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3-Layer Fine Dust Pleated Paper Filter for Most 5 Gal. and Larger RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums (3-Pack)

  • Fits RIDGID shop vacuums 5 gallons and larger
  • Durable, 3-layer Fine Dust Filter material resists clogging
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system for easy filter change
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Product Overview

Filter designed with 3 layers of filtration that captures fine dust and debris.

FINE DUST

Filter designed with 3 layers of filtration that captures fine dust and debris.

3-Layer Fine Dust filtration for fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and cold ash.

BEST FOR

3-Layer Fine Dust filtration for fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and cold ash.

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum's life.

EXTEND VACUUM LIFE

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum’s life.

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

EASY TO INSTALL

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 inches.

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

HOW TO INSTALL

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

HOW TO REMOVE

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Washable Filter

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

Quick Install

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

3-Pack

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF6000 HEPA Media and VF7000 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF6000 HEPA Media and VF7000 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

This 3 pack of RIDGID 3-layer pleated paper filters is designed to capture fine dust and features a double-pleated design that captures particles such as dust, drywall sanding and fireplace ash. The filter fits all RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 gallons and larger. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning.
  • Ideal for capturing fine dust, such as drywall dust
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure, no tools or hardware needed
  • Pleated paper filters can be washed and reused, if dried properly
  • Captures fine particles such as drywall dust and fine powders
  • RIDGID always recommends the use of a cartridge filter for dry pick-up. If picking up wet debris, RIDGID recommends the VF7000
  • Includes 3 Filters
Filter designed with 3 layers of filtration that captures fine dust and debris.

FINE DUST

Filter designed with 3 layers of filtration that captures fine dust and debris.

3-Layer Fine Dust filtration for fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and cold ash.

BEST FOR

3-Layer Fine Dust filtration for fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and cold ash.

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum's life.

EXTEND VACUUM LIFE

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum’s life.

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

EASY TO INSTALL

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 inches.

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

HOW TO INSTALL

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

HOW TO REMOVE

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Washable Filter

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

Quick Install

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

3-Pack

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF6000 HEPA Media and VF7000 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF6000 HEPA Media and VF7000 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
7.3 in
Product Height (in.)
7.5 in
Product Width (in.)
9.3 in

Details

Appliance Category
Appliance Parts
Brand Compatibility
RIDGID
Brand/Model Compatibility
RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums
Color
Blue
Color Family
Blue
Filter Material
Proprietary
Filter Type
Fine Dust Filter
Floor Care Features
No Additional Features
HEPA Filter
No
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Model Compatibility
Fits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and Larger
Number of Pieces
3
Package Quantity
3
Product Weight (lb.)
1 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Accessory Type
Other
Vacuum Attachment Type
Other
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type
Vacuum Filter Cartridge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No Warranty

Questions & Answers

39Questions37Answers

will this fit wd 16300

Asked by steve May 10, 2021
2
Answers

If you won Ridgid WD16300 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac this filter will fit. The Home Depot has filter options depending on your need, VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000

Does this fit a WD09700 Rigid shop vac?

Asked by Ben December 18, 2020
5
Answers

I have a Ridge vac but idk what model it is but it worked great! Installed In minutes and no dust from blower and able to dust off to reuse!!

Can I use my vacuum cleaner (WD 1060) without the filter to suck water?

Asked by Kelly June 21, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Kelly, Yes, the vac can be used to pick up large amounts of liquid without the filter. Alternatively, you could buy VF7000 wet foam filter to further protect the motor of your vac. If you have further 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

Does this filter fit the 14 gal RIDGID

Asked by Sally May 30, 2020
5
Answers

Yes, I brought this filter and installed it in less than five minutes perfect fit

Does this filter work with saw dust?

Asked by Nina April 21, 2020
7
Answers

The Home Depot has several Ridgid filter options depending on your needs. Look up VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000. You would likely need VF4000 for Sawdust and general debris.

Do these filters have fiberglass in them?

Asked by Chris April 14, 2020
5
Answers

No sir, this is made of 100% filtering paper. What's more, you can spray clean it with water after dusting it off.

Why is the same part # (VF5200) carried in store as a 1 pk, but charged the same as this 2 pk!? S...

Asked by brawlman March 2, 2020
1
Answer

Hello brawlman, This VF5200 is Home Depot's promotion on this website. You'll notice that they also sell in quantity of 3, 6 12, and 18 exclusively on this page. If you have more questions or you need assistance, 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'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

Should i use this filter for standard debris as well? See more details section

Asked by Ryan January 12, 2020
5
Answers

You certainly could, particularly if you still have fine particles to deal with, but if you are outside or where there is good ventilation, the less expensive filters might serve just as well.

fit

Asked by shane December 27, 2019
1
Answer

Hello shane, We're sorry we can't guarantee it will fit other brands including Craftsman. However, you can match up the dimensions and see if it will fit. The height of this filter is 8.75" and width is 6.25" If you have further 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

Why do these ahop vac always shoot out dust while using. I bought 3 or 4 differebt kinds, last one was ridge’s most Expensive vac they sell!

Asked by Yes1234 November 24, 2019
4
Answers

Yes but a hepa filter will reduce more of it. You might want to consider using a bagging system. With your shop vac. It prolongs the life of the filter. It makes cleaning your vac so much easier. I used it with a grinder dust collection system when doing my concrete floors. The amount of very fine concrete dust was minimal. Also clean your filter regularly. If your filter gets too clogged the filter will tend to collapse, and allow more particles to flow through. Take it out and tap it in the garbage. If you have an air compressor, gently blow air from the inside.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 785 reviews
  • 98% recommend this product
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Filters tinny dust particles, wouldn't recommend using this to vacuum liquids. There's a separate...
Filters tinny dust particles, wouldn't recommend using this to vacuum liquids. There's a separate water resistant one they sell to
by Tony
Great for drywall dust
I have used this filter to clean up drywall dust in my Rigid shop vac over the last 4 years. This filter has worked great for this application. It is easy to install. This filter has met my expectations and there isn't anything that I dislike about it.
by RM33
3 people found this helpful
Works great.
Works great.
by BigG
Barely any dust in air
Barely any dust in air
by lou
The RIDGID model VF5000 fine dust wet/dry vac filter works wonderful. I've rinse and let the filt...
The RIDGID model VF5000 fine dust wet/dry vac filter works wonderful. I've rinse and let the filter fully dry for reuse once so far. The QwikLock fastening makes it super easy to install and remove from the filter cage, so no more using a filter plate nor screw nut. I have used the filter for many drywall and sawdust clean up. It's very functional!! The filter fits 5-20 gallon wet/dry vac. Very easy to install into your wet/dry vac.
by Eddie
2 people found this helpful
Ultimately no, I would recommend this one for what I was doing. We decided to scrap down all the ...
Ultimately no, I would recommend this one for what I was doing. We decided to scrap down all the popcorn off the ceiling, which generated a ton of dust and debris. Vacuuming all the debris up with our Rigid vacuum was easy, however dust was still leaving the exhaust port. Opt for the more expensive filter if you want to trap all the dust, so your not dusting for a next year.
by SkyMac
2 people found this helpful
Bought is is control vacuuming dust while sanding spackle. Worked great, installed quickly and e...
Bought is is control vacuuming dust while sanding spackle. Worked great, installed quickly and easily. Will be easy to clean with my air hose as well.
by ThomasInCOS
Great replacement filter
This is a replacement for the old paper filter. Having had this type of filter before, I couldn't do without. The washable feature is what I was really after.
by Roof
15 people found this helpful
Excellent product
Can't beat it for keeping the dirt IN your shop vac vs shooting out. Long lasting too. Excellent price at Home Depot
by tcphillips
3 people found this helpful
Nice to have a choice
It's good to have a choice in different filtrations. I'm able to switch between them depending on the type of dust, etc., that I will be vacuuming.
by eddo
1 person found this helpful
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