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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

The RIDGID® Portable wet/dry vac is designed to deliver powerful performance in a compact size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. Large rear wheels and front casters provide great mobility and the accessory storage caddy keeps nozzles and wands close at hand. The vacuum’s 5.0 peak horsepower motor, 20-foot power cord, blowing capability, locking hose, quiet operation and 3-layer fine dust filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP motor provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • Lightweight vac is extremely portable
  • Large carry handle is designed for convenient portability
  • Large rear wheels & casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds, and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use
  • 1-7/8" diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Long 20' power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when it’s not in use
  • Blowing capability allows the vac to convert to a powerful, portable blower when the hose is inserted into the exhaust port
  • 3-layer fine dust filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust

Specifications

Drum Size (Gallons) 4
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 12 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain No
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Car Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF3500
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  110
Amperage (amps)  9
Voltage 120

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
WD4070EX   VAC, WD4070EX 4 GALLON  17.0  7.7  20 
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 799.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent suction power, long power cord, lightweight, but rigid hose. I would have given this product 5 stars, but I have one complaint. The hose is rigid and hard to maneuver on stairways. I am hoping it loosens up with use and doesn't crack. Wish there was a better quality, more flexible hose on this shop vac.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good portability Works great , lightly, perfect little wet/dry vacuum
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small but powerful Lots of power and very easy to move around the shop. I think it should have come with a brush attachment and a diffuser I haven't owned it long enough to comment on durability I rated it in order to complete the review. This is my second Ridgid vac. If my new one is as durable as my first, it deserves 5 stars.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the hose is stiff The hose is stiff and you store it on top and it is cumbersome and makes it difficult to store in the garage. Otherwise the vacuum is surprisingly powerful.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design Just bought the 4 gal and it does everything I wanted it to. Compact and flexible enough to use in my small workshop. Quieter than others I've used, it's powerful enough to clean up quickly and suck down a vinyl glove by mistake. (Also easy to remove before clogging the filter.) Can't speak to durability after only a week, but it looks well-built and should last with proper care.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use, Does the job for me. Haven't tried the wet component yet. Love the long power cord & non-tip design. Easy to use, Does the job for me. Haven't tried the wet component yet. Love the long power cord & non-tip design. Easy to carry. Easy to take along in the car. Would like to have seen the general brush pick-up tool included in the initial package.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional product to use to your preference! As a Wet/Dry vacuum its easy to use and durable. You get your money's worth! Excellent for construction and Reno use. Durable and dependable.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good vacuum. The only thing negative about this vacuum is the oval shape. When using the bag, everything bunches at the inlet of the vacuum/bag. You have to open the lid, remove the bag and shake it to move contents to the end of the bag.
Date published: 2018-08-30
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Did I get a dud?

I have had this unit for a very short time with light use......partly because I cant get to suck anything. I purchased to suck up water from when my washer leaked and it picked up nothing.....also when trying to suck up dry materials. it wouldn't even pick up a penny off the floor...Am I doing something wrong? When I remove the hose the suction is very strong...but when the hose is attached the suction is very poor...
Asked by: JenniferCordova
Sounds like you've got something blocking the hose. If you attach the hose and the motor changes to a higher pitched sound you've got a blocked hose.
Answered by: Robnmo
Date published: 2018-01-29

Seeing as there is no foam filter with this unit, will it damage the vacuum to remove the filter for vacuuming up liquid?

Asked by: Timj
Absolutely! There must be a foam filter on the unit when vacuuming up liquids to prevent debris from getting in to the impeller.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

replacement / different filters

it seems like all the filters you sell are for the larger vacs, are there any filters available to purchase for this vacuum if we need to replace the stock one or want a different filter? thanks
Asked by: seracg
Go to your local Home Depot or if you prefer you can order on-line from HomeDepot.com have the product shipped to your local store for FREE.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

How often do I need to change the filter?

I have been cleaning out the ducs in my house and the one I got with the machine today already looks very dirty.
Asked by: bama97202
not sure, I use the bags for dry pick up only and the filter stays clean. You can feel the bag to see if getting full. For filter, suggest once a year if you use it to clean air ducts only...doesn't sound like you use it a lot. filters can last a long time and look like they are very dirty. You can take the filter off and tap it inside a garbage bag and run fingers over the filter to get some dirt, dust cobwebs off.
Answered by: Daddio
Date published: 2017-09-06

How do you clean the power head

and after removing the filler I noticed that a good amount of dust collects around the filler . I believe this happens when a bag is not used. In which I plan to do. I'm new to the product this will be my first time using it, being so Ied like to clean it thoroughly, for I'll be using inside my house.
Asked by: Donarp
Unless you are using it as a wet vac make sure to use a clean filter that is properly installed, (it's simple), and if need be wipe down the motor housing with a damp, not wet, cloth with the unit unplugged.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06
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