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Features

  • 6.5 Peak HP Motor – Powerful suction picks up about 1 gallon of water per second
  • 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
  • 2-Piece Drum Provides improved, more rugged construction to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • 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

Specifications

Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3502, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 32.8 lbs.
Net Weight 28.2 lbs.

Motor

Peak HP 6.5
Air Watts 306
Voltage 120
CFM 203
Amps 12.0

Support Documents

16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 269.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The vac is the best i have had thank you works great. The vac is better then the sears and works great for my table saw dust.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A top quality shop vac in every way. The large rear wheels help the body to follow the user in a way most machines don't. The muffler quiets the motor better than I expected. The filter is easier to clean than other vacs that I have used through the years and I really like the accessories caddy attached to the handle. I tested the wet pickup capabilities and was impressed with the results. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and quiet I have owned several shop vacs that were small and did the job as anticipated. I never really thought I would need one that had more suction or power. I recently started doing more work in my shop with wood working power tools and the saw dust was always a constant problem. I purchased a Dust Deputy and hooked it to my 12 gallon wet dry vac and was mostly pleased with the results. Although there was always a lot of shavings and sawdust left. So I was constantly sweeping and cleaning after every tool that I used. I thought maybe my vacuum was just not powerful enough and I was right. After about a week of reading reviews and comments I decided on the rigid with the 6.5 amp motor. I chose the one with the tool bag because I'm limited with space. Assembly was quick and easy. I had this vacuum up and running in less than ten minutes. It's very powerful and I love the large diameter hose. I've purchased the longer more flexible hose made by Rigid to reach the dust ports of my tools. It does such a great job I only clean up now after a full days work on my projects. For me as a hobbyist it's been great. Cuts the dust and shavings left by more than 50% of my other vacuum. I would definitely recommend this product!'
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Wet/Dry Vac made I thought I blew my vac up with tile job I did but it handle all the nasty clean up. I put everything wet, dry, large chunks of tile and lots of tile dust! You know the kind of junk that clogs everything... well once I lots suction I emptied the container and thought I had ruined the vac. But to my surprise after changing out my very old filter the vac sucked up my screw driver in my saw dust in the shop. I'm sold! Be vac out there. Lots of reviews out there to add this one with them. I rate this one high and use it every day almost. I am very happy with it. The kind of happy that stops a guy from looking at any other brands and I wonder what the next evolution of this vac will do!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This porduct has done what i need it to. So far this product has done what I need it to it seems to be of good quality
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great vac. Best I have used in a long time. But the two black extension nozzles don't have a holder for them. That is the only issue with this product which is very minor. Performance is amazing. A great tool for our home renos.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New to me but better than Shop Vac I have owned several Shop Vacs. They are not durable and are unreasonable to repair. This new Ridgid assembled nicely and has performed well. The warranty, should anything go wrong, will make a huge difference between it and the competition. I like not having to use a bad and filter. Love the Warranty!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first purchase of a wet/dry vac I recently purchased my first home last year and I quickly found out that I need an assortment of tools and other things handy. I had been looking for a wet/dry vac and I decided early on that it was going to be a RIDGID. I am very pleased with my purchase and I can't sing its praises enough. I have used it for general clean-up of my truck and to clean up my basement/garage and cobwebs. This thing is really powerful and it isn't noisy at all. There are two things I would change and those are the endcaps and a place to put the hose.The end caps needed to be hammered down on the ends of the rod and I think a better solution would have been to make these screw on instead. And I a nice place to wrap the hose would have been a nice addition too, but overall I couldn't be happier with this product.
Date published: 2017-03-30
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what is the max lift and CFM of this vac

Asked by: RickG
20 pounds, maybe more. CFM 160
Answered by: papabob3247
Date published: 2015-04-25

I have the WD16650 model and want to know if a filter bag is made for it?

Asked by: Bakodude
Yes the make filter bags for the wd166
Answered by: Colt
Date published: 2017-02-05

Pressure

If a airwatts are 0.117354 * (CFM) * (inches water), then do I calculate correctly that this model no. WD1851 will lift water 12.8 inches high? 306 watts * (1/0.117354) * (1/203 CFM) = 12.8 inches of water I feel like that number is way too low - I'm sure your product lifts water more than 1 foot high! I may have the calculation wrong or the pressure may be specified another way. What do the units of "G/h" mean? Besides, it seems like an odd coincidence that this is almost exactly the inches for model WD4070 when the WD4070 is rated 5.0 peak HP and the model on this page is rated 6.5 peak HP. Thank you for the help.
Asked by: Jacob
You are right it would lift water more like 10 ft.
Answered by: Gasman1
Date published: 2015-04-11

I registered my vac and I was wondering if that means it is now under warranty? Or do I have to call the number to do that?

Asked by: Crystal
Hi Crystal, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects from the date of purchase. There's is no need to call to activate the warranty. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2016-12-12
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