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3-Layer Fine Dust Pleated Paper Filter for Most 5 Gallon and Larger RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

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  • Fits most RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 gallons or larger
  • Durable, 3-layer filter captures mold and fine powders
  • Replace your filter often to get optimal vacuum performance
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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.

3 Layers offer filtration of fine dust.

3-Layer Filtration

3 Layers offer filtration of fine dust.

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.

The RIDGID 3-layer pleated paper filter is designed for your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum (5 Gals and larger) to capture fine dust and traps particles such as mold, fine powders and cool fireplace ash. The replacement filter can be washed and, if dried properly, reused. Changing shop vac filters often is strongly recommended to increase the vac's performance and to help extend vacuum life as it protects the motor from harmful dust and debris. This product offers one 3-layer fine dust filter that fits all RIDGID wet/dry shop vacs 5 Gals and larger and should only be used for dry pickup. RIDGID provides other filtration offerings, including VF6000 HEPA Media Filter (sold separately) and VF7000 Wet Filter (sold separately), depending on the job application and type of cleanup mess. Also, a range of value pack sizes (2-count, 4-count, 8-count and 16-count) are available to accommodate a variety of project needs. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the shop vacuum for easy cleaning and to quickly switch filter options.
  • Includes 1 RIDGID 3-Layer Fine Dust Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Replacement Filter to help capture particles that could harm the motor and decrease performance - dry pickup only
  • Fits RIDGID wet/dry vacuums 5 gallons and larger
  • 3-layer replacement fine dust filter ideal for capturing mold, cold ashes, and fine powders
  • Pleated paper filters can be washed and can be reused if dried properly
  • RIDGID always recommends the use of a cartridge filter for dry pickup and to replace filters often for optimal vacuum performance and to prolong the life of the vac
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter makes installing or removing your shop vac filter quick, easy, and secure - no tools or hardware needed
  • If picking up wet debris, RIDGID recommends the wet application filter (VF7000; sold separately)
  • You may also like - RIDGID standard filter (VF4000; sold separately) for general dust and debris and HEPA media filter (VF6000; sold separately) for drywall dust
  • RIDGID also offers a line of vacuum dust collection bags that can assist with debris containment and allow easy debris disposal for different size vacs (sold separately)
  • Also available in a 2-count, 4-count, 8-count, and 16-count (sold separately) so you can always have a filter when your project calls for it
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What bag fits the WD 12000
by|Jun 5, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Hello Bobby, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. WD12000 is not designed to use any filter bag. For dry pickups, be sure to use the appropriate type of pleated paper filter. If you have additional 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

by|Jun 5, 2023
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    Q:Will this fit a 10 gal Shop Vac brand shopvac?
    by|May 31, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hello Mike, Thanks for your inquiry. While we don't know the model of your vacuum, this RIDGID 3-layer pleated paper filter fits most RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 gal. or larger. 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; Thanks RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

    by|Jun 8, 2023
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      Q:Will this filter fit the RIDGID MOB 12000?
      by|May 20, 2023
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      A:  Hello TomR, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, the High-Efficiency Size A Dust Collection Bags fit 12 to 16 Gallon RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums including the MOB1200. If you have other questions, please call us at -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|May 22, 2023
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        Q:What bag will work with the model WD16360, any?
        by|May 18, 2023
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        Customer Reviews

        4.6 out of 5
        (3,497)
        • 4.6
          out of 3,497 reviews
        • 92% recommend this product
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        Powerful and versatile
        I have another corded Ridgid vac. However, I wanted something to take with me on jobs or outside the home where I would not need to reply on a power cord. I specifically use this cordless vac when I do wood working. I built a nice little rolling cart to hold this vacuum and a dust separate thing. See photos. I can hook up the vac to any of my powertools that create sawdust and the cordless vac is very powerful and strong enough to elimate all dust. The separator I use in conjunction with the vac, traps all the sawdust into a container so it never even makes it into the vacuum. I also installed the Ridgid HIPA filter and the little noise compressor thing from the exhaust of the vacuum. nNotice in the pic I used the Ridgid black and orange colors on the wood cart and even spray painted the metal on the wheels with the orange color.
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          • Recommended
          Works well, but box update required
          Does the job of vacuum filter well, but recommendations on the box are unclear. One side says good for drywall dust, but the chart shows that it is not, only the HEPA version is capable of drywall dust. Simple update required!
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            • Recommended
            Description online says it's for drywall dust, however product packaging doesn't.
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            Response from Emerson Tool CompanySep 22, 2022
            Hello Homeowner, Thanks for writing a review and we appreciate you reaching out to us. We have new test data to support the debris that can be picked up with our filters. We apologize for the inconvenience and we will make the necessary corrections on the page. You may return the product to Home Depot in accordance with their return policy and exchange it with VF6000 for drywall dust. If you have 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
              No inlet into bag
              There was a manufacturing defect with the VF3502 bags I purchased. The was no actual hole into the bag behind the cardboard collar or if there were perforations they were too strong to allow the first bag layer to open when the collar was pressed onto the inlet tube inside the vacuum drum - pressing any harder would have torn the cardboard collar off the expensive bag. I ended up using scissors to cut the necessary hole into the bag.
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                1 found this review helpful
                Powerful vac when the inlet port stays attached
                I bought this month ago and after the first 2 or 3 uses I noticed the inlet port had come out of the dust drum. I attempted to fully insert the inlet port but it will not stay. The lock tabs will not expand to secure the port. What say you Ridgid?
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                Response from Customer Support Jul 15, 2022
                Hello Westy, We are sorry to know what happened with the inlet port of your vacuum. If the locking tabs on the inlet port of your vacuum is no longer expand to lock the inlet port in place we can send out a replacement for the inlet port at no cost. Please contact our 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 in order for us to make the request for the replacement inlet port. Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support
                • Verified Purchase
                Not for fine dust
                Using these bags for fine dust, like concrete cutting and grinding, causes the seams at the ends of the bags to come undo and blow out. Bot after 3 days of grinding, but only 10 minutes. Absolute mess when the bag busts open inside a 6hp vac and completely clogs the filter. Someone needs to design a bag that actually works and doesn't cost $10 each!
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                Response from RIDGIDMay 31, 2022
                Hello Ridgeback825,

                Thanks for writing a review and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. We would like to know more about the issue and see how we can be of help. Please 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 with pictures at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.

                Thanks,
                RIDGID Ridgid
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Very powerful
                  I bought it 2 months ago and I like it and very happy with it.
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                  • Verified Purchase
                  • Recommended
                  Great product
                  Me new shirt This produc Works great good 5 stars, all my tool are from ridgid.
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                  • Verified Purchase
                  • Recommended
                  Great vacuum, built a stand and use with separator
                  I bought this around Black Friday and it’s been great. I built a stand out of pvc and plywood to mount a bucket and dust separator and it’s been great. I will buy a longer and likely upgraded hose but as it comes out of the box, it’s effective.
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                  • Recommended
                  The bag not recommended for drywall dust
                  The bag not recommended for drywall dust Not Good
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                  Response from RIDGIDFeb 9, 2021
                  Hello, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned your disappointment. We're interested to know more about this issue and see how we can help. 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
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