Internet #202554974

Model #WD1680

Store SKU #929602

16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

  • Two tools in one- with its powerful, detachable hand-held blower
  • Two piece drum construction provides long lasting durability
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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$9900

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Product Overview

This RIDGID 16 Gal. wet dry vacuum with detachable blower is two tools in one. The vacuum powerhead simply detaches from the drum and with the attachment of the blower wand, this vacuum converts into a handheld blower. Power is not sacrificed, as this RIDGID wet/dry vacuum packs our highest-rated 6.5 peak horsepower motor. It can tackle the messiest jobs and the leaf blower outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers in the market with 170 MPH. The tool caddy on this wet/dry vacuum also keeps vacuum attachments close at hand.
  • 6.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanup
  • Comes with 1 detachable blower which offers blowing capacity ideal for cleaning decks and driveways
  • 20 ft. cord provides extra reach
  • Built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids
  • Accessory storage space for all the included accessories and the hose
  • Includes 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle, a wet nozzle, locking blowing wand and VF4000 filter
  • Accepts RIDGID filter bag, VF3502
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2.5
Product Depth (in.)
23
Product Height (in.)
29.5
Product Width (in.)
22 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes a 2-1/2" x 7' Dual-Flex Locking Hose, Standard Cartridge Filter VF4000, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, and Locking Blower Wand
Air Volume (CFM)
153
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.)
24.7
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Returnable
180-Day
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
16
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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what is the diameter of the 2 extension tubes? are additional tubes available?

Asked by glen September 11, 2020
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Answer

Hello glen, The extension wands are 2-1/2" size. If you have more questions or concerns, 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

Is there an adapter available to connect the VT2570 hose to the WD1680 vac?

Asked by Mrheehaw September 5, 2020
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Thanks RIDGIDVacs_CustomerCare, Now it makes sense. I must have purchased a previously opened VT2570 kit from Home Depot because the red locking tab swivel attachment was already installed on the hose cuff. It appears that's a permanent mating so I guess I'll have to look for a replacement cuff.

does this come with any dust bags?

Asked by Pete August 29, 2020
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Hello Pete, Thanks for asking! No, the dust bags are not included in the package. However, you can buy our VF3502 at your local Home Depot store or on this website. Also, note that this WD1680 is available until supplies last and was replaced by HD1600 that uses the same filter bag. If you have more questions, you may call our Customer Service 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. Thanks, RIDGID

Will the named brand will shop vac accessories (hoses and attachments) work on the Ridgid?

Asked by Recapper64 August 21, 2020
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Answer

Hello Recapper64, We're sorry we cannot confirm the fitting. We highly recommend using our RIDGID hoses and accessories with our RIDGID wet/dry vacuums. If you have more 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

How do I turn the vac on

Asked by Vt1n1 August 18, 2020
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The blower is black, the blower on/off switch Is ORANGE on the handle. Hope this helps!

How do I buy a replacement motor gasket

Asked by JonathanR August 13, 2020
1
Answer

Hello JonathanR, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. We’re sorry we don’t have motor gaskets available. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

I lost my WD1680 detachable blower how much to replace it

Asked by troy June 23, 2020
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Whats the difference between models WD1680 and HD1600? the spec sheet and features list aren't comparable in what listed... what is seems to be the same but with about 100 retail price difference

Asked by Jmdevine85 June 10, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Jmdevine85, WD1680 is available until supplies last and the new version is HD1600. The latter has hose clips on both sides of the lid to securely hold the dual flex hose, new drum keying that creates better seal and improved latches, and locking hose and accessories so they don’t pull loose. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

Blower stopped blowing air.

Asked by Papa g May 3, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Papa g, We’re sorry to hear this. You might want to check if the detachable leaf blower is properly attached onto the lid or if there’s any blockage in the exhaust. To further assist you, please call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

What is the part number for the filter?

Asked by RJ42 May 2, 2020
2
Answers

Last time I purchased part # VF4500 which includes a filter and a bag. It includes the VF4000 which is the standard filter for the 16 gallon. The VF5000 is the Hepa filter for it.

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I purchased this vacuum to replace a Ridged that I purchased for my company over 20 years ago - I couldn’t believe it made it that far! I hope this one performs as well!
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What an Awesome vacuum! Superior suction, excellent attachment system, Maneuverable,...
What an Awesome vacuum! Superior suction, excellent attachment system, Maneuverable, better than my 2 defective Craftsman units which lasted less than a year!
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After decades of service by my old Ridgid shop vac, it was time to upgrade. While it still works ...
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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.
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The 16 gallon Ridgid shop vac was purchased to replace my reliable 8 gallon Ridgid shop vac that ...
The 16 gallon Ridgid shop vac was purchased to replace my reliable 8 gallon Ridgid shop vac that I had used for the past 20+ years. The new 16 gallon can use my 20-year old accessories, and has the detachable blower which I am using to blow out my garage and driveway. Also, I am currently using the 16 gallon shop vac to suction off the bee infestation at the front of my house (see attached photo). The suction pressure is about the same as my old 8 gallon shop vac, however, everything else about the new 16 gallon shop vac has exceeded my expectation. The design has improved, I appreciate the addition of a big carry handle and the longer extension cord, and holder.
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Overall the vac, accessories and the whole associated workshop set-up works very well indeed ... ...
Overall the vac, accessories and the whole associated workshop set-up works very well indeed ... I actually went to HD to buy the 16 gallon 5.0 HP Ridgid WD1641 Wet/Dry Vac which was on sale for a great price – but when I looked around at the selection and saw this 16 gallon 6.5 HP Ridgid WD1680 Wet/Dry Vac I was sold on both the extra power and the removable blower possibility. There are plenty of reviews on the performance of this vac – which is indeed very good. I wanted to set it up so that it was easy to use whenever I needed it around my workshop area – be it quickly picking up cuttings and shavings from around my vice, to cleaning my extended work bench surfaces, or just cleaning up the floor. To that end I purchased the 2-1/2 in. x 20 ft. Tug-A-Long Vacuum Hose (SKU 1002066228) to extend the reach. I wanted to be able to add it to the original 7ft hose that came with the vac. To do so you need to purchase the 3-Piece Hose Diameter Adapter Kit for RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs (SKU 1000707354) and use the one piece from that kit – the hose adapter to connect the two 2-1/2 in hoses. (One of the other two pieces in this kit is for connecting the 2-1/2 in hose to 1-7/8 in accessories – which I may use as I do have such accessories. The other piece is for connecting a 1-7/8 in hose to 1-1/4 in accessories – for which I personally have no use). I also purchased the 2-1/2 in. Black Hose Grip (Internet #204220709) to put on the very end of the extended hose before the final vac accessory. I think that this is a must have for using and handling the 2-1/2 in hose easily and effectively. A nice accessory. As I stated at the start of this review, I wanted the vac set-up so that I could easily use it whenever I wanted, rather than dragging everything out from some obscure corner. To achieve this, I mounted some additional board with hanger / hook at the end of my work bench – see attached picture. The hose is now neatly and not obstructively wrapped around those fixtures, and I can easily unwrap just what I need to get to any part of my workshop easily and quickly for any clean-up. Overall the vac, accessories and the whole associated set-up works very well indeed. My only gripe is a general one about the connections between the 2-1/2 in hoses and accessories / pieces - which (apart from the connection onto the vac itself) rely on friction fit. Some black duct tape does the job of securing pieces together so that they don't come apart when in use - but it would be nice if the same secure connection employed to connect the hose to the vac could be designed into the other system accessories. I guess it's a cost consideration? But the option would be nice.
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Very powerful shop vac! I didn't realize how important a good shop vac was to have in my tool ars...
Very powerful shop vac! I didn't realize how important a good shop vac was to have in my tool arsenal until I purchased this product! I love the quality and the fact it comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Very powerful vacuum with great attachments. It has a major problem though. There are no handles to lift the unit if needed to put it in a car or take it to the second floor. Just imagine doing that when the unit is wet and dirty. I strongly suggest adding a second handle right across the one used for the blower. See the pictures attached. A new small handle where the label is makes it a perfect unit. If you do that, I appreciate sending me a replacement blower part with the handle.
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This vac is amazing! We just bought a new house and our backyard walls are covered in vines. The ...
This vac is amazing! We just bought a new house and our backyard walls are covered in vines. The leaves were all dead and were everywhere and we couldn't just rake it up because our ground is covered in mulch. The blower on this vac is so powerful and we were able to blow all the leaves into a corner without a lot of effort. I'm a pretty small female and the blower was light and easy to use. Afterwards, I used the vacuum attachment to vacuum up all the leaves. The tank is huge, so I was able to do the whole backyard without needing to empty out the vac. Also, the vac compacts the leaves, so it holds A LOT! Additionally, we have these huge 20 ft walls that we're tearing down ourselves. I used the vac to clean up all the drywall bits and pieces that were scattered about on the floor. The suction on this thing is amazing! I love that there is a squeegee attachment and will be using it the next time I wash my car. The suction on this vac is so good, so I doubt there would be any issues with trying to use this to dry the outside of my car. I would highly recommend this product.
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Replaced a Ridgid Blower Vac bought 16 years ago.
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Great price right now. Smaller footprint than last design. Attachments store more easily. Power exceeds predecessor. Waited for this to go on sale, and it did. Ridgid offers lifetime warranty. Just register the product. It works.This is a great option for a wet/dry shop style vacuum. Remove the filter for wet pickup. Filters easily replaceable. I'll never own another brand vaccuum other than Ridgid. High power, great attachments, and it's $99 right now. Store personnel are knowledgeable and helpful. Get this vaccuum while it's on sale.
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