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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 (Gallons) 12
Cord Length 15 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Wet Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  141
Amperage (amps)  10
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD1270EX VAC, WD1270EX  Buy Now
WD1270 12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  Buy Now
2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Description
LA2501 2 1/2" LOCKING ROUND DUSTING BRUSH (BLACK)  Buy Now
LA2502 2-1/2" LOCKING CREVICE TOOL  Buy Now
LA2503 2 1/2" LOCKING CAR NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2508 2-1/2" LOCKING EXTENSION WAND  Buy Now
LA2509 2 1/2" LOCKING UTILITY NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2510 2 1/2" LOCKING WET NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2514 2 1/2" LOCKING 14" FLOOR BRUSH  Buy Now
LA2539 2 1/2" LOCKING LED CAR NOZZLE  Buy Now
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40  Buy Now
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561)  Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
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Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
60758  The RIDGID premium cyclonic dry pick-up dust bags   Buy Now
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 726.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good design for tool storage I bought this because I wanted to downsize from my shopvac that was aging out to something more space friendly. I was interested in the design and features. Good suction for I've used it for. Have not used on water yet but don't think I will be disappointed. Liked the promo coffee mug also!
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is always evolving and with the bowling ball industry. We get a lot of dust. Thank you for your products and services. This 12 gallon Wet/Dry Vac is excellent for our ball drilling shavings and dust. It does it's job and easy to move around our Pro Shop. Just make sure you register your Vac and enjoy the features.
Date published: 2019-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and very affective product The RIDGID 12 gal wet/dry shop vac is super easy to use and does the job every time. From using it at home for around the house to using it in the shop it’s one of the best shop vacs I’ve owned. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product at decent price. I’ve only used it twice but it worked well. Bags are a little pricey, approx. $9.00 each. Would have liked to see it come with a couple of bags, but it came without any. It has powerful suction, exhaust blower blows pretty hard, which is good and bad.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good. Has good suction. A little loud, but I see they make a baffle of some sort for the out vent. So far, so good. Has good suction. A little loud, but I see they make a baffle of some sort for the out vent.
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good strong vacuum for my workbench Built this shop vac into my work bench for a dust collection system. Left the castors off and hard-plumbed the vacuum line to the top of my workbench to attach to various power tools. System has huge draw. I like the click-lock on the hoses and attachments. 100% happy with it. Should have done this years ago.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend this to anyone. Very powerful unit Great product. Not very loud as far as shop vacs go. Had to purchase wet filter seperatly which I thought was odd.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is great. Rigid web site is awful. Purchased this product about a week ago and only used it once so far and that was in a dry pick-up situation. It worked great as expected. I will guess the wet vacuum part will operate well when the time comes. Very disappointed in the Rigid website to register the product. It will not accept the model no. on the box and product when I try to register. Very annoying. Will call Rigid to resolve.
Date published: 2019-06-22
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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: 2018-03-02

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

What is the Constant Runtime rating on this unit ?

I am wanting to use this at a Dust collection for my Xcarve CNC and want to know if I can run it for 3-4 hours at a time without doing damage to the motor.
Asked by: Sigmund
It should run just fine for that that long. We use these shop vacs at my work and have run them for full 8 hour shifts.
Answered by: Superman7831
Date published: 2018-01-20

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: 2018-03-02
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