Model WD4522

Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides Powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • The vacs “tool box shape” design allows easy storing, stacking and transport to and from job sites
  • Self-Contained Storage allows the hose, 20’ power cord and nozzles to be neatly store inside the vac under hinged covers so transporting the vac to and from job sites is hassle free
  • Lightweight allowing for easy portability
  • Large cushion grip handle folds flat into top of vac. Allows the vac to be easily stacked, stored and carried
  • Storage Brackets Keep 2 extension wands stored on board and conveniently accessible
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose locks the expandable 2’ to 7’ hose to the vac so it won’t pull loose during use
  • Long 20’ Power Cord allows cleaning over a wide area and stores neatly in the vac

Specifications

Drum Size 4.5 Gal
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 162
Voltage 120
CFM 107
Amps 9.0
Cord Length 20'
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500
Accessory Size 1 7/8"

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 97 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Compact size - massive power - love it! This Rigid works VERY well. Quite stunning suction for a vacuum that is quite compact in size. Only negative is the storage compartments. I don't like the clips much and small area to put the cord and hose. All by design of course to keep it compact. My only complaint - but I have no complaints of you know what I mean. Great vac! May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great compact shop vac This Vac has plenty of power and suction. it does as good a job as my large 18 gallon shop vac. The tool and cord storage makes this a must has for small projects and jobs. It is easy to carry around and store. April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The first one I purchased was over a decade ago. I used my old vacuum so much I didn't realize how short the end of the hose was until I started using the new vacuum. I use this vac. on 90% of my jobs and not just to vacuum with, It's a great step stool or a bench. The thing has great power and can pick up just about anything you need it to. I hope this one will last as long as my first one, witch is still running. April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A lot of power in a space saving design Summary says it all. Very powerful and durable. I like the boxed design. It allows you to pack it away a lot easier. April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Compact, stackable and organized I've used it outside my home (vacuum debris from outside basement walk out steps) and garage. One drawback is the standard hose which always wants to retract to its original length; get tired of fighting it while reaching to vacuum any debris. Advise getting the Ridgid 10 ft flexible wet/dry hose (orange in color) with this unit. Overall, I am quite happy with this purchase. April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great vac Love this vacuum. Very easy to move around, I love how there is built-in storage for all the accessories, including the hose. It has plenty of Power. The box style shape is also great for stacking when storing. April 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little shop vac This thing is awesome, it has suction like the bigger models but is much smaller, easier to take on the job sites April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very useful perfect size for small job I like this size shop vac perfect for me to work around my job of bathroom, kitchen and any small to medium job . It's my 2nd shop vac I 1st bought it it was like 5 or 6 years ago I use it every day never had issue with it . But reason I got new one cause it fell off the roof while my helper was shop vac the old caulk of the window . He was clumsy . So it's still great product March 29, 2016
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I already have two of the large vacuums, but am looking for a smaller portable with the Scroll Noise Reduction built in. It isn't always clear from the website which ones have it, so I would like to know for sure.

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These two answers to my original question make no sense. The description of this vacuum above clearly states under "Features" that this model has Scroll Noise Reduction. That is item #7. So, it would appear that this model does have the Scroll Noise Reduction feature.

While waiting for an answer, I went ahead and ordered, and received, this vacuum. Based on the amount of noise it makes, or rather doesn't make, I would say that it does indeed have the Scroll Noise Reduction.

It is relatively quiet for such a powerful vacuum. As I intend to use it in public places, that is important to me.

I am rather disappointed in the inaccuracy of the previous answers, and am glad I didn't wait to make a purchasing decision based on their information.
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Please be informed that the WD4522 (Pro Pack vac) has no Scroll Noise Reduction. None of our Portable 4 gallon vacs have the Scroll Noise Reduction Feature.

We hope this information helps. 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]

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Please note that vacs which have the Scroll Noise Reduction Feature are only the larger models: 12, 14 and 16 gallons.

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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

It does accept a filter bag. The part number is VF3501.

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]

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No bag. Just a filter.
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Yes the unit accepts vacuum bags. Rigid VF3501 4 gallon high-efficiency dust bags.
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I am wondering if I can use this vacuum to clean my pellet stove when the ashes are totally cold. Do I need an additional filter or do they have a specific filter for cleaning ashes?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

Yes you can use the WD4550 on your cold pellet stove provided that the filter is properly installed. You might also want to use a dust bag for this vac, it is compatible with the VF3501

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected]

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Based on the filter type (VF5000 Fine Dust Filter) yes you could clean a "cold" pellet stove. However, if there are any embers you run the risk melting the container and/or causing fire.

I would purchase a vacuum specifically designed for wood stove ashes with a metal container just to be safe.
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Of course!! The key word here is cold!! Never vacuum hot embers.
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My Superflex hose has cracked and broken, and the replacement hoses are not flexible enough to fit in the tool storage compartment.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The part number is VT1721. It is available online at home depot website.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-1-7-8-in-Expandable-Hose-VT1721/203235217?keyword=vt1721

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My unit is new so mine has not cracked. That is a shame the replacement hose does not package into the side since to me that is one of the major advantageous of this unit.
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I want it works all day long around 4~8 hours, is it OK about that?
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I've used it for 2-3 hours a day at most under dry conditions with dust and what not and it performed perfectly. Under what conditions will you be using it ?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

It is OK as long as the unit will not be left unattended.

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]

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