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12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

This newly designed RIDGID® 12 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for Pro’s and DIY’ers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5.0 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum’s 12 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides the powerful suction needed for efficient clean up of tough messes
  • 12 Gallon drum provides capacity for clean-up of large spills & messes at job-sites and busy shops
  • With the vacuum inlet in the drum, this vac will accept dust collection bags making dry cleanup even easier
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Accessory storage space built into the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to all the provided attachments
  • Medium size of vac requires a smaller storage space to store or transport this vac
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Long 15’ Power Cord allows quick cleaning over a large area
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks
  • Large Built-In Drain located to lowest point of drum for emptying of water

Specifications

Drum Size 12 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 227
Voltage 120
CFM 145
Amps 10.0
Cord Length 15’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF3502, VF7000
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lbs.

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD1270EX VAC, WD1270EX  227  22.5  10.2 
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 527.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I felt the best bang for the buck was the 5hp, 12 Gal, over other offerings. It's a manageable size, and maintains significant power. Opt for the accessory hose when you buy the vac. You'll get home, open the box, and in addition to the cardboard- throw away the hose that comes with it. I bought the accessory hose years ago for another brand, and its still in fine shape. Trust me on the hose. The machine can't be beat- I bought the filter bags this time rather than dealing with pouring months worth of dust, rusted nails, and God knows what else, into a garbage bag. Very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product does have some unique & great features I've seen the RIDGID name around for years, but haven't ever owned any RIDGID products. From the time I opened the box of this vacuum, I've been impressed with everything about it, and with my short time of using it, have found it to be everything that a salesperson would find it easy to brag about.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money! I purchased my Rigid 12 gallon wet/dry vac after having gone through two ShopVac units in two years in residential use. On both the motor failed. The Rigid is MUCH quieter. There were times that I had to use hearing protection with the ShopVacs. With the Rigid, I can carry on a normal conversation. The larger diameter hose enables me to pick up debris that I couldn't with the ShopVacs. The hose clips securely to the unit and won't come loose when I drag the unit around with it. A flaw in the ShopVac design is how easily the collection container comes loose, usually when you don't want it to at the most inopportune time! The Rigid collection container simply won't come loose until you deliberately release it.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from have had less than a week Too new to tell if I like it or not. After I have used it for a year, I would be able to comment on performance, ease of use, durability.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to assemble and use Needed to soak up water in my basement. This did it quickly without any effort and easy to dump the water
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product lives up to its reputation Purchased to replace an older shop vac, and to complete a home improvement project replacing some old insulation. The unit easily picked up the old cellulose insulation and cut my time on the project.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerful vac I bought the 12 gal. vac to replace a smaller shop vac. I wanted one with enough power to serve as the dust collection system in my garage workshop. I love this vac. It came with all of the attachments I needed, but I bought several more to make it even more versatile. Its very powerful, very well built, and easy to use and to store. Highly recommend this vac to anyone.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from seems fine time will tell for longevity . works great out of the box .
Date published: 2017-11-06
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how do I use the wet vac feature on my 12 gallon hp wet/dry vac

I lost my booklet and would like to pick up the last bit of water in the bottom of my hot tub after draining? My vac is not the new version.
Asked by: shopdummy
Take out the bag, put on the squeegee attachment, and have at it. Empty the vac when you are done and let dry before you insert the bag back in.
Answered by: Lydia
Date published: 2017-09-06

Is there supposed to be a rubber gasket or seal between the top and bottom? Mine doesn't have one.

Asked by: chbelt
No, the vac does not come with a gasket or seal between the vacuum head unit and the catch can.
Answered by: EricW
Date published: 2017-09-06

how to switch function from blower to vacuum port

I hooked hose to vacuum port and it worked well. I turned it off I returned later, turned it on and blower port was on,.. with hose in vacuum port. Cant get it to vacuum again.
Asked by: LikeClean
it will always vacuum from the vacuum port and blow from the blower port. it's possible you clogged the hose.
Answered by: turbosix
Date published: 2017-09-06

How do you install VF3502 filter bag on the WD1270 vacuum?

In the previous question about bags for this model, the answer give was to use the VF3502 filter bags. However, the instructions for installing the bag on the 2 rib inlet tube don't match the anatomy of the WD1270, which has an inlet tube that is molded into the body at the bottom so the cardboard collar cannot be attached.
Asked by: haphaz
I noticed a slight variance in the instructions and the actual vacuum also. But not to worry, it still attaches between the two ribs just as the instructions say.
Answered by: Marko
Date published: 2017-09-06

What is the Constant Runtime rating on this unit ?

I am wanting to use this at a Dust collection for my Xcarve CNC and want to know if I can run it for 3-4 hours at a time without doing damage to the motor.
Asked by: Sigmund
Opt for a Grizzly product, they're quiet... way quieter than any shop vac on the market, and designed to run all day. If you're a serious woodworker, you probably already can attest to Grizzly product quality.
Answered by: Grin
Date published: 2017-12-02
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