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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 (Gallons) 12
Cord Length 15 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Wet Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  145
Amperage (amps)  10
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD1270EX VAC, WD1270EX  227  22.5  10.2 
WD1270 12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac 
2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501) 
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508 
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509 
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510 
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514 
72932 VT 2502  2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502 
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503) 
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570) 
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit (VT1755) 
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40 
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561) 
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571) 
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520) 
Filters and Dustbags
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Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3502 Replacement Filter Bag (2) 
VF4000 Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter 
VF5000 Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter 
VF6000 Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green 
VF7000 Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID 
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 640.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machine but not perfect I used to have the previous version which was a little better, but this is still a good machine. Current model does not have brush attachment and less spots to store nozzles and tubes. Location where the hose connects to the machine is not as beefy as the previous model. Can't beat for the price though.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of power for the buck! I am a huge RIDGID fan, all their products I’ve owned have worked great for me. This has been no exception. I use it in my wood shop and it cleans up very nicely every time without fail. Simple to use which is what a shop vac should be. I recommend this model for anyone who is looking for a good priced product with a lot of power.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The assembly is simple. The product name has an excellent reputation. I had looked at shop vacs that were less expensive but the rewiews weren't good This vac works its heart out. Even my granddaughters were highly excited about how well it performed. The clean up is simple.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Garage/Auto/Shop Vac This is an excellent light-weight wet/dry shop vacuum with a lot of suction power! Much better than other vacuums that are more expensive. All shop vacs are designed the same, so power/reliability/filter cost are the main difference. This works great for everything I’ve used it on, whether that’s a car, a garage, or water. I highly recommend this vac!
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The wet/dry vac you deserve This thing literally sucks! Nothing is left behind. I've vaccumed an entire old barn with it, no sweat (on the vac's part)
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Love how useful and powerful the vac is and now my house vac can retire from doing dirtier work than it should
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from work as expected. Other than the Box was beat too death during shipping. It shocked me that it worked. This Proved to me its durable.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First impression - very solid shop vac! I recently bought this to replace an older craftsman shop vac and am very impressed with the performance and strength of this shop vac. I haven’t had it long enough to judge the long term durability but I’m confident it will hold up well. Great small to midsize shop vac for most uses!
Date published: 2018-08-02
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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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