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Model # HD1800

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16 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP NXT Shop Vac Wet Dry Vacuum with Cart, Fine Dust Filter, Locking Hose and Accessories

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  • Built with RIDGID’s most powerful motor and largest capacity drum
  • Pro shop vac accessories & rear-wheel cart for tough messes
  • Shop Vac features the RIDGID Lifetime Warranty
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About This Product

Part of the most powerful line of wet dry vacs RIDGID has ever made, the RIDGID 16 Gal. 6.5 Peak Horsepower NXT Wet Dry Shop Vacuum was built with RIDGID's most powerful horsepower motor, engineered for the pros with the toughest cleanups. This model includes a cart with large rear wheels, the fine dust filter (VF5000) to capture fine powders and debris and accessories to equip the pro for any job - 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, car nozzle, wet nozzle, crevice tool and a muffler/diffuser. The drum offers maximum capacity at 16 gal. and the 2-piece drum construction provides lasting durability. Storage is readily available with hooks to store the hose and caster feet that fit both 1-7/8 in. and 2-1/2 in. accessories. The 2-1/2 in. locking shop vac accessories lock onto a wand or hose for uninterrupted cleaning. Use the utility nozzle for larger areas, the car nozzle for detailed cleaning and the crevice tool for tight spaces. For wet applications, attach the wet nozzle, for quieter operation, use the muffler/diffuser accessory and for extended reach, use the 2 extension wands. Large power switch, bottom drum handles and built-in drain upgrades the vac. The Qwik Lock Filter makes installing or removing your vac filter quick, easy, and secure. Pro Tip: Add a replacement RIDGID shop vac filter (sold separately) to a RIDGID shop vac to maintain the power of the vac and extend vacuum life and a dust collection bag (sold separately) to help with quick cleanup and disposal.


  • Includes RIDGID 16 Gallon 6.5 Peak Horsepower NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Cart - the vac that was built for the jobsite and to handle difficult cleanups
  • Shop vac locking attachments include wet nozzle, utility nozzle, muffler/diffuser, car nozzle, crevice tool and 2 locking extension wands
  • Filtration includes the fine dust filter (VF5000) for fine dust particles such as dust mites, mold, and cold ash and the Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the wet/dry shop vac for easy cleaning
  • Drum keying ensures the motor cover is correctly oriented to create optimal airflow
  • 2-piece heavy-duty drum construction offers the toughest RIDGID durability and powerful performance of this vac increases pickup power
  • Ergonomic front-to-back top carry handle, attached cart handle, and large rear wheels 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, utility nozzle cleans large surface areas, the muffler/diffuser helps reduce noise of the vac and the car nozzle and crevice are ideal for smaller areas
  • Onboard accessory storage on caster feet (fits both 1-7/8 in. and 2-1/2 in. accessories) keeps attachments secured, hose storage keeps hose neat, and top handle doubles as a cord wrap for stowing long 20 ft. power cord
  • Wet nozzle and built-in drain provide 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
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Product Information

Internet # 304795088

Model # HD1800

Store SKU # 255185

Store SO SKU #1003079175


Dimensions: H 37.1 in, W 22.4 in, D 26.7 in


Hose Diameter (in)

2.5 in

Hose Length (ft.)

7 ft

Peak Horsepower (php)


Product Depth (in.)

26.7 in

Product Height (in.)

37.1 in

Product Width (in.)

22.4 in


Air Volume (CFM)


Amperage (amps)


Blower Port


Color Family


Cord Length (ft.)




Debris Type

Cold Ashes, Dust Mites, Fine Powders, General Debris, Mold, Pollens, Sawdust

Filter Type


Included Accessories

No additional accessories included

Power Source


Product Weight (lb.)

32.7 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:What is the noise decibel of the 6.5hp shop vac?
by|Jul 11, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  The manufacturer does not supply that information. Mike

by|Jul 11, 2024
Q:What size is the box that the 16 gallon comes in?
by|May 7, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello bobg, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. The box dimensions are 19.75 in X 19.75 in X 23.25 in. 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|May 7, 2024
    Q:Does the handle slide down when not in use?
    by|Mar 19, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello Robin, Thank you for asking! The metal handle cannot be adjusted. However, it can be easily removed by pressing and holding the release buttons. While firmly pushing in on the release buttons, pull metal handle upwards to remove. If you have additional 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

    by|Mar 21, 2024
      Q:What is the diameter of the vacuum cleaner at the top with the lid off?
      by|Mar 15, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello WCarp, Thank you for reaching out to us about our product. We are excited to assist you further. To ensure we fully understand your inquiry and needs, 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 and 5:00 PM Central Time. Alternatively, you can also send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com, and we will be more than happy to help. Looking forward to assisting you! Best regards, RIDGID

      by|Mar 19, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        4.5 out of 5

        • 4.5 out of 1,017 reviews
        • 82% recommend this product
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        Wet vac filter not included?!?
        Okay first of all, pro tip, don’t wait till there’s water in your basement carpet to buy it. Second, check your filter needs. I’m sitting here, exhausted, having wrestled this monster together and it high fives me, and suggests we have a beer in celebration. I glanced at the specs and had to tell it no. Sorry, no assembly-victory beer for you, wet-vac, apparently the wet filter is not included. Makes. Zero. Sense. It’s literally a wet/dry vac. Nobody gets an emergency dry vac, you sillies.
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          1 found this review helpful
          For the price it shouldnt be so much assembly. But it works well
          Its a large one, if thats what you need. Works well
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          1 found this review helpful
          The Vacuum Is Amazing But The Quality Is Terrible
          It is so sad that this vacuum has to get a bad review because Rigid went cheap I expected more for $170. The first version of this I bought is the slightly cheaper one and the hose kept breaking I went through 3. I then upgraded to this and the actual piece the hose connects to pulled right out of the machine. I guess if you only use your vacuum on occasion you will be fine but I use this daily for car detailing and it just will not stand up to the test of time.
          Response from RIDGIDMar 15, 2023
          Hello Dave,

          Thank you for writing us a review. Our RIDGID Wet Dry vacuums are made of high quality materials and we have had a number of years with it. We’re sorry to learn your disappointment. Having said that, we appreciate your feedback and we wanted to further understand what has led you to this comment. 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

          RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support Ridgid
            4 found this review helpful
            This Vacuum Is Almost Perfect..
            I use this vacuum for commercial automotive detailing and it is great. It has the most suction I have seen on a wet/dry vac so far. The hose is a good length. The only thing I don’t like is that when you put the hose on the hood wet it blocks where the cord wrap is I feel like they could fix this pretty easily.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Nice, but the switch location is terrible!
              I've had it for about a year and use it for light duty. The switch location in this new design is so annoying. If the any of the cord is still wrapped around the handle/cord holder, its in the way of the "ON" side of the switch. Uuhhhgg! Other than that, it really nice if you use the hepa filter, bag and exhaust filter.
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                1 found this review helpful
                Poor Rear Wheel Ground clearance
                I bought the Ridgid HD18000 Shop-Vac with cart to use exclusively as a wet-vac to clean my fish pond. The large rear wheels have very poor ground clearance for my backyard. I fixed this by cutting off one inch off the bottom of the two axel supports. This does not seem to affect axel integrity. Poor axel support - cheap thermoplastic instead of engineering plastic (even on the "stainless-steel" model). Not sure how long this will hold up wheeling the weight of the water outside in my yard.
                Response from RIDGIDAug 26, 2022
                Hello SteveG,

                Thanks for writing a review and we’re sorry to know your disappointment about the product. While most customers are satisfied with the design and quality of this vac, you may return the vac to Home Depot store within 90 days of purchase.
                The Large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at jobsites. We have a number of years with our vacuums and these have proven to be durable and last a long time. Having said that, we appreciate you feedback on the product.
                If you have questions or concerns, you may 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 at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.

                RIDGID Ridgid
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Poor suction.
                  Bought this and the additional hose kit. It's the worst purchase I've ever made. It barely picks small pieces of debris up and it has trouble picking up drywall dust. I have the hepa filter installed and its clean. It took me almost 10 minutes to clean up some small construction debris and drywall from a 4x4 electrical closet. Never again...
                  Response from RIDGIDMay 31, 2022
                  Hello Chris, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned about your disappointment. We're interested to know more about this issue including the hose kit you purchased and whether you connect it to your existing hose. 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. If you're unhappy with your purchase, you also have the option to return the product to Home Depot in accordance with their return policy. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
                    2 found this review helpful
                    The lifetime warranty
                    I'm not even sure how old mine was. But, if I had to guess, I think it's at least 15 years. I've used it for many tasks including cleaning up ash from the BBQ (a very fine powder that could easily mess with the motor if the filter failed) and sucking out the contents of my pool filter so I could remove the cartridges. (I'd estimate about 20 gallons of filthy water, sand and other small particulates) A few weeks ago, I contacted warranty support because the power switch (a red toggle on the old ones, not the rocker style like the new ones) had broken off in the "on" position. It broke flush with the housing, so there was no way to turn the unit off, excepting to unplug it. After complying with their pre-requisites of taking pictures and explaining the problem, they replaced the entire funky old unit with brand spanking new one just like is advertised here. Thank you, Ridgid, for living up to expectations regarding the warranty coverage.
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                      9 found this review helpful
                      Warranty on this Vacuum sucks like the vacume.
                      Bought this product from Home depot it is suppose to come with a life time warranty. used it 5 times in last six months. about 4 hours of use.. Last time using the vacuumed it stopped working would not turn on. went to warranty site followed directions sent pictures in of all different parts of the vacuumed. including blower . I received a response back today stating they see plastic in the blower motor and their decision is that it was damaged because the filter was not on properly. , I see no debris in the blower motor just black film from it burning up. That's a great warranty say you have it ! then deny all claims
                      Response from RIDGIDMar 23, 2021
                      Hello Sdickey,

                      Thanks for the time to write a review and we're very sorry to learn your disappointment. The lifetime warranty of our RIDGID wet/dry vacs covers defects in workmanship and material. Failures due to misuse, abuse and normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. Dirt and debris being picked up by the vac should be captured by the filter. In addition, debris in the blower wheel occurs when the vac is used to pick up dry material with a missing, damaged, or incorrectly positioned filter, in violation of both the “Safety” and “Operation” sections of the owner’s manual provided with your vac. You may also want to review the coverage of the warranty here: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty. If you have any questions or concerns, 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 Ridgid
                        12 found this review helpful
                        Does everything I needed it for. Lightweight, easy to assemble, nice long cord. The muffler seems...
                        Does everything I needed it for. Lightweight, easy to assemble, nice long cord. The muffler seems to be just an extra piece of plastic and foam. I really do like this product. My only issue; the attachments will not stay in there respected spots. Especially the long hose extensions. When you move the base they just fall off.
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                        4 found this review helpful
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