This newly designed RIDGID® 16 gallon wet/dry vac is a multifunctional powerhouse. Its powerful motor and large drum size allow it to perform extremely well as a conventional vac. In addition, the vacuum’s power head detaches and quickly converts into a 180 peak MPH handheld blower with a locking blowing wand that outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers. The quick-release cord wrap lets you spend less time unwrapping the 20’ cord, and more time on the job. The caddy conveniently keeps your accessories and hose close at hand. It’s like two incredible tools in one.
- Detachable hand held blower provides 180 mph wind for removing debris from walkways, decks, yards, driveways, job sites, tools, etc. Performance meets or exceeds that of dedicated lawn & garden leaf blowers.
- New, dedicated blowing wand positively locks into the blowing port so it won’t blower loose.
- 6.5 peak horsepower motor provides maximum power for the heavy-duty pickup of water & debris in the shop, basement, garage or on the job.
- Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
- Four swivel casters provide 360°, freewheeling maneuverability of the vac when pushed or pulled in any direction.
- 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
- Innovative accessory storage provides space for 7 individual items. No more searching or fumbling to find accessories.1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
- 1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
- 20’ Extra long power cord accommodates wide area cleaning.
- Large built-in drain located at lowest point of drum for emptying of water.
|Drum Size||16 Gallons (US)|
|Replacement Filters||VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000, VF3502|
|Shipping Weight||29 lbs.|
|Catalog Number||Model No.||Description||Weight|
|40128||WD1680EX||16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac w/Detachable Blower (230V)||29||13.10|
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is rated out of 5 by 244.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarkJ from Hardly used it so far, but the purchase experience was A1. The sales person went out of his way to satisfy our needs which was a shop vac. Although they didn't have the one I saw on the internet, he sold me a similar one which was a little beefed up, more expensive, but had the functions I was looking for. He lowered the price to make it comparable to the one on the internet. The life time warranty will make it worthwhile in the end.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sterling from Rigid beat shop vac at their own game This thing is great. Awesome suction power well built and the bonus leaf blower that detaches with one clip just make sure when you put the blower back on the canister the back tabs are locked into there slots if you don't the vac will have 0 suction.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by timber from I wish there was a better way to store the tools to make emptying it easier. Still loud but the best vac with detachable blower on the market. My last one survived 8 years and the motor started to smell funny (electrically) but for the record it was still working. The switch also went out on it.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActonAru from amazing shop vac i took this for the work that i am doing at my home, cleaning became so easy
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Banjaboy from The best! Bought my shop vac last week for some heavy duty cleaning as I prepare to move. The ease of use, available hepatitis filter which I purchased makes the nastiest of jobs a treat. Bought the bags too to help clean up easier as I tackle my crawl space that was visited by a rat last year! Superb build quality, lifetime warranty, can't be beat!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smokey1 from portability Good machine and nice upgrade from previous models
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Todd49 from Strong Great shop vac very strong haven't used the blower but neighbor barrowed said it was great
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by TimTheToolman from Great vac for my woodworking shop I have this vac hooked up to my dust collection system in my woodworking shop at home and it works great. It's very powerful and pulls the dust away from the saws and planers really well. I haven't tried a wet application yet so can't speak to that. I like the detachable blower feature too. It come off the canister very easily with just one snap release and it has good wind speed. Great for blowing out the shop. The only negative about the blower is it's only single speed. No way to cut down the power to lessen the wind speed. It would be nice if it did have this capability. The lifetime warranty of Ridgid products is a great attract-er for me. I have several Ridgid tools and have, on rare occasion, used a local authorized service center for warranty work and been very satisfied. However, there are no service centers in the US for vacs...entire unit needs to be shipped back to Ohio. Not sure how that will work. Hoping, if it becomes necessary, just the detachable motor can be sent. Ridgid tools are very robust so I don't expect a need for this anytime soon. Overall a really great vac.
Date published: 2017-02-20
starter ... on/off ... switch is not operating properly
hi ... have the wd1665 model of the 16 gallon wet/dry vac. this unit has been great, but now notice that when i switch the unit ON, sometimes I have to giggle it a little to get it to start. Any ideas on how to correct? Do these switches wear out? thanks.
Switches can go bad and wear out. It could be just a loose connection also? I would first spray some alcohol into the switch itself and around the switch housing because sometimes the contacts of the switch get dirty. Let this dry for a minute or two and then try it and see if it works. If not then If the machine is not under warranty you should be able to take it apart by removing some screws and the unit should separate into two pieces. This should also give you access to the switch. From their you can determine if it's a loose connection or a bad switch? Hope this helps?
Date published: 2015-02-21
I HAVE CHANGED THE FILTER, CHECKED THE HOSE FOR DEBRIS, AND THE HOSE INTAKE PORT. MY VACUUM IS STILL WORKING AT ABOUT %50.
I have only had my unit for about a month and used it very little.
Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support. There are a number of reasons your vac may have reduced suction power. We recommend that you check the following: 1 – The most common reason for reduced performance is a clogged filter that is full of debris. Please check the condition of your filter – you may need to either clean or replace your filter. 2 - The drain cap could be loose or missing. You should check the connections. 3 – The hose may have holes or could be clogged – you should check the condition of your hose and clean or replace if necessary. 4 - The float (which is the device inside the filter cage beneath the filter) could be stuck in the upward position. Check the float - it should be moving freely. 5 – The drum is not secure to the power head. You should check to insure that the drum is properly secured to the power head. If the above recommendations do not solve your problem, please contact us and we can attempt to troubleshoot the vacuum with you. Also, if its within 90 days, you may return the vac at Home Depot for an exchange. 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
Date published: 2016-02-02
can i use my 16 G, blower vac too for blow in fiber insulation?
trying to use the blower feature, but am not sure if this is possible with this model, already bought and extra 8' line, (16' total line), as the area is tight, but improperly insulated. the filter seems as it will deter this and removing the filter i think may clog up the motor. thank you in advance for all responses.
I would advise against what you are trying to do. This blower is not designed to blow things through the device. You could try to build a "fill system" and connect it to the hose itself. I am not sure if it will work, but I would give that a try before blowing insulation through the actual motor unit.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Can you buy the blower attachment by itself.
Thank you for contacting RIDGID. Yes. You may purchase the parts and accessories separately. For a list of available parts and order online, you may visit: http://ridgidparts.com/cgi-bin/etcTable?showTable=1&table=WD16800-Figure1&image=Vac. You may also place an order over the phone through our customer service organization by calling 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443). If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at the number above or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Date published: 2016-07-11
How do I hook an attachment to the blower?
My blower has, what looks like a vent, where the attachment should go. I cant seem to remove the vent part.
Did you get or can you locate your owners manual for your vac? You might even be able to go on the rigid web site and download the owners manual for your device? This should tell you how to hook up an attachment to your blower. You might even be able to find a YouTube video on it? Who knows their are videos on just about anything these days? My blower attachment locks into the blower port. Mine works like this I push the blower attachment into the blower port and then turn it clockwise until it locks into place which is great because you don't have to worry about it falling off or the blower blowing it off like on my older sears model I have. Hope this helps!
Date published: 2015-02-21