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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 390.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine Great machine. Glade I bought it. Blower function is great.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not much of a learning curve. Pretty strait forward and easy to figure out. I liked that it was pretty much ready to go out of the box. Seems to be a good solid machine. I've ran about 100 board feet through it and I've had zero issues with it.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far. First one got had to take back due to one of the castor wheels would not snap in place, it was like hole was not hollowed out like other 3 holes. Exchanged at Home Depot for another no issue. 2nd one worked great. Have not got to use it much but good so far.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power Great vac with lots of power. This thing has incredibly strong suction and will pick up darn near anything that will fit in the hose. I used it to clean up sizeable wood chunks, pieces of ceramic tile a few rusty old bolts and they just get sucked up with no problems whatsoever. I also, like the useful attachments and how they are stored on the machine. Great product.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very reliable and has great power to gethe the job done It's more powerful then most vacuums I've used and bought, easy to use store and use. I would not use any other product
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wet vac I only used the vac as a wet vac on water leaks during storms. The vac has met my needs every time.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very satisfied with all of my Ridgid products. It is somewhat early to judge the wet/dry vac but it seems to perform well. I own at least 5 other Ridgid power tools, some of which are now 10 years old, and they all perform very well. I have needed some replacement parts and Ridgid has provided the parts and labor immediately and at no charge since I have their lifetime warranty which has been a very satisfying experience for me.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wheeled canister,long cord,locking hose great suction nice capacity my review is more for customer service.I purchased shop vac aprox. 7 yrs ago and it was great long cord plenty of suction easy to move around but one day it quit working,I was disappointed as it always worked fine,I contacted CS half thinking nothing would be done but that couldn't have been more wrong.Thru e- mails with Trizza and instructed on what to do I was notified shop vac was warranted and would receive replacement. This all took a very short time and days later received NEW shop vac.( very quick and efficiant ) You can tell how good the product is by how well the company handles things. This couldn't have been easier.
Date published: 2017-03-02
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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

Vacuum bags, which ones and how to install?

I've been trying to find the proper vacuum bag and how to attach/install it into this vacuum that I've had for years. Anybody have a solution? I'm heading to the HD this afternoon to see what they say.
Asked by: Javre123
HD has the generic 9 to 15 gallon vac bags that are a bit too long but work anyway. These are the ones I use.
Answered by: SteveinTO
Date published: 2015-01-24
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