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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 68
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.

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD0970 WD09701  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60 
1 7/8" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
29848 VT1781  1 7/8" Car Nozzle (VT1781) 
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  
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571) 
Filters and Dustbags
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3503   RIDGID 5-9 GALLON DUST BAG 
VF4000 VF4000  Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter 
VF5000 VF5000  Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter 
VF6000 VF6000  Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green 
VF7000 VF7000  Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID 
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 425.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trim Carpenter tested and approved I'm a trim carpenter from Orlando. I needed a shop vac to clean saw dust and sand left over at the end of the day. This shop vac is powerful and easy to use. I would definitely recommend this to anyone doing construction like I am who needs a dependable shop vac
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to put together, except handle screws were missing. The product has improved over time. I have had multiple Ridgid vacuums. The only problem with this one is that the handle installation screws were missing.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 9 gal shop vac. Was given this as a replacement for my 8 gal shop vac that died after years and years of use. Have used it twice and it really does a nice job, plenty of power.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great performance for the price. Bought this vac for a car project I'm working on. Lots of rust and debris to be picked up prior to painting. Worked perfectly for the job ! will find many uses around garage and home.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied I purchased the 6gal unit but realized it wasn't big enough for my use. The 9gal is perfect. The large hose, basin design and motor size all make the unit very powerful. I would like to see more accessories included with the pkg tho.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so far so good recently purchased the vacuum. so far so good. I guess the only question I have is why does the vacuum NOT come with a vacuum bag as part of the initial purchase? You have to spend an added 15.00 for bags.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My RIGID.,..,get yours.... my new shop vac has better suction than those priced higher. i love it i the house and garage... awesome! thank you
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as versatile as I thought, might be returning it. Mfg failed to include a brush attachment which I find just as useful as the floor attachment, adding additional item cost Also, no 1 7/8 to 2 1/2" hose adapters available. My previous (6 gal Shop) vac had a 2 1/2" Hose opening which provided more options.
Date published: 2019-03-30
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how loud is this vacume

Asked by: DeeDee
Moderately loud
Answered by: DrRoger
Date published: 2017-09-06

drianage plug size ?

what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
Asked by: Bran
the hose size is 1 7/8" diameter exactly
Answered by: DIYmikey
Date published: 2019-03-18

Where can I get an adapter that fits the 1 7/8" hose? I want to attach the unit to an outlet port from a tool.

Ridgid does not sell an adapter for 1 7/8" hose. Their alternative is to buy another hose that is 2".
Asked by: DismalDave
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