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12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

This newly designed RIDGID® 12 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for Pro’s and DIY’ers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5.0 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum’s 12 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides the powerful suction needed for efficient clean up of tough messes
  • 12 Gallon drum provides capacity for clean-up of large spills & messes at job-sites and busy shops
  • With the vacuum inlet in the drum, this vac will accept dust collection bags making dry cleanup even easier
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Accessory storage space built into the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to all the provided attachments
  • Medium size of vac requires a smaller storage space to store or transport this vac
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Long 15’ Power Cord allows quick cleaning over a large area
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks
  • Large Built-In Drain located to lowest point of drum for emptying of water

Specifications

Drum Size 12 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 227
Voltage 120
CFM 145
Amps 10.0
Cord Length 15’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF3502, VF7000
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lbs.
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 502.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This shop Vac has power and is quiet too I bought this shop vac to hook up to my Ridgid table saw to help get rid of the saw dust .It works great ,not one bit of saw dust on the floor,all went into the shop vac. Plus the warranty is the best I have ever seen. Dave
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great suction Great suction, lightweight and easy to move around
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerfull! I like the combo feature of vacuum/blower. It's a very powerful machine compared to the one had. I had a bit of trouble finding the on-off switch believe it or not! I would have like to see the package include dust bags and the wet filter. Apart from that I'm extremely pleased with it so far and see no reason not to have it for quite a while.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convienent to use Not sure of the durability yet as I've only had it for a couple of days. Other than that it works great.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to use It's good to own a wet/dry vac. Used mine after Hurricane Harvey flooded our home.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product and its suction ability is the best! I am very pleased with this product, the efficiency with the suction ability is great, exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from would buy another ridgid product works well, good tool storage, good overall vacuum for the money
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product. This shop vac was gifted to me very recently so I can't comment on "Durability". I can say that I have used this machine and am quite satisfied with it. It replaced an older vac of a different brand - it is 50% larger & more powerful than my previous vac - and I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-08-29
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how do I use the wet vac feature on my 12 gallon hp wet/dry vac

I lost my booklet and would like to pick up the last bit of water in the bottom of my hot tub after draining? My vac is not the new version.
Asked by: shopdummy
Take out the bag, put on the squeegee attachment, and have at it. Empty the vac when you are done and let dry before you insert the bag back in.
Answered by: Lydia
Date published: 2017-09-06

Is there supposed to be a rubber gasket or seal between the top and bottom? Mine doesn't have one.

Asked by: chbelt
No, the vac does not come with a gasket or seal between the vacuum head unit and the catch can.
Answered by: EricW
Date published: 2017-09-06

how to switch function from blower to vacuum port

I hooked hose to vacuum port and it worked well. I turned it off I returned later, turned it on and blower port was on,.. with hose in vacuum port. Cant get it to vacuum again.
Asked by: LikeClean
it will always vacuum from the vacuum port and blow from the blower port. it's possible you clogged the hose.
Answered by: turbosix
Date published: 2017-09-06

How do you install VF3502 filter bag on the WD1270 vacuum?

In the previous question about bags for this model, the answer give was to use the VF3502 filter bags. However, the instructions for installing the bag on the 2 rib inlet tube don't match the anatomy of the WD1270, which has an inlet tube that is molded into the body at the bottom so the cardboard collar cannot be attached.
Asked by: haphaz
I noticed a slight variance in the instructions and the actual vacuum also. But not to worry, it still attaches between the two ribs just as the instructions say.
Answered by: Marko
Date published: 2017-09-06

Can it run on 120v @ 50hz?

Asked by: Mwells
IT RUNS ON STANDARD USA 110-120V
Answered by: CACTUSJUMPER
Date published: 2017-09-06
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