Model WD4522

Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides Powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • The vacs “tool box shape” design allows easy storing, stacking and transport to and from job sites
  • Self-Contained Storage allows the hose, 20’ power cord and nozzles to be neatly store inside the vac under hinged covers so transporting the vac to and from job sites is hassle free
  • Lightweight allowing for easy portability
  • Large cushion grip handle folds flat into top of vac. Allows the vac to be easily stacked, stored and carried
  • Storage Brackets Keep 2 extension wands stored on board and conveniently accessible
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose locks the expandable 2’ to 7’ hose to the vac so it won’t pull loose during use
  • Long 20’ Power Cord allows cleaning over a wide area and stores neatly in the vac

Specifications

Drum Size 4.5 Gal
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 162
Voltage 120
CFM 107
Amps 9.0
Cord Length 20'
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500
Accessory Size 1 7/8"

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
31663 WD4522  4.5 Gallon ProPack®  162  18.50  8.40 
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very powerful compact vacuum. I do remodeling and woodworking for a living. I need a good powerful vacuum for most projects especially considering that I am usually on the customer's site. I also need something compact to be able to fit into my pickup. This is a great little machine. Things store away neatly and if necessary it can be used as a small step. I have always said that a good vacuum really sucks... This does what it is supposed to do. I am quite pleased. The price is great, too. June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small but powerful - perfect for home use Love this easy to lug around wet/dry vac! Powerful for its size. Fits nicely on stairs. Like that all the attachments including the cord store within the unit, which makes storage overall easy. Best wet/dry vac I've ever owned. March 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Easy to carry and store I love Ridgid product. I bought this from HomeDepot, works great [suction], all accessories that came with are useful, but the hose is too short, cant clean your car and since it does not have wheels, you really need a longer hose while cleaning your car or floor. This is a great product to carry on to job site or to store it in the garage. Also two storage gate/lid feel very clumsy,, it may break. March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by worth the money I was looking for a good quality and powerful compact shop vacuum that I could use for home projects and carry in my RV. I bought the extra 7-foot extension to allow for cleaning stairs and reach in the basement area of my RV and this unit has met my expiation's. The ability to carry attachments in the unit and the ability to use a vacuum bag along with the filter make the cleanup very handy. March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Compact and powerful Great size. Rolls easy on casters and has excellent attachments. I use it for overall cleaning in my house. Have a bigger Rigid shop vac for the basement, garage, and for leaf blowing. February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Compact unit, Big features... What a wonderful surprise. The suction of this unit packs a punch, constant suction and it goes after the smallest of dust in hard to reach areas. Supplied with all the attachments for any job site that tuck away into their own compartments. One of the biggest surprises is the weight of this vacuum and the square tool box design make it not only easy to handle but also stack with other like designs. Thank you RIDGID, nice job... February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice compact unit very powerful for a small shop vacuum & all attachments plus hose fit inside vacuum. February 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Storage for cord and hose not large enough. Acordeain hose sucks in to it's self when unnder load. Some 300lb helper will use it as a stool and crush This vacuum was a gift and if I had bought it I would have taken it back. February 3, 2015
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I already have two of the large vacuums, but am looking for a smaller portable with the Scroll Noise Reduction built in. It isn't always clear from the website which ones have it, so I would like to know for sure.

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Please be informed that the WD4522 (Pro Pack vac) has no Scroll Noise Reduction. None of our Portable 4 gallon vacs have the Scroll Noise Reduction Feature.

We hope this information helps. 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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Please note that vacs which have the Scroll Noise Reduction Feature are only the larger models: 12, 14 and 16 gallons.

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These two answers to my original question make no sense. The description of this vacuum above clearly states under "Features" that this model has Scroll Noise Reduction. That is item #7. So, it would appear that this model does have the Scroll Noise Reduction feature.

While waiting for an answer, I went ahead and ordered, and received, this vacuum. Based on the amount of noise it makes, or rather doesn't make, I would say that it does indeed have the Scroll Noise Reduction.

It is relatively quiet for such a powerful vacuum. As I intend to use it in public places, that is important to me.

I am rather disappointed in the inaccuracy of the previous answers, and am glad I didn't wait to make a purchasing decision based on their information.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

It does accept a filter bag. The part number is VF3501.

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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No bag. Just a filter.
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Yes the unit accepts vacuum bags. Rigid VF3501 4 gallon high-efficiency dust bags.
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I am wondering if I can use this vacuum to clean my pellet stove when the ashes are totally cold. Do I need an additional filter or do they have a specific filter for cleaning ashes?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

Yes you can use the WD4550 on your cold pellet stove provided that the filter is properly installed. You might also want to use a dust bag for this vac, it is compatible with the VF3501

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected]

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Of course!! The key word here is cold!! Never vacuum hot embers.
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Based on the filter type (VF5000 Fine Dust Filter) yes you could clean a "cold" pellet stove. However, if there are any embers you run the risk melting the container and/or causing fire.

I would purchase a vacuum specifically designed for wood stove ashes with a metal container just to be safe.
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My Superflex hose has cracked and broken, and the replacement hoses are not flexible enough to fit in the tool storage compartment.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The part number is VT1721. It is available online at home depot website.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-1-7-8-in-Expandable-Hose-VT1721/203235217?keyword=vt1721

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My unit is new so mine has not cracked. That is a shame the replacement hose does not package into the side since to me that is one of the major advantageous of this unit.
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I want it works all day long around 4~8 hours, is it OK about that?
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I've used it for 2-3 hours a day at most under dry conditions with dust and what not and it performed perfectly. Under what conditions will you be using it ?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

It is OK as long as the unit will not be left unattended.

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