Model WD3050

The new RIDGID® 3 gallon is a compact wet/dry vac that is designed to deliver performance of a vac 3x its size. It's lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. The built-in suction-powered dustpan makes cleaning quick and easy. The vacuum’s 3.5 peak horsepower motor, 10-foot power cord, locking expandable hose, and 1-layer standard pleated paper filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

Features

  • Portable & Compact for easy transportation and storage
  • Built-in Suction-Powered Dust Pan Feature makes cleaning even easier
  • Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure
  • Expandable 2’ - 7’ Tug-A-Long® Positive Locking Hose won’t pull loose during use
  • On-Board Cord Wrap for storage of the 10’ power cord

Specifications

Drum Size 3.0 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 3.5
Air Watts 168
Voltage 120
CFM 66
Amps 7.0
Cord Length 10 ft
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500, VF3501
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 10.5 lb.

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
36138 WD3050  3 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac  11.60  5.30  135 
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 187 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product is just right for cleaning cars This vacuum is the perfect size for garage, shop, or home. I really like the dust pan feature. Nice design!! July 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product, very powerful! This product has lot's of suction power and is lite weight, very nice for quick use in the garage and around the house! July 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome for small and large cleanups. Love the fact that it accepts dust filters. I currently have mine hooked up to a ridged miter saw. Easy to use. Very durable. Good name brand and comes with the dust pan part on the bottom. You can just sweep it right to the vacuum July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I highly recommend this wet dry vac from Rigid! I was looking for a very compact but powerful wet dry vac. I had owned a 12 gallon sized Rigid wet dry vac a few years ago but gave it away to a friend. So I wanted to downsize some but didn't want to lose power. I like the compact size this 3 gallon model offers. Very easy to move around. I use it mainly for vacumning out my cars , cleaning my AC vents and registers and ceiling fans. I bought a few accessories for it like some extension wands, a dust brush adapter, and longer crevice extension tool. All in all, I love it! July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect little vac Just perfect for small jobs. It's small but works as well as the big vacs. June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I needed in a vacuum. I have a number of vacuums that are used for different things. This 3 Gallon wet/dry fills in between the gaps of the others I own. My stainless steel wet/dry for my shop is way too large for the small jobs and my small battery powered vacuum is not useful for wet jobs. This one is perfect for just about everything so I plan on keeping it in the house. June 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great little vac! Compared to my previous vac, made by a competitor, this little thing is great! Powerful and portable! Only criticism is what it comes with. Should come with at least a brush attachment. Would give 5 stars if I didn't have to spend money on more parts I need. Which are also more expensive than competitor parts. June 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great small vacuum for quick use I have used this vacuum for a while now and it has become my go to for a quick cleanup. Plenty of power to clean up drywall dust and wood particles. Goes up and down customers hallways and stairs with no need to drag and risk paint damage. powerful and light good combo. I have not used it for liquids as of yet June 15, 2016
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I own the Rigid WD1450 vac and love it. Was looking for a portable unit as well. Does this smaller vac have an option to use vacuum bags in addition to the filter. I prefer to use the bags in addition to the filter when picking up drywall dust. Thank you.
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No, the internals of this vac are small, maybe the addition of a foam filter may help. I saw no options for a bag.
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The liner bag works very well for pick drywall dust.
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Yes the WD3050 does have a bag option: VF3501
7 months ago
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Yes, BUT the bag is made for the 4.5 and the 3 gal units so it's size in the 3 gal unit is too big thus preventing it from fully opening up for debris.
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID.

It is not recommended to use a filter bag on the WD3050 3 gallon portable pro wet/dry vac because the drum is small and the bag will not fully expand inside. For drywall dust pickups, you could upgrade the filter with VF3500 fine dust filter (blue) sold at Home Depot stores.

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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