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14 Gallon 6.0-Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Fine Dust Filter, Hose and Accessories

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  • Large capacity two-piece drum for heavy-duty, pro clean-ups
  • 2-1/2 in. locking accessories for maximum airflow
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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NXT Wet/Dry Vacs

NXT VACS. MORE POWER. IMPROVED DESIGN.

NXT Wet/Dry Vacs - The most powerful line of vacs RIDGID has ever made.

HIGH PERFORMANCE JOBSITE WET/DRY VAC

HIGH PERFORMANCE JOBSITE

With it's high performance motor and durable design, this vac was built for the jobsite.

Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Fine Dust Filter

Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Storage

ACCESSORY STORAGE

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

Wet/Dry Vac Cord Storage

CORD STORAGE

20 ft. power cord stores easily using cord wrap.

DURABLE TWO PIECE DRUM CONSTRUCTION

DURABLE TWO PIECE DRUM CONSTRUCTION

Durable two piece construction ensures your vac lasts as long as you need it to.

14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

CAPACITY

14 gallon capacity for large messes.

2-1/2 inch Accessories for Wet/Dry Vacs

ACCESSORY SIZE

This vac is compatible with 2-1/2 in. accessories and is our largest size for maximum airflow.

High Performance Wet/Dry Vac

PICK-UP POWER (CFM)

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

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

INCLUDED FILTER

3-layer filtration captures fine dust. Replacement Filters: Fine Dust (VF5000), HEPA Media (VF6000), Wet (VF7000)

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

CORD LENGTH

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and is ultra-flexible.

HOSE LENGTH

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

The RIDGID 14 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 6.0 peak horsepower, this vac delivers the power for heavy-duty pro cleanups. Its redesigned scroll technology gives the NXT vac an increase in power, suction, and lift. Drum keying optimizes vac airflow and latches tightly seal lid to drum to avoid suction loss and improve convenience when carrying or dumping. The 14 Gal. NXT vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 in. locking accessories that lock 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. This large capacity vac features a 2-piece drum construction that offers the toughest RIDGID durability. For added convenience, this vacuum has an ergonomic front-to-back top carry handle offering a more natural carry, a large power switch that's easy to flip with work gloves, drum carry handles for a comfort grip when lifting, and 4 swivel casters for 360° movement during cleanup. A tool storage caddy on the back of the vac securely stores attached accessories even when lifting and emptying the drum. Hose storage keeps the hose neatly on board and caster feet provide secondary storage for needed attachments.
  • Best for tackling large-volume messes or heavy-duty pro cleanups
  • 2-piece heavy-duty drum construction offers the toughest RIDGID durability
  • Bottom drum handles offer extra grip for easy debris disposal
  • 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 makes cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Fine dust filter captures fine dust particles for superior filtration ideal for dust mites, mold and cold ash
  • Wet nozzle and built-in drain provide ideal cleaning solution for wet pickup
  • Storage features include: hose storage that keeps hose neat and secure when stowing or transporting, tool storage caddy securely stores the attached accessories even when lifting and emptying the drum
  • 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
  • 20 ft. power cord provides the most reach and stores easily using cord wrap
  • 7 ft. Tug-A-Long lose has a locking connection that wont pull loose during use
  • Dual-flex hose feature gives 180° mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing
  • 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 cleaning without any tools
  • 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 fine dust filter VF5000
  • Peak horse power 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
  • Note: Product May Vary by Store
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (in)
2.5 in
Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Peak Horsepower (php)
6
Product Depth (in.)
20.7 in
Product Height (in.)
25.2 in
Product Width (in.)
20.7 in

Details

Air Volume (CFM)
165
Amperage (amps)
10.5
Blower Port
Included
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Debris Type
Cold Ashes,Dust Mites,Fine Powders,General Debris,Pollens,Sawdust
Filter Type
Cartridge
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Power Source
Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
26.6 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Maximum Capacity (Gallons)
14 gal
Voltage (volts)
120 V
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type
Vacuum Nozzle

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Customer Reviews

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Don't get Hoodwinked
Box is deceiving... top panel looks like it has HEPA filter but it's just optional accessories. If you are pushing boxes off the top to read, won't see that. Now spending another $32 Like the MSRP of a car showing items not included... 4 stars, not 5
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    Deceptive Description Wrong Filter
    Did not contain the Blue VF5000 3 layer fine filter as advertised. Was sent with White 1 layer filter. I am disappointed because the fine filter was what I needed. I need the vacuum, so I don't have time to send back. Now I'm going to have to pay another $25.97 for the VF5000 filter. There was a change notice inside the box, but the change was not mentioned on the website description when I made my purchase. Please change your website description, so others are deceived.
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    Response from RIDGIDJun 29, 2021
    Hello Eric, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned your disappointment. We had a temporary component change due to COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mask support. Due to raw materials that are normally used in our production of the 3-Layer Fine Dust filter component (VF5000) being redirected for PPE mask manufacturing support, we were unable to provide the filter previously included with this product but the standard filter that came with it plus the dust bag may provide a comparable level of filtration. We recently changed our online listing to the original blue filter since this kind of filter is back to the package. If you have any 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 Ridgid
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      Product Management Failures
      Incredibly poor design and product management oversight to miss these product failures. You can’t remove center mounted attachments in the rear caddie when the optional diffuser (Ridgid model VT2525) is attached on the exhaust port. No one at Ridgid thoroughly tested the redesigned product, they left that to the customers. Other rear caddie end attachments fall out at will, the plastic grabber has no tension memory. And when in my lifetime is someone going to design a shop vac with caster wheels large enough to allow a shop vac to roll over it’s own power cord. Really? The only reason Ridgid added locking tug-a-long hoses was because the hoses pulled out of the shop vac when it stopped short on its own power cord.
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      Response from RIDGIDFeb 15, 2021
      Hello Dutch,

      Thank you for your time in writing a review and we are sorry to learn about your disappointment with the product. Most customers are satisfied with our vacuum accessories and design of the vacuum, but we understand your feedback and suggestions and we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and a customer feedback is by far our most valuable source of improvement ideas. If you're unhappy with your purchase, you may return this to Home Depot store within 180-days upon purchase. For any other concerns, 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
        Check your box first
        I was pretty excited to buy this today. The box, the display at the store etc. all show the 3 layer filter. Lo and behold they substituted this filter with the cheaper 1 layer filter .....something about covid-19. I should have got what was advertised when I bought this!! This of course is not Home Depot's fault, but something Ridgid should have tagged the box with a bright colored sticker. When grabbing the box off the shelf the sticker on top of the box is not visible. I will say that the 14gal/6hp vac is really nice though. Just disappointed not to receive what was advertised.
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          Very nice Vac, we use it for our central vac cleaner system and this bad boy really SUCKS! Assemb...
          Very nice Vac, we use it for our central vac cleaner system and this bad boy really SUCKS! Assembly is easy and straight forward.
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          I am not usually one to provide a product review, but this vacuum (and others like it I have owne...
          I am not usually one to provide a product review, but this vacuum (and others like it I have owned) deserve a review. Previously, I owned a similar model that was 5.0 peak horsepower that had plenty of suction. That Ridgid vacuum lasted me 14 years and was working perfectly fine until the hose got against a halogen work light and melted. A replacement hose is $40,I needed a new filter at $18, and this new 6.0-Peak Horse Power Ridgid vacuum was on sale for $89, so it didn't really make financial sense not to get a new one. Anyway, this 14 Gal. 6.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vacuum really sucks. And, I mean that in the best sense possible. If there is a downfall, the only downfall is that the suction is so powerful that you can't vacuum a throw rug, as it just sucks it right up and you can't drag the wand across it to get the dirt. As a construction tool or around my garage, I doubt I'll really use it for that purpose again and I'm pretty confident that it will suck up anything no larger than about 2" around that I don't want to lean down to pick up. I tested it out on some 3" sheetrock screws (vacuums usually won't suck these right up but they just rattle around in the hose until you turn off the vacuum and they drop out on the floor) and they went right on through into the bucket. I've never been thrilled about the stiffness of the hose, but there is no question of their durability - and I've used mine hard over the years. I highly recommend the 12 gallon 5.0 and 14 gallon 6.0 HP Ridgid products as high quality, durable, and powerful. I did buy the 4 gallon 5.0 peak HP version about a year ago but was really disappointed in that one as it didn't have near the same suction of my old 5.0 HP or this current 6.0 HP. I think because it had both a bag and a filter. I ended up keeping the old 5.0 HP one I had and selling the 4 gallon version at a garage sale. I wouldn't recommend that one if you need serious suction. Anyway, I hope this review helps you to make your buying decision. This is a great tool for serious garage dirt and/or to make a construction site "broom clean" in short order.
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            An ideal designed SHOP VACUUM. The key component of the RIDGID 14 Gal. NXT wet dry vacuum is the ...
            An ideal designed SHOP VACUUM. The key component of the RIDGID 14 Gal. NXT wet dry vacuum is the locking design for all the vacuum attachments and vacuum hose. This allows you to lead the wet dry vacuum around by its tether (vacuum hose). It is frustrating to clean the shop or the car and tug on the hose only to have it pull out. The Ridgid NXT solved this problem by designing a lock system into every piece of the NXT system. Arrival: The vacuum arrives broken down in the box, some assembly is required; only a phillip screwdriver is needed. Design: The 14 gallon drum has some slight differences to regular Ridgid wet dry vacuums. It's a little shorter and a little fatter in the mid section. I assume this is to provide a little more stability. There are two hand-holds near the bottom for lifting of the NXT. The NXT come with casters that easily pop in the bottom, however, the bottom of the NXT was also design to be used without the casters. Some folks like to use wet dry vacuums as a dust collector in the shop; the NXT can be set in the shop this way thanks to the design of the bottom of the drum. There is a bottom drain for ease of draining liquids, however, to empty the drum of solids will require the removal of all the attachment accessories or risk loosing them in the trash with the contents of the drum. This is a design issue that is difficult to get around. There is little option to design an on-board accessory tool caddy that is not obtrusive or can keep the accessories in place when dumping the drum. The 20 foot power cord combined with the 7 foot 2-1/2 inch vacuum hose give plenty of reach. I like the top mounted handle that allows easy removal of the powerhead and also provides storage for the power cord. The accessory caddy is a great feature to store the accessories out of the way and I also appreciate the side hose clips to store the 2-1/2 inch hose versus unraveled on the floor. Performance: Dry performance is great! The NXT is a workhorse easily picking up saw dust littered with construction nails. The filter performance is very good as well catching sheetrock dust without and filter leaks. I appreciate the design of the inlet deflector inside the vacuum head to prevent debris hitting the filter directly. This also helps prevent the filter from "loading up". Wet performance requires removing the included 3-layer pleated dust filter (included) and installing the Ridgid wet application foam filter (not included). Picking up water on the floor with the included floor wet nozzle is not chore for the NXT. I washed down the shop floor and easily extracted standing water out of the corners in the shop. The NXT does have a blower port but the powerhead does not detach from the drum lid so to use the NXT strictly as a blower requires either the head remain attached to the drum or walk around with the entire drum head. The blower performance is great as well and another plus on the hose and accessory locks - everything stays connected under the pressure of the blower! The operating noise of the NXT is average of what you can expect for a wet dry vacuum.
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            Very happy to get this new 14 gallon Ridgid shop vac. The 16 gallon Ridgid I have had for about t...
            Very happy to get this new 14 gallon Ridgid shop vac. The 16 gallon Ridgid I have had for about ten years is great and has proven to be awesome and powerful unit but is just way too big to take on smaller jobs. It has been taking up too much space in my truck. This new one can be picked up with one hand with a smaller footprint and has pretty much the same power, not to mention that all of the attachments from my larger one work on this one as well. Ridgid has proven over the years to be quality in my eyes with many of their tools. Have been using Ridgid tools in excess of 40 years and will continue to use them. This one is 14 gallons and has basically the same size motor as the 16 and the power seems about the same too. Comes with all of the basic attachments and I know from experience how many options there are from this manufacturer. Several different types of filters for different applications are also available. Have even had 40 feet of hose on my old one and could pick up carpet tackstrip nails off the floor. Powerful and dependable. The picture is of my old one that is still awesome after all of this time. I have it picking up a shapers dust from 30 feet away without fail. The new one is on a tile job already earning its keep is why I did not get a picture of it next to the other one. Will update. Thanks.
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            I just assembled this new Rigid wet-dry tank vacuum. Very easy to assemble and setup for use. It ...
            I just assembled this new Rigid wet-dry tank vacuum. Very easy to assemble and setup for use. It has great easy storage for the pick-up hose, wands, and tool accessories. Also the electrical cord has wrap around storage on the carry handle. Also the electrical cord is a nice 20 foot length that makes it easy to move the vacuum around a large room. It also has a powerful vacuum suction to pick-up water, debris, and sawdust. I also like the drain on the bottom of the tank.It is convenient and easy to use. The unit itself is reasonably light weight to maneuver around. The tank capacity is significantly large for all my uses.
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            This RIGID is the best of the best. It will pick up everything that will fit in its rather large ...
            This RIGID is the best of the best. It will pick up everything that will fit in its rather large sized vacuum hose. RIGID made all the right decisions when putting this together. This vacuum has places to store every accessory that comes with it. The suction it has is amazing. Put the house on the outlet, and you have a commendable leaf blower. I was not much missing any screws, but 4 more would have been nice. The instructions do not hacve you put screws in the caster feet. If you put them there, you will not have enough screws to put the shop vac together. Rigid provides a nice carrying handle, but recommend you not use it if the shop vac is full. Now for the best part: all the accessories including the hose, lock in place. So if you are like me, and drag the vacuum around by it’s hose while using it, the will not com unattached! Rigid listened to what their customers wanted, and put out a great product. I tested it with water pickup as well and it performed awesome. Just remember to take the filter out if you are sucking up more than a puddle. I highly recommend this Rigid 14 gallon Wet/Dry Vac.
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