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16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower


16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower


This RIDGID® 16 gallon wet/dry vacuum with detachable blower delivers the powerful suction and powerful blower in one tool. The large capacity, rugged construction, and excellent mobility are ideal for pro, contractor and industrial use.

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  • Detachable Blower - The high performance vacuum has an integrated detachable blower for maximum versatility.
  • Top of the line 6.5 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet/dry vacuum provides optimum power.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • 360º Caster Wheels - Provides increased maneuverability.
  • Accessory Storage Caddy - Keeps accessories organized and close at hand for easy access.
  • Quick Release Cord-Wrap - The cord-wrap not only stores the 20’ power cord, but the tab rotates to quickly release the cord
  • 2-Piece Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction to meet the higher demands found at work sites.
  • 16 Gallon Drum - Cleans up large spills & messes at work-sites and busy shops.
  • Sound Reduction Technology - Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
  • 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.
  • Large Drain - Located to lowest point of drum for emptying of water.
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Makes installing or removing 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, locking blowing wand, utility nozzle, wet nozzle, car nozzle, and standard filter.


Accessory Diameter 1-7/8”
Amperage 12A
Built-In Accessory Storage  Yes
Built-In Drain  Yes
Casters  Yes
Filter Type  Cartridge
Peak Power  6.5HP

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Cord Length (ft.) Air Volume (CFM) Weight (lb.)
50343 1620RV  16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower (1620RV)  20  172  24 7/10 
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Where can I find the Power Switch?

My unit got warm and the switch got HOT and part melted. I need to replace the power switch. Where can I find one?
Asked by: Carroll
Sounds like a quality workmanship issue and as long as you registered the item you shouldnt have any issue getting it repaired or replaced by Ridgid.
Answered by: Jacobius
Date published: 2015-09-19
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