Model 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.


  • 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 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

Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
41588 WD0970  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60 
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 94 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small size great power! Needed something powerful to use in the house for some remodeling, but wanted it small enough to move around easily and not be to heavy. For the size it's surprising powerful and definitely does a great job. Nice sturdy vac, with good features, and of course once registered the Ridgid Warranty. March 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Very poor suction I am surprised this was even released to the public. It is not worth bring home. I "tried" to clean-up some wood dust and after several passes it looked like I got them all, right up until I turned it off and a good amount of chips fell out from the hose, didn't even make it to the bucket. Pitiful to say the least. March 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works great Used it for the first time 2 days ago on a flooded bathroom. Works very well and I would reccomend it highly to others. March 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product I've only had it for a week or so but so far so good. I've been vacuuming up drywall dust which is the worst. It is working well. If I've a complaint it would be the selection of tools that are provided. No crevice tool - which alone is a staple. I'm also not wowed by the floor brush which could have a better squeegee and slightly larger holes for items larger than dust. March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Vac at a Great price. My 10 Gal 1.5 HP Wet / Dry shop vacuum crashed, so I checked several stores for a replacement. When I checked Home Depot, I found the Rigid 9 gallon. This vacuum is more powerful, easy to clean and empty. I will recommend this wet/dry vacuum. March 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by did its job not enough attachments for doing floors that are carpeted March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by more uses than shop! This was to be an addition to a 20 yr old Craftsman 12g Vac, my wife tried it and has now taken it over and stated I can have it back when I buy her one of your 6g stainless models for her to use around the house. I think it's safe to say with all wood floors in our home that conventional overpriced big box store vacs are a thing of the past in this home. Bonus, she doesn't have to deal with any of the odd critters that might show up, shop vac sucks them all down, crawling, flying or dead. Nobody escapes an angry wife with a shop vac! March 17, 2015
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