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6 Gal. 3.5-Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Filter, Hose and Accessories

  • Built for everyday cleanup of small-volume dirt and debris
  • Compact size is great for easy transport and stowing
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

NXT Wet/Dry Vacs

NXT VACS. MORE POWER. IMPROVED DESIGN.

NXT Wet/Dry Vacs - The most powerful line of vacs RIDGID has ever made.

HOME & GARAGE WET/DRY VAC

HOME & GARAGE

This vac is suited for the type of messes found in the home or garage; spills, sawdust, general debris.

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. Hose, 3 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle,  Standard Filter

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 3 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Standard Filter

Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Storage

ACCESSORY STORAGE

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

Wet/Dry Vac Cord Storage

CORD STORAGE

10 ft. power cord stores easily using cord wrap.

STORABLE DESIGN

STORABLE DESIGN

The compact design is perfect when storing in the home or in the garage.

6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

Capacity

6 gallon capacity for home and garage messes.

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

Accessory Size

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

General Purpose Wet/Dry Vac

PICK-UP POWER (CFM)

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

Standard Filter

Filtration

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Replacement Filters: Fine Dust (VF5000), HEPA Media (VF6000), Wet (VF7000)

10 ft. power cord.

Cord Length

10 ft. power cord.

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and is ultra-flexible.

Hose Length

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and has extra flexibility at each end.

Part of the most powerful line of wet dry vacs RIDGID has ever made, the RIDGID 6 Gal. NXT wet/dry vac is sleeker than ever and was designed as a modern vac on the outside with amped-up power and performance on the inside. This vac has a 3.5 peak horsepower motor great for everyday cleanup of small-volume dirt and debris. Its compact design requires minimal storage space in a garage or on a truck and was built for easy lifting and comfortable transport with an ergonomic front-to-back top carry handle and comfort grip drum carry handles. For added versatility, connect the hose to the blower port and use for blowing leaves, grass clippings and more. It features the patented Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure. Replacement filter VF4000 and Size C - VF3501 Dust Collection Bags sold separately.
  • 6 Gal. NXT 3.5 peak horsepower wet/dry vac provides powerful suction for everyday cleanup
  • Compact model supports small-volume dirt and debris pickup and requires minimal storage space in a garage or on a truck
  • Drum keying ensures the motor cover is correctly oriented to create optimal airflow
  • Redesigned latches tightly seal the lid to the drum to avoid suction loss and improve convenience when carrying the vac or dumping debris
  • Ergonomic front to back top carry handle supports comfort
  • Accepts high-efficiency dust bags that keep the inside of the drum clean
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning without any tools
  • 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long positive locking hose with Dual-Flex won't pull loose during use
  • Comfort grip drum carry handles allow for easy lifting and better mobility
  • Blower port allows blowing leaves, grass clippings and more
  • Cord wrap stores the 10 ft. power cord
  • On-board accessory storage space offers quick access to needed attachments
  • Dual-flex hose increases access in tight spaces
  • Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long locking hose with Dual-Flex, 3 extension wands, standard filter, and utility nozzle
  • Accepts RIDGID filter VF4000 and size C - VF3501 dust collection bags
  • Peak horsepower represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
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Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)2.56912
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1-7/8 in
Product Depth (in.)
18.1
Product Height (in.)
20.0
Product Width (in.)
18.6

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long Locking Hose with Dual-Flex, 3 extension wands, standard filter, and utility nozzle
Air Volume (CFM)
64
Amperage (amps)
7.5
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
Bare Floor Cleaning,Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Casters,Commercial use,For Automobile interiors,Removable Nozzle,Wet/Dry
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)
6
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

81Questions30Answers

When using the bag filter is it necessary to remove the drum filter ?

Asked by Mr Mic March 23, 2021
2
Answers

Not good 

How much does it weigh?

Asked by John February 18, 2021
5
Answers

I not sure of the weight when empty, but I can not lift over ten pounds and can lift this vac with ease. Now if the canister was full I am not sure of how heavy it becomes. God Bless.

Are there more accessories that will work with this vac - like smaller detail for narrower spaces in vehicles?

Asked by TerryL January 14, 2021
2
Answers

Yes they are. You can found them at the Home Depot store or on line

what size are the casters? i would like a duplicate set

Asked by IIVI AD December 14, 2020
1
Answer

Dear IIVI AD, Thank you for your asking. The HD0600 vacuum uses 2” diameter casters. The original casters and caster feet for this vac are currently out of stock, but you might want to save this link to place the order once they're available again: https://store.ridgid.com/us/en/6-gallon-nxt-wet-dry-vac#12658. 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

How do I make the rigid 6 gallon inhale instead of exhale?

Asked by Josie November 20, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Josie, Thanks for asking. The suction and the blower of the vacuum works simultaneously. To use it as a vacuum, attach the hose to the inlet port located in front of the drum, otherwise connect the hose to the blower port located at the back of the power head to use it as a blower. 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

what dust bags do I use for this?

Asked by Terri November 12, 2020
5
Answers

None. Used for wet spill

assembled weight?

Asked by Stanley October 31, 2020
5
Answers

12.6 lb

It started out doing just fine, but as I continued to vacuum up sawdust in a pretty small area, it diminished its power to pull in stuff quite a bit. I emptied the container and brushed off the filter, but still weak. Remove filter and clean better?

Asked by Jim in Georgia October 28, 2020
2
Answers

Just make sure that nothing is blocking the hose some times it can get plugged. I use mine on construction all kinds of debris from dry wall dust to wood and anything in between and some times something on the hose is blocking 

I have been told that eh HDO 6001 with accept a 2-1/2" hose- is this correct? I know it comes wit...

Asked by Dusty October 10, 2020
4
Answers

I have a larger RIDGID WetVAC, and it has the larger hose, but it doesn't appear that you could use that hose on the smaller RIDGID, unless I'm missing something.

What size is the inlet?

Asked by Raygun October 10, 2020
2
Answers

Dear Raygun, Thank you for your question! The inlet port on our RIDGID Wet Dry Vacuums measures 2-1/4" ID. Note that this vacuum only uses our RIDGID wet/dry vacuum hoses. For any 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 and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

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Customer Reviews

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This was easy to assemble. Love the attachments. Great suction....
This was easy to assemble. Love the attachments. Great suction.
by Evillynn413
6 people found this helpful
Love it, came in handy for my construction clean up...
Love it, came in handy for my construction clean up jobs . The correct brush attachment should be added but overall great vac for big and small jobs
by Shawndell
3 people found this helpful
I bought this shop vac without doing any research, which is completely out of my character. Howe...
I bought this shop vac without doing any research, which is completely out of my character. However I was needing a new VF5000 filter for my older Ridged, which is “old” and blows moldy smells— I needed this for our new home indoor projects. I have 4 shop vacs and my older Ridged is my best of all, to include my “very expensive” brand vac, so of course a Ridged is my go-to. When I went to buy a $24.97 filter for my older Ridged, I saw this complete shop vac for $55, so it was a no brainer to me. I bought it and set it up, went to vacuum my concrete floor in my dogs rooms — I just pulled the carpet up and plucked the tack stripes up; which left concrete pieces and tiny nails. Once I fired the new vac up, it was Extremely loud and only picked up 30% of the concrete pieces on the floor,— they were smaller than a dime and thinner than one too. But this vac would “not” pick them up unless I positioned the head piece directly over it and waited 2-3 secs. There was also some small tack nails (that were holding the carpet down) and it wouldn’t pick those up either— even after putting the vac over it. The nails went up (I could feel em rattling in the tube in my hand) but then feel out when I picked the vac up from the floor. When I put the vac to my hand, it “felt” strong but not sure why it wouldn’t grab anything. I had to return this piece and I was really hoping to fall in love with it since I just bought a new home and need something to do random projects without smelling up the house.
by Russ
33 people found this helpful
This small Rigid wet/dry vac had simple set up instructions which were accomplished in about 5 mi...
This small Rigid wet/dry vac had simple set up instructions which were accomplished in about 5 minutes. Basically, snap in the caster feet, screw in the handle and you are set. It is a manageable size for storage and home use and has a carry handle for easy movement. The feet have molded storage posts for the extension wands which keep them secure when not in use. Unfortunately, as great as the look and construction of this unit is, I had some issues once I tested it out on my auto mats and interior. I was hoping this unit would be powerful enough to replace my ancient Shopvac but it was rather disappointing. I thought the large diameter of the hose would be an asset but it has insufficient suction for many tasks. There should be an attachment included that narrows the end opening for tight spaces and more concentrated suction. It wouldn't add much to the price and it is definitely needed. I was unable to reach many places in the car's interior and I felt it had mediocre performance. I would opt for a Rigid model with more HP and other attachments. I like the basic design, weight and low noise level but I need more power before I retire my bulky metal Shopvac.
by Signet
Response from RIDGIDMay 10, 2018
Hey RIDGID Customer! Sorry to hear that this vacuum didn’t meet your expectations. If you’re needing an attachment that would go into tight spaces, check out the VT1702 (1-7/8” Crevice Tool). Accessories like this usually comes with larger models like the WD18510. If you need more assistance in choosing a vacuum and the right accessories that will best suit your projects, give us a call at 1-800-474-3443 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com – RIDGID Ridgid
7 people found this helpful
Love this vacuum! Its squatty design makes it harder to tip over which is great because we all pu...
Love this vacuum! Its squatty design makes it harder to tip over which is great because we all pull shop vacs around by the hose. This vac is super easy to assemble. With the exception of the 2 screws attaching the handle to the top of the unit, everything snaps together easily. I've used it for blowing up inflatables, blowing dust and debris out of the garage, vacuuming up dirt/leaves/trash - damp and dry and it works very well. I took it to work where we have a LOT of chalk dust which normally clogs up vacuums quickly - the vac made short work of the dust without clogging and everyone really liked using it.
by SHELLEY
7 people found this helpful
Ridgid raises the bar on economical shop vacuums. The engineers did their best to create a more p...
Ridgid raises the bar on economical shop vacuums. The engineers did their best to create a more powerful, more user friendly garage vacuum and keep the price at $50. I believe this is a much improved vacuum over the older Ridgid WD0670. Look for my video summary on YouTube (or below) for an in-depth review of how this vacuum performs. Summary- Pros: • Great Suction. Better than Shop Vac. • Better hose. Nice flexible hose that has larger diameter than most but not too large to be annoying. • Price. Hard to believe you can buy a vacuum for less than a pair of sneakers. You’ll probably still want to purchase vacuum bags (see note below), an accessory muffler, some accessory tools (and possibly HEPA filter) but you’ll still be way ahead. Cons: • Noise. This vacuum is louder than most and you should wear hearing protection for extended uses (i.e. sanding). • Filter Mounting. Ridgid vacs use a tool-less press on filter design that really doesn’t work well. It’s easy to damage the filter taking it on/off and the rubber longevity is questionable. Difficulty increases if the filter is really dirty. Note on the bags. The HD website says this vac uses VF3505 6-9 gallon bags. Box says VF3501 (3-4.5 gallon). I purchase both and found the VF3501 worked best (See Video). The larger 6-9 gallon had to be awkwardly folded to fit in this new squattier canister. About my ratings: 5 stars – Exceeds all expectations. Better than the competition in all aspects, design, cost, operation, and support (A+). 4 stars – Nicely done. Better than the competition and solves the problem. (B) 3 stars – Works as expected. Has some shortcomings but gets the job done. Might be short in design, cost, longevity, or support. (C). 2 stars – Falls short of expectations and needs improvement. Pass and look elsewhere. (D) 1 star – Fails miserably. Does not get the job done, might even make things worse. Someone at the company should be fired. (F)
by diymark
23 people found this helpful
Big vacuum in a small package! This little guy really sucks in a good way! Its compact flying sa...
Big vacuum in a small package! This little guy really sucks in a good way! Its compact flying saucer design puts the wheel closer inside the diameter of the vacuum rather than outside like previous designs. The cord storage is a feature that has been missing from many other designs. The small size makes it easy to move around. The large power button makes it easy to turn on/off with gloves or big hands. I only wish it came with the crevice attachment. That's all it's missing.
by Simplehuman
4 people found this helpful
Junk
This is junk. Don't waste your money. It is awkward to use. Wheels and attachments cannot be attached securely. Everytime i use mine i get frustrated. It has no suction.
by DEBRA
Response from RIDGIDApr 15, 2021
Hello DEBRA,

Thanks for writing a review and we’re sorry to learn about your disappointment. It's odd that your vacuum has no suction. Make sure that the power head is seated properly onto the drum. Check the hose or accessories if there’s any blockage. Additionally, with regard to the caster installation, we suggest to push and turn the metal stem of the caster into the center hole of the caster foot with your whole body weight into it or use a rubber mallet to install the caster. A lot of times, it's much easier to remove the caster foot from the drum before attaching the caster into it. If you have questions or concerns, you may 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 at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.

Thanks,
RIDGID Ridgid
Love the compact design not too powerful tho...
Love the compact design not too powerful tho
by bree
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