Internet #100638347

Model # WD1956

Store SKU #386239

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RIDGID

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet Dry Vac

  • Durable stainless steel construction, built for the Pro
  • Cart handle and large rear wheels allow for easy maneuvering
  • On-board storage for all included locking accessories
$ 159 00
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Product Overview

  • Durable stainless steel construction, built for the Pro
  • Cart handle and large rear wheels allow for easy maneuvering
  • On-board storage for all included locking accessories
This RIDGID 16 Gal. stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pros demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak HP motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. This stainless steel vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 locking accessories. All locking accessories (hoses, wands, and accessories) lock together, so nothing falls off in use. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction wet/dry vacuum also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.
  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool
  • 2-1/2 in. Dia accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and make cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Blowing port provides for blowing leaves from walkways and decks
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle and a crevice tool
  • Stainless-steel construction for durability
  • 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



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Product Overview

  • Durable stainless steel construction, built for the Pro
  • Cart handle and large rear wheels allow for easy maneuvering
  • On-board storage for all included locking accessories
Model #: WD1956
Sku #: 386239
Internet #: 100638347

This RIDGID 16 Gal. stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pros demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak HP motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. This stainless steel vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 locking accessories. All locking accessories (hoses, wands, and accessories) lock together, so nothing falls off in use. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction wet/dry vacuum also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool
  • 2-1/2 in. Dia accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and make cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Blowing port provides for blowing leaves from walkways and decks
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle and a crevice tool
  • Stainless-steel construction for durability
  • 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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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Durable stainless steel construction, built for the Pro
  • Cart handle and large rear wheels allow for easy maneuvering
  • On-board storage for all included locking accessories
This RIDGID 16 Gal. stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pros demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak HP motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. This stainless steel vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 locking accessories. All locking accessories (hoses, wands, and accessories) lock together, so nothing falls off in use. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction wet/dry vacuum also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.
  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool
  • 2-1/2 in. Dia accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and make cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Blowing port provides for blowing leaves from walkways and decks
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle and a crevice tool
  • Stainless-steel construction for durability
  • 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

  • Durable stainless steel construction, built for the Pro
  • Cart handle and large rear wheels allow for easy maneuvering
  • On-board storage for all included locking accessories
Model #: WD1956
Sku #: 386239
Internet #: 100638347

This RIDGID 16 Gal. stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pros demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak HP motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. This stainless steel vac includes the first ever 2-1/2 locking accessories. All locking accessories (hoses, wands, and accessories) lock together, so nothing falls off in use. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction wet/dry vacuum also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool
  • 2-1/2 in. Dia accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and make cleaning large messes quick and easy
  • Blowing port provides for blowing leaves from walkways and decks
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle and a crevice tool
  • Stainless-steel construction for durability
  • 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

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Product Depth (in.)
19.8
Product Height (in.)
28.5
Product Width (in.)
19.8

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Crevice Tool and Fine Dust Cartridge Filter VF5000
Air Volume (CFM)
203
Amperage (amps)
12
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
6.5
Product Weight (lb.)
40lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
16
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Product Depth (in.)
19.8
Product Height (in.)
28.5
Product Width (in.)
19.8

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Crevice Tool and Fine Dust Cartridge Filter VF5000
Air Volume (CFM)
203
Amperage (amps)
12
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Built-In Drain,Casters
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
6.5
Product Weight (lb.)
40lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
16
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

how many volts is this vac?

how many volts is this vac?
Asked by: tina
Hello Tina, This vac is rated at 120 volts. Thanks, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDVacs_CustomerCare
Date published: 2018-10-01

Does this unit vacuum water from a carpet? I have a flooded basement

Asked by: Jose
Yes this vacuum will vacuum water just fine. You may want to get the correct filter for vacuum up water though. Our shop has 4 of these!
Answered by: shilo520
Date published: 2019-03-20

Is the filter a HEPA filter?

Asked by: Josh
This unit comes with one step down from the HEPA filter but the HEPA is always available for separate purchase at Home Depot.
Answered by: Roanoke
Date published: 2018-11-19

Can I attach a smaller diameter hose? Ideally 1 1/2.

Asked by: Jason
I seriously don't think that will work, unless you have something that it will attach to. However, you can always call the Pro Desk at Home depot and ask them.
Answered by: CJ
Date published: 2019-02-08
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Customer Reviews

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 449.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as durable as I expected. During assembly, I noted the flimsy plastic base / wheel attachment. The rigidity leaves me thinking, for the money, I expected better quality. It is held on by 4 little screws, pinching the bottom lip on the container. (really). and the weight of the machine. The next concern was the handle fitment and strength again, weak. The accessory bag needs something, bigger , more solid mounting, deeper pocket to store the hose w/ attachment in place and not hang off machine like a loose saddle. The hose is similar to your cheaper vacuums. The connections suck. Cheap, weak clip / twist lock is really laughable.( If you are going to claim twist lock, make it a real twist lock). the length of the hose is minimal. Should be 4 ft. longer to accommodate the distance lost in height from floor as you use it, too short. I also will state that the hose connection to machine should be solid enough to last as long as the machine. You know we pull these things around with the hose, and the front wheels should be 3x the size in order to aid in rolling over its own cord. Frustrated, great power, great size, looks good, quite. Recommended with aforementioned issues.
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So I purchased this vacuum back in 2015, I use it to collect plaster debris with a dust deputy at... So I purchased this vacuum back in 2015, I use it to collect plaster debris with a dust deputy attached. I run this vacuum for HOURS at a time with a 40' hose attached to it. On average it sees about 300 hours of running time each year. Its 2019 and I am purchasing another one to see if it lost any power. It only loses suction if the filter is full which does happen. It has paid for itself 10 times over. Never change the product.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well but needs better tool/accessories holder in my opinion... Works well but needs better tool/accessories holder in my opinion to keep tool/accessories at hand better. I must say that my vacuum with the muffler/exhaust filter installed is very quiet. We where doing a construction clean up after a new house build and one of the finish carpenters came to me and exclaimed how quiet my vacuum was and I explained the system to him and I have probably sold another one for Home Depot... Do you think I may receive a royalty check or a gift certificate? I not going to hold my breath. Anyway good equipment very powerful suction. We have the 20 foot 2 1/2 inch hose with the hose handle that really helps for long hours of clean up on ceilings, floors and walls. My opinion on the RIDGID SS vacuum from Home Depot.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy it again! Very pleased with this Ridgid stainless vac. It arrived fast and just in time for a major drywall project (new house). It was easy to put together, however I will let you in on a time saving tip. Mounting the handle can be tricky as other reviews have stated and I found it to be true. The sharp ends of the handle will dig into the plastic handle mounting brackets. These brackets (2) are held in place by two little screws located on the inside of the vac. I recommend taking these screws out and the brackets off of the vac and then inserting the handle to it's locking position. Then re-insert the screws into the brackets as you put them back on with the handle as a one piece unit. I've been using this vac a lot and find it to do a great job. It is quieter than my old Craftsman vac and I think it has more power too. The stock hose is not the best because it is rather stiff and not long enough for me. I will probably upgrade to the pro hose when I get this house done.
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better that my old competitor's product When my previous shop vacuum burned up, I had to get a replacement quickly. Assembly was quick, and I noticed that no mention was made of installing a bag. A call to customer service confirmed that no bag is required. This will save considerable cash throught the life of the vacuum. The mobility of the machine is great. My previous vacuum would not roll well, and seemed to always be getting hung-up on things in the shop. This one rolls and turns easily when being pulled by the hose, as well as when being pushed by the handle. The vacuum force is superb. I use this vacuum in the shop and attach it to power tools for dust collection. When I am using it on my sliding compound miter saw, I can see the sawdust being sucked through the saw off of the work piece. I rated durability as good only because, although I have had to empty the vacuum once, I haven't had the machine long enough to determine its durability. There is no reason so far make durability suspect. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S QUIET IT'S PORTABLE IT'S POWERFUL IT'S CONVENIENT (soft fabric caddy on the handles) IT roll... IT'S QUIET IT'S PORTABLE IT'S POWERFUL IT'S CONVENIENT (soft fabric caddy on the handles) IT rolls very easy and has a looooong electrical cord I definitely recommend this beast of a vac to anyone who has a shop and makes constant saw-dust messes! One tiny thing could be improved... some way lf locking the back wheels in place would be nice, this thing rolls very easily on concrete floors. Sucks up large ribbons of pine shavings without clogging - my other vac clogged often - this one builds up and sucks it all through! GET ONE!!!
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built, and light weight. I have only used it... Well built, and light weight. I have only used it with dry pick up. I use it to pick up landscaping debris from my deteriorating paved driveway. It picks up gravel and a small amount of dry leaves and twigs. The large wheels in the back allow moving it over uneven surfaces.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good features, sturdy and lightweight Well built, and light weight. I have only used it with dry pick up. I use it to pick up landscaping debris from my deteriorating paved driveway. It picks up gravel and a small amount of dry leaves and twigs. The large wheels in the back allow moving it over uneven surfaces.
Date published: 2019-06-24
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