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16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart


16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart


This RIDGID® Model 1610RV professional wet dry vac is a 16 gallon stainless steel wet dry vacuum designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, and excellent mobility for pro, contractor and industrial use.

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  • Powerful 6.5 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Stainless Steel Drum Construction - Attractive stainless steel construction provides professional appearance.
  • Sturdy Cart, Push Handle and Large Rear Wheels - These features act together to allow the vac to travel easily up/down stairs and over rough terrain and thresholds.
  • Sound Reduction Technology - Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
  • Accessory Storage Bag - Keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • Cord-Wrap/Large Handle - Large carry handle provides an area for the storage of the 20’ 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 2-1/2"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, 2 extension wands, 2-1/2” x 8’ premium locking pro hose, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, crevice tool, car nozzle, and fine dust filter.


Drum Size (Gallons) 16
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2 in
Shipping Weight 40 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 6.5
Air Volume (CFM)  187
Amperage (amps)  12
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Cord Length (ft.) Air Volume (CFM) Weight (lb.)
50353 1610RV  16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart (1610RV)  20  187  40  Buy Now
2 1/2" Accessoires
Catalog Number Description
LA2503 2 1/2" LOCKING CAR NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2510 2 1/2" LOCKING WET NOZZLE  Buy Now
LA2514 2 1/2" LOCKING 14" FLOOR BRUSH  Buy Now
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9 4/5  4.40  Buy Now
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561)  Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 76.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A well thought out machine In order to get the full use of this vac, you'll need to get all the accessories. And there are quite a few. It makes quick work of cleaning up a dirty shop, car or anything else I've used it on.
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shop vac I wanted a quality shop vac, and this has met my expectations so far.
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Vacuum With Great Attachments I purchased this model vacuum because it is capable of using disposable dust bags. It worked fantastic for cleaning up drywall dust. I have used it as a dust collector on my saws. The stainless steel canister was the other feature that sold me on this vacuum. Not sure if I will ever use the vacuum for wet cleanup, but it is nice to have the option.
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best wet vac! Unfortunately, you need to buy the extra accessories package, which makes it top of the line. In general it’s a great products. But, like most of the other brands, accessories that are in the original package are cheap. At least they offer the accessories package. You definitely need this as you might use it as a portable vacuum and not a shop system vac.
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this shop vac I Was looking for a new shop vac. I like the rigid brand. I found this new one via HD. Brought it home. Great buy. Glad I purchased it.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best for the Price / Good for Big Jobs I bought this vac to clean the floor in my horse barn. I rake up the large pieces of hay and then the vac does everything else.....dried mud, horse dander, fine dust, small bits of hay. I had a Shop Vac before this one and only used it once then gave it away. The Ridgid is so much better than that Shop Vac. I gave it four stars in ease of use because I'd like a longer hose to reach the top of the stairs going to the loft. I can buy that separately I guess. Another reason is that it is unclear if bags are needed or not. I don't use bags but find the filter gets really dusty inside and needs a lot of shaking out. I gave the durability only four stars because I have only owned it for a week - not long enough to mark it on durability.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Purchased this product to assist with a renovation project for my home. Have owned it for about two weeks. So far it has met my expectations.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Higher and narrower takes up less place The previous wet/dry vacuum was purchased over 20 years ago and used extensively with no problems until just recently it died.
Date published: 2019-08-21
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Hose Length

Can I get a longer hose OR hose extension for any of the models?
Asked by: ExtendedHose
Thank you for contacting RIDGID. You may purchase VT2522 its 20” Universal Hose that will fit to your 16 Gallon Vac. Filters, hoses and accessories can be purchased at your local Home Depot store or you can order through our Customer Service organization over the phone 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or on-line at Moreover, parts that are not available on the shelves of Home Depot stores can be special ordered. This should be done directly at the Special Orders Desk of the store with the part number of the item that you need. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDtools
Date published: 2017-09-06

How does this compare to the WD1956

The looks similar, same HP, etc., but this one as described as more a professional model. However the WD1956 is listed as 203 CFM, vs the 187 listed for this, and I would expect the pro model if anything to be rated higher.
Asked by: ericjs
Hello ericjs, All our vacuums are tested with the hoses included and this 1610RV Professional/Industrial vac's supplied premium hose is a little more restrictive than the black hose included in the WD1956 General Purpose wet/dry vac hence the CFM rating. However, the premium hose will allow the user of 1610RV to be more productive because of its added length and ease of use.
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-08-14

Only difference from WD1956

So is the hose and the color the only difference from the WD1956? Or is anything else different?
Asked by: ericjs
Hello ericjs, Another difference is that WD1956 is exclusively sold by Home Depot stores whereas this 1610RV is distributed through the Ridge Tool Company to many distributors throughout the North American countries.
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-08-17

Can I use the diffuser with my wet/dry vac

Rigid 16 Gal wet/dry vac, model #WD19560
Asked by: tango9
Hello tango9, Yes, VT2525 muffler diffuser will fit your vac. You can order online at or at Home Depot stores. Thanks, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-07-18
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