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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides Powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • The vacs “tool box shape” design allows easy storing, stacking and transport to and from job sites
  • Self-Contained Storage allows the hose, 20’ power cord and nozzles to be neatly store inside the vac under hinged covers so transporting the vac to and from job sites is hassle free
  • Lightweight allowing for easy portability
  • Large cushion grip handle folds flat into top of vac. Allows the vac to be easily stacked, stored and carried
  • Storage Brackets Keep 2 extension wands stored on board and conveniently accessible
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose locks the expandable 2’ to 7’ hose to the vac so it won’t pull loose during use
  • Long 20’ Power Cord allows cleaning over a wide area and stores neatly in the vac

Specifications

Drum Size (Gallons) 4.5
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 16.5 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain No
Casters No
Includes Vac, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Utility Nozzle, Expandable Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF3500
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  107
Amperage (amps)  9
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD4522 WD45500  4.5 Gallon Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vac  162  18.50  8.40 
1 7/8" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
29848 VT1781  1 7/8" Car Nozzle (VT1481) 
31718 VT1701  1 7/8" Dusting Brush (VT1701) 
31723 VT1702  1 7/8" Crevice Tool (VT1702) 
31728 VT1708  1 7/8" Extension Wand (VT1708) 
31733 VT1709  1 7/8" Utility Nozzle (VT1709) 
31738 VT1710  1 7/8" Wet Nozzle (VT1710) 
40163 VT 1712  1 7/8" Crevice Tool/Dusting Brush (VT1712) 
40168 VT 1714  1 7/8" Floor Brush (VT1714) 
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570) 
31713 VT 1720  1 7/8" x 7' Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit (VT1720) 
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit (VT1755) 
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571) 
Filters and Dustbags
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Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3400 STANDARD HALF HEIGHT PLEATED PAPER FILTER 
VF3500 Qwik Lock™ Fine Dust Filter 
VF3501 Dust Collection Bags (2) 
VF3600 FILTER ASM 4.75 HEPA GREEN 
VF3700 FILTER ASM WET 4.75 
4.5 Gallon ProPack® Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 226.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This vacuum has good power especially for the compact design. I like the compact tool box style design. The suction power is great for the size. The only problems I have with it are the length of the power cord and the power toggle style switch sometimes gets turned off when carrying if you have it in your left hand.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very convenient Sweeper has great suction very convenient to haul in your vehicle. complaint is the two wand holders that go on side of the tank are a poor design
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A1+ Can't beat it! ease of usage. jkdjuaiuaneuia.naiunfifkj.klaiffiao
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, and more importantly, PORTABLE vac is terrific! 4.5 Gallon ProPack® Portable Wet/Dry Vac is easy to use, comes with great accessories, and most importantly, is portable. At 15 pounds, it's lightweight and looks like a small suitcase. When I purchased it, I added a water nozzle and several packs of dry dust bags to complete my set up. I also liked it as I can easily carry it to job sites and because I didn't want nor need a large vac to store away. I love it!
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Toolbox Vac Opening the lids to access the cord and attachments are a real hassle. I feel a better latching method could have used.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good vacuum cleaner plenty of power very durable All in all it's a good vacuum, works well, plenty of vacuum power, would be nice if it has some type of wheel base accessory, it would make moving your vacuum around a lot easier.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good vac for tight spaces - all in one kit. The ProPack vac seemed to be the best for leaving under a small workmate workbench hooked up to the Ridgid profile sander in a small room. I had to buy the adapter/pro hose kit to get the vac attached to the benchtop spindle sander. It would have been nice to have the kit use the 2 1/2" hose ends and tools like the rest of the line above 5 gallon capacity. It's still a bit loud for an interior space. Yes the exhaust vents through slits in the lid but it would be nice if it vented on the side so the exhaust muffler could be attached. It has the internal short dust filter attached and it seems to work fine. I have not tried the collection bag but that is next on the list. I'm using it in a leather shop on a spindle sander and for minor cleanup.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice size to store and transport. Because I was dragged it around, I fitted mine with two small sets of plant wheels held on with bungee cords. It would be nice if it had retractable wheels.
Date published: 2018-06-24
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Can use this vacuum to clean a COLD pallet stove.

I am wondering if I can use this vacuum to clean my pellet stove when the ashes are totally cold. Do I need an additional filter or do they have a specific filter for cleaning ashes?
Asked by: arod
I think it would work well for cold ashes. I would suggest buying the filter bags rather than just using the internal pleated fine dust filter. This vac was originally intended for cleaning up drywall dust and would work well for laser printer toner or ashes I would think.
Answered by: OMGLeatherworks
Date published: 2018-07-04

I would like to know which of your wet/dry vacuums have the Scroll Noise Reduction built in.

I already have two of the large vacuums, but am looking for a smaller portable with the Scroll Noise Reduction built in. It isn't always clear from the website which ones have it, so I would like to know for sure. Thank you
Asked by: brasilbob
These two answers to my original question make no sense. The description of this vacuum above clearly states under "Features" that this model has Scroll Noise Reduction. That is item #7. So, it would appear that this model does have the Scroll Noise Reduction feature. While waiting for an answer, I went ahead and ordered, and received, this vacuum. Based on the amount of noise it makes, or rather doesn't make, I would say that it does indeed have the Scroll Noise Reduction. It is relatively quiet for such a powerful vacuum. As I intend to use it in public places, that is important to me. I am rather disappointed in the inaccuracy of the previous answers, and am glad I didn't wait to make a purchasing decision based on their information.
Answered by: brasilbob
Date published: 2017-09-17

Does this unit accept vacuum bags? If so what model number.

Asked by: bbbbbb
Yes the unit accepts vacuum bags. Rigid VF3501 4 gallon high-efficiency dust bags.
Answered by: ccll
Date published: 2017-09-06

Can it work 4~8 hours a day?

I want it works all day long around 4~8 hours, is it OK about that?
Asked by: Jacky2001
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! It is OK as long as the unit will not be left unattended. 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

Is it possible to order a replacement Superflex hose?

My Superflex hose has cracked and broken, and the replacement hoses are not flexible enough to fit in the tool storage compartment.
Asked by: snsmyth
My unit is new so mine has not cracked. That is a shame the replacement hose does not package into the side since to me that is one of the major advantageous of this unit.
Answered by: TJ54
Date published: 2017-09-06
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