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5-Layer HEPA Material Pleated Paper Filter for 3 to 4.5 Gal. RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

$1997
  • Fits most RIDGID wet/dry vacuums 3 to 4.5 gallons
  • Captures allergens, pet dander, and drywall dust
  • Replace your filter often to get optimal vacuum performance
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Filter designed with HEPA rated media offering 5 layers of filtration.

HEPA MEDIA

Filter designed with HEPA rated media offering 5 layers of filtration.

5-Layer HEPA Media is best for fine particles, pet dander, pollen, and allergens.

BEST FOR

5-Layer HEPA Media is best for fine particles, pet dander, pollen, and allergens.

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 4.5-5.5 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 4.5-5.5 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.

5 Layers offer advanced filtration of extremely fine particles and allergens.

5-Layer Filtration

5 Layers offer advanced filtration of extremely fine particles and allergens.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 3 to 4.5 gallons

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 3 to 4.5 gallons

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF3700 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF3700 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

The RIDGID 5-layer pleated paper filter is designed for your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum (3 - 4.5 Gal.s) to capture allergens and trap particles such as everyday dirt, drywall dust, pollen and pet dander. 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 5-layer HEPA Media Filter fits RIDGID wet/dry shop vacs 3 Gal. to 4.5 Gal. and should only be used for dry pickup. RIDGID provides other filtration offerings, including VF3500 Fine Dust Filter (sold separately) and VF3700 Wet Filter (sold separately), depending on the job application and type of cleanup mess. Also, value pack sizes (4-count and 8-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 5-Layer HEPA Media 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 vacs 3 to 4.5 gallons
  • 5-layer filter ideal for capturing allergens, pet dander and drywall dust when paired with a RIDGID Dust Collection Bag (VF3501; sold separately)
  • Filter made with HEPA-rated material but does not meet EPA or RRP guidelines for certified HEPA filtration
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter makes installing or removing your shop vac filter quick, easy, and secure - no tools or hardware needed
  • 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
  • If picking up wet debris, RIDGID recommends the wet application filter (VF3700; sold separately)
  • You may also like - RIDGID standard filter (VF3400; sold separately) for general dust and debris and fine dust filter (VF3500; sold separately) for fine powders and mold
  • RIDGID also offers a line of shop vac dust collection bags which can assist with debris containment and allow easy debris disposal for 3 gal. to 4.5 gal. wet/dry vacuums (VF3501; sold separately)
  • A variety of RIDGID dust collection bags and larger size filters are available to fit your size vac (sold separately)
  • Also available in a 4-count and an 8-count (sold separately)

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Included AccessoriesNo additional accessories includedNo additional accessories includedNo additional accessories includedNo additional accessories included
Number of Pieces1113
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory TypeVacuum BrushVacuum Filter CartridgeVacuum Filter CartridgeVacuum Filter Bag
Model CompatibilityFits 1-7/8 in. Vacuum Hoses and WandsFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 4.5 Gal. and SmallerFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and LargerFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 4.5 Gal. and Smaller
THD SO SKU100070736410016809251000707332
Debris Type Allergens,Cold Ashes,Drywall Dust,Dust Mites,Fine Powders,General Debris,Mold,Pet Dander,Pollens,SawdustAllergens,Cold Ashes,Drywall Dust,Dust Mites,Fine Powders,General Debris,Mold,Pet Dander,Pollens,SawdustCold Ashes,Dust Mites,Fine Powders,General Debris,Mold,Pollens,Sawdust
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Kinda stupid request; It would be better to ask about the shop vac itself, which I am disappointe...
Kinda stupid request; It would be better to ask about the shop vac itself, which I am disappointed in!! There is not a good shop vac on the market that I am aware of. ShopVac Brand is horrible, I owned a dozen of them, all crap. Now this Ridged fails to impress!! Wand has clips that catch on everything, big nuisance. Has a window in hose which will not stay put, open or closed, big nuisance. The filter is an odd size and so the normal size in my stock are not used. Not advertised on box so one can make an informed decision.
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Response from RIDGIDJul 29, 2020
Hello Terry, 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. 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. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
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Ran the vacum for years with a standard filter and no bags, decided to try out the hepa filter wi...
Ran the vacum for years with a standard filter and no bags, decided to try out the hepa filter with disposable bags. Haven't seen dust blow out the outlet yet, like I have before. Makes me alittle more comfortable with little ones in the house. I will not be goin back to a standard filter, but in conjunction with the bags I dont imagine replacing the filter anytime soon...
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It is paper, I do not like paper in a...
It is paper, I do not like paper in a vacuum. Once there was a foam could be washed.
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Response from RIDGIDSep 16, 2022
Hello HomeDepotCustomer, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry if you didn't find the filter satisfactory. All of our filters for dry pickups that will fit our RIDGID 3 to 4.5 gallon vacs are made of paper. Moreover, we have a wet foam filter VF3700, however, it's only intended for wet pickups. 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 Ridgid
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So far so good. Wanted something that wouldn't blow equal...
So far so good. Wanted something that wouldn't blow equal amount of remodeling dust throughout my house as it was taking in.
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Performed as expected and was easy to install. ...
Performed as expected and was easy to install. Arrived promptly to my home.
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Vacuums - The most incorrectly used tool ever.
5 stars for the filter. I cannot prove it is HEPA, but assuming it is. Vacuums are not as straightforward as all contractors and DIYers seem to think they are. You can't just grab a shop vac and suck up drywall or concrete dust without understanding how vacuums work. You need 3 things to vacuum fine particle dust properly. 1. Hepa Filter barrel. 2. vacuum bag to protect HEPA. 3. a primary collection system consisting of a bucket and a vortex centrifugal dust extractor.
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    Only filter that stops the extremely fine dust found in...
    Only filter that stops the extremely fine dust found in working with drywall. I have reused these filters after knocking the dust off outside into a barrel outside- must wear breathing protection. Invested in the collection bags that fit inside the vacuum ( still need this filter to collect the finest dust) to reduce the frequency of buying these expensive filters.
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