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12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vac

HD1200

12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vac

HD1200

The RIDGID 12 Gal. NXT wet dry vac was built for pros ready to take their projects to the next level. With more power, enhanced durability and an advanced design specifically engineered for the pro user, this high-performance vac is part of the most powerful line of wet dry vacs RIDGID has ever made. At 5.0 peak HP, this vac delivers the power required for tough cleanups. Its redesigned scroll technology gives the RIDGID NXT vac an increase in power, suction and lift.

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Features

  • Powerful 5.0 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction to meet the high demands of worksites.
  • 9 NXT Feature Upgrades - Larger power switch, more secure latches, hose storage and more.
  • Oversized Drain - Large drain located at the lowest point of the drum for emptying of water.
  • Accessory Storage - Keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • Cord-Wrap/Large Handle - Large carry handle provides an area for the storage of the 15’ power cord.
  • Blowing Capacity - Blow leaves from walkways or decks and debris from job sites, tools, etc.
  • Locking Accessories - Accessories lock together from you hose to your wand, to your floor tool, so nothing falls off when in use.
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose - Dual-flex hose feature gives 180° mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Install or remove your filter quickly, easily and secure without tools or fasteners.
  • Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long® Dual-Flex locking hose, 2 locking extension wands, locking utility nozzle, locking wet nozzle, locking car nozzle and a standard filter VF4000
  • Accepts high-efficiency VF3502 dust bags that keep the inside of the drum clean.

Specifications

Drum Size (Gallons) 12
Cord Length 15 Ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2" Locking
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vacs, Wet Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Standard Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
URL. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM) 144
Amperage (amps) 9
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501)  Buy Now
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508  Buy Now
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509  Buy Now
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510  Buy Now
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514  Buy Now
72932 VT 2502  2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502  Buy Now
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503)  Buy Now
Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description
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)  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
Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description
VF3502   Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
VF4000   Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
VF5000   Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF7000 Wet Application Foam Filter  Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bulky, design not suitable for in house use, outdoor/garage preferable Have had this for about 4 years. Light use. Paper filter good only for light dirt/dust. @$23 each, high maintance cost for replacement. Would prefer a washable element. The motor started smoking after 3rd year after 1-2 minutes of use. Finally decided to tear into the motor to discover that the armature commutator was blackened and though the brushes looked good, cleaning them revealed that one brush had a chipped corner and the other brush had a deep gouge in the center of the brush. This caused arcing and overheating. The burn marks on the brush holders indicated where the arcing occurred. After cleaning the armature and filing the soft graphite brushes flat to remove the gouges, the vac now works like new after and initial 3-4 minute break in period. I will see how long it will last. For now it’s saved me from buying another Wet/Dry vac. I’m not a professional tech, but the quality of the unit could be better. Especially when the motor parts are not available. My last wet/dry vac lasted 18 years before the bearings gave out and could not be salvaged. For a filter replacement, wrap the suction tube with window screen and 4 layers of cheese cloth and rubberband in place. Use a soft paint brush and brush off cloth If heavily dirtied. Remove cheesecloth per wet vacuuming instructions.
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Powerful vac Great vac a lot of power, incredible suction to early to tell if the motor holds up but so far it s awesome
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very strong suction I am extremely pleased with the vac so far. I have not used it long enough to give it an excellent on durability but I have no reason to think it doesn't deserve it. This vac is an upgrade from one that I had and I am very glad it made the purchase.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I re-searched many shop vac's before I bought this one. I'm very happy with this product.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent suction This vacuum sucks! In a great way! It sucked drywall dust and chunks up and stray nails on the ground without a problem. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super happy with the vacuum I used my old 12 gal until the motor burned up and Ridgid stood by their lifetime warranty and replaced it. I couldn't be happier with Ridgid and I love the machine. I use it constantly. I am building a wooden sail boat in my garage.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money Overall very pleased with this product. Only negative is why is it not produced in the USA? I would be willing to pay a little more to support American Jobs
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stronger suction than I thought Basement had about 4 inches of water from a blocked drain outlet. Once I pumped out the water I needed a wet/dry vac to squeegee the floor since my old one failed. Went on line to Home Depot to find reviews of one that would best meet my needs for my budget and selected this one. The vac didn't look all that big in the store but once I got it home and assembled it I found it to be much larger than I thought. However, it made the job of cleaning up the water incredibly easy! This machine is easy and quick to assemble, fairly quiet, rolls with little pulling effort, and has great suction. I like that it has a drain plug for emptying liquids. I am so surprised how much better this vac is than the brand it replaced.
Date published: 2019-02-10
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