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4.5 Gallon 5.0-Peak HP ProPack Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Fine Dust Filter, Expandable Hose and Accessories

  • Toolbox design for portability and easy storage
  • The cord, hose and accessories store inside the vacuum
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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RIDGID Power & 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.

TOOL BOX WET/DRY VAC

TOOL BOX VAC

The stackable design is perfect for storing, spot cleaning, dust collection, or on the go.

Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Expandable Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Expandable Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Storage

ACCESSORY STORAGE

Built-in tool storage securely stores your accessories. Store up to five accessories.

Wet/Dry Vac Cord Storage

CORD STORAGE

20 ft. power cord stores easily in side compartment.

STATIONARY TOOL BOX DESIGN

STATIONARY TOOL BOX DESIGN

Tool Box design does not roll away and stays stationary when cleaning one area.

4.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

Capacity

4.5 gallon capacity is portable and storable.

1-7/8 inch Accessories for Wet/Dry Vacs

Accessory Size

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

High Performance Wet/Dry Vac

PICK-UP POWER (CFM)

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

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

INCLUDED FILTER

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

Cord Length

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

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

Hose Length

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

The RIDGID 4.5 Gal wet dry vac features a unique, toolbox design for portability and easy storage. This vacuum has a 5-peak horsepower motor for powerful suction. It also includes a 1-layer filter and dust bag for additional filtration. This wet/dry vacuum has convenient accessory storage built in and includes a 7 ft. collapsible, rubberized hose, 2 wands, a utility nozzle, a crevice tool and a dusting brush.
  • 5-peak HP motor provides powerful suction
  • 20 ft. cord provides extra reach and stores conveniently in the lid
  • Standard filter ideal for everyday dirt and debris such as sawdust, dirt and typical debris found in a basement, garage or vehicle
  • Built-in accessory storage provides space for 3 accessories
  • Tool box design for portability and easy storage
  • Includes a 7-ft. collapsible, rubberized hose, 2 wands, a crevice tool, a utility nozzle, and a dusting brush
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • 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
  • Note: Product May Vary by Store
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RIDGID Power & 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.

TOOL BOX WET/DRY VAC

TOOL BOX VAC

The stackable design is perfect for storing, spot cleaning, dust collection, or on the go.

Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Expandable Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Expandable Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Storage

ACCESSORY STORAGE

Built-in tool storage securely stores your accessories. Store up to five accessories.

Wet/Dry Vac Cord Storage

CORD STORAGE

20 ft. power cord stores easily in side compartment.

STATIONARY TOOL BOX DESIGN

STATIONARY TOOL BOX DESIGN

Tool Box design does not roll away and stays stationary when cleaning one area.

4.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

Capacity

4.5 gallon capacity is portable and storable.

1-7/8 inch Accessories for Wet/Dry Vacs

Accessory Size

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

High Performance Wet/Dry Vac

PICK-UP POWER (CFM)

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

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

INCLUDED FILTER

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

Cord Length

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

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

Hose Length

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1.875
Product Depth (in.)
12.9 in
Product Height (in.)
13.2 in
Product Width (in.)
20.7 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes 1-7/8" x 7' Tug-A-Long Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility nozzle, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Cartridge Filter and Dust Bag
Air Volume (CFM)
101
Amperage (amps)
9
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20.0
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
Bare Floor Cleaning,Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Commercial use,For Automobile interiors,Portable Design,Removable Nozzle,Wet/Dry
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
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)
4.5
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

124Questions23Answers

I have a WD45500  4.5gallon wet dry vac. Are you suppose to use vacuum bags when cleaning dry materials?

Asked by Susan M March 27, 2021
2
Answers

Hello Susan M, Thanks for asking! The VF3501 filter bags are optional, but they offer great benefits such as convenience in emptying the drum and they help extend the life of the pleated paper filter. 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

I purchased a 4.5 gal portable wet/dry Vac.  The box notes it is a model WD4522, but the model sticker on the Vac and instruction manual notes it is a model WD45500 what is the correct model number. 

Asked by Dvonins47 February 28, 2021
2
Answers

Same model as my 5 year old vac. Still works great.

How are you supposed to use the wet part of the vac? 

Asked by Tratra February 22, 2021
2
Answers

Dear Tratra, Thanks for your questions. Ideally, the vac can be used for small amount of water with the original filter installed. However, for large amount of wet pickups, you will need to remove the filter or buy the VF3700 wet foam filter. For any other 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. Thanks, RIDGID

As soon as the vacuum fills to about 1 inch (bottom of filter?) water starts blowing out the exhaust. I recently replaced the filter and it still happens.

Asked by MichaelF February 18, 2021
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Answers

Hello MichaelF, We’re sorry to learn your issue with the vac. You may need to remove the filter prior to picking up water. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place. However, if you’re picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust. 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

Will this exhaust port blow out through the vents in the lid much while vacuum is in use? I need...

Asked by Kat February 5, 2021
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Answers

It still blows the exhaust, but it is is deflected inside a side compartment so it is not as violent as the regular style. You can buy a bag to put inside and then the dust is not noticeable.

Are you guys still making this model (WD4522)...I cannot find it for purchase anywhere.

Asked by samr February 2, 2021
1
Answer

Dear samr, Thank you for your asking. We are aware of the out of stock product and plan to have it back in stock in the future. We do not have an exact date when it will be available or how long it will take to be available again 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 homedepot.com so you'll get an email alert once it's back in stock. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com or info.info@emerson.com. Regards, RIDGID® Customer Support

out of stock for over 4-5 months? why? is it being made anymore?

Asked by jackie270 January 30, 2021
1
Answer

Hello jackie270, Thank you for your asking. We are aware of the out of stock product and plan to have it back in stock in the future. We do not have an exact date when it will be available or how long it will take to be available again 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 homedepot.com so you'll get an email alert once it's back in stock. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com or info.info@emerson.com. Regards, RIDGID® Customer Support

I am trying to by the 2' to 7' expandable replacement hose. I can't find it in stores or online

Asked by Steve January 18, 2021
3
Answers

Dear HomeDepotCustomer, Thank you for asking. The 1-7/8 in. Tug-A-Long Expandable Locking Vacuum Hose (VT1721) are available at Home Depot stores or online at www.homedepot.com or https://store.ridgid.com/us/en/ If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com Regards, RIDGID® Customer Support

When will this model be back in stock? Is it discontinued?

Asked by Charlie January 10, 2021
3
Answers

I couldn't find it anywhere for a month, and then all the sudden most stores got them restocked.

Does the motor have bushings or sealed bearing and no brushes

Asked by Pivie January 9, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Pivie, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. Model WD4522 utilizes sealed ball and self-aligning bearings, both are designed to be maintenance free. 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

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Customer Reviews

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  • 92% recommend this product
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very poor design when using thier bags
Have tried a number of times to use the filter bag fot fine dust. It always blows out on the right side. See photo. Dissapointing snd need something thst doesnt bridge the bag
by THOMAS
Response from RIDGIDMar 4, 2020
Hello wtcmedic, Thanks for writing a review! From your photo posted, it appears you're not using the correct filter bag for the vac. The cartridge filter goes over the filter cage where you installed your filter bag and the correct filter bag with part number VF3501 should be placed in the drum. If you have 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. Or, email us at info@ridgidvacs.com. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
2 people found this helpful
Well built, easy to use, and does what I need very well. I like the toolbox shape, as it makes it...
Well built, easy to use, and does what I need very well. I like the toolbox shape, as it makes it very easy to store. I also like how all the attachments, minus the extension tubes all fit within the unit.
by dingus
1 person found this helpful
One of the best purchases for cleaning up on a job site. I bought this because I had to cut open ...
One of the best purchases for cleaning up on a job site. I bought this because I had to cut open a client’s wall and didn’t have a way to clean up afterwards. This vacuum comes in handy. The length of the power cord was surprising and the fact that everything packs up in the unit makes it easy to store and carry around to different jobs. Worth every penny. I’ve recommended it to all the guys I work with.
by JG
7 people found this helpful
great vac! very powerful, perfect for My line of work in Healthcare, fits right on my cart I lug ...
great vac! very powerful, perfect for My line of work in Healthcare, fits right on my cart I lug around, and everything fits inside so im not fighting the hoses and tools from falling off the cart, easily carry it from place to place and up and down ladders. highly recommended for maintenance Techs, Hvac Techs, or anyone who needs a lightweight, powerful Shop vac.
by Maintman18
4 people found this helpful
Powerful enough for light sheetrock work, easy to use. Needs some improvement on the storage com...
Powerful enough for light sheetrock work, easy to use. Needs some improvement on the storage compartments. Sometimes hard to open and the covers pull right off. Probably won't be long before the plastic hinges break.
by mc
1 person found this helpful
Good vac for tight spaces - all in one kit.
The ProPack vac seemed to be the best for leaving under a small workmate workbench hooked up to the Ridgid profile sander in a small room. I had to buy the adapter/pro hose kit to get the vac attached to the benchtop spindle sander. It would have been nice to have the kit use the 2 1/2" hose ends and tools like the rest of the line above 5 gallon capacity. It's still a bit loud for an interior space. Yes the exhaust vents through slits in the lid but it would be nice if it vented on the side so the exhaust muffler could be attached. It has the internal short dust filter attached and it seems to work fine. I have not tried the collection bag but that is next on the list. I'm using it in a leather shop on a spindle sander and for minor cleanup.
by OMGLeatherworks
Powerful enough, lightweight, compact design, nice storage spaces. I use this for everything from...
Powerful enough, lightweight, compact design, nice storage spaces. I use this for everything from cleaning cars to the finish cleaning of a flooded basement after the sump pump does what it can. I have owned this for two years and purchased it from my local Home Depot. My 4-star rating is due in part to the fact that one of the hose holding clips on the back broke so I am no longer able to store the hard hose attachments on the vac, but primarily to the fact that the attachment end of the hose separated from the hose, thereby rendering the hose attachments useless. It performed well for almost two years but this break requires me to purchase a replacement hose (and I did try to reattach as the hard plastic end piece is undamaged, simply separated, but to no avail).
by FlatRockFarm
9 people found this helpful
Nice and compact to use from the basement to the bedroom.
I’ve only used it maybe a dozen times it’s worked like a champ! I should’ve purchased this along time ago I highly recommend it I will get back to you six months from now to give you an update.
by handyman323
PROPACK 1 7/8" hose to 2 1/2" attachment Limitations
RIDGID needs to include (or offer) a 1 7/8" to 2 1/2" adapter to connect the PROPACK 1 7/8" hose to 2 1/2" accessories, and 2 1/2" dust collection ports of various construction site portable power tools (such as Bosch GTS1031 Portable Jobsite Table Saw)
by DutchMaster
very nice vac that have alot of sucking powers, no problem picking any small rock and piles of sa...
very nice vac that have alot of sucking powers, no problem picking any small rock and piles of sawdust, its Rectangle size make it easy to Store or things packed stuff on top , the only down size is the Plastic latch for the storage compartment is hard to open.
by chaojun
2 people found this helpful
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