration includes the general debris filter (VF4000) for capturing general dirt and the Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the wet/dry shop vac for easy cleaning
  • 7 ft. Tug-A-Long Hose has a locking connection that won't pull loose during use and DUAL-FLEX hose feature gives 180-degree mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing
  • 2-1/2 in. diameter accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and makes cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Ergonomic front-to-back top carry handle, as well as the side carry handle, allows for a better grip when maneuvering around the jobsite or workstation
  • Extension wand extends reach, the utility nozzle cleans larger areas and the car nozzle cleans smaller spaces
  • Wet nozzle and built-in drain provide ideal cleaning solution for wet pickup
  • Onboard accessory storage on caster feet keeps attachments secured and right at hand, top handle doubles as a cord wrap for stowing 15 ft. power cord and hose storage keeps hose secure while transporting
  • 4 swivel casters on bottom of vac provide 360-degree rotation for easy movement from room-to-room or jobsite-to-jobsite and the large power switch allows for easy on/off activation
  • Blower port offers versatility for blowing leaves, grass clippings, and more
  • RIDGID offers a wide range of replacement filtration options (VF4000 general debris filter, VF5000 fine dust filter, VF6000 HEPA material filter, VF7000 wet application filter and VF8000 HEPA filter; sold separately) that capture a variety of dirt and debris and VF3502 Size A dust collection bags (sold separately) for quick and easy cleanups
  • Pair the RIDGID 12 Gallon NXT wet/dry vac with a dust collection bag (VF3502 Size A; sold separately) for quick and easy disposal and to keep the drum clean and mess contained
  • 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
  • Shop Compatible Accessories for your shop vacuum
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
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Product Information

Internet # 307814495

Model # HD1200B


Dimensions: H 26.6 in, W 18.6 in, D 18.7 in


Hose Diameter (in)

2.5 in

Hose Length (ft.)

7 ft

Peak Horsepower (php)


Product Depth (in.)

18.7 in

Product Height (in.)

26.6 in

Product Width (in.)

18.6 in


Air Volume (CFM)


Amperage (amps)


Blower Port


Color Family


Cord Length (ft.)




Debris Type

Dust Mites, General Debris, Pollens, Sawdust

Filter Type


Included Accessories

No additional accessories included

Power Source


Product Weight (lb.)

20 lb

Recommended Surfaces

Auto Interior, Bare Floor, Carpet, Concrete, Hardwood Floors, Laminate, Leather, Stairs, Tile, Upholstery, Vinyl, Wood



Tools Product Type


Vacuum Maximum Capacity (Gallons)

12 gal

Voltage (V)

120 V

Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type

Vacuum Nozzle

Questions & Answers

Q:Can this be used in the backyard to vacuum up bark and small gravel ?
by|May 18, 2024
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Q:Does come with the filter bag?
by|May 6, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello Xmvp, Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our product! We appreciate your interest and are here to assist you. In response to your inquiry, the filter bag is not included in the package of this model. VF3502 filter bag is compatible with this HD1200 12-gallon NXT wet/dry vac. While the bags are optional, they are designed specifically to provide optimal performance and efficiency for your vacuuming needs. The filter bags are conveniently available at Home Depot stores near you. For further assistance or if you have any concerns, our dedicated Customer Service team is available to help. You can reach us by calling 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time. Alternatively, feel free to send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com, and we will promptly address any queries or issues you may have. Once again, thank you for considering our products. We look forward to providing you with exceptional service and assisting you in finding the perfect solution for your cleaning needs. Best regards, RIDGID

by|May 7, 2024
    Q:Is there supposed to be a blower block or something to put over the blower hole? I’m using this to clean up my basement and I’m thinking this is just going to make a huge mess. my last vac had a cone piece mount that I taped at the bottom to blow air up…
    by|May 3, 2024
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    A:  Dear Daniel, Thank you for reaching out, and we apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced. It's important to note that covering the blower port can restrict airflow, potentially leading to overheating issues. The blower feature is intended for tasks such as blowing leaves or debris. You might want to consider buying the diffuser accessory (part number VT2525) that decreases the power of the air stream leaving the exhaust of the vacuum. This diffuser is available at your local Home Depot store or online at https://www.homedepot.com/. 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

    by|May 3, 2024
      Q:Can it be used as a blower?
      by|May 2, 2024
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      A:  Hello Vwint, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. We are confirming that this vac has a blower feature. Simply connect the supplied hose to the blower opening located at the back of the powerhead. If you have questions or you need assistance, 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

      by|May 8, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        4.7 out of 5

        • 4.7 out of 4,591 reviews
        • 88% recommend this product
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        Looks can be deceiving. Used this vacuum two times and now it doesn’t turn on. Hope I can return and get something different.
        Response from RIDGIDMay 14, 2024
        Hello Jared,

        Thank you for reaching out about the issue you're experiencing with your RIDGID vacuum. We understand how frustrating it can be when a product doesn't work as expected.

        If you purchased the vacuum from Home Depot within the last 90 days, you should be able to return it to the store in line with their return policy. This will be the quickest way to get a replacement or refund.

        However, if it's been over 90 days since your purchase, you can file a warranty claim through this link: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty. Our Customer Service team will review your claim and guide you through the next steps.

        Should you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time. You can also send an email to info@ridgidvacs.com, and we'll be happy to assist you.

        We appreciate your business and look forward to resolving this issue to your satisfaction.

        Best regards,
        RIDGID Ridgid
          Would not know if product works, box was ripped from top to bottom when delivered .
          Response from RIDGIDApr 17, 2024
          Hello lf57,

          Thank you for taking the time to write a review and bringing your issue with your order to our attention. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. To address your concern, we recommend reviewing Home Depot return policy, which can be found at this link: https://www.homedepot.com/c/Return_Policy. It will provide you with detailed information on how to proceed with returning your product. Additionally, we encourage you to reach out directly to Home Depot regarding the issue with your order. They have dedicated customer service representatives who will be able to assist you further in resolving any concerns or queries.

          If you have any product-related questions or require further assistance, our friendly Customer Service team is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time. You can reach us at 1-800-474-3443. Alternatively, feel free to send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com, and we'll be more than happy to help. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work towards resolving this matter for you. Your satisfaction is our top priority!

          Best regards,
          RIDGID Ridgid
            • Recommended
            1 found this review helpful
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            I’m very happy with my Rigid vacuum purchase!
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            1 found this review helpful
            Missing obvious pieces
            Ordered this shop vac and it was promptly delivered to me, it’s missing the house though, kind of hard to use it missing that critical piece.
            Response from RIDGIDFeb 26, 2024
            Dear Jmc82690,

            Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by the missing hose in your recent purchase.

            We recommend checking inside the drum for the hose, as it is an essential component that should be included. If you are unable to locate it, which is indeed unusual, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com. We are here to assist you promptly and ensure that this issue is resolved to your satisfaction.

            RIDGID Ridgid
              1 found this review helpful
              Vacuum Packed!
              My project was removing 1200 sq ft of badly matted, batt covered blown fiberglass insulation. The perfect mix of size, weight, power, intake size, filtering, and ease of use are all incorporated into this one! My project took about three days of steady work to complete and I was totally impressed. The 2.5” intake gobbled up the blown fiberglass and the powerful 5HP motor packed the tank every time along with a steady stream of clean air discharge through the the no-clog HEPA filter. Packed!
                • Recommended
                6 found this review helpful
                Great suction
                I needed to replace a 30 year old shop vac that died. I am working sanding the plaster while finishing up the drywall in my garage. I use a water filter (as shown in the photo) to reduce the amount of dust that makes it to the vacuum. This vacuum has so much suction the sanding block will stick to the wall when it is on. (As shown in the photo.) The noise is about the same as my old vacuum. Super happy with this product.
                  • Recommended
                  8 found this review helpful
                  sent used one
                  disappointed. bought new one online order. sent a used one. It was unpleasent exprience.
                  Response from RIDGIDJan 18, 2023
                  Hello djin, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned about your issue. You have the option to return the product to Home Depot in accordance with their return policy. 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
                    4 found this review helpful
                    Still works like new after 20 years!
                    Have used it to clean the basement and garage mostly. But when the clothes washer burst the water line it saved having to replace the laundry room floor. Still working after 20 years of use.
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                      6 found this review helpful
                      Best darn shop vac in my diy arsenal! (I have...
                      Best darn shop vac in my diy arsenal! (I have 6!) works great with dust control device for cement chisel!
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                      2 found this review helpful
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