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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.

Support Documents

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 486.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works better than expected This is a great product! I have used it 5 times cleaning my car and around the house. No complaints or issues.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice vac. very happy with this purchase. Nice small vac. very powerful, it is the perfect size for my needs, I'm very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product delivers powerful suction dry or wet. I replaced an older smaller shop vac and am very pleased with its performance in a major post construction cleanup. Cleaning two cars was an added bonus. I also purchased the extra dust filters since we had fine dust as well as mixed gravel and grout sand. It is a large and somewhat bulky unit so you need space for access in use and storage. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum For the price it is an awesome vacuum just lacks a place to put all the accessories but that's ok
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upset that I didn't buy this sooner Bought this because my shop vac broke. The difference in quality and ruggedness between the shop vac and this is astounding. Suction power is incredible. Attachments are large and awesome. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I enjoy the suction power and also the power when using as a blower
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SHOP VAC I bought another brand with a 1 7/8" hose. It would not even pick up grass without clogging. I went back to my trusty Rigid brand and was not let down; the 2 1/2" hose sucks up almost everything in its way.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vacuum, but should come with more adapters This vacuum has great power, pretty much pulling in anything that fits through the hose. The only drawback that I noticed (and I've had several Rigid vacuums) is the lack of adapters for smaller hoses or tools, especially with these large vacuums. You have to pay extra for that, and it's not cheap for what is essentially a few pieces of formed plastic.
Date published: 2017-08-07
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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: 2016-03-17

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: 2016-03-10

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: 2016-02-26

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: 2016-06-05

Can it run on 120v @ 50hz?

Asked by: Mwells
IT RUNS ON STANDARD USA 110-120V
Answered by: CACTUSJUMPER
Date published: 2017-05-14
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