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.
- 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
|Drum Size||12 Gallons (US)|
|Replacement Filters||VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF3502, VF7000|
|Accessory Size||2 1/2"|
|Net Weight||16.5 lbs.|
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated out of 5 by 460.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackwad from Only had it for a couple of weeks but so far excellent Works fine, only problem is the vaacum hose which is stiff and unruly
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tammy from Awesome Product I absolutely am in love with my shop vac! It is so user friendly. The power of the suction is out of this world. My carpet looked new once I got done.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Howie from Great vacuum Vacuum works very well, easy to use and move around. Long cord is nice to not have to continually unplug and plug in as you work your way around a house. Love the warranty, which puts ridgid high on my list when I'm looking to buy new tools. Thank you
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by UncleJessie from It's still new but I like it over a ShopVac I've got a ShopVac that I've had for decades but keep it in a work location away from the house because I bought a new one not too long ago. After about three uses it just stopped working so I went with the Rigid brand and here's what I like about it so far: long cord, place to keep the attachments over the wheels/casters and it's a good, squatty size. The only thing I don't like about it so far is that the flex and rigid hose doesn't really stay together during use, at least for me. I like the life-time warranty as long as it will be honored. Time will tell.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Montanashopman from This is a replacement for one that I had 2 years and the motor was going out The 5 horsepower shopvac doesn't have the suction that my 6 1/2 horse has.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by xuulu from very powerful and versatile used other vac for years and after trying out my friends ridgit I was sold... it picked up drywall pieces and debris with great ease... 2.5" with no clogging! absolutely the best shop vac that i had ever owned
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eddiejames from This is a great vacuum with lots of power but not too much noise. Ridged is a great company with great product who produce quality tools and give great customer service.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by PASCOJOHN from YOU SHOULD INCLUDE BAGS IN THE BOX !!!! i HAD O GO BACK TP GET SOME. OTHER SHOP VACS I HAVE PURCHASED HAVE HAD BAGS INCLUDED, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VACUUM. DO NOT TELL ME MY REVIEW TEXT IS TOO SHORT. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO SAY. FREE COUNTRY, MY CHOICE.
Date published: 2017-07-02
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.
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.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Is there supposed to be a rubber gasket or seal between the top and bottom? Mine doesn't have one.
No, the vac does not come with a gasket or seal between the vacuum head unit and the catch can.
Date published: 2016-03-10
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.
it will always vacuum from the vacuum port and blow from the blower port. it's possible you clogged the hose.
Date published: 2016-02-26
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.
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.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Can it run on 120v @ 50hz?
IT RUNS ON STANDARD USA 110-120V
Date published: 2017-05-14