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16 Gallon 5.0 Peak HP NXT Shop Vac Wet Dry Vacuum with Filter, Locking Hose and Accessories

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  • Maximum capacity wet dry vacuum for everyday messes
  • Integrated blowing port and built-in drain for added versatility
  • Shop Vac features the RIDGID Lifetime Warranty
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About This Product

The RIDGID 16 Gal. 5.0 Peak Horsepower Wet Dry Shop Vacuum is for large, heavy-duty projects and offers maximum capacity while resisting dents, rust, and corrosion. This vac includes shop vac attachments to customize to the job – 2 extension wands to extend reach and utility nozzle to clean large areas. These attachments are 2-1/2 in. diameter and features locking technology for a snug fit while cleaning. Onboard storage provides spots for the 20 ft. cord and the included attachments while the comfort grip handles help carry drum for easy lifting. Also, this wet dry vacuum can quickly transform into a blower by using the hose in the blower port – perfect for removing leaves and other outdoor material from walkways, porches, and decks. When picking up waterborne debris, the built-in drain at the bottom easily dispels the liquid so no lifting the filled vac. Included wet dry vac general debris filter (VF4000) captures general dirt. Pro Tip: Add a replacement RIDGID wet dry vacuum filter (VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000 or VF8000; sold separately) to a RIDGID shop vac to maintain the power of the vac and extend vacuum life. Add a dust collection bag (VF3502, VF3602, VF3702 sold separately) to help with quick cleanup and disposal.


  • Includes RIDGID 16 Gallon 5.0 Peak Horsepower Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum for all messes - big or small
  • Shop vac locking attachments include 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long, DUAL-FLEX locking hose, 2 extension wands and utility nozzle
  • Filtration includes the general debris filter (VF4000) for capturing general dirt and the Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the wet/dry shop vac for easy cleaning
  • Drum construction offers lasting durability for extensive projects and jobs and gives powerful performance with its 5.0 peak horsepower
  • Ergonomic front-to-back top carry handle allows for a better grip when maneuvering around the jobsite and over tough terrain
  • 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long, Locking DUAL-FLEX hose has 180-degree flexibility on both ends, won't crimp or collapse and locks into place so it won't pull loose during use
  • 2-1/2 in. diameter accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and makes cleaning large messes quick and easy and the locking accessories create a secure attachment for uninterrupted cleanup
  • Extension wands connect to extend length and the utility nozzle cleans large surface areas
  • Onboard accessory storage keeps attachments secured, hose storage keeps hose neat, and top handle doubles as a cord wrap for stowing long 15 ft. power cord
  • Built-in drain provides ideal cleaning solution for wet pickup while the blower port offers versatility for blowing leaves, grass clippings, and more
  • 4 swivel casters on bottom of vac provide 360-degree rotation for easy movement from room-to-room or jobsite-to-jobsite and the large power switch allows for easy on/off activation
  • 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
  • Click Here to Register your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum
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Product Information

Internet # 316514940

Model # HD1640

Store SKU # 1006263015


Dimensions: H 27.659 in, W 22.635 in, D 20.454 in


Hose Diameter (in)

2.5 in

Hose Length (ft.)

7 ft

Peak Horsepower (php)


Product Depth (in.)

20.454 in

Product Height (in.)

27.659 in

Product Width (in.)

22.635 in


Air Volume (CFM)


Amperage (amps)


Blower Port


Color Family


Cord Length (ft.)




Debris Type

Dust Mites, General Debris, Pollens, Sawdust

Filter Type


Included Accessories

Extension wand, Filter, Hose, Nozzle

Power Source


Product Weight (lb.)

23.2 lb

Recommended Surfaces

Auto Interior, Bare Floor, Carpet, Concrete, Hardwood Floors, Laminate, Leather, Stairs, Tile, Upholstery, Vinyl, Wood



Tools Product Type


Vacuum Maximum Capacity (Gallons)

16 gal

Voltage (V)

120 V

Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type

Vacuum Nozzle

Questions & Answers

Q:Is it possible to remove leaves and sludge from a drained above ground pool
by|Jun 10, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello Linda, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. Yes, we recommend the use of VF7000 foam filter which is specifically designed only for liquid pick-ups or water-borne debris. 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

by|Jun 10, 2024
    Q:Vacuuming up water with filter on? Do you remove the filter when vacuuming up water?
    by|May 25, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello MCTC, Thank you for reaching out, and we appreciate your interest with our products. For picking up small amounts of liquid (2 - 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum), the filter may be left in place. When picking up larger amounts of liquid (more than 4 inches (10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum) we recommend that the filter be removed or use the wet foam filter VF7000. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust. When this happens, take the filter out and let it dry before reinstalling. Note that when picking up large volumes of liquids, the liquid in the drum may reach a predetermined level and the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut-off airflow. This occurs to avoid liquids from entering the power head. When this happens, turn off the vac, unplug the power cord, and empty the drum. Before storage, the filter must be dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the filter. We recommend that you clean the filter and then let the filter air dry overnight. Make sure that after each cleaning, you check the filter for holes or tears. You will need to replace your filter if it has any damage. Please remember to never leave your wet /dry vac running unattended and to always use your wet/dry vac in accordance with the owner’s manual. 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

    by|May 28, 2024
      Q:can this be used without a collection bag?
      by|Mar 10, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello Sqwiggy, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you can run the vacuum without the dust bags. Dust collection bags are completely optional on our RIDGID vacuums. Make sure that you have the correct type of filter depending on the usage of the vacuum. If you have further questions or concerns, 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

      by|Mar 12, 2024
        Q:Does the filter have a locking nut, found filter suing in bottom of canister and only found large blue washer.
        by|Feb 13, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello Hpnxt, Thanks for your question! RIDGID HD1640 16 Gallon 5.0 Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum has a new design of the filter cage which has a Qwick Lock ball end instead of a threaded stud that will allow the new design of filter to snap into place without a filter nut. If you have other 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

        by|Feb 14, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 1,212 reviews
          • 72% recommend this product
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            • Recommended
            Excellent shop vac for woodworking
            I use this for a dust collection system with a 5 gallon bucket with a cyclone dust collection system attached to the top of it. I've attached it to a bench top planer and it cleans 90% of the chips produced, which is more than what I expected it to do. The only problem that I hear is how loud it is. I'm usually wearing ear protection anyways for the other tools so I'm don't mind it but others would probably find it less desirable. I know RIGID sells a diffuser but I'm not sure how well it works.
              2 found this review helpful
              Perfect Wet/Dry Vac
              I purchased this vac yesterday to help us get gallons of rain water that accumulated in the tarp covering our temporary goats’ pen. The water was so heavy it made the tarp hang down so low in the pen we could not open the gate to get in to feed the mama and two babies or let them out. My son turned this vac on and it literally filled the bucket within seconds. The job was completed in minutes. This vac is amazing. We are so glad we purchased it. It’s excellent, and our goats are happy again.
                • Recommended
                2 found this review helpful
                Nothing to complain about this device. It's very good. Please purchase the accessories which is like 25 dollars more. What is suspplied doesnt suffice with the suction power of this shop vac.
                Very good, very powerful
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                • Recommended
                Better than expected!
                Very nice product didn’t think it be that powerful. The only thing I noticed is the RIDGID logo why is it upside down lol is it supposed to be like that?
                  • Recommended
                  2 found this review helpful
                  Ridgid Vacuums #1
                  The vacuum is in addition to my 20 year old model that doesn't allow internal bags to catch the mess and keep the filter clean. This vacuum along with the added 13 foot hose reaches all of my woodworking tools and can vacuum the whole area without moving the vacuum. Even with 20 feet of hose it still has GREAT suction!
                    • Recommended
                    6 found this review helpful
                    Bought new and was used already
                    I opened the box and the vacuum apparently had been repackaged after someone had already used it. The filter is clogged and the base still had saw dust inside. Ridiculous
                    Response from Emerson Tool CompanyJan 7, 2022
                    Hello Tyler,

                    Thank you for writing a review and we’re sorry to learn about your disappointment. While most vacuums offered at the store are brand new, Home Depot store also has 90-day return and exchange policy.
                    If you have other questions or concern with the vacuum, 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.

                    RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support
                      This is a big capacity vacuum
                      The first thing I noticed when unpacking the box is just how much larger this vacuum is compared to my old vacuum - see pictures. It is very powerful as well, both vacuuming and blowing. There is some minor assembly required in attaching the wheels and carry handle, but the instructions are excellent and it takes only a few minutes to be up and running.
                      • Recommended
                      8 found this review helpful
                      This thing really sucks. :)
                      I received the Ridgid NXT 16 gallon wet/dry vacuum this past week. Some minor assembly is required. Legs,casters and hose handle/ cord wrap. As with most the casters are small and work well when on concrete and not so well on rough surfaces like my asphalt driveway. So the only thing I can compare this to is my other vacs. Both which were obtained for cheap money during Black Friday sales. Well this one is hands down better . The suction is amazing. The cord is longer they say it's seven feet in the product description. I think it is slightly longer. But I didn't measure it. The hose connections are locking which makes a world of difference. The only downside is done think they will work with older non locking accessories. Speaking of accessories the hose is better than the hard plastic ones in years past but it is still not the greatest. The five you to pieces of hard pipe and one floor tool. It has a drain for use with sucking up liquid. The outlet also can be used as a blower. Features that the cheap one did not have.
                      • Recommended
                      8 found this review helpful
                      When I had to move from my house to a small apartment, I got rid of a ton of stuff that I regret now. One was my big shop vac. Now that I'm back into another house, I really missed it, so I was glad to finally get another one to clear leaves that find their way onto my patio. I only spent about 5 or 10 minutes out there because it's, like, 1000° outside, but that's all I needed to do a decent job. First, I used the blower to clear everything over to the wall, and then I switch to the vacuum to pick it all up. One of the great features for doing this is the hose and accessories snap on with a clip. With both vacs I had before you have to screw and unscrew and screw to move it back and forth. The suction was powerful enough to pick up a couple of small rocks when the hose was about 5 inches away. It made quick work for the short amount of time I was out there. What I didn't like, and this is on me, was aside from the hose and extenders it only came with ONE accessory nozzle. What kind of wet/dry vac doesn't come with a squeegee or dust brush? But I do know they are available, and there are places onboard the machine to store them, but I was just a little disappointed in that. The cord could be longer, too. Buyer beware.
                      11 found this review helpful
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