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16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower, Filter, Hose and Accessories

  • Two tools in one with its powerful, detachable hand-held blower
  • Built with RIDGID’s most powerful motor & largest capacity drum
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Part of the most powerful line of wet dry vacs RIDGID has ever made, the RIDGID 16 Gal. NXT vac with detachable blower is sleeker than ever and unmatched in value - with all the specs of the 16 Gal. NXT vac and the bonus of 2 tools in 1. Detach the powerhead, attach the blower wand and you have a powerful leaf blower that out performs the most dedicated in the market at 190 MPH. The 6.5 peak horsepower motor is RIDGID's highest-rated motor engineered for the pro who needs the most power and highest performance. The 16 Gal. NXT wet/dry vacuum 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 lid houses a consolidated hose storage and accessory storage keeps your tools securely on hand. Replacement filter VF4000 and Size A VF3502 Dust Collection Bags sold separately.
  • Maximum power 6.5 peak horsepower NXT vac for heavy-duty cleanup
  • Offers 2 tools in 1 with powerful detachable emission free blower for convenient blowing of debris
  • 2-piece heavy-duty drum construction offers lasting durability
  • 2-1/2 in. diameter locking accessories secures your hose to your wands to your floor tools, so nothing falls off in use
  • 20 ft. power cord provides the most reach and stores easily using cord wrap
  • 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
  • 4-swivel casters provide 360° movement
  • Caster feet fit and store both 1-7/8 in. and 2-1/2 in. diameter accessories
  • Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long Dual-Flex locking hose, 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle, locking blowing wand and a standard filter VF4000
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning without any tools
  • Accepts RIDGID filter VF4200 and size A VF3502 dust collection bags
  • 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Vac, 2-1/2 " x 7' Tug-A-Long Positive Locking Hose with Dual-Flex, Two Extension Wands, Blowing wand, Locking Utility Nozzle, Locking Wet Nozzle, Locking Car Nozzle, Qwik Lock Fine Dust Filter, Owners Manual
Air Volume (CFM)
161
Amperage (amps)
12
Amperage (amps)
12
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
Bare Floor Cleaning,Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters,Commercial use,Convertible to Handheld,Detachable Canister,Removable Nozzle,Wet/Dry
Horsepower (HP)
6.5 hp
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
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
16
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

90Questions27Answers

Are HEPA bags available for use with this model?

Asked by ReffW June 14, 2021
4
Answers

Hello ReffW, Thanks for your question. Yes, we do and it is part number VF3602. While we are not certain about what debris you are going to use this for, please note that you can achieve HEPA-level filtration when used with RIDGID VF6000 filter. You also have the option to buy the VF6500 filter and bag kit. These can be purchased at Home Depot stores or online. 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

is there a noticeable difference between this model, HD1600 (161 CFM) and the HD1800 with it's 18...

Asked by fenario May 30, 2021
2
Answers

Yes. Biggest difference, 1800 has handle and large wheels for easier moving. 1600 has detachable head for blower portability. Minor issues; 1800 has upgraded filter, muffler diffuser for slightly quiet operation.1600's detachable head can present potential seal leaking that might effect suction in the long run. I think the 1800 has better accessory attaching, But really, it's about how you'll use the vac. Biggest advantage to the 1800 is the easier moving about, especially as drum gets fuller. 1800 much easier to move up and down stairs due to the handle. Both are equally effective so for heavy vacuum use the 1800 is best. If price and detachable blower are a concern then the 1600. Either way, both are great vacs with two deciding can be made by two factors; handle and detachable blower

What is the height of the shop vac with the blower part detached? I want to store this in the bac...

Asked by Jared May 26, 2021
1
Answer

It measures 26 inches tall. There is a molded handle in the top that makes it that high.

How long is the electrical cord?

Asked by Monsoon May 21, 2021
1
Answer

20 ft. power cord

Does this come with a filter for wet use?

Asked by MrWolf May 14, 2021
3
Answers

I'm not sure if I'm using it correctly, but when I need to use it in wet conditions, I'll take the filter off completely. I'll need to vac out groundwater in my basement occasionally, but typically I just remove the filter and then reinstall it after I am finished.

if I want to use an aftermarket hose, what is the measurement of the opening I have to use?

Asked by Lucio May 12, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Lucio, Thanks for your inquiry. The 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum uses an inlet port with a 2-1/2 in. Diameter. If you have 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

how much does the unit weigh?

Asked by put May 3, 2021
2
Answers

Hello put, Thank you for your inquiry. This particular vacuum weighs approximately 32.7 lbs. For any product related 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 Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

I have the Ridgid 16 gallon shop vac. It has lost power ( suction ) and I can find no blockage . ...

Asked by Steve March 4, 2021
4
Answers

Steve, sounds like you might have broken the motor, or the motor driver. I would first try to exchange at home depot. If that doesn't work, you can try troubleshooting motor connections for infinite resistance (broken wire), or a short (near zero ohms). Then you could try looking at the motor driver board for any signs of burnt electronics by smell or appearance. Could also be a broken cord, or blown fuse(?).

Is there a filter that goes in the top part?

Asked by Pb February 24, 2021
4
Answers

Yes The filter was attached inside the top

Does this vacuum have a drain?

Asked by RJM February 23, 2021
5
Answers

Yes, I've used it.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 1,037 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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Solid shop vac for the price !
Great Wet/dry vac all around!! The cord coming in at 20 feet was a huge plus as it stores away with a breeze. Storage mount for all the attachments is adequate and the hose tucks away cleanly. I blower is strong for what it is and happy with the suction power of the 6.5 motor. The Model # HD1600 comes with multiple attachments but I also purchased the Premium Car Cleaning Accessory Kit because I recently got a new truck and it is helping me keep it clean! The attachments hooked right up the existing hoses that added some extra length to the hose with no loss of suction. It is a great add-on for this unit if you are into detailing your vehicle as it the vacuum moves freely with 360° movement. I am very happy with this shop vac and would recommend it to friends.
by Vipbaldy
2 people found this helpful
Powerful Shop Vacuum
Just picked it up on 4/6/20 and so far it's a great shop vac. Lots of power and the detachable leaf blower is impressive. The power cord is nice and long. Assembly was easy. I coupled this vac with a Dustopper Dust collector, also from Home Depot. These 2 products work surprisingly well together. The Dustopper's 5 gallon bucket was chucked full but the Rigid Shop Vac canister only contained a very minimal amount of dust. Hopefully, this will relieve the stress on the Shop Vac motor when I use it as a dust collector on my table saw, router table, jointer and sanders. The only con so far is the attachment holder doesn't stay in place very well.
by Tbone
4 people found this helpful
vac and blower
love the blower feature! its a shop vac and a blower what more can you ask for. its not the best blower but it gets the job done. I'm more then pleased with it.
by Mclovin
3 people found this helpful
Great vac. Quieter than previous one. Amazing power. Use as central vac. Replace older Rigid due ...
Great vac. Quieter than previous one. Amazing power. Use as central vac. Replace older Rigid due to slight over heating odor after more than four years use as central vac. New vac has more power and less noise. This is our sixth Rigid shop vac. All perform well. Inlet allowing disposable bags use makes emptying quick easy and hardly any mess. Very satisfied.
by HomeDepotAddict
5 people found this helpful
Solid built product
Solid built product
by Jesse
2 people found this helpful
I have owned few different wet and dry vacs in the past and this is already my favorite. The gene...
I have owned few different wet and dry vacs in the past and this is already my favorite. The general size if really nice. It is short and fat which I find much better for storing the vac and it never feels like it is topping over if you get hung up on the wires. I think the drain plug is a great feature instead of trying to pour out 16 gallons of liquid. All of the attachments, and there are plenty, store nicely on the vac. I love the feature for the detachable blower. I don't recommend it as a dedicated leaf blower though, it just isn't strong enough. It is great to blow the saw dust out of your workspace though. I was able to move around some leaves but only for short distances. It would take you longer than to just rake the leaves at that point but it was great for clearing of the driveway. This is a great vac!
by Geoff
5 people found this helpful
RIDGID is the Cadillac of wet/dry vacuums. I've had one that has worked flawlessly for over 20 ye...
RIDGID is the Cadillac of wet/dry vacuums. I've had one that has worked flawlessly for over 20 years and this new model is another fine example. This is a feature packed shop tool with a host of attachments, all of which can be stored on the canister platform. Its vacuum is powerful and it is very quiet compared to the older model. The detachable blower is just a breeze to take off and clear the work area. There is a nice long electrical cord so you can move around the whole room. The vacuum hose and attachments have a retainer that locks them in place so no more problems with the hose or attachments coming apart while in use. Another example of excellent design and execution by RIDGID. You won't be disappointed with this vacuum. Get one.
by belairguy
4 people found this helpful
This is an impressive unit. The wet-dry vacuum canister is very large and heavy rigid plastic. Th...
This is an impressive unit. The wet-dry vacuum canister is very large and heavy rigid plastic. The cord is a durable and pretty long. The vacuum sucks really well and the attachment tools are excellent. The tools are easy to slide on and off the vacuum. The thing that sets this apart is the detachable blower. They have it pictured doing leaves outside. I would say that is probably isnt the best for that. I would assume it might be better for smaller jobs like cleaning off a porch or blowing leaves from the garage. I don't think it would be great at doing an entire yard. Its very squat and wheels are a pain to get on. The cord reel is useful but, I wish it was retractable. Great quality and I would definitely buy again.
by Kayden
5 people found this helpful
After decades of service by my old Ridgid shop vac, it was time to upgrade. While it still works ...
After decades of service by my old Ridgid shop vac, it was time to upgrade. While it still works fine, as I start doing more woodworking, I wanted something with more power to collect the dust. A true dust collection system is not in the budget at this time, and I'm still moving tools around. This 6.5 hp Ridgid vac will serve quite nicely. The hose and tubes that lock on this new vac make it easy to move around the shop, and the increased power provides noticeably more suction. The tool holder is much improved as well. Looking forward to using this new vac in my shop.
by BobG999999
6 people found this helpful
Do not purchase
Purchased 3/20. We used the vac maybe 5 times in 2020. Used 2 times 2021. Third time use in 2021, it stop working!!!#@##! So disappointing!
by Shan
Response from RIDGIDJun 17, 2021
Hello Shan,

Thank you for your time in writing us a review and we’re sorry to know what you have experienced with the vac. This is not typical with our vacuums. If you purchased the vac from Home Depot within the last 90 days, you may return it to the store with the sales receipt. If it's past 90 days, our RIDGID® wet / dry vacs have a full 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. You may submit a warranty claim online at https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty or call our customer service at 1-800-474-3443. Note that our normal business hours are 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 Ridgid
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