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12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

This newly designed RIDGID® 12 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for Pro’s and DIY’ers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5.0 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum’s 12 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides the powerful suction needed for efficient clean up of tough messes
  • 12 Gallon drum provides capacity for clean-up of large spills & messes at job-sites and busy shops
  • With the vacuum inlet in the drum, this vac will accept dust collection bags making dry cleanup even easier
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Accessory storage space built into the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to all the provided attachments
  • Medium size of vac requires a smaller storage space to store or transport this vac
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Long 15’ Power Cord allows quick cleaning over a large area
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks
  • Large Built-In Drain located to lowest point of drum for emptying of water

Specifications

Drum Size 12 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 227
Voltage 120
CFM 145
Amps 10.0
Cord Length 15’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF3502, VF7000
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lbs.

Support Documents

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 443.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome vacuum This vacuum is awesome. I've been detail cars for 15 years for a living and and this vacuum works better than my $1,000 dollar one.I haven't use that one in almost 6 months.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this vac does it all this vac is great under all circumstances sanding clean up saw dust water
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motor works great but plastic handles are weak Purchased wet/dry vac for home and auto cleaning Basement took on water after heavy storms which allowed me to use my Ridgid vac for drying floors. Unit was half full when I lifted the lid off. While lifting, one handle cracked on one side-guessing the release got caught while lifting lid with the heavy weight due to the water in unit. I only used item few times in last three years and was happy with my choice. Ridgid warranty sadly did not cover the shearing of their plastic handle/lid stating it occurred during normal "wear and tear". I only need the top part of the vacuum and would have appreciated a swap via mail. Sadly I will look for another brand to replace this "weak warrantied " vacuum. They claim products have FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY- but in small print they do not cover misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear. Attempting to empty their unit by releasing top lid apparently allows them to deny their warranty Sad.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The first 12 gal. failed This is my second second 12 gal. vac after the first one quit. It was about 6 months and I'd estimate there was less than 10 hours of time on the first it plus it had never been used wet. Ridgid did come through with a warrantee replacement after their inspection department reviewed pictures I emailed to them.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vacuum The best vac I ever owned, this machine will suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done I put in all new interior doors(6) and had to pretty much plane, belt sand, and orbital sand every door. Needless to say there was a huge amount of sawdust. This vacuum picked up the mess without any problem and left no residual dust to clean. Great job by a great vacuum. Thanks
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wet/dry vacuum 12 gallon. I just received my 4th vacuum in two years. First one lasted seven months then died. Warranty replacement lasted five months, then it died. Another warranty replacement, and is lasted exactly a year, then it too died, and just received my replacement for it. I don't use them very hard, just cleaning my cars out and cleaning screened in porch. Never vacuum water. I appreciate the warranty and customer service. These units just stopped, no noise, smoke, or anything unusual to indicate a problem.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works well needs a better car attachment, the one included does not do very well.
Date published: 2017-06-12
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how do I use the wet vac feature on my 12 gallon hp wet/dry vac

I lost my booklet and would like to pick up the last bit of water in the bottom of my hot tub after draining? My vac is not the new version.
Asked by: shopdummy
Take out the bag, put on the squeegee attachment, and have at it. Empty the vac when you are done and let dry before you insert the bag back in.
Answered by: Lydia
Date published: 2016-03-17

Is there supposed to be a rubber gasket or seal between the top and bottom? Mine doesn't have one.

Asked by: chbelt
No, the vac does not come with a gasket or seal between the vacuum head unit and the catch can.
Answered by: EricW
Date published: 2016-03-10

how to switch function from blower to vacuum port

I hooked hose to vacuum port and it worked well. I turned it off I returned later, turned it on and blower port was on,.. with hose in vacuum port. Cant get it to vacuum again.
Asked by: LikeClean
it will always vacuum from the vacuum port and blow from the blower port. it's possible you clogged the hose.
Answered by: turbosix
Date published: 2016-02-26

How do you install VF3502 filter bag on the WD1270 vacuum?

In the previous question about bags for this model, the answer give was to use the VF3502 filter bags. However, the instructions for installing the bag on the 2 rib inlet tube don't match the anatomy of the WD1270, which has an inlet tube that is molded into the body at the bottom so the cardboard collar cannot be attached.
Asked by: haphaz
I noticed a slight variance in the instructions and the actual vacuum also. But not to worry, it still attaches between the two ribs just as the instructions say.
Answered by: Marko
Date published: 2016-06-05

Can it run on 120v @ 50hz?

Asked by: Mwells
IT RUNS ON STANDARD USA 110-120V
Answered by: CACTUSJUMPER
Date published: 2017-05-14
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