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9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

The RIDGID® 9 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for those who want a traditionally styled, compact vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. This vacuum’s 9 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a work shop or garage. And its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy & secure.

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Features

  • 4.25 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of medium sized messes
  • 9 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 reduce 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

Specifications

Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 70
Amps 8.2
Cord Length 10’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF 3503, VF7000
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 14.1 lbs.

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
41588 WD0970  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60 
  • 72947 - Everyday Dirt 1-Layer Pleated Paper Filter (VF4000)
  • 31728 - 1 7/8" Extension Wand (VT1708)
  • 31733 - 1 7/8" Utility Nozzle (VT1709)
  • 31738 - 1 7/8" Wet Nozzle (VT1710)
  • 31713 - 1 7/8" x 7' Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit (VT1720)
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 303.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Second unit seems to work Purchased from Home Depot 9 May 2017. Use3d it for 2 hours, most of that spent trying to figure out why it cuts off. Will not run, stops, wont start. Either bad switch or intermittent wiring short. Returned to HD for a swapout. second unit seems to work ok,
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price and great performance. Used this Ridgid 9 gallon wet/dry vac to prepare the floor of a 2 car garage for an epoxy coating. With some added attachments, squeegee and crevice tool, it worked great for removing dry debris after scraping the floor. The wet pickup performance with the squeegee attachment was also excellent. It really sped up the drying process after doing an acid etch cleaning. My only negative comment is that I have concerns of the way the wheels attach. Works fine now, although I had one wheel mount detach while using it, just needed to press it back in, but the way they just press into the canister, I wonder how durable they will be over time. All in all, it's a very affordable vac that has top of the line performance.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs well The vacuum sucks well. The wheel set allows the canister to move without tipping over. The included attachments are sparse, but additional ones can be purchased separately. Bought mine on sale so very happy.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works ok, easy to manuever works ok, but I would like more power than it has, doesn't suck up things as easily as I would like. And the attachments do not include a small, narrower nozzle which might help.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I have not had it long, but it is great. Easy to use, great suction. Don't think my garage floor has ever been this clean!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this product was fair My only problem was when i pick up the wet/dry by the center handed the top part came off the container. the side handed don't grab the main container and it fell off that was my only problem
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't really say. Only used it once for a few minutes. Not enough time to really say. Only used it once for a small job and a few minutes. Can't really say for sure.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Vac for price Basic vac. Good for price. Not super powered but good for around the home and garage. Not too heavy, stable. Got mine packaged with car cleaning kit, tough to beat the price and warranty. Bags seem pretty expensive though and no brush included ($15 to buy).
Date published: 2017-05-29
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how loud is this vacume

Asked by: DeeDee
Moderately loud
Answered by: DrRoger
Date published: 2016-08-20

drianage plug size ?

what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
Asked by: Bran
the hose size is 1 7/8" diameter exactly
Answered by: DIYmikey
Date published: 2016-09-11

Where can I get an adapter that fits the 1 7/8" hose? I want to attach the unit to an outlet port from a tool.

Ridgid does not sell an adapter for 1 7/8" hose. Their alternative is to buy another hose that is 2".
Asked by: DismalDave
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