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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 (Gallons) 12
Cord Length 15 ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2"
Net Weight 16.5 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Wet Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  145
Amperage (amps)  10
Voltage 120

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 
2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501) 
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508 
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509 
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510 
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514 
72932 VT 2502  2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502 
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503) 
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570) 
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit (VT1755) 
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40 
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561) 
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571) 
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520) 
12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 663.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performs good Does its job, the wheels aren't good one broke off
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from need little more power Very Good machine and easy to handle and cleanup. So far I have no complaints.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent suction power and extremely mobile and versatile Just picked one of the rigid vacs up and am already extremely impressed by the suction power it has. I use mine primarily for woodworking clean up and it has done and excellent job keeping my shop clean. I also love how mobile it is, the casters are excellent and it sure slides around easily from saw to saw. Definitely well worth it!
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the new Machine We love this new Machine especially the new features of cord and hose placements and having all the cleanup tools right on board for easy availability Keep up making a great product
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features that helps us clean many more messes then our regular house vacuum can. Easy to move around and use inside and outside our home.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing power and capacity to pull water We bought this to use for vacuuming out the bottom of our goldfish pond. You cannot imagine the amount of sludge this picked up quickly. It has amazing power! Excellent for cars too! Get the water filter as it comes separately. I do like how easy it is to change filters but you will need to read the instructions.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Connections Great power. However the pieces do not fit together well and keep falling apart.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product All I can say is wow. This this is a sucking monster. Works better than any shopvac I've ever had.
Date published: 2018-11-03
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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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