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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

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
WD1270EX VAC, WD1270EX  227  22.5  10.2 
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 591.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shop-vac for the money! Great shop-vac for the money! Easy to assemble and use. More than adequate power! I would definitely recommend buying this shop-vac to anyone!
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've always trusted Ridgid products. Reliable product ... I've purchased this in the past.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This is a great work vacuum! I have an old red/black vacuum and it never had the vacuum power to match this 12 gal Rigid - and it was a larger capacity model. Works perfectly with my new Rigid miter saw and to clean up around the garage and shop. Would like to see the accessory bags fit the interior hose a little better. I had a bag separate from the hose and blow material between the bag and container. accessory hose fittings are a nice design and hold their connection securely.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job well I upgraded from my smaller, decade old Ridgid. This has many new ergonomic touches and of course more H.P., so all is good.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The wet/dry vac is excellent RIGID is an excellent product. We always buy RIDGID products for our company.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size for around the home jobs. This is a perfect size for all my jobs around the house. From cleaning up debris in the garage to sucking up construction debris.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Using this product to vacuum the walls and vault ceiling as I get my house ready to put on market. I also used it to clean the inside of my vehicle. Using this product to vacuum the walls and vault ceiling as I get my house ready to put on market. I also used it to clean the inside of my vehicle. Great product!
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This a product Stands True to its job Had a flooded basement and needed to vacuum some of the water up this was perfect to buy and I will be using again! Very easy and I’m glad it has a car nozzle. Will be using this for many many projects. You will need to buy separate filters for different project don’t think you can just use the one it comes with. Saw dust and fine dust has a fine dust filter. As well as wet. So pay attention! Good product and love the backing of the lifetime warranty no product can beat this!
Date published: 2018-04-15
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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: 2018-03-02

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: 2017-09-06

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: 2017-09-06

What is the Constant Runtime rating on this unit ?

I am wanting to use this at a Dust collection for my Xcarve CNC and want to know if I can run it for 3-4 hours at a time without doing damage to the motor.
Asked by: Sigmund
It should run just fine for that that long. We use these shop vacs at my work and have run them for full 8 hour shifts.
Answered by: Superman7831
Date published: 2018-01-20

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: 2018-03-02
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