The highly sought after RIDGID® Model 6000RV vac is a top performer in its class. Ideal portability, capacity, and power in a traditional, compact wet/dry vac design. Add RIDGID®'s product durability, a powerful 4.25 peak HP motor, and a pro hose and you have a vac that is ideal for pros and contractors.
- 3.5 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of small to medium sized messes
- 6 Gallon Drum provides the capacity to clean-up spills and messes at the job-site or in the work shop
- Accepts Dust Bags to further re duce mess and cleanup time. Dust Bag Model number VF3503
- 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360 degree mobility
- On-Board Accessory Storage for up to 4 items. No more searching and fumbling to find accessories
- Lower Center of Gravity helps prevent tipping. Compact Design stores more easily
- 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
- 7’ Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose won‘t pull loose during use
- Top Carry Handle makes transporting the vac to and from jobs easy
|Drum Size||6 Gallons (US)|
|Replacement Filters||VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000, VF3503|
|Accessory Size||1 7/8"|
|Net Weight||12.6 lbs.|
6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated out of 5 by 276.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ripstergamester from It's powerful and gets the job done. I got this to replace an old broken shop vac, and this one performed significantly better. It picked up all the debris with ease. It's small and light enough to easily move around, but large enough to hold a pretty big mess. It's great.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by Andevon from Didn't fill up durability , because I just have that new vacuum two weeks only Had my old one for 10 years , I do take care my tools , the new one I bought , same gallons as the old one , don't like it at all , getting close to Returned to Home Depot and shop around to see what my options are , the problem vacuna to tell , the house reduced size may be half way down , I believe upgrades are for best of usage , any way it's my opinion .
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Transporter from Great features I was tired of lugging my 16 gallon vac from the basement to the garage. This was my main reason to purchase the vac. I purchased this 6 gal. vac. specifically to use in my garage. I like the features this vac has. It can be hung on the wall which leaves me with valuable floor space. The attachments work very well for my use and the performance is excellent.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by AndyFromPortland from Handy but needs attachments and adapters to fit attachments this is a good vacuum. I can't speak for durability as I've only had it a few wwwks and used it twice. It is strong and agile but has a small diameter hose and only a couple attachments.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by Badreeds from Very powerful for a smaller unit. I would have given it 5 stars, but there isn't an available muffler/diffuser attachment for this size.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruddah from Perfect for home projects Smaller projects this vac is great. If you need a larger mess cleaned up go with a little bigger gal. The motor on this vac is good and will pick up those small pesky wood chunks.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdug from Super Vacuum You can't go wrong with this vac. Strong, nimble, and very good vacuum
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJJJFishin from This vacuum has a 1.875" hose. The vacuum hose input does accept a 2.5" hose. Making it universal. Works very well for what I need. Has good power.
Date published: 2017-06-29
What is wrong with the plowing feature?
I have been unable to find any information elsewhere. I have this model and it has been great this past year but recently every time I turn on the vacuum, it sucks (like it's supposed to) and it blows air from the blowing port. How can I fix this problem so only one of these features works at a time (separately)?
Like all vacuums, the blower motor, which creates vacuum, must have a way to remove the air from the canister in order to pick-up material. The "exhaust" port on your vacuum, in the last few years, has been engineered to be used as a "blower" when the suction hose is attached. The filter, we use the micron filter that is available, must be installed and will produce almost perfectly clean air to push item or dirt across any surface. So the blowing out of air at the exhaust port is normal. If it's not blowing strongly, the filter is in need of replacement or cleaning. Most filters can be washed and dried and reused several times. You must always be aware of the direction of the discharge air in order to prevent make a larger "mess" to clean up.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Using the 6 Gallon Vacuum Cleaner
I'm planning to buy a vacuum cleaner that utilizes water only as filter. I do not wish to use any dust bag or paper filter anymore as dust particles accumulate on the exhaust portion and when you turn on the unit, you can see dust particles being emitted into the air. Is the 6 Gallon WDO671EXO fit for continued performance in the house using water alone as filter? TIA.
I have never used water as a filter. I do know that I have used it when there was only water and I didn't have the dust. It is good to use a filter so all that dust and stuff doesn't get inside your machine.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Ridgid 6 gal vacuum
Hi i have the 6 gallon vacuum 22.5 liters and i would like to know if there's a way of reducing the load noise from the vacuum
Yes, but you'll probably waste your money.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Filter vs. dust bags or both?
I've been using my 6 gal. Rigid for nearly a year and am happy with it. I use the standard paper filter as I use the vac in my small wood turning shop (which is actually my bedroom also) for the sawdust and shavings from wood turning as well as the metal dust from tool sharpening. I started with the filter only, but then had a bit of a wet spill and ruined my filter. I went to using filter and dust bags. That works fine, but I think it might be a bit redundant (and expensive). As I just filled a dust bag I'm asking this question now. Assuming I avoid wet spills, what is the most practical and economical way for me to use this vac? The dust bags can be a pain in the neck, one has to check them periodically to see if they are full, and sometimes they clog before they are full (a fold in one of the wings of the bag can block it). My thought as to the best way for me to use this vac is to go with filter only and empty the vac on a regular basis (one can't do that with a bag, who wants to throw away a bag until it is full). At the same time keep a bag around to put on when there is the occasional "messy spill". May I remind you I'm never vacuuming liquids, this is a carpeted room with wood panels under the actual machines and a real spill would soak into the carpet. I think I've answered my own question, sometimes writing something out clears the mind, but I'll send it anyway as the answers will be informative - and maybe the question will be. I'll go with the standard filter only for my routine work and empty the vac every couple of weeks. I'll buy another filter and switch filters on schedule, that way I can clean them easily and keep them in good shape. A bag for backup when there is a messy spill, install it and remove the filter for that pickup then take it off and tuck it away in a plastic bag for the next messy spill. Comments welcome, but this seems my best and most economical procedure. Finally, and off the main topic, I sprung for the longer and more flexible hose about 4 months ago. This may be of interest for those who, like me, basically use the Rigid vac in a fixed position. I have seen reviews on the Home Depot site complaining about the original hose, but they don't speak of the usage. The stiff original hose should be fine for those cleaning an area and pulling the vac around, it was not right for me as I have to reach a number of tools in a small area while leaving the vac in a fixed position. With the flexible hose it is perfect for me. Best, Jon
Hi JWM57, As you've mentioned, you have answered your own questions. You have a very sound plan. We appreciate you for sharing your thoughts and recommendations based on your personal experience. Do let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. For any other questions or concerns you may call customer service at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Date published: 2017-07-11
How do you get the filter off? I've tried twisting the knob at the bottom, I don't want to break it!
It simply PULLS off.
Date published: 2016-09-18