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12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


The RIDGID® Model WD1255ND wet/dry vacuum is a large volume 12-gallon unit that delivers powerful suction. Built for tough messes, this model features an oversized drain for quick water removal. It features the rugged construction and durability that all RIDGID tools are known for.

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  • Powerful 1050W Motor - High performance wet/dry vacuum.
  • Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction of durable material that resists kinks, tears, scratches, and dents.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor
  • Accessory Storage - Storage on the caster feet keep accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • 360º Caster Wheels - Provides increased maneuverability when using the vacuum.
  • Cord-Wrap/Large Handle - Large carry handle provides an area for the storage of the 4.5m power cord.
  • 45 Litre / 12 Gallon Drum - Cleans up large spills & messes at work-sites and busy shops.
  • 64 mm x 2.1 m Dual-Flex® Tug-a-Long® Locking Hose - The ultra-flexible hose locks into your vacuum, so it won’t pull loose during use. The added Dual-Flex to each end of the hose allows it to bend up to 180º without losing airflow. 64 mm opening allows for more suction than smaller hoses.
  • Blowing Capacity - Lock your hose into the blower port to use your vacuum as a leaf blower.
  • Large Drain - Located to lowest point of drum for emptying of water.
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Install or remove your filter quickly, easily and secure without tools or fasteners.
  • Includes - Vacuum, owner's manual, 2 extension wands, 64 mm x 2.1 m Dual-Flex® Tug-a-Long® Locking Hose, utility nozzle, crevice/blowing tool, wet nozzle, dusting brush, muffler/diffuser, and standard filter.


45 Litre / 12 Gallon
1050 Watts
Drain - Yes
4.5 m Power Cord
6.5 Kg.
2-64 mm Extension Wands (72902), Utility Nozzle (72907), Wet Nozzle (72912), Dusting Brush (72887), Car/Blower Nozzle (72937), Muffler/Diffuser (72927)
Standard Filter (72947)
64 mm x 2.1 m Dual-Flex® Locking Hose
Carry Handle w/Cord Wrap, Caster Foot and Lid Accessory Storage
230V IEC Compliant
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I don't have a 12 gallon, I have a 10 gallon, but that wasn't available to select. We had over 9 inches of rain in 5 days after it had been raining off and on for weeks. The ground was saturated and the water started coming in our finished/furnished basement. We had over an inch of water throughout 1500 square feet of combination tile, cement and carpeted areas and it was coming in faster than we could suck it up. The Rigid Wet/Dry vac did a GREAT job of removing the water, not just from the cement & tile areas, but pulling it out of the carpet and padding, too. Still took days to get everything dry, but it would have been MUCH longer without the Rigid Wet/Dry vac.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily assembled, powerful motor to get rid of basement water This wet/dry vac replaces a Shop Vac that burned out after 25 years. So far so good as a wet vac, haven't used it in dry mode yet. Sturdy construction, powerful motor to make quick work of the water that comes in during heavy rains and stable as well so no risk of toppling over. I would recommend this unit.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! I needed a small, but powerful vacuum that I could connect to the table and miter saws in my small shop. This item was the perfect combination of price, size, and features. As always, Ridgid has met/exceeded my needs and expectations.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as good as it looks I was forced to get a shop vac due to a flooding issue we had and boy, did it not dissapoint! Fully funtional and not as loud as I thought. Stainless finish is a bonus
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum The vacuum I'd a great value and of superior quality and performance that is synonymous with the Ridgid name.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I have tile floors. Dust easily wants to hide in corners and closets. This awesome machine is powerful and gets all the dust out of corners and edges. I know my home is much cleaner. It has great attachments. I can easily clean heating and air vents. It was a life saver using it to clean the sliding glass door track. I can reverse my hoses and blow of the patio area in a snap. Great product. It has better suction than any household vacuum I have ever used. Buy one. Many uses. You won’t regret it.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good design First and foremost it’s a good vac. The 10 gallon capacity is more than enough for the average job, and the 5 peak HP provides plenty of suction. The vac also isn’t overly load, and about what most would probably consider normal. The materials used give the sense that it’s build to take some abuse, but are still light enough to keep this portable. The on board storage bins for the power cord, accessories and hoses convenient and large enough so you don’t feel like you’re playing Tetris to make everything fit, it packs up neatly and quickly.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need to include 4 more screws for the hose holder Most people start assembly from the casters up. I put screws on the casters for added security. Consequently, when I got to the hose holder, there were no additional screws. Evidently this is a common issue since the tech did not stutter when he told me that the caster screws were optional and the additional screws could be purchased at any hardware store. The device is fine, but this is a point to be addressed. Tell your “bean counters” that a couple of pennies for the 4 screws is a false saving. Also, this is why you only got a 4 star rating.
Date published: 2018-11-24
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Loose vacuum hose lock? not sturdy?

Is it normal for the hose-lock assembly to move? I've noticed that if you slightly tilt the hose upwards, the hose assembly will also move (please refer to the attached photo). I'm just worried that the lock assembly will be damaged soon enough when it's being pulled while using the vacuum. By the way, this is a newly purchased vacuum.
Hello SERISPVMD, Yes, it is normal for the hose assembly to move but it shouldn't get damaged very easily with proper use following the instructions in the owner's manual. Thanks, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-02-22

Hello Admin :How many Air watts of this model

How many Air watts of this model? -WD1255ND -WD1685ND Thank you so much for your answer.
Asked by: Pipaty
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