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16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart


16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart


This RIDGID® Model 1610RV professional wet dry vac is a 16 gallon stainless steel wet dry vacuum designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, and excellent mobility for pro, contractor and industrial use.

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  • Powerful 6.5 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Stainless Steel Drum Construction - Attractive stainless steel construction provides professional appearance.
  • Sturdy Cart, Push Handle and Large Rear Wheels - These features act together to allow the vac to travel easily up/down stairs and over rough terrain and thresholds.
  • Sound Reduction Technology - Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
  • Accessory Storage Bag - Keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • Cord-Wrap/Large Handle - Large carry handle provides an area for the storage of the 20’ power cord.
  • Blowing Capacity - Blow leaves from walkways or decks, and debris from job sites, tools, etc.
  • Professional Locking Hose - The ultra-flexible hose won’t pull loose during use, and is four times more durable than our standard hose. This 2-1/2"x 8' hose has a smooth interior surface to reduce clogging.
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Install or remove your filter quickly, easily and secure without tools or fasteners.
  • Includes - Vacuum, 2 extension wands, 2-1/2” x 8’ premium locking pro hose, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, crevice tool, car nozzle, and fine dust filter.


Drum Size (Gallons) 16
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2 in
Shipping Weight 40 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
U.L. Listed Yes


Peak HP 6.5
Air Volume (CFM)  187
Amperage (amps)  12
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Cord Length (ft.) Air Volume (CFM) Weight (lb.)
50353 1610RV  16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart (1610RV)  20  187  40  Buy Now
2 1/2" Accessories
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
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
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 4/5  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
Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3502  Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
VF4000  Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
VF5000  Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF6000  Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
VF7000  Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 68.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME RIDGID VACUUM! YOU MUST GET THIS! Early Fathers Day gift for my husband. We retired our very old 3 HP vac and upgraded to the Ridgid Stainless Steel Vac. What a tremendous difference! We were so impressed with the high-powered suction and we ended up taking apart our huge sectional sofa to get tons of imbedded pet hair. Tools have great features. Hoses are longer and wider, picks up everything! Electrical cord is very long, no need for an extension cord! Easily rolls with larger wheels. Great handle makes it easy to roll up steps. Tools and hoses stow easily, attached tool bag means no searching for missing tools. We bought all four filters and the attachable pump for standing water. Awesome. Love it. Lifetime guarantee makes it worth the purchase.
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great vacuum This is a great vacuum with plenty of power. I must however, tell you of more importance that this was a replacement covered by warranty registration. The on and off switch stopped working and Ridgid was very good at sending me a replacement. This to me is of great importance.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has a lot of power and quite! I cut a lot of fur and hides and it’s a must. I don’t worry about hair being everywhere!
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why I purchased this vac. I purchased this vac to use as part of my dust collection system in my garage shop. It is powerful and does an excellent job of capturing the dust. I am very pleased with my choice.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Price to function Parts are easy to find, accepts the fleece bag for better dust control and longer main filter life. Hard to justify spending $550 on the Mikita. The Ridgid works for what I needed it for.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Multifunctional Very durable with ease of mobility; no hassle cleanup; I gave 4 stars due to one of the wheels did not fit securely and we had to secure it ourselves-simple fix. Yes, I’d recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Expect it to last. Our son needed a second shop vac, and I gave him my old red. I had been studying the Ridgid mainly because of the warranty and went on and purchased it along with a Dustopper and upgraded hoses. I have not regretted it at all. My wife likes it because it as at least as strong and makes a fraction of the noise. I have not been able to find one adapter I would really like, and the warranty process is difficult. I finally called the company and was advised that the vacs and certain other items are registered on a different site but that they WERE unconditionally guaranteed for LIFE. I have not had this vac in service for very long, so I cannot attest to its durability. I got 30 and 18 years from my two old reds, and they are still in service for our son. I fully EXPECT this one to last, too. NOTE: Registration for hand-held electric tools is pretty tricky, and there is a wait on turn-around time that I missed, and it cost me the LSA on one full combo set. Batteries seem to be especially aggravating. If I am finally getting it right, LSA on batteries is good ONLY if you purchase them with a "combo." This seems a little goofy, and I wonder why such a reputable company would put themselves through the ire they WILL get from some of their customers --- especially the ones like me who have made the transition from black and yellow for THAT REASON. I hope Ridgid will wise up and bite the bullet on this. Their products are great.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality and even worse Customer Service from Ridgid After the first couple of uses, the "stainless Steel" tub began rusting around both the drain plug assembly and the main vertical seam running the entire height of the tub. It was used to vacuum our garage floor, and that's it. I called Ridgid, sent them detailed pictures and description and they pointed to the Clause in the owners manual that says you must drain, dry and clean the entire unit whenever damp material is collected. I pointed to the fact that this was literally used just a couple of times, but they decided to do nothing. I think this is pretty weak considering this is their most expensive, top of the line commercial WET and Dry Vac, and they require you have to treat it like some low quality tool you'd buy at a convenience store. I cant imagine, especially in commercial use, that people will take the time to clean this type of unit every time they use it as if it's being used for food preparation or something. If the quality of the stainless they use, or poor fit of assemblies and seams they manufacture can't stand even a couple of weeks of simple household use, then they shouldn't advertise this product as rugged, durable and professional grade unless they're going to stand behind their products for their customers. The Customer Service guy had his script, and he wasn't prepared to use some logic and common sense to even allow me to take it to one of their Service Centres to have it looked at in person. They simply told me I'm out of luck.
Date published: 2019-03-13
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Hose Length

Can I get a longer hose OR hose extension for any of the models?
Asked by: ExtendedHose
Thank you for contacting RIDGID. You may purchase VT2522 its 20” Universal Hose that will fit to your 16 Gallon Vac. Filters, hoses and accessories can be purchased at your local Home Depot store or you can order through our Customer Service organization over the phone 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or on-line at Moreover, parts that are not available on the shelves of Home Depot stores can be special ordered. This should be done directly at the Special Orders Desk of the store with the part number of the item that you need. 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 [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDtools
Date published: 2017-09-06

How does this compare to the WD1956

The looks similar, same HP, etc., but this one as described as more a professional model. However the WD1956 is listed as 203 CFM, vs the 187 listed for this, and I would expect the pro model if anything to be rated higher.
Asked by: ericjs
Hello ericjs, All our vacuums are tested with the hoses included and this 1610RV Professional/Industrial vac's supplied premium hose is a little more restrictive than the black hose included in the WD1956 General Purpose wet/dry vac hence the CFM rating. However, the premium hose will allow the user of 1610RV to be more productive because of its added length and ease of use.
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-08-14

Only difference from WD1956

So is the hose and the color the only difference from the WD1956? Or is anything else different?
Asked by: ericjs
Hello ericjs, Another difference is that WD1956 is exclusively sold by Home Depot stores whereas this 1610RV is distributed through the Ridge Tool Company to many distributors throughout the North American countries.
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-08-17

Can I use the diffuser with my wet/dry vac

Rigid 16 Gal wet/dry vac, model #WD19560
Asked by: tango9
Hello tango9, Yes, VT2525 muffler diffuser will fit your vac. You can order online at or at Home Depot stores. Thanks, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-07-18
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