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.
- 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
|Drum Size||4 Gallons (US)|
|Replacement Filters||VF3500, V3501|
|Accessory Size||1 7/8"|
|Net Weight||12 lbs.|
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated out of 5 by 482.
Rated 4 out of 5 by RonC from Light Weight and easy to get it where you need it. The 4 Gallon 4.5 HP dry and wet Vac is easy to carry and has a long power cord making it easy to use. The hose is long enough but, a little stiff. It has very good suction and is reasonably quiet.The only limitation is the 4 Gal capacity which makes the dry vac bag a little small.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Toddster56 from New WetVac by Rigid Quiet, powerful, Light. Easy to move around. Well designed.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bryce from So far great little vac I really like that only the front wheels are casters. Other vac's with casters on all corners tend to go every direction but the one you want. For a small vac the power is awesome. My kid is already missing a few toys and socks after cleaning up after a project. I would recommend getting a longer hose. I like having the vac outside of a small room and the 7 footer doesn't go far. Zero drywall dust in the exhaust (I am using a bag). Only drawback I found is that the hole in the handle is not big enough for a can of beverage.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cigsi from So far so good Bought this new to clean up water seepage in basement after heavy rains this spring. Easily set-up, it ran flawlessly for the two days that It was used. Rated performance and durability "good" because it's a brand new unit. We will see how it performs over time. Easy to clean the mechanism and body afterwards. Parts store easily with the body of the unit and it is not too big to put away until the next time it gets used.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by 49er from Great little vacuum! Great little vacuum! Took care of all the jobs I had for it.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tdove from Good sturdy strong suction Bought this because of Rigid's reputation and motor strength. Only downside so far is too few included accessories. Works great, like having a big vacuum in a small package.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by MR66 from Little Beast This is a great portable vacuum. It is small yet very powerful. I already had an older full size RIDGID shop vac so was looking for something smaller without sacrificing on power. Please be aware that some of the included accessories were in the box while others were in the vacuum's dust container which made me initially think that I was missing one of the attachments. Please ensure you empty the dust container of its contents before using the vacuum. Highly recommended little beast.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by ds10s from Worth the money for portability and performance Great suction and feels very durable great for any home use. It moves around very easily and several additional accessories to make your vacuuming easy.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Seeing as there is no foam filter with this unit, will it damage the vacuum to remove the filter for vacuuming up liquid?
Absolutely! There must be a foam filter on the unit when vacuuming up liquids to prevent debris from getting in to the impeller.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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
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.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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.
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.
Date published: 2016-06-26
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.
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.
Date published: 2015-03-21
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...
Check your hose for a blockage. I just checked mine and it easily sucks up quarters off the floor.
Date published: 2017-04-08