Model # WD1851

Internet #100638360

Store SKU #255185

RIDGID 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac
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RIDGID

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

  • Built for the pro with RIDGID's powerful 6.5 peak HP motor
  • Cart and large rear wheels enables easy maneuvering/accessibility
  • Backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

  • Built for the pro with RIDGID's powerful 6.5 peak HP motor
  • Cart and large rear wheels enables easy maneuvering/accessibility
  • Backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty
This RIDGID 16 Gal. high performance wet dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. 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 diameter, fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you’ve got a wet dry vac that meets the demands of a Pro.
  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • 3-stage filter for maximum filtration
  • Noise muffler for quiet operation
  • Quick-release handle for easy emptying
  • Removable accessory storage bag for easy drum cleanup
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle, a crevice tool, a diffuser and an accessory bag
  • Peak HP 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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Product Overview

  • Built for the pro with RIDGID's powerful 6.5 peak HP motor
  • Cart and large rear wheels enables easy maneuvering/accessibility
  • Backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty
Model #: WD1851
Sku #: 255185
Internet #: 100638360

This RIDGID 16 Gal. high performance wet dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. 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 diameter, fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you’ve got a wet dry vac that meets the demands of a Pro.

  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups
  • 20 ft. cord provides extensive reach
  • 3-stage filter for maximum filtration
  • Noise muffler for quiet operation
  • Quick-release handle for easy emptying
  • Removable accessory storage bag for easy drum cleanup
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle, a crevice tool, a diffuser and an accessory bag
  • Peak HP 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


  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower 16 gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower and 2 Bonus Filter Bags 14 Gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac
Brand RIDGID RIDGID RIDGID RIDGID
Ratings (722) (479) (241) (1451)
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 16 16 16 14
Filter Type Cartridge Cartridge Cartridge Cartridge
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Hose Length (ft.)
7
Product Depth (in.)
26.75
Product Height (in.)
36
Product Width (in.)
20.75

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, Fine Dust Cartridge Filter, VF5000, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Diffuser and Vac Attachment Accessory Bag
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.)
31.25lb
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 Diameter (In.)
2.5
Hose Length (ft.)
7
Product Depth (in.)
26.75
Product Height (in.)
36
Product Width (in.)
20.75

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, Fine Dust Cartridge Filter, VF5000, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Diffuser and Vac Attachment Accessory Bag
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.)
31.25lb
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

Does the vac hose fit the blower port?

I need to blow out pool lines
Asked by: will123
Yes.
Answered by: Garbo
Date published: 2017-10-22

Is there a vacuum bag to fit this unit?

I see the filters listed under accessories and know that there is also a bag that fits other Ridgid wet/dry vac models.
Asked by: IM70
There are multiple bags for the various vac sizes. For the WD1851 you're looking for Model# VF3502. This works as a pre-filter to help extend the life of the actual filter. Works great. Don't use it while wet vacuuming.
Answered by: Sunwolf
Date published: 2016-08-26

what is the max lift and CFM of this vac

Asked by: RickG
20 pounds, maybe more. CFM 160
Answered by: papabob3247
Date published: 2017-09-06

What is the noise level

decibles
Asked by: kurt
It is much quieter than other shop vacs I have used in the past. My ears weren't ringing after vacuuming out the car for an hour and a half.
Answered by: drugdoc
Date published: 2017-10-22
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Customer Reviews

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 722.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Repeat buyers beware: Unlike the 16 Gal 6.5-Peak HP vacuum of a few years ago which this model ... Repeat buyers beware: Unlike the 16 Gal 6.5-Peak HP vacuum of a few years ago which this model replaces, this model does not include a tote capable of securely holding the two largest attachments that come with the vacuum. The tote that came with the predecessor model included two back pockets where those attachments could be stored. As of today (Sep-17-2017), the ridgidparts.com web site offers parts only for the predecessor model. I'm attaching to this review a parts diagram from the ridgidparts.com web site which shows the back pockets. Without those pockets, while pulling the vacuum over uneven ground (grass, etc.), I find that I have to occupy one of my arms carrying those attachments in one hand. How inconvenient! I also experienced the same issue that others have reported with the wheel cap coming off the shaft, thereby leaving the wheel unsecured. Typically the cap's coming off goes unnoticed until the wheel too finally falls off, which is particularly annoying if the vacuum has been wheeled around in between those two events. Although this vacuum has excellent suction, there are other, smaller models which have substantially similar suction. I purchased this bulky unit for what makes it unique. Its large wheels should make it convenient to lug around on uneven terrain, and it includes a tote which should have been designed to hold all of the attachments. However, with a wheel frequently coming off and having to carry the larger attachments separately while lugging the vacuum around, this model does not provide the features which are supposed to make it advantageous over other models.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The cart wheels would not stay attached to the vacuum... The cart wheels would not stay attached to the vacuum and kept falling off. The cap to secure the wheels was not adequate at all. The vacuum was outstanding from a suction perspective. The wheels were the only issue so it was returned.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong vacuum and quiet compared to competition. Basement flooded and this was on duty working 24/7 sucking water for a week straight out of the crack in my basement floor. Until it burned up because the help let it fill up an continue to run as they watched a movie. Bought another to replace it because it was quieter than the other one. Now I bought one for myself. Great vac.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered this vacuum online and it came some assembly required. Assembly was easy, you may want ... I ordered this vacuum online and it came some assembly required. Assembly was easy, you may want to at least glance at the instructions before starting. It operates very quietly, much more so then any shop vac I have ever used thanks to the muffler on the output. The suction is great, it picks up debris with ease. The hose is very long, which provides a good range of motion before the vacuum needs to be moved. It moves easily on the two large back wheels and two front casters. The cord is also long; between the cord and the hose it can easily reach everywhere in a 14'x14' room plugged into a single outlet. One thing I am really impressed with is the lightweight nature of it. It is much lighter then other shop vacs of a similar size that I have used previously. The construction is strong despite its lightweight nature. The accessories supplied with it are the standard set you get with any shop vac, nothing exciting there. The pouch it comes with fits everything in it. My main reason for selecting this particular model was it had excellent reviews, both from professional reviewing sources and actual consumers. I am quite happy with it, it has fulfilled all my expectations.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent vacuum! I’m a auto Detailer and Ridgid is very reliable. I highly recommend this product. Excellent vacuum! I’m a auto Detailer and Ridgid is very reliable. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good power. This wet/dry vac is a good choice. It was a decent price for the power. I don't necessarily think going with the 6.5hp versus the 6 hp was much of an increase in power but having the extra holding of 16 gal. versus 14 was handy. I purchased two of the better quality orange hoses to get reach versus wheeling that thing around, it's the only way to go... Adding the smaller inch an a quarter hose extension seems to add greater suction/lift for water jobs that are down below the vacuum. Remember, spend the money to get the high quality orange hoses... and also get the foam filter. you'll enjoy using it once you've purchased the extras. :)
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would consider the Ridgid 16 gal wet/dry vac a good buy. The suction is great, the caddy is nic... I would consider the Ridgid 16 gal wet/dry vac a good buy. The suction is great, the caddy is nice, and the large rear wheels are actually a plus. You get a nice assortment of heads and a convenient place to store them. My only gripe is that it's too easy to get the cord wrapped around the rear axles. They should consider some kind of rear wheel shroud to prevent the cord access from the top.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have it hooked up to a planer, miter saw,... I have it hooked up to a planer, miter saw, jointer and table saw. All are bench top models but they make a lot of chips like any other...this vac works great! And a better price than the others I looked at. I’ve used it a lot and so far so good. I’m happy.
Date published: 2017-10-10
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