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16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1956

16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1956

This RIDGID 16 gallon stainless steel wet dry vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction shop vac also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.

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Features

  • 6.5 Peak HP Motor provides industry leading power and performance
  • Stainless Steel Drum provides rugged, attractive, & clean exterior to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • Sturdy Cart, Push Handle, & Large Rear Wheels act together allowing the vac to travel easily up & down steps and across rough terrain
  • Quick Release Accessory Storage Bag keeps accessories close at hand but is quickly removable to make emptying debris from drum quick and easy
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Large Carry Handle allows easy lifting of vac into service vehicle
  • Long 20’ Cord wraps neatly around carry handle
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool.

Specifications

Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
Accessory Size 2-1/2" Locking
Net Weight 27.8 lbs.
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Locking Wet Nozzle, Locking Utility Nozzle, Locking Car Nozzle, Locking Crevice Tool, Diffuser, Hose, 2 Locking Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF5000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak Horsepower 6.5
Air Volume (CFM) 203
Amperage (amps)  12.0
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501) 
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508 
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509 
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510 
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514 
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503) 
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570) 
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit (VT1755) 
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40 
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561) 
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571) 
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520) 
16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 92.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from After many years with another brand, this ts a Cadillac!! Vacuum is very easy to maneuver. Love the onboard accessory storage system and the optional sound deadner for the exhaust port. Stainless and plastic were the same price, so I decided the shiny metal looked a whole lot better and chose it.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a power horse.Very well designed.I would say in this price range the best you can get. Thank you for delivering what is advertised .One solid sound machine.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garage is cleaner We had a very old shop vac that had "done it's time". This is much easier to maneuver with the rear handle. Seems to have good suction at this time. I could not rate durability as we have owned it less than one month.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wet/dry Vacuum Upgrade I purchased this Ridgid 16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum to replace and upgrade from my standard 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum that was over 10years old and had some issues. Some of the things I noticed initially was; the hose had been improved to prevent kinking, although it stainless steel it moves much easier and the drum latch assemblies were modified. I also purchased all of the available attachments. In my opinion, I think in the future Ridgid should consider extending the hose or include a longer hose and include all of the available attachments in one package.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vacuum oops! Good thing there's a option for return on any deposit made. Carpet? ...Make sure It's nailed down. Money? ...Well Spent! Lifetime Warranty? ...Can't Beat That.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wheel assembly poorly made The wheel came off the first time I used the vacuum
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Only used this for a few hours, so not sure about durability. Strong pick up power, big holding capacity. I bought a muffler for it, but I cannot get it to fit. Instructions could include more detail.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from top of the line suction good , I purchased the extra stainless steel wand , and attachments kit to make this the best , only things i don't like is the bags are 10 bucks a piece , ive been using it with a concrete grinder and it has collected about 15 lbs of concrete dust and the suction is still good , im sure this vac will last for years.
Date published: 2018-03-05
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were to buy replacement parts

I need the 2 front casters on my wd1956 Theyre worn out Thanks you.
Asked by: kbfellers
From ridigd ther under warranty
Answered by: Jerrylath
Date published: 2017-09-06

What is the suction rating? (ie, inches of water column)

Asked by: Trigger200
I don't know but it can suck paint off the walls...
Answered by: CraftsmanDirect
Date published: 2018-04-22
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