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9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

The RIDGID® 9 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for those who want a traditionally styled, compact vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. This vacuum’s 9 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a work shop or garage. And its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy & secure.

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Features

  • 4.25 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of medium sized messes
  • 9 Gallon Drum provides the capacity to clean-up spills and messes at the job-site or in the work shop
  • Accepts Dust Bags to further reduce mess and cleanup time. Dust Bag Model number VF3503
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360 degree mobility
  • On-Board Accessory Storage for up to 4 items. No more searching and fumbling to find accessories
  • Lower Center of Gravity helps prevent tipping. Compact Design stores more easily
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • 7’ Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose won‘t pull loose during use
  • Top Carry Handle makes transporting the vac to and from jobs easy

Specifications

Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 70
Amps 8.2
Cord Length 10’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF 3503, VF7000
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 14.1 lbs.

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
31773 WD0970M  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60  Buy Now
  • 72947 - Everyday Dirt 1-Layer Pleated Paper Filter (VF4000)
  • 31728 - 1 7/8" Extension Wand (VT1708)
  • 31733 - 1 7/8" Utility Nozzle (VT1709)
  • 31738 - 1 7/8" Wet Nozzle (VT1710)
  • 31713 - 1 7/8" x 7' Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit (VT1720)
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 383.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works pretty well This vac is a pretty good value. My only suggestion to anyone interested in getting one is to go with a larger size. I up-sized from the 4-5 gallon to the 9 gallon, and it barely served my purpose. You'd be hard pressed to put 9 gallons in the tub, even without the cover. After 3 or 4 gallons or so the filter starts to submerge. Also, the caster brackets are designed to have screws to hold them on, but are not supplied. they give you two for the handle and should spring for 4 more. Good vac.Go bigger!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacment vacuum. Bought as replacement for Craftsman 3-4 year old vac, which was making very loud roaring sounds. Not sure what is wrong because I previously had a 16 gallon Craftsman which lasted for 25-30 years. Ridgid was attractive, reasonably priced and the right size for my needs.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is powerful I saw a guy using one of these to vaccum a car & I thought that this would be good for me to get up the pet hair in my car. I used it once in the car & it was powerful and amazing. The price was great too. So much cheaper than the volumes of quarters that I was putting in the vaccums at the car wash. It has paid for itself already.
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mid size shop vac with plenty of power. Good mid size vac with enuff power to get the job done.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Well Sucks up dirt and debris without any issues. Nice assortment of attachments at a great price.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice litle unit Even tho I have a 1750 cu. ft. dust collector, it is nice to have a smaller unit just for sanding dust and a quick cleanup. This fits the bill completely. Small, lots of power, and easyt to get it where I want it. I added the dust bags for the sanding dust; beats clogging up the main filter. And with Rigid's warranty, it's a win win proposition.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I love the vacuum. The only thing is that the lid doesn't seem to want to stay on and constantly comes off. It seemed that the product had been used before but otherwise is a great product and I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did good I only used it so far to pick up water, it did good.
Date published: 2018-05-08
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how loud is this vacume

Asked by: DeeDee
Moderately loud
Answered by: DrRoger
Date published: 2017-09-06

drianage plug size ?

what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
Asked by: Bran
the hose size is 1 7/8" diameter exactly
Answered by: DIYmikey
Date published: 2017-09-06

Where can I get an adapter that fits the 1 7/8" hose? I want to attach the unit to an outlet port from a tool.

Ridgid does not sell an adapter for 1 7/8" hose. Their alternative is to buy another hose that is 2".
Asked by: DismalDave
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