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Model # WD1956B

16 Gal. 6.5 Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Shop Vac with Fine Dust Filter, 7 ft. Hose, 10 ft. Pro Hose and Accessories

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  • Large shop vac made of durable, stainless steel construction
  • 10 ft. premium hose is more durable than typical vac hoses
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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About This Product

The RIDGID 16 Gallon 6.5 Peak Horsepower Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum features a fine dust filter, locking accessories and an additional hose - the 10 ft. Pro Hose. The vac was made from durable, long-lasting stainless steel and includes its MAX performance motor to tackle a variety of jobsite messes. The RIDGID 2-1/2 in. locking attachments help with large cleanup for maximum airflow and connect with the locking tab for a secure, uninterrupted use. The 2 extension wands extend the overall reach and the utility nozzle is perfect for cleaning up large areas. Plus, this model includes the premium pro hose that is more durable than typical vac hoses. For detailed cleaning, the crevice tool and car nozzle will do the job. For wet pickup, the bottom drain and wet nozzle help with quick liquid cleanup. Keep all shop vac attachments and tools right on hand in the onboard rear accessory storage bag and maneuver uneven surfaces and rough terrain with the cart handle, rear wheels, and quick release design for easy emptying. The blower port also allows the vac to double as a blower for leaves, grass clippings and more. Included fine dust filter (VF5000) traps fine powders, protecting the motor of your vac. Pro Tip: RIDGID recommends replacing filters (sold separately) frequently to maintain the power of the vac and extend vacuum life. Add a RIDGID dust bag (VF3502 - sold separately) to the shop vacuum for easy disposal.

Highlights

  • Includes RIDGID 16 Gal. 6.5 Peak Horsepower Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum that provides powerful suction, rugged stainless steel construction and enormous performance for heavy-duty jobs
  • Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. DUAL-FLEX hose for flexible movement as well as a 10 ft. durable pro hose that is kink-resistant and provides extra-long reach
  • Shop vac locking attachments include 2 extension wands, crevice tool, car nozzle, utility nozzle, and wet nozzle
  • Filtration includes a fine dust filter (VF5000) for trapping fine powders, cold ashes and mold and the patented Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning without any tools
  • 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
  • Shop vac utility nozzle accessory helps pickup large messes, the 2 extensions wands can connect for a more extended reach and the car nozzle and crevice tool help for detailed cleaning
  • Wet nozzle attachment cleans up liquid spills and the built-in drain at the bottom dispels water quickly without needing to lift the drum to dispose
  • Large top handle allows for lifting while the durable, large rear wheels provide easy mobility over rough terrain when going from place to place
  • Blower port allows blowing leaves, grass clippings and more
  • Onboard shop vac accessory storage bag offers quick access to needed attachments and cord wrap on top handle stores the 20 ft. power cord
  • 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 16 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
  • 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 # 308710795

Model # WD1956B

Specifications

Dimensions: H 36.6 in, W 22.6 in, D 25.9 in

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (in)2.5 inHose Length (ft.)7 ft
Peak Horsepower (php)6.5Product Depth (in.)25.9 in
Product Height (in.)36.6 inProduct Width (in.)22.6 in

Details

Air Volume (CFM)181Amperage (amps)12
Blower PortIncludedColor FamilyMetallics
Cord Length (ft.)20Cordless/CordedCorded
Debris TypeCold Ashes, Dust Mites, Fine Powders, General Debris, Mold, Pollens, SawdustFilter TypeCartridge
Included AccessoriesNo additional accessories includedPower SourceElectric
Product Weight (lb.)35.5 lbRecommended SurfacesAuto Interior, Bare Floor, Carpet, Concrete, Hardwood Floors, Laminate, Leather, Stairs, Tile, Upholstery, Vinyl, Wood
Returnable90-DayTools Product TypeVacuum
Vacuum Maximum Capacity (Gallons)16 galVoltage (V)120 V
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory TypeVacuum Hose

Questions & Answers

194Questions
caret
Q:What type of filter is required for this?
by|Feb 22, 2024
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Q:I have seen answers here that the CFM is 203. However when I went to the Ridgid website and reviewed the specifications the CFM is listed as 181, which matches the Home Depot data. Can someone actually confirm the CFM or explain why answers state 203?
by|Feb 22, 2024
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A:  Hello Jeff, Thank you for your interest in our product and we appreciate your inquiry. We apologize for any confusion caused. The vacuum is rated at 181 CFM, ensuring powerful performance to meet your needs. Should you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Customer Service team at 1-800-474-3443. They are available Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time. Alternatively, you can also drop us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. Best regards, RIDGID

by|Feb 23, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will this fit the Husky 10 gallon stainless shop vacuum
    by|Feb 17, 2024
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    A:  Hello Danno, Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our product. We appreciate your interest in finding the right hose for your Husky 10-gallon stainless shop vacuum. While we cannot guarantee compatibility with the specific model you mentioned, our LA2570 Pro Grade hose is designed to fit most vac hoses and inlets with a 2-1/2-inch diameter. This versatile option may be worth considering for your needs. Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-474-3443. They are available Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and will be more than happy to help you out. Alternatively, you can reach us via email at info@ridgidvacs.com. Thank you once again for your inquiry. Best regards, RIDGID

    by|Feb 21, 2024
      caret
      Q:Will this fit a Ridgid WD 12450?
      by|Jan 11, 2024
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      A:  Hello Junior, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. Yes, the LA2570 pro grade hose will work with the WD12450 model vacuum, as long as you still have the old hose interlock or connector. If you no longer have that connector we can send one to you at no cost, you just need to 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|Jan 12, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        4.4 out of 5
        • 4.4 out of 1,136 reviews
        • 85% recommend this product
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        The rubber connector broke after a few uses. No replacement part available. Rigid customer service told me to order from home depot. They don't have it.
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        Response from RIDGIDNov 14, 2022
        Hello Terryjean1234

        Thanks for writing a review and we apologize for the inconvenience. It is true that the expansion cuff is not a regular item at Home Depot stores. The expansion cuff (part number 831330) can be special ordered at the Home Depot store pro desk or special orders desk. If you have other questions, please call us at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email with pictures at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.


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          3 found this review helpful
          not durable but performs well
          It's a nicer hose than the default but it broke quickly at where it was connected to the included adapter. I am very disappointed.
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            6 found this review helpful
            Much better than stock hose
            This hose is far superior to the stiff plastic one that came with my vacuum. I would have liked to given it a 5 star review. But a couple of aggravating things kept me from doing that. 1. I have a Ridgid WD12450 vacuum. The text states that the hose fits all Ridgid 2-1/2" configurations and includes adapters to fit. After scratching my head for a while, I figured out that the furnished adapters will not fit my vacuum. My vacuum inlet measures 2-11/16" ID and the included adapters are 2-1/4" OD. BUT, I can take the adapter off my old hose and the new hose will fit onto it. Why not a statement on the web page or in the instructions that it "may be necessary to use your old adapters in some cases"? Save a lot of time. 2. The hose is advertised as being 10 feet long. It is exactly 9 feet. With the adapter cuffs, it measures 9' 4-1/2" long. Somewhere a foot of hose is missing.
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              16 found this review helpful
              Just like a Car Wash Vacuum Hose
              I am very happy and satisfied with this pro hose. Perfect for car cleaning and love the orange color and fit like a champ on my RIDGID WD12450 vac from back in 2005 and with everything in tact due to light car cleaning usage along with my newer RIDGID WD1270 vac. Only issue is that it make a really high pitch noise when the vacuum is on and it hurt my ears. I would love to know a solution to fix this issue but other than that it is well built and durable.
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                9 found this review helpful
                High quality product. You get your money’s worth with this product especially with the lifetime w...
                High quality product. You get your money’s worth with this product especially with the lifetime warranty. The vacuum has a lot of power and on top of that it’s quieter than my previous 10 gal shop vac. I also like how well it stores and the tires make it a whole lot easier.
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                1 found this review helpful
                Compared to the original cheap plastic hose that originally came with it, this is a tremendous im...
                Compared to the original cheap plastic hose that originally came with it, this is a tremendous improvement. More importantly, this one doesn't crease, which use to affect suction.
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                12 found this review helpful
                I purchased this model shop vac for the shape of the canister and to replace one of my other Ridg...
                I purchased this model shop vac for the shape of the canister and to replace one of my other Ridgid vacuums. The vertical wall design of the canister allows for EASY REMOVAL of the dust collection bag when it is full. Shop vacs with egg shape canisters present difficulties when attempting to remove the collection bag. Remember power, capacity and features are important however also consider the canister shape to optimize functionality when purchasing your next Ridgid shop vac.
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                2 found this review helpful
                After a few months 2 small holes appeared in the bottom of the drum.. The claim of this being sta...
                After a few months 2 small holes appeared in the bottom of the drum.. The claim of this being stainless steel is ridiculous. Its more like poorly chromed cheap steel loaded with impurities.. If you choose to buy this vacuum I suggest spray the inside of the drum with a rubberized sealer of some type. Ridgid does not and will not stand behind the warranty of this product..
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                Response from RIDGIDMay 17, 2019
                Hello Jeff269, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to learn your issue with the vac. It's unlikely for the drum to have holes after a few months if the proper drum maintenance instruction in the owner's manual is being followed. We'd like to learn more about this concern. You may 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. Or, send us the photos of the drum at info@ridgidvacs.com for review. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
                  17 found this review helpful
                  This shop-vac is AWESOME!!! It was easy to assemble and it sucks like there's no tomorrow! I was ...
                  This shop-vac is AWESOME!!! It was easy to assemble and it sucks like there's no tomorrow! I was a Drill Instructor for the Army so I like everything in order. As you can see, you can store the parts in this pouch area and YES, you can still take apart the top to empty the bag. You can also get vacuum bags for these units as shown below in the picture. I love the metal container. Reason being, my last one was Red and a hard Plastic. Well, I was cleaning out the filter and the plastic was old and brittler. So when I tapped the filter on the side of it, the filer put a nice hole in the red container. Plastic will dry out sooner or later! This is the best shop vac I have every purchased. You will not be sorry if you purchased one of these. This will be the last one I'll ever need to buy.
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                  7 found this review helpful
                  Excellent, will never go back to the smaller vaccumes. I use this with many different application...
                  Excellent, will never go back to the smaller vaccumes. I use this with many different applications. Hooked up to various sanders, grinders and other tools. Great suction for sucking debrie at bottom of hot tub to. The pump accesery is also awesome for water break clean up. The lower noise out put is also great, especially with a muffler attachment. Im always on the look out for the best tools for the job without spending rediculous amounts. This tool wont disappoint you. If it does you're probably not using it right. And yes its pretty big but you already knew that with a 16gal vac....
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