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16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

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16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower

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The RIDGID 16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vacuum has a powerful 6.5 Peak Horsepower. The detachable, emission-free blower offers 2 tools in 1 with a powerful Polypropylene drum construction. The rugged construction is built to meet the high demands of your worksites.

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Features

  • MAX Accessory Storage - 7 accessory options to keep 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.
  • Locking accessories - Accessories lock together from your hose to your wand, to your floor tool, so nothing falls off when in use.
  • Dual-Flex® locking hose - Dual-flex hose feature gives 180° mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing
  • Accepts high-efficiency dust bags that keep the inside of the drum clean (size A - VF3502 dust collection bags sold separately)

Specifications

Drum Size (Gallons) 16
Cord Length 20 ft.
CFM 161
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Net Weight 24.5 lb
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Wet Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Blower Wand, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
UL Listed Yes
Peak HP 6.5
Amperage (amps) 12
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description
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
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) 
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 Model No. Description
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 Wet Application Foam Filter  Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID 
16 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of extras Recently purchased this vac to replace a craftsman that was comparable to this model after a house fire. This is a much better unit... more power, attachments can be purchased in store Insteon mail order and is easier to use as a blower. The cord is much longer and am impressed with the compatibility of other non Ridgid branded parts. Filters are easy to change and readily actin store. Have used it to blow off the driveway and rain gutters and it moves a lot of air. Was about the same price but has more power than the shop vacuums we have at work.
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power, great length of power cord, great connection points on attachments for solid connections This units has the power to pick up the smallest items to pick up heavy it’s and keep on going. I love this item. I thought about a metal unit but this one in very sturdy and will hold up to daily use.
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Ridgid vacuum I've ever had I've used many different models of Ridgid vacuums. The placement of the switch is the more convenient than past models. The removable motor to use as a blower is very handy. I highly recommend this over any other vacuum.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet vac I have only had this for a short while. It is much quieter than my old craftsman vac and I am still able to use those hoses with this vac. seems to work well enough.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One bad-a s s shop vac I think this has to be the best home shop vac you can buy. Everything is in the box as expected, Filter, casters, hoses, etc. Install the casters first before attaching them to the cannister. Use the floor and press them in, they go in kind of hard but you know they are in there for good. After I had them all attached to the cannister, I put screws in the predrilled holes just for a bit more solidity. Screws are not included so you'll have to dig some up. I'm not sure you even have to use screws anyways because they stay on by themselves. this unit has so much suction power, you'll want to make sure it doesn't suck up the smaller tools you have lying around while you are using it. I tend to use ear plugs too while in use because it's powerful motor over prolonged use may make your ears ring later. This is easy to clean as well. I always take the blower part off and its easier to carry to the trash can. The filter sort of pops off with a bit of pulling but there's no worry about a nut being lost in taking the filter off. Plenty of hose length and extensions don't decrease the suction power. I use this for sawdust, water, ashes from my wood stove, my dogs hair and anything else that I don't want around on the floor. Its kinda like a soldier in the field. I don't baby it. It just performs.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not getting better I had a Ridgid 16 gallon with detachable blower. It died recently but it wasn’t registered with ridgid so it’s not warranted. This new one, 14 years newer does not have the same feeling of quality nor does it perform like the other one. I looked at several brands but the LSA is what made me choose ridgid. I guess nothing gets better as the years go by
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Suction, Great Blower and plenty of attachments. I had my last Ridgid wet/dry vac for 15-20 years and was very reliable. My new one is great with one exception. I wanted to add an exhaust diffuser, however it interferes with storing my hose. Not a big deal but it's the only complaint I could think of....
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it It is well worth the money I would buy another one
Date published: 2019-01-30
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