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12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1270

This newly designed RIDGID® 12 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for Pro’s and DIY’ers who want a traditionally styled, medium sized vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. Its 5.0 peak HP motor delivers the suction power necessary to handle tough clean-up chores. This vacuum’s 12 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck, in the shop, or in the garage. However, it still offers the capacity to handle large messes.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP Motor provides the powerful suction needed for efficient clean up of tough messes
  • 12 Gallon drum provides capacity for clean-up of large spills & messes at job-sites and busy shops
  • With the vacuum inlet in the drum, this vac will accept dust collection bags making dry cleanup even easier
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Accessory storage space built into the caster feet and hose storage on the lid allows quick access to all the provided attachments
  • Medium size of vac requires a smaller storage space to store or transport this vac
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Long 15’ Power Cord allows quick cleaning over a large area
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks
  • Large Built-In Drain located to lowest point of drum for emptying of water

Specifications

Drum Size 12 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 227
Voltage 120
CFM 145
Amps 10.0
Cord Length 15’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF3502, VF7000
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lbs.

Support Documents

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 469.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good choice for the price At this price it would be hard to find a better vac this size. It could be quieter but it's not bad for a shop tool. Could have better vac power but it's plenty adequate for most needs. All told I am happy with it and would recommend it for this price range.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm happy with this Wet/Dry Vac This vac is easy to use; it has a drain feature which I love because you do not have to dump the water out of it. Much easier to use than the old versions of other brand wet vac's.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great This product works great. It does exactly what I expected it to do. Has great suction power. Very easy to add attachments and store attachments inside canister.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good... I have only used the vac one time on my vehicle, so I can't say how it will hold up, but it worked great when I used it. Time will tell. Value seemed good, and the size is right, not too big or small.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great product This is a great product but I don't like the new hose. The new hose has two male ends hard to pack around and the old hose had a male and female end u could make a loop to make easier to carry around
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from powerful-easy 2 use have not used product enough to provide an accurate in depth review but unit great improvement over last vacuum...
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works like a charm It's a little short, therefore awkward to push around, but other than that, it's a great little vacuum. Bonus, it looks like the little robot from the black hole.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product for the price Bought this vac for to replace an older vac that the motor went bad in. This vac was similar in size and cost less than a new motor for the old one. It seems to perform well. This vac includes 2 inch hose and extensions, but no 1-1/4 inch hose or extensions. The wet pick-up filter is not included but is available as an accessory. It does include one filter bag. I haven't had a chance to really give this vac a good run, but it has performed well in the uses that I have done.
Date published: 2017-07-17
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how do I use the wet vac feature on my 12 gallon hp wet/dry vac

I lost my booklet and would like to pick up the last bit of water in the bottom of my hot tub after draining? My vac is not the new version.
Asked by: shopdummy
Take out the bag, put on the squeegee attachment, and have at it. Empty the vac when you are done and let dry before you insert the bag back in.
Answered by: Lydia
Date published: 2016-03-17

Is there supposed to be a rubber gasket or seal between the top and bottom? Mine doesn't have one.

Asked by: chbelt
No, the vac does not come with a gasket or seal between the vacuum head unit and the catch can.
Answered by: EricW
Date published: 2016-03-10

how to switch function from blower to vacuum port

I hooked hose to vacuum port and it worked well. I turned it off I returned later, turned it on and blower port was on,.. with hose in vacuum port. Cant get it to vacuum again.
Asked by: LikeClean
it will always vacuum from the vacuum port and blow from the blower port. it's possible you clogged the hose.
Answered by: turbosix
Date published: 2016-02-26

How do you install VF3502 filter bag on the WD1270 vacuum?

In the previous question about bags for this model, the answer give was to use the VF3502 filter bags. However, the instructions for installing the bag on the 2 rib inlet tube don't match the anatomy of the WD1270, which has an inlet tube that is molded into the body at the bottom so the cardboard collar cannot be attached.
Asked by: haphaz
I noticed a slight variance in the instructions and the actual vacuum also. But not to worry, it still attaches between the two ribs just as the instructions say.
Answered by: Marko
Date published: 2016-06-05

Can it run on 120v @ 50hz?

Asked by: Mwells
IT RUNS ON STANDARD USA 110-120V
Answered by: CACTUSJUMPER
Date published: 2017-05-14
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