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9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

The RIDGID® 9 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for those who want a traditionally styled, compact vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. This vacuum’s 9 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a work shop or garage. And its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy & secure.

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Features

  • 4.25 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of medium sized messes
  • 9 Gallon Drum provides the capacity to clean-up spills and messes at the job-site or in the work shop
  • Accepts Dust Bags to further reduce mess and cleanup time. Dust Bag Model number VF3503
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360 degree mobility
  • On-Board Accessory Storage for up to 4 items. No more searching and fumbling to find accessories
  • Lower Center of Gravity helps prevent tipping. Compact Design stores more easily
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • 7’ Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose won‘t pull loose during use
  • Top Carry Handle makes transporting the vac to and from jobs easy

Specifications

Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 70
Amps 8.2
Cord Length 10’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF 3503, VF7000
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 14.1 lbs.
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 246.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as expected! Great shop vac, works as expected. The only reason I purchased this brand is due to the lifetime warranty. It works great and the peace of mind that I have to lifetime warranty is exceptional!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Vac SUCKS. (And that's a GOOD thing for a vacuum). I specifically bought this to suck up leaking water from the water meter box in front of my home. It did the job in just minutes. (I should have bought a larger size --- 16 gallon --- but I didn't think there was that much water in the box. Turns out there was about 20 gallons or so. I simply emptied my 9 gallon vac twice and the job got done. Advantage of 9 gallon unit is it's light weight, portable, and stores without using much space. And it sucked up the water really, really quick.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product My RIdgid Shop vac is a great vacuum and pays for itself.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Unlike other vacs I've used, this is easy and work well.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent shop vac This 9 gallon shop vac is very light, durable and just small enough for a medium shop.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE Am remodeling the American Veteran's Post 38. This vac would suck the chrome off a Harley.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate. Attachment holders on wheels are convenient. Strongly encourage obtaining dust collector bag. Rolls freely, strong suction, hose length and attachments that are included are adequate for most jobs. Dust bag is not included but highly recommend getting one. It helps keep the internal filter clear of debris being picked up.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value. So far so good. Haven't got it registered yet. Your online program is confusing. I was disappointed that a car tool wasn't included. Just spent $12 on one.
Date published: 2017-01-05
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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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No louder than any other vacuum. It's got power and moving a lot of air means more noise. It will not deafen you but will not allow a baby to sleep if in the same room. Hope that explains my answer in detail.
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It's pretty quiet compared to the suction power it has. I've used it mainly inside my garage and am satisfied with the noise level.
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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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Can't give you db figures but it is too loud for me. I would not have purchased it if I had been able to try it first.
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For a shop vac it is relatively quiet. I use mine regularly and have no problems with the sound. There is also a muffler available as an accessory.
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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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Moderately loud
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Medium loudness. Definitely not as loud as the 16 gallon it replaced. A little louder than a house vacuum. Hope this helps.
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
9 months ago
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The 9 gallon vacs do not have a drain. The vacs that have a drain on the bottom part of the drum are 12 gallons or larger.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443).

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the hose size is 1 7/8" diameter exactly
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There is no drain plug on this model.
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Ridgid does not sell an adapter for 1 7/8" hose. Their alternative is to buy another hose that is 2".
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