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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

The RIDGID® Portable wet/dry vac is designed to deliver powerful performance in a compact size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. Large rear wheels and front casters provide great mobility and the accessory storage caddy keeps nozzles and wands close at hand. The vacuum’s 5.0 peak horsepower motor, 20-foot power cord, blowing capability, locking hose, quiet operation and 3-layer fine dust filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP motor provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • Lightweight vac is extremely portable
  • Large carry handle is designed for convenient portability
  • Large rear wheels & casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds, and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use
  • 1-7/8" diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Long 20' power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when it’s not in use
  • Blowing capability allows the vac to convert to a powerful, portable blower when the hose is inserted into the exhaust port
  • 3-layer fine dust filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust

Specifications

Drum Size 4 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Voltage 120
CFM 110
Amps 9.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500, V3501
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 12 lbs.

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
WD4070EX   VAC, WD4070EX 4 GALLON  17.0  7.7  20 
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 737.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vac was exactly what I was looking for Product is light weight, easy to get around, and has great air flow.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The machine is good but the hose and attachment options fair. The vac itself is good but the hose is not. It kinks easily and the storage could be better. Something as simple as making at least one of the tool mounts accept the tool end of the extension would allow you to wrap the unit up without total disassembly. The adapter and accessories are packaged so you are forced to buy parts you will never need. For example, if I want reducer from 17/8" to 11/4" I must buy a new hose or a kit that includes 17/8" to 21/2" and a 21/2" hose connector. My hose is 17/8". If I want a brush tool I have to buy a crevice tool which came with the machine. Let the customer buy what they need.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does A Great Job Easy to use, although a little loud. Doeas a great job for a small wet/dry vac.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the money. Lot of performance with the 5 HP motor. Small 4 gallon unit makes it easy to roll and get around. Impressed with the quality of construction.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the rigid brand! Will not buy any other. Love the rigid brand! Will not buy any other. The life time warranty says a lot about the product and craftsmanship.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great suction For the power advertised for this product, the suction was not as good as I thought. Not bad but not exceptional either
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, and does the work of a much larger unit. Love the equipment, but it needed 4 rotating wheels, instead of 2. Easier to roll around objects. The hose does not have a place to store, unless you remove it. The hose being long (a good thing), cannot be rolled up, or situated in a fashion that it's not stored easy.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little vac This vac is very powerful and easy to use. Very well built.
Date published: 2018-06-04
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Did I get a dud?

I have had this unit for a very short time with light use......partly because I cant get to suck anything. I purchased to suck up water from when my washer leaked and it picked up nothing.....also when trying to suck up dry materials. it wouldn't even pick up a penny off the floor...Am I doing something wrong? When I remove the hose the suction is very strong...but when the hose is attached the suction is very poor...
Asked by: JenniferCordova
Sounds like you've got something blocking the hose. If you attach the hose and the motor changes to a higher pitched sound you've got a blocked hose.
Answered by: Robnmo
Date published: 2018-01-29

Seeing as there is no foam filter with this unit, will it damage the vacuum to remove the filter for vacuuming up liquid?

Asked by: Timj
Absolutely! There must be a foam filter on the unit when vacuuming up liquids to prevent debris from getting in to the impeller.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

replacement / different filters

it seems like all the filters you sell are for the larger vacs, are there any filters available to purchase for this vacuum if we need to replace the stock one or want a different filter? thanks
Asked by: seracg
Go to your local Home Depot or if you prefer you can order on-line from HomeDepot.com have the product shipped to your local store for FREE.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

How often do I need to change the filter?

I have been cleaning out the ducs in my house and the one I got with the machine today already looks very dirty.
Asked by: bama97202
not sure, I use the bags for dry pick up only and the filter stays clean. You can feel the bag to see if getting full. For filter, suggest once a year if you use it to clean air ducts only...doesn't sound like you use it a lot. filters can last a long time and look like they are very dirty. You can take the filter off and tap it inside a garbage bag and run fingers over the filter to get some dirt, dust cobwebs off.
Answered by: Daddio
Date published: 2017-09-06

How do you clean the power head

and after removing the filler I noticed that a good amount of dust collects around the filler . I believe this happens when a bag is not used. In which I plan to do. I'm new to the product this will be my first time using it, being so Ied like to clean it thoroughly, for I'll be using inside my house.
Asked by: Donarp
Unless you are using it as a wet vac make sure to use a clean filter that is properly installed, (it's simple), and if need be wipe down the motor housing with a damp, not wet, cloth with the unit unplugged.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06
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