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.


  • 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


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 4.7 out of 5 by 117 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's just the right size for my jobs/projects!!! I am a handyman & DIY. For a while I wanted to purchase a wet/vac, buy most of them are to big for my needs. And the small wet/vans out there just don't cut it when it come to power. This RIDGID 3 gal wet/ vac is exactly what I have been looking for! Right size and power for my needs. My cleanup time has been cut in half thanks to this vac. The exbandable hose is great! And the built-in dish pan is a great design and function. A can't be any more happier with this purchase. March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is excellent! I like it! Its easy to use, easy to carry and very powerful. March 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by It Works But Poor Design So I love the vacuum but stupid design things always bug me. The hose is so light weight and thin that when the motor is on it compresses down to a rigid piece of plastic and pulls the canister over, constantly. The pickup end has a collar on it that when you are holding it and using it your fingers get pinched in constantly. So, when I use this I put a foot on the canister and for the collar I have wrapped it in duct tape to close the gap. Suction is great though! March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product I was surprized of the suction power of this vac, considering its size. It is lightweight and I love the expandable hose! The reason I gave 4 instead of 5 is because of two things: first, I already own a bigger Ridgid vac, and this one doesnt use the same filter size so I cannot interchange them and had to buy another fine dust filter... Second, when the vac is empty, it is so light that it will sometimes tip if you pull the expandable hose too far. But overall great product, I own several Ridgid products and I was never disappointed. March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent value very durable and easy to carry around, just what I have been looking for. February 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hose quality is very good, portability and weight also excellent. While I was carrying this item to the cashier a fellow walked by and said it was a great product as he has been using his for about a year. I like the vac, especially since the hose can stay connected during transport and is basically out of the way. It`s good for clean up when just using the hose and car vac nozzle that comes with it.The accessory clamps for a brush or nozzle are a bit lame and I have had the accessory drop off during transport. I bought extensions and a floor brush. The floor brush does not work well. I just finished removing and installing a suspended ceiling and ended up pushing material around instead of it going up the brush,extension and hose when the brush was on. The extensions are not that sturdy, but the portability compared to a 45 litre name brand shop vac that I have had for 15+ years is a benefit. February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Typical Rigid Quality Rigid continues to produce quality tools, in every category and this portable vacuum is no exception. The suction is fantastic and it's small size makes it easy to use for those small jobs or ones requiring more portability then the upright canister versions. February 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good but could be better If it was also corded like the competitor model I also have it would be perfect. February 7, 2015
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