Model 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.

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.

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
41588 WD0970  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60 
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 191 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hate it. The worst thing is that the lid doesn't fit tight. Every time you pick up the vac to move it, dust flies out. We returned it and got a smaller model with a lid that clips on. April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Returning customer Had 2 "shop vacs" worked fine but filter replacement was less than marginal (several years old). Bought a "Rigid" for general (wet/dry) home use. Worked so good I bought a smaller one for cleaning my cars. Both use the same cartridge filter (not flat foldable filters). Excellent vac. April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use Nice vacuum and easy use,nice price and like the accessories April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Compact very light weight and powerful suction. So far so good. It's been very helpful in my little job site. April 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is my second Rigid - one for each of my homes and it's the best on the market, bar none. This is my second Rigid wet/dry vac and its not because the first one broke, rather because the first one is working so well after fifteen years that I decided to buy a second one for my vacation home. Take my advice and buy one...I have friends that literally use them for their home vacuum cleaner (and blower capable too) and just love them. Lastly, break down and buy the brush and blade attachment. You will use them infinitely more than you think. April 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great cheap shop vac I have 4 ridgid vacs and love them all. This is the least powerful of them but still has a powerful suction. The hoses are kinda stiff and not the best overall but i do love the 1 7/8 diameter, plus its always upgradable. Ridgid makes some great equipment, i was leary at first but over time my aresenal of tools has gone from bosch blue and makita aqua colors to ridgid orange!!! April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by saved us - impressed We had a water problem and our old wet dry vac just couldn't do the job anymore. We ran to Home Depot and picked up this model that happened to be on sale. It sucked up the water really well so I imagine it will work just as well for other jobs. The hose worked fine but didn't feel as well built as the rest of the unit so I do wonder about it's durability long term. All in all it's a fantastic product so far and I'd recommend it April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the carrying handle, attached casters and powerful suction. I recommend this vacuum for anyone wanting a light in weight vac. I used it to clean out the outside end of my dryer vent and it got all the lint. Easy to move around, nice long cord and useful attachments. I did have to buy the crevice tool and brush combo, but that customized it for my purposes. April 7, 2016
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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It's pretty quiet compared to the suction power it has. I've used it mainly inside my garage and am satisfied with the noise level.
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Can't give you db figures but it is too loud for me. I would not have purchased it if I had been able to try it first.
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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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For a shop vac it is relatively quiet. I use mine regularly and have no problems with the sound. There is also a muffler available as an accessory.
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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 ?
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There is no drain plug on this model.
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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
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Answer: 
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The 9 gallon vacs do not have a drain. The vacs that have a drain on the bottom part of the drum are 12 gallons or larger.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443).

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