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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

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 513.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't seal between vacuum and can Suction is good. Works fine except the vacuum lid and the can do not seal well. After use when it is picked up dust comes out where they meet. Not a fan. I would recommend a different vacuum
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! I was trying to decide between this model and the 16 gallon model, but ultimately decided on this one. The only downside to this model is the length of the cord, but I have multiple extension cords that I use with it. The blower function is great for leaf blowing, and the vac function cleans immaculately. I use this mainly in my garage, but also my utility room. Highly recommended if you're a homeowner!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more from Rigid This is just the same old Shop-Vac, although it works just fine, I thought Rigid would have taken it to the next level.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works First purchased 9 gallon on a whim, but returned, very low suction. As soon as you hit the switch, you know the huge difference.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good vacuum at reasonable, bought online should have touch and feel in store first Good vacuum, don't like hose n tool storage, lid locks are cheap, feels like lid will come off when lifting vacuum. It does have superb suction.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good price So far so good. Received this as a rePlacement for a defective unit
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this unit is good for all uses this unit will be great for around the workshop, garage, and house. We use ours to get the lint out of the dryer when we wash. One thing that should be standard is the crevice tool.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light wieght / great suction Plenty of suction power, light weight, convenient drain valve and ease of operation. I love it !!!
Date published: 2017-09-26
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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

Can it run on 120v @ 50hz?

Asked by: Mwells
IT RUNS ON STANDARD USA 110-120V
Answered by: CACTUSJUMPER
Date published: 2017-09-06
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