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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.

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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 4.6 out of 5 by 624.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from As a long time ridgid vac owner - this unit Has less power than a 9 gal vac I bought many years ago from you guys - and that 9 gal unit was excellent Your Home Depot stores do not carry enough accessories -- everything needs to be ordered and I have to pay shipping -Not sure why the 9 gal was recalled ? But it would be nice to replace the 12 gal with another one -- maybe there is something wrong with this motor ? Please let me know - would like to continue buying ridgid products
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm Awesome vacuum! No issues at all. Best vac I've had to date.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best vacum i have had very durable and easy to use Works great low noise very durable Best vacum i have had very durable and easy to use
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Work Horse At A Ponies Cost...... I Had A Shop Vac That Was Ok Until It Got Wet And It Started To Smoke. I Tried To Take It Back To The Place I Bought It At Down By The "Harbor", If You Know What I Mean, And They Basically Said Sorry. It's Now A Large Bucket For My Tools. With My Rigid I Feel Confident That It Will Be Around For A While. Its A Strong Machine And I Love The Option To Use It As A Blower. With The Lifetime Warranty It Makes My Job As A Handyman A Lot Easier....
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product Love my Dry/Wet Vac. More than meet my needs, anf=d will recommend to friends
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well worth the money Bought to replace an old unit (not Ridgid) that finally gave out. Use it mainly for sanding drywall. Seems to do a good job. Have only used it one one job so far. I always use a bag in the vac to collect the dust. The generic bags at HD don't seem to fit over the inlet pipe going into the tank. They will tear and leak dust. The Ridgid bags do fine. They run like $17.00 for two where the others are maybe $14.00 for three. I think that's a bit pricey, but it beats the heck out of having to clean the filter every 30 minutes......
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great powerful vacuum Received this as a Father's Day gift as a replacement for my older ShopVac. This new machine is definitely a step up to my previous vacuum. The powerful motor provides for excellent suction that cuts down on work time. The 2.5 inch hoses is certainly an advantage in that nothing gets caught in the hose while vacuuming. In my old vacuum, an inordinate amount of time was spent unclogging hoses. I highly recommend this machine.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this product a real step up from our last vac ,love that all the tools are on board easy to handle even for elderly people. wish I would have purchased it a long time ago.
Date published: 2018-06-27
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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: 2018-03-02

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

What is the Constant Runtime rating on this unit ?

I am wanting to use this at a Dust collection for my Xcarve CNC and want to know if I can run it for 3-4 hours at a time without doing damage to the motor.
Asked by: Sigmund
It should run just fine for that that long. We use these shop vacs at my work and have run them for full 8 hour shifts.
Answered by: Superman7831
Date published: 2018-01-20

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: 2018-03-02
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