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3 Gal. 3.5-Peak HP Portable Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Built-in Dust Pan, Filter, Expandable Hose and Car Nozzle

  • Compact car vacuum is lightweight and easily portable
  • Integrated suction-powered dust pan allows for quick clean-ups
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

RIDGID Power. RIDGID Durability.

RIDGID Power. RIDGID Durability.

RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs are expertly engineered to provide the power and durability to help you clean up any mess.

IN HOME WET/DRY VAC

IN HOME WET/DRY VAC

This vac is best equipped for wet and dry messes in the home.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Backed by RIDGID’s industry leading lifetime warranty, buy with confidence knowing our vacs are built to last.

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes hose, car nozzle, and standard filter.

ACCESSORY STORAGE

ACCESSORY STORAGE

Built-in tool storage securely stores the included accessory.

CORD STORAGE

CORD STORAGE

10 ft. power cord stores easily using cord wrap.

VACUUM DUSTPAN

VACUUM DUSTPAN

Includes a dustpan feature that will vacuum dirt and debris in its path.

Capacity

Capacity

3 gallon capacity is portable and storable.

Accessory Size

Accessory Size

This vac is compatible with 1-7/8 in. accessories.

Pick-up Power CFM

Pick-up Power CFM

CFM - The airflow rating of the vac. This is a general purpose Wet/Dry Vac.

Filtration

Filtration

1-layer filtration captures general debris.

10 ft. power cord.

Cord Length

10 ft. power cord.

Hose Length

Hose Length

2-7 ft. expanding hose stores compactly when not in use.

The RIDGID 3 Gal. wet dry vac is a compact and easily portable wet/dry vacuum that is designed to deliver performance of a vacuum 3 times its size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. The built-in suction powered dustpan makes cleaning quick and easy. The vacuum's 3.5-peak horsepower motor, 10 ft. power cord, locking expandable hose, and 1-layer standard pleated paper filter will please pro's and DIYers alike.
  • 3.5-peak horsepower motor provides powerful suction for heavy-duty clean-up
  • At less than 10 lbs., this vacuum is extremely portable
  • Built-in suction-powered dust pan makes cleaning even easier
  • On-board cord wrap for storage of the 10 ft. power cord has a quick-release option so you can spend your time cleaning, not unwrapping the cord
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • 1-7/8 in. diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Includes 7 ft. x 1-7/8 in. expanding locking hose, 1-7/8 in. car nozzle and 1-layer pleated paper filter
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Peak horsepower represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
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Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)34124
Filter TypeGeneral Dirt FilterFine Dust FilterGeneral Dirt FilterFine Dust Filter
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1.875
Product Depth (in.)
10.5
Product Height (in.)
18.4
Product Width (in.)
24

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes 2' to 7' Expandable Locking Vacuum Hose, Car Nozzle, and Standard Cartridge Filter VF3400.
Air Volume (CFM)
62
Amperage (amps)
7
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
Built-In Accessory Storage
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
3.5
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
3
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

113Questions22Answers

Can this be used to inflate large water toys or air mattresses?

Asked by RJCK May 18, 2021
4
Answers

No

Can you give me the noise rating for these smaller vacs. I live in an apartment

Asked by Bob May 10, 2021
2
Answers

It is relatively loud. Photos are from a phone app. I would say it is a lower frequency than a similar capacity ShopVac I had. That was very loud and a higher annoying frequency. The suction on this is amazing, though. So much that it will pull the vac right to you and take all the stretch out of the hose, if you dead head the hose end. A little annoying, but you learn how to manage that.

Is this product cancelled? Can't find in anywhere in Calgary, AB.

Asked by Vinny27 May 7, 2021
2
Answers

Yes

I have a WD3050 and use it for cleaning stairs. I would like to use a bag instead of the filter because I use a dry carpet cleaner, (fine powder). Does the VF3501 RIDGID 4-5 GALLON DUST BAG fit this 3 gallon unit?

Asked by duke8081 May 5, 2021
2
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There is not a PAPER DUST BAG for this vacuum, but there is a HEPA Filter for fine dust. This filter is washable and works well. I actually use one to clean the ash out of oyr pellet stove. The filter number is: VF3500

hi there Jim here what's the difference between the white blue and green filters available for this product will one of your orange extension hoses fit on this unit also thank you Jim

Asked by jim schoen May 3, 2021
2
Answers

Hi Jim, the difference with the filter colours is how fine of particulates they will trap.  If you check the HD website with filter options, there is a breakdown of colour options.  As for the extension, get the correct outside dimensions of extender and inside dimensions of your hoses to confirm compatibility.  I bought an extra straight 3 foot piece, it fit perfectly.

can it be used as a blower ?

Asked by Tojo April 10, 2021
2
Answers

Not to my knowledge....although it is a very capable vacuum.

How much are the batteries and charger for the cordless shop vac

Asked by Dan April 9, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Dan, Thanks for your question. The batteries are handled by the RIDGID Power Tools. We suggest you contact them at 1-866-539-1710 to know how you can obtain the batteries and charger as well as their cost. For any vacuum-related 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

we are in an rv. what are dimensions of wd09500 vac?

Asked by mark12345 April 4, 2021
2
Answers

Hello mark12345, Thanks for your question. The model WD09500 is an obsolete model. Having said that, we can help you find the right vacuum for your needs and specifications. 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 discuss our products to you. Thanks, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

when will this product be available ?

Asked by Paul March 30, 2021
3
Answers

Looks like it's available now. If not you can submit your email addy and they will notify you when it is in stock again.

Has this item been discontinued? I hope not this is one of tje best small vacs oit there. If there a time table for new stock of this item?

Asked by Matt March 1, 2021
2
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Hello Matt, Thanks for your interest in our product. No, it's not discontinued. The model is out of stock and we plan to have it back in stock in the future. We do not have an exact date when it will be available at your local Home Depot or online. Please check back on HomeDepot.com or the app for the most up-to-date status. You might also want to use the Notify Me option on this page so you will get an email alert once it's available again. If you have question, you may also 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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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  • 94% recommend this product
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Excellent, rugged, wet/dry vacuum
I bought this tool for draining a sump pit. I have used it many times and it works extremely well.
by Donnie008
Decent vacuum. Overall, it doesn't quite have the amount of power I was hoping for. For anyone wo...
Decent vacuum. Overall, it doesn't quite have the amount of power I was hoping for. For anyone wondering, my previous vacuum was the Bucket Head 5 gallon vacuum which you place on a 5 gallon utility bucket. The Ridgid 3 gallon is definitely more powerful and has a better selection of attachments. I do feel that this vacuum is a little loud for it's size. If you are able to get this for the sale price of $45 I think it is worth it. Overall it is a decent vacuum for the size and price, assuming you get it reduced from the normal $60 price tag. It is a bit less than I was hoping for, as my plans were to use it with my orbital sander to collect dust. Additionally, the car nozzle seems of very high quality. The hose has a tendency to pull the vacuum in the event of a sudden loss of suction, such as covering the nozzle with your palm, or sucking dirt from carpet using the entirety of the hose. Thankfully this can be remedied with the little air relief valve on the hose, but is still a tad irritating. I think this vac could benefit from some sort of small, grippy feet to keep this problem from occurring. If you just need it for light, around-the-house pickups, and for car cleaning, I think this vacuum will be great for you. I have only been using this vacuum for a few days now. I appreciate the availability of dust bags, as I didn't have an option for that with the Bucket Head vac. I also bought to 7 piece car detailing kit to use with this, and they pair well together. **The hose pictured below in my review is from this detailing kit, and is not included with the vacuum.**
by Noah
Better than expected
I'm very impressed with this shop vacuum. I purchased it primarily to vacuum our cars and it does that and more. As others stated there are a lot of attachments with no explanation. I did some research and these special buy came with the car cleaning accessory kit and details on the additional attachments can be found here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-1-1-4-in-Premium-Car-Cleaning-Accessory-Kit-for-RIDGID-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuums-VT2534/100638355 I have attached a photo from the webpage for a quick review of the car cleaning attachments.
by saltlife
5 people found this helpful
Suction is sufficient for my car, but it should have...
Suction is sufficient for my car, but it should have another vacuuming attachment with it.
by Joann
Response from RIDGIDSep 5, 2019
Hello JoAnn36312, Thanks for your feedback and we're sorry to learn your disappointment. We have different vacuums with different accessories included in the package based on different user requirements. While we're not certain about the type of additional attachment you want to be included in this model, there's a WD3050A with the additional LED lighted car nozzle available on this website. You could also buy additional indivdual 1-7/8 inch accessories for your vac. 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 Ridgid
Great little shop vac. I purchased this mainly to clean out my pellet smoker, however I use this ...
Great little shop vac. I purchased this mainly to clean out my pellet smoker, however I use this thing all over the place. In the house, in my shop. Works awesome for cars. Don’t let the small size of this shopvac fool you. It has great suction for its size. Highly recommend if you need something smaller for little cleanups.
by Mike
6 people found this helpful
To add a post script to the previous review: I don't mean to offend anyone's viewpoint; but I'd s...
To add a post script to the previous review: I don't mean to offend anyone's viewpoint; but I'd say for the smaller size & form-factor, this shop-vac has perfectly fine suction (if not slightly better than expected). Eh, I'd suggest checking the seal around where the bottom bin/top enclosure meet for any obstructions or that the seal hasn't fallen out of alignment somehow causing the apparent decrease in suction. Also, make sure the twistable "collar" located at the handle-end of the hose is rotated around to correctly cover the entire "vent slot" (I attached a picture of the exact piece so that it's communicated as clear as possible). I'm pretty sure it's for manually adjusting the strength of suction and occasionally releasing the pressure-lock that occurs when the nozzle accidentally picks up something it shouldn't [i.e. - corner of a rug, etc.] that results in clogging the intake. If it continues to perform poorly; exchange it due to defect or perhaps the level of debris you're attempting to clean just simply requires a more powerful vacuum regardless. Now, I attempted the obscenely expensive Milwaukee 18V Cordless "mini"-Vac with 5Ah Battery and it was much worse than this RIDGID for completely different reasons. If other reviewers are talking about "poor suction" with this 3 Gal/3.5 HP model which I believe is intended to be mostly used to clean car interiors... go and try the Milwaukee for 4x the cost. Even though Li-ON is supposed to maintain full power output before quickly failing at the very end; that's not how vacuuming with this one felt. I'd take the 10ft tether/power cord trade-off any day over how quickly the charge falls off (my Milwaukee drills, etc. don't exhibit any semblance of that issue). And WOW is the that tiny cordless loud. Either the motor-type and/or compact structure of the air channels both result in the highest-pitch shriek and electrical "whine" that I've heard with a power tool since using a full-size 15yr old electric leaf blower. I knew within 5 seconds of turning it on the first time it was getting returned. Some circular saws I've used sound relaxing in comparison. So considering all of that long-winded backstory, I am objectively saying that this RIDGID is a much better experience so far. The "dust pan" feature is such a simple idea yet so clever... ingenious and a definite productivity booster. My only complaint is the lack of any extension wands or attachments that RIDGID decided on NOT including with this shop-vac... common guys, you mean to tell me you don't have the room in the profit margin to throw in a simple plastic tube or a hollowed-out plastic brush, if but only for the sake of it being a nice gesture? /rant over. Either way, at the "special buy" price it's well worth it.
by craftilisticexpialidocius
5 people found this helpful
I purchased this vacuum because of the side opening. It works, but just ok. When you sweep debris...
I purchased this vacuum because of the side opening. It works, but just ok. When you sweep debris towards the hole is doesn't all go is and you have to move the whole container around and sweep again and again finally taking off the wand to pick the remaining bits left over. It is very light and portable making it very useful when laying a vinyl plank floor and needing to vacuum every edge for every plank. The floor was installed piece by piece, moving the vacuum along with me as the floor was installed was easy and helpful.
by Carrie
3 people found this helpful
Great vac for a niche need
This machine works as advertised, but does have some shortcomings. It needs to come with a the extension pipes and dusting attachment. The hose drapes over the top of the machine and is a bit clunky. This unit seems very compact until you factor in the hose, the fact it is plugged in on one end and drapes over the top After purchasing these separately the vac became a bit pricey. The other thing I don't like about this is there is no good way to store any attachments. The two little clips on the top (see photo) are flimsy and a poor effort on RIDGID's part for storage. I was hoping the built-in dust pan feature would work a little better. By the time you get all of the sweeping up off the floor it would be faster to just take the hose out and just vacuum up the sweepings instead of trying to sweep toward the "dust pan." RIDGID makes excellent products, but this particular one does not quite do what I was hoping it would do for me. I was hoping to keep it in the kitchen closet where I could just sweep the floor right into it, but I have to move the vacuum around to get all of the sweepings. The inlet for the dust pan feature needs to be as wide as the entire body of the vacuum to work properly. The opening is only about 4 1/4 wide. It should be about 10 inches. Maybe one day RIDGID will make me a nice looking stand-alone kitchen vac that would look nice standing in the corner. In the photo, the extension pipes and dusting attachment simply will not stay put on top of the unit. My other experiences with RIDGID vacuums is much better than with this one.
by coolmusic
I needed a small, powerful shop vac without wheels and with a paper filter for my workshop. I at...
I needed a small, powerful shop vac without wheels and with a paper filter for my workshop. I attempted to use two cheaper products, but the cloth filters would saturate with sawdust, get partially sucked into the fan, and blow sawdust all over the room. So far so good with this vac!
by Chris
4 people found this helpful
Awsome shop vac, this is high quality, the hose I think is rubber not the cheep plastic that Craf...
Awsome shop vac, this is high quality, the hose I think is rubber not the cheep plastic that Craftsmen makes. Its hard to find a 3.5-Peak HP in such a small vac. I use this with any kind of cleanups that I use for my carpets. Your typical brush attachment fits with this vac if you use the adaptor which I bought at Ace, but they have them at Home Depot I also modified mine for my convenience. This is easy to lift and you can hang on to it while u vacuum up leaves in your home and messes. I can't lift much but this just works. Very happy.
by Pa2oonyah
22 people found this helpful
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