This newly designed RIDGID® 16 gallon wet/dry vac is a multifunctional powerhouse. Its powerful motor and large drum size allow it to perform extremely well as a conventional vac. In addition, the vacuum’s power head detaches and quickly converts into a 180 peak MPH handheld blower with a locking blowing wand that outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers. The quick-release cord wrap lets you spend less time unwrapping the 20’ cord, and more time on the job. The caddy conveniently keeps your accessories and hose close at hand. It’s like two incredible tools in one.
- Detachable hand held blower provides 180 mph wind for removing debris from walkways, decks, yards, driveways, job sites, tools, etc. Performance meets or exceeds that of dedicated lawn & garden leaf blowers.
- New, dedicated blowing wand positively locks into the blowing port so it won’t blower loose.
- 6.5 peak horsepower motor provides maximum power for the heavy-duty pickup of water & debris in the shop, basement, garage or on the job.
- Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
- Four swivel casters provide 360°, freewheeling maneuverability of the vac when pushed or pulled in any direction.
- 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
- Innovative accessory storage provides space for 7 individual items. No more searching or fumbling to find accessories.1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
- 1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
- 20’ Extra long power cord accommodates wide area cleaning.
- Large built-in drain located at lowest point of drum for emptying of water.
|Drum Size||16 Gallons (US)|
|Replacement Filters||VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000, VF3502|
|Shipping Weight||29 lbs.|
|Catalog Number||Model No.||Description||Weight|
|40128||WD1680EX||16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac w/Detachable Blower (230V)||29||13.10|
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is rated out of 5 by 252.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nadams from Very happy with my purchase I was on the line of buying this product and RIDGID 16 gal. 6.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet Dry Vac. Very happy I bought this vacuum. I also bought the auto detail kit and it is a cleaning dream!!!!! I was very impressed on how well this picks debris up! I had a shop-vac and it didn't even come close to this!. The detach blower comes in very handy for jobs around the house and it is powerful!!! If your on the line as well, get the this product with the bonus gutter cleaning kit. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobstreams from Awesome power! 16 gallon 6.5 HP this vacuum is awesome! My old craftsman wet/dry vacuum was lacking power from the time I unboxed it. I'm glad my washing machine overflowed cause I would have never got this vacuun and seen its versatility for everyday cleaning of my shop. I can't comment on durability yet due to the short time I've owned it. I will tell you this Iove the detachable blower 180mph stronger than my ECHO leaf blower It's a good buy!
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reese from Good but to wide Check the width you need. A taller canister with a narrow base would be a plus for us mobile guys. The blower is an awesome feature.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jett from RIDGID Quality With Warranty I bought the RIDGID vacuum/blower to replace one of another brand that blew its motor. I decided to switch to the RIDGID brand primarily because of the mostly positive reviews I read and the Lifetime Limited Warranty. Thus far I have used it once as a blower and once as a vacuum. It functioned well on both occasions. I am looking forward to many years of service from the unit.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrSoftshoe from Can't go wrong with Ridgid Products Purchased the Ridigid 16 gallon wet/dry vac as a replacement for one from another box store that the motor burnt out during the recent rain storms we had. Assembling the wet/dry vac was easy and quick. The unit worked flawlessly and I'm sure with the Ridigid name on it I'll get many years of use from this unit. The detachable blower is a great feature.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by wirenut from very useful I like the multi use features wet&dry an blower also the bag insert,the lock in features of the air diverter an attachment wand for the blower an the caddy for attachments also the drain plug. buy one unit to do more than one thing, pay a little more but get to do more than one thing. when bag fills up replace it.don't half to clean up the inside of the vacuum or the filter bag takes care of that. you clean with the vacuum cleaner. an not clean vacuum cleaner.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeatherneckSquid from Nice addition to household tools! Used the blower function last fall - nice job in helping with yard clean up. Spring cleaning is now underway and the vacuum feature is doing yeoman work in cleaning out the dusty attic.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdamTheSpartan from Everything I needed I love Ridgid products. They work very well, and come with a lifetime warranty. For the price, it's a very powerful and reliable machine.
Date published: 2017-03-28
starter ... on/off ... switch is not operating properly
hi ... have the wd1665 model of the 16 gallon wet/dry vac. this unit has been great, but now notice that when i switch the unit ON, sometimes I have to giggle it a little to get it to start. Any ideas on how to correct? Do these switches wear out? thanks.
Switches can go bad and wear out. It could be just a loose connection also? I would first spray some alcohol into the switch itself and around the switch housing because sometimes the contacts of the switch get dirty. Let this dry for a minute or two and then try it and see if it works. If not then If the machine is not under warranty you should be able to take it apart by removing some screws and the unit should separate into two pieces. This should also give you access to the switch. From their you can determine if it's a loose connection or a bad switch? Hope this helps?
Date published: 2015-02-21
I HAVE CHANGED THE FILTER, CHECKED THE HOSE FOR DEBRIS, AND THE HOSE INTAKE PORT. MY VACUUM IS STILL WORKING AT ABOUT %50.
I have only had my unit for about a month and used it very little.
Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support. There are a number of reasons your vac may have reduced suction power. We recommend that you check the following: 1 – The most common reason for reduced performance is a clogged filter that is full of debris. Please check the condition of your filter – you may need to either clean or replace your filter. 2 - The drain cap could be loose or missing. You should check the connections. 3 – The hose may have holes or could be clogged – you should check the condition of your hose and clean or replace if necessary. 4 - The float (which is the device inside the filter cage beneath the filter) could be stuck in the upward position. Check the float - it should be moving freely. 5 – The drum is not secure to the power head. You should check to insure that the drum is properly secured to the power head. If the above recommendations do not solve your problem, please contact us and we can attempt to troubleshoot the vacuum with you. Also, if its within 90 days, you may return the vac at Home Depot for an exchange. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Date published: 2016-02-02
can i use my 16 G, blower vac too for blow in fiber insulation?
trying to use the blower feature, but am not sure if this is possible with this model, already bought and extra 8' line, (16' total line), as the area is tight, but improperly insulated. the filter seems as it will deter this and removing the filter i think may clog up the motor. thank you in advance for all responses.
I would advise against what you are trying to do. This blower is not designed to blow things through the device. You could try to build a "fill system" and connect it to the hose itself. I am not sure if it will work, but I would give that a try before blowing insulation through the actual motor unit.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Can you buy the blower attachment by itself.
Thank you for contacting RIDGID. Yes. You may purchase the parts and accessories separately. For a list of available parts and order online, you may visit: http://ridgidparts.com/cgi-bin/etcTable?showTable=1&table=WD16800-Figure1&image=Vac. You may also place an order over the phone through our customer service organization by calling 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443). If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at the number above or you may send your email to [email protected] Regards, RIDGID
Date published: 2016-07-11
How do I hook an attachment to the blower?
My blower has, what looks like a vent, where the attachment should go. I cant seem to remove the vent part.
Did you get or can you locate your owners manual for your vac? You might even be able to go on the rigid web site and download the owners manual for your device? This should tell you how to hook up an attachment to your blower. You might even be able to find a YouTube video on it? Who knows their are videos on just about anything these days? My blower attachment locks into the blower port. Mine works like this I push the blower attachment into the blower port and then turn it clockwise until it locks into place which is great because you don't have to worry about it falling off or the blower blowing it off like on my older sears model I have. Hope this helps!
Date published: 2015-02-21