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12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


The RIDGID® Model 1200RV professional wet dry vac is a large volume unit that delivers 5.0 peak HP. It features the rugged construction and durability that all RIDGID tools are known for. For its power and price, this vacuum is a GREAT VALUE!

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  • Powerful 5.0 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction to meet the high demands of worksites.
  • 360º Caster Wheels - Provides increased maneuverability.
  • Oversized Drain - Large drain located at the lowest point of the drum for emptying of water.
  • Accessory Storage - Keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • Cord-Wrap/Large Handle - Large carry handle provides an area for the storage of the 15’ power cord.
  • Blowing Capacity - Blow leaves from walkways or decks and debris from job sites, tools, etc.
  • Professional Locking Hose - The ultra-flexible hose won’t pull loose during use, and is four times more durable than our standard hose. This 1-7/8"x 8' hose has a smooth interior surface to reduce clogging.
  • 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, 1 7/8” x 8’ premium locking pro hose, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, car nozzle, and standard filter.


Drum Size (Gallons) 12
Cord Length 15 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2 in
Shipping Weight 18.28 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
U.L. Listed Yes


Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  144
Amperage (amps)  10
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

2 1/2" Accessories
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) 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570) 
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit  
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9 4/5  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
Model No. 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 223.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from good product with necessary attachments Opened new box and inventoried contents. Bag containing 6 pan head #10 x 3/4" screws required to attach the carry handle & hose storage clips was missing. Ensured the bag was not inside the canister, packaging, etc. Called the 1-800 #. Was very clear that none of the 6 required screws was present. Verified the shipping address, etc Today a package was received from Emerson Tool Company containing ONE, I SAY AGAIN, ONE PAN HEAD #10 X 3/4" SCREW! I realize that I could run to Home Depot, Lowe's or any hardware store and obtain these screws relatively cheap, however, when you pay $85 for a product you expect everything to be in the package. AND, when you follow the instructions for reporting missing parts, making sure the person at the other end understands all the screws are missing AND only one screw arrives, makes you question the quality assurance and support of the product you purchased.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oldie but goodie I actually bought it about 12 years ago but just managed to go online to update my info after a few relocations. Ridgid seems to think it’s a new purchase, so they suggested I might like to review my new vac. It’s not nearly new but I do highly recommend it or it’s current equal. It’s served me well for all sorts of cleanup. I generally use it connected to my table saw or drum sander. It does a great job after I’m done to clean up saw dust on the equipment, benches and machines. I’ve used it for drywall dust and metal grinder dust. It’s handled all sorts of cleanup tasks for over a decade. Last year was first time I need it for wet clean up and it did a great job. Plus I’ve never replaced the filter. I just put it in a plastic bag whack the dust off it with a stick, just hard enough to shake the dust out of the folds without damaging the filter. It’s a great vac. Hopefully the new ones are just as good.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product. I love this Shop Vac....and sucked out 35 gallons of water from a flooded room. My only recommendation is that they should include a wet filter with the product.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Pretty Good Got this Vac to replace a 16 gallon one (differfent Brand). I like the size. Has good suction. Attachments rotate and the hose has little levers on the end to keep the attachment from coming off. Old attachments from other vac brands fit too. I don'tknow about the durability as I've only had the vac for a few weeks. My old one lasted 30 years and would stlll be going it I hadn't sucked up a burning ember from the floor by my shop stove. So far, it fits my needs and I like the smaller size.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good power even when filter full of sheet rock dust Use it first time to clean up new construction site. Filter was easily cleaned of cement dust. performed as hoped for.
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wet/dry nice machine, the tools and hose don't connect to one another very smoothly, my wife cant connect /disconnect them, to tight, other than that its got great suction, would be nice if you got the other tools with it other than having to purchase as a Option
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much power I love my wet vac. It can pick up literally anything and with such great power. I've even used it for extracting water and it worked like a champ!
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power to spare! I'm doing a family room make over project in my basement. I bought the Rigid Wet Dry Vac to help with some standing water in the bulkhead area. Then I used it to pick up old wallpaper all over the floor that was there a while. Some was even stuck to the floor. The Wet Dry Vac performed unbelievably!! picked up every bit of wallpaper (even the stuck to the floor wallpaper) I was dreading scraping and crawling around to pick it all up. Never had to, the vac sucked it all up without effort! very satisfied!!!
Date published: 2018-11-15
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