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3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac

WD3050

3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac

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.

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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.

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Ordering Information

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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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3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 191.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from best small wet/dry vac I have owned. my only gripe is that Rigid uses non common hose sizes, in this case 1 7/8", so my older pipes and attachments best small wet/dry vac I have owned. my only gripe is that Rigid uses non common hose sizes, in this case 1 7/8", so my older pipes and attachments no good I did however defeat this by purchasing a $5 stepdown adapter from Amazon. I think the bigger hose is necessary because the unit is truly powerful. I recommend this to anyone, be they homeowner or contractor.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy and very helpfil in auto cleaning great product very pleased easy to transport and use.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product serves the purpose for which it was purchased. I needed a small vac at times that my five gallon shop vac did not fit. This is the right size for the intended purpose. More adapters are needed to allow other accessories.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is great Works great for what I wanted it to!!! Lots of power to do the job I wanted to do great features.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-07-01
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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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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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Yes the WD3050 does have a bag option: VF3501
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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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Answer: 
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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