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9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


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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  • 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


Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 68
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

Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD0970 WD09701  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60  Buy Now
1 7/8" Accessories
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
29848 VT1781  1 7/8" Car Nozzle (VT1481)  Buy Now
31718 VT1701  1 7/8" Dusting Brush (VT1701)  Buy Now
31723 VT1702  1 7/8" Crevice Tool (VT1702)  Buy Now
31728 VT1708  1 7/8" Extension Wand (VT1708)  Buy Now
31733 VT1709  1 7/8" Utility Nozzle (VT1709)  Buy Now
31738 VT1710  1 7/8" Wet Nozzle (VT1710)  Buy Now
40163 VT 1712  1 7/8" Crevice Tool/Dusting Brush (VT1712)  Buy Now
40168 VT 1714  1 7/8" Floor Brush (VT1714)  Buy Now
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31713 VT 1720  1 7/8" x 7' Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit (VT1720)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
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
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 414.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great vac This is to replace a RIDGID that I've had for 17+ years. Still works great
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Loud Motor is very loud. Expected as it's made of a plastic bucket and a motor there isn't any insulation like a garbage disposal has. There is a muffler as an accessory to purchase, the cord could be two feet longer. The double bend hose is nice as it allows a smooth bend when taking corners. The wheels allow the bucket to follow you but the vacuum is top heavy to it likes to pop wheelies often as the hose is set high with the center of gravity being high. I have not used the wet suction yet. Paper filters seem expensive for what they are, glue and paper. Hose entrance to the bucket has a split in it to angle the dirt around the filter vs directly into the filter allowing longer filter life. The top handle screws on vs plastic clips so it will be more reliable to carry. It has good suction, takes up the same amount of room as the 6 gallon vac (although taller it's same diameter) and you get more HP. Accessories are limited and packaged different for each model you forcing you to buy other accessories.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is great Have purchased other models of this vacuum and have been very pleased with the Ridvig product line.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I purchased this Vac. for the sole purpose of cleaning our restrooms, its the perfect size we need to get around each room
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Sucks, Literally, which is a good thing for a shop Vac! It's an in between size for me which works great for what I need it for. Strong powerful and gets the job done.Worth the expense.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice size vacuum. This 9 gallon replaced my 16 gallon Sears shop vac. It has less suction power but gets the job done. I use the vacuum on more occasions because of the smaller size and weight. One disappointment is that it does not come with the crevice tool. What's a shop vacuum without a crevice tool. Purchased separately.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to assemble and use fastest cleanup ever after removing our xmas tree easy to assemble and good design for storing wand tubes and accessories
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall vacuum I've had this vacuum for about a week now and it is a good vacuum and I'll give it 5 stars. The blower isnt as strong as I would like it to be but it still get the job done. And I'm not so sure about these clips that lock the pieces together, they seem kind of flimsy and could possibly break. But hey that's what warranties are for. Overall I like the vacuum.
Date published: 2019-01-05
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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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