Model # WD1270A

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RIDGID 12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit
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RIDGID

12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit

  • Large capacity & powerful -- great for everyday messes
  • Auto cleaning detail kit includes 7 convenient vac tools
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$11900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Large capacity & powerful -- great for everyday messes
  • Auto cleaning detail kit includes 7 convenient vac tools
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
This newly designed RIDGID 12 Gal. High Performance Wet/Dry Vacuum with Auto Detail Kit is designed for Pros and DIYers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vacuum that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum's 12 Gal. drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes. Also includes auto cleaning detail kit with convenient tools for vacs.
  • 5-peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • Compact size, side carry handles and 4 swivel casters provide for great maneuverability
  • 15 ft. cord wraps around the power head for storage
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space on the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 extension wands, utility nozzle, a car nozzle, wet nozzle and VF4000 filter; auto cleaning kit includes a 1-1/4 in x 10 ft. hose, a soft bristle brush, a stiff bristle brush, an extra-long crevice tool, a claw nozzle and adapters
  • 10 ft. premium hose is longer, more durable, more flexible and smaller in diameter than the standard RIDGID vacuum hose, allowing you to get to those hard-to-reach places
  • Accepts RIDGID filter bag, VF3502
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Large capacity & powerful -- great for everyday messes
  • Auto cleaning detail kit includes 7 convenient vac tools
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
Model #: WD1270A
Internet #: 206985754

This newly designed RIDGID 12 Gal. High Performance Wet/Dry Vacuum with Auto Detail Kit is designed for Pros and DIYers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vacuum that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum's 12 Gal. drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes. Also includes auto cleaning detail kit with convenient tools for vacs.

  • 5-peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • Compact size, side carry handles and 4 swivel casters provide for great maneuverability
  • 15 ft. cord wraps around the power head for storage
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space on the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 extension wands, utility nozzle, a car nozzle, wet nozzle and VF4000 filter; auto cleaning kit includes a 1-1/4 in x 10 ft. hose, a soft bristle brush, a stiff bristle brush, an extra-long crevice tool, a claw nozzle and adapters
  • 10 ft. premium hose is longer, more durable, more flexible and smaller in diameter than the standard RIDGID vacuum hose, allowing you to get to those hard-to-reach places
  • Accepts RIDGID filter bag, VF3502
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5 in
Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Product Depth (in.)
19.5
Product Height (in.)
26
Product Width (in.)
21.5

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, and Car Nozzle
Air Volume (CFM)
145
Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
15
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5.0
Product Weight (lb.)
18.28lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Bare Floor
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5 in
Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Product Depth (in.)
19.5
Product Height (in.)
26
Product Width (in.)
21.5

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, and Car Nozzle
Air Volume (CFM)
145
Amperage (amps)
10
Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
15
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5.0
Product Weight (lb.)
18.28lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Bare Floor
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
12
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

If you are using the wet/dry vac do you need a filter?

Asked by: nicky
Yes for dry materials (always). If you had gotten the filter wet using the vac on liquids, you should let it dry before using it for dry materials or it will clog up readily and be difficult to clean. Per the instructions (which you should be able to get online): If you are only sweeping a little liquid, you can leave the filter in, but if you are sweeping more water, you have to remove the filter or it will get wet and then send liquid out the exhaust (and I would assume also send it through the motor, which seems like a bad idea). If in doubt, remove the filter to suck up any liquids. Note: do not use electric vac's to sweep up flammable fluids like gas.
Answered by: EdH
Date published: 2016-01-13

How do you remove the filter?

Asked by: Ladybug,
With the model I have, you just pull it off of the plastic knob and the rubber part of the filter kind of pops off along with the rest of the filter.
Answered by: NotVacuumingAnytimeSoon
Date published: 2015-09-20

can it be used as a blower?

Asked by: hdshopper
yup
Answered by: LowesEmployee
Date published: 2016-12-07

Pls confirm 5 Horsepower. Does it come with a cartridge filter? Is there also a paper filter to add to or use in place of the cartage ?

Asked by: ringo
Not sure about the HP but a better measure for comparing vac's is the amp rating of the motor, not the HP. It comes with a paper cartridge filter; more are available in HD stores, as are HEPA versions (pricey) and you can add a filter bag to the canister that traps further dust. These filters are larger that on some other vac's, such as shop vacs, so they will not need cleaned as often as smaller filters. The cartridge filter IS a paper filter; there is no separate element, that's why it's called a cartridge filter.
Answered by: EdH
Date published: 2016-01-07
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Customer Reviews

12 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 798.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motor works great but plastic handles are weak Purchased wet/dry vac for home and auto cleaning Basement took on water after heavy storms which allowed me to use my Ridgid vac for drying floors. Unit was half full when I lifted the lid off. While lifting, one handle cracked on one side-guessing the release got caught while lifting lid with the heavy weight due to the water in unit. I only used item few times in last three years and was happy with my choice. Ridgid warranty sadly did not cover the shearing of their plastic handle/lid stating it occurred during normal "wear and tear". I only need the top part of the vacuum and would have appreciated a swap via mail. Sadly I will look for another brand to replace this "weak warrantied " vacuum. They claim products have FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY- but in small print they do not cover misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear. Attempting to empty their unit by releasing top lid apparently allows them to deny their warranty Sad.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from AFTER LESS THEN 2 YEARS OF NON-ABUSIVE USE IT STOPPED WORKING! AFTER LESS THEN 2 YEARS OF NON-ABUSIVE USE IT JUST STOPPED WORKING! MY BOYFRIEND USED A VOLT METER ON THE SWITCH AND IT REGISTERED VOLTS. THE MOTOR APPEARS TO BE OKAY. I REALLY LOVED YOUR PRODUCT UNTIL THIS HAPPENED!
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YOU SHOULD INCLUDE BAGS IN THE BOX !!!! i HAD O GO BACK TP GET SOME. OTHER SHOP VACS I HAVE PURCHASED HAVE HAD BAGS INCLUDED, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VACUUM. DO NOT TELL ME MY REVIEW TEXT IS TOO SHORT. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO SAY. FREE COUNTRY, MY CHOICE.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Let's try this again This is my second RIDGID out of 10 or so 12 gallon Wet/Dry Vacs in 20 years. This is about the best one I have found on the market and that isn't saying much. Nothing is made to last more than 2 years if you use it every day, this vac is no exception to the rule. The cord is a bit shorter than Craftsman or Shop Vac brands and that does make a difference in how many times you have to move the plug to different outlets. This takes time and time is money. The one thing I can say that makes this machine a bit better than the rest is, it isn't as loud as the others on the market. We shall see if I'll have to replace it in year and a half or two years.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's still new but I like it over a ShopVac I've got a ShopVac that I've had for decades but keep it in a work location away from the house because I bought a new one not too long ago. After about three uses it just stopped working so I went with the Rigid brand and here's what I like about it so far: long cord, place to keep the attachments over the wheels/casters and it's a good, squatty size. The only thing I don't like about it so far is that the flex and rigid hose doesn't really stay together during use, at least for me. I like the life-time warranty as long as it will be honored. Time will tell.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for infrequent use. Great power and suction. Large diameter hose makes it easy to use with its adapters and to also use in the shop on power tools. (through the use of adapters. The casters are small and chintzy. They could have / should have been of heavier duty construction. 12 gallons of water weighs 96 lbs. I do not foresee these wheels lasting very long with that kind of use. Also, the design of the way the top latches to the bottom could have been designed better. It is sometimes difficult to unlatch the top from the bottom.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product for the price Bought this vac for to replace an older vac that the motor went bad in. This vac was similar in size and cost less than a new motor for the old one. It seems to perform well. This vac includes 2 inch hose and extensions, but no 1-1/4 inch hose or extensions. The wet pick-up filter is not included but is available as an accessory. It does include one filter bag. I haven't had a chance to really give this vac a good run, but it has performed well in the uses that I have done.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS VAC WORKS GREAT SO FAR.... I HAVE TO BE FAIR TO THE PRODUCT, I HAVE ONLY USED IT ONCE AND IT DID THE JOB, SO I HAVE TO RATE IT AS I DID. WHO KNOWS HOW I WOULD RATE IT 6 MONTHS OR MORE, FROM NOW. I REPLACED A CRAFTSMAN 12 GAL VAC THAT STOP WORKING. IT WAS A LITTLE OVER A YEAR OLD AND OF COURSE THE WARRANTY HAD RUN OUT. I PURCHASED THE RIDGID BECAUSE OF ITS PRICE, LIFE TIME WARRANTY AND GREAT REVIEWS. ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF I WILL CHANGE MY REVIEW.
Date published: 2017-06-02
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