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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 4.3 out of 5 by 362.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small but has good power Seems like it will work well for my intended use, which is mainly to keep “dirty”areas (cellar and garage floor/stairs)vacuumed and pick up water as needed. It’s not a heavy-duty model, but is good for general household use.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job We bought this to replace an old wet/dry vac. So far, we've used it twice to vacuum out a shower floor we are renovating. After digging out the old tiles, we needed to vacuum the dust off the shower floor mud. The mud was damp, and while vacuuming out the drain, some water was pulled up. The wet/dry vac had good suction and was easy to clean. The only criticism is that the hose isn't very flexible, making it difficult to maneuver in the small shower. We'll know how durable it is after we've used it more over time.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far - unsure of durability sine I have only had it a month. Work as it should. I haven't owned or used long enough to give a very good review.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good wet dry vac This a good wet dry vacuum if you are picking up light things. It doesn’t have a lot of suction to do do a big job.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The vac is easy to operate The tug along hose is too stiff but hopefully will straighten out as I use it.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vacuum but...... This vacuum is great but the standard 1-7/8 hose that comes with this vacuum is garbage! It's about 2-3 feet too short and way too stiff. I actually ordered the premium 10' flexible hose after one use. I would still recommend this vacuum and all ridgid tools for that matter to anyone looking great products at a good value.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good suction, takes med. debris easily, better hose would be nice. Like the summary states, it has great suction. Picks up medium debris easily. I like the tugalong system, but I feel the hose could be of better quality. The one provided just is hard and not pliable. You unhook and it jumps into a circle. Can't tug anything along when the lead is making a c. And you have to seat the motor just right for a tight seal on the tub. But for its true purpose of picking up construction debris it passes.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from have only used it a few times but performs as expected -- see comments below casters difficult to install -- cant get one to seat properly hose doesn't seat and snap into the canister fully
Date published: 2018-01-30
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how loud is this vacume

Asked by: DeeDee
Moderately loud
Answered by: DrRoger
Date published: 2017-09-06

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: 2017-09-06

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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