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16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart


16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart


This RIDGID 16 gallon stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction shop vac also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.

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  • 6.5 Peak HP Motor provides industry leading power and performance
  • Stainless Steel Drum provides rugged, attractive, & clean exterior to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • Sturdy Cart, Push Handle, & Large Rear Wheels act together allowing the vac to travel easily up & down steps and across rough terrain
  • Quick Release Accessory Storage Bag keeps accessories close at hand but is quickly removable to make emptying debris from drum quick and easy
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Large Carry Handle allows easy lifting of vac into service vehicle
  • Long 20’ Cord wraps neatly around carry handle
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool.


Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
Accessory Size 2-1/2" Locking
Net Weight 27.8 lbs.
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Locking Wet Nozzle, Locking Utility Nozzle, Locking Car Nozzle, Locking Crevice Tool, Diffuser, Hose, 2 Locking Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF5000
U.L. Listed Yes


Peak Horsepower 6.5
Air Volume (CFM) 203
Amperage (amps)  12.0
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
WD1956 WD19560- VAC  16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart  Buy Now
2 1/2" Accessories
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
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
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
60758  The RIDGID premium cyclonic dry pick-up dust bags   Buy Now
16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 114.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vaccum ever This is by far the best vaccum. I've bought two of them, they're amazing
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I received the wrong parts to assemble the base roll around unit so unless you want to carry it around it’s an anchor It seems like a good unit. I wish it would have been shipped with the proper parts
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vac This vac has suction that don't quick. Its big though but rolls good and love the large rear wheels, makes rolling even easier. The accessory bag is a great idea. I do use the muffler/defuser so if you want to lower the handle for storage you might want to remove it first, just put it in the accessory bag. If there was one thing to complain about its the storing of the hose. That's no big deal to me. I have had other metal vacs so time will tell if it will rust. Even if it dose it will probable last longer then I will live. The costumer service was great. The wheel caps were missing, called costumer service and there sending new ones. Took 10 min to do that. Costumer service is everything to me. Remember, this is a big vac but you won't regret its performance.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wet/Dry vac with Hepa filters Pros: Good suction Easy to install Hepa bags/filters. Seems well built. It's not too loud Cons: No diffuser. With the exhaust blowing in the same direction as the intake hose, the exhaust blows the fine-particle debris away before you can vacuum it up. I added a home-made diffuser to redirect the air. For the price of this product, a diffuser should be included. No floor brush included. Seriously? The intake hose is very stiff unlike some prior Ridgid models. I will be looking for an aftermarket replacement
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vac for the money Ridgid makes excellent vacuums. I own several and have always been very happy with them. The 16 Gal. Stainless is my favorite of the bunch. Lots of suction power. Rolls around nicely. If you use filter bags the smooth stainless drum makes it easy to remove when full. The plastic drums have a lip that can make it tricky to remove without tearing the bag. The stainless drum also cleans easier. For the money you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but a wee bit short sighted We purchased this "Commercial Grade" vacuum for use in our shop. I was disappointed at the grade of steel in the canister. I expected a thicker metal and this will surely be easily dented with time and use. Along with it we purchased one additional hose for use up to 20' away from the canister. However the second hose is just that, a replacement. There is no way to couple the two hoses together to attain 20'. Also, the unit came with several attachments, but NO BRUSH attachment.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does an excellent job of vacuuming water. It was very easy to set up from box to first use. Was very easy to drain after fill up.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great suction Really happy I bought this one for what the others of equal value had to offer. Really strong power. Recommend getting the muffler for it also. Looking forward to having this for years to come.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Great product and it easy to use and it helps to clean easy
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for old Craftsman My old Craftsman was 40+ years old. I knew it had to be replaced but I could not find another with the suction of the old unit. I tried DeWalt, Kubota, Shop Vac and Bissell wall mount. None could match the old sucker. Found the 16 gallon Ridgid at Home Depot and was pleasantly surprised that the suction was as good or better than the old unit. It has everything I want, 2 ½" hose, great roller cage, good storage for accessories, and easy on/off switch. Bonus is the sound level. It is really a lot quieter that the others, all of them. Can't wait to get a couple of years on this one and see how it hold up. I use vacuums in wood working, metal work, tile setting and most construction activities. A bit more expensive than the others but I feel that it is worth it. Time will tell. I feel it is a good buy and recommend it.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vac is a real powerhouse and easy to use. Assembly was quick and simple. The long cord makes cleaning the garage floor a breeze.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around shop vac. This is a great all around and very versatile shop vac. It definitely has a lot of power both for picking up dirt, debris and even water when needed. And of coarse the power to blow away dirt, dust, leaves and the occasional clog.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble, relatively quite Easy to assemble, relatively quite, appears to have ample suction power.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and versatility I could not be happier with our Ridgid 1610 Stainless shop vac. It has lots of suction power. The large rear wheels and cart style make it easy to move up stairs and outside on on patio. The top handle also makes it easy to load in the back of our SUV. I took it over to a neighbor’s house to help clean when they were moving and it really impressed all who were there helping with the move. It really does a great job. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After many years with another brand, this ts a Cadillac!! Vacuum is very easy to maneuver. Love the onboard accessory storage system and the optional sound deadner for the exhaust port. Stainless and plastic were the same price, so I decided the shiny metal looked a whole lot better and chose it.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a power horse.Very well designed.I would say in this price range the best you can get. Thank you for delivering what is advertised .One solid sound machine.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garage is cleaner We had a very old shop vac that had "done it's time". This is much easier to maneuver with the rear handle. Seems to have good suction at this time. I could not rate durability as we have owned it less than one month.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wet/dry Vacuum Upgrade I purchased this Ridgid 16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum to replace and upgrade from my standard 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum that was over 10years old and had some issues. Some of the things I noticed initially was; the hose had been improved to prevent kinking, although it stainless steel it moves much easier and the drum latch assemblies were modified. I also purchased all of the available attachments. In my opinion, I think in the future Ridgid should consider extending the hose or include a longer hose and include all of the available attachments in one package.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vacuum oops! Good thing there's a option for return on any deposit made. Carpet? ...Make sure It's nailed down. Money? ...Well Spent! Lifetime Warranty? ...Can't Beat That.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wheel assembly poorly made The wheel came off the first time I used the vacuum
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Only used this for a few hours, so not sure about durability. Strong pick up power, big holding capacity. I bought a muffler for it, but I cannot get it to fit. Instructions could include more detail.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from top of the line suction good , I purchased the extra stainless steel wand , and attachments kit to make this the best , only things i don't like is the bags are 10 bucks a piece , ive been using it with a concrete grinder and it has collected about 15 lbs of concrete dust and the suction is still good , im sure this vac will last for years.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart We used this Shop Vac. for the first time this week to clean a 3000 square foot building and could not be happier with this product. Its has great suction power, rolls around with ease, also easy on the back. Overall an Excellent Product, would highly recommend to anyone who needs to purchase a Shop Vac.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and mobility Very impressed with this vacuum. It’s got exceptional power and lots of attachments that are improvements over previous models. The mobility is great too - it’s stays put when you need it to, moves easily when necessary. Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super duper vac! I just started using this vac for dryer vent cleaning and it works great! I can store all of my adaptors, tools and tape right in the accessory bag to keep them handy. It also looks very impressive to the customer as well.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think it’s a great product and has performed well since I purchased it. A great durable product that has handled the rigors of my line of work. It vacs up rocks, sand, and dirt from my excavations and dumping the debris is easy. This is a great product and I’ll purchase another in the future.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 6.5 hp Lots of power, i purchase these for their warranty. Ridgid for life!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been in the construction field for over 40 years In the last 40 years, I have done all types of construction. This wet-dry vac has more than enough power to tackle any job you throw at it.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice sturdy machine with strong vacuum It took me about 20 or 30 minutes to assemble the machine. The instructions for assembly could be better but I was able to figure out what to do. The vacuum is the strongest of any vacuum cleaner I've ever used. It actually sucks fast to rugs so you need to be a little careful how you use it. The standard hose that comes with the machine is a bit short and rather plasticy for my purposes so I plan to get a longer hose at some point. Other than that it seems like a great machine that I hope will last a long time.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed with overall use of this unit. I am doing some renovations in my house and the house vac doesn't cut it (no power & has bags), and my shop vac is very large and cumbersome so I bought this unit because of its size, ease to get around, light weight. Had excellent reviews and warrantee. It has very good suction. Comes with all the necessary attachments. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-23
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