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14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


This RIDGID® 14 gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, and rugged construction in a more compact design than is offered in our largest cart type vacs. The vacuum’s 14 gallon drum size helps us achieve a more compact overall design but it still provides a big capacity capable of handling large job-site chores. The 6.0 peak HP motor delivers the high performance necessary to handle these chores. Other key features include; a 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust, accessories are stored on-board, casters provide 360° mobility. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, a large drain and you’ve got a wet/dry vac that achieves the demands of Pro’s on the job site or in the shop.

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  • 6.0 Peak HP Motor provides powerful suction to handle tough jobsite clean-up
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Quick Release on-board accessory holder offers storage space for 5 accessories plus the hose
  • 2-Piece Drum provides improved, more rugged construction to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Large Carry Handle allows easy lifting of vac into service vehicle
  • Long 20’ Cord wraps neatly around carry handle
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks


Drum Size 14 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 6.0
Air Watts 256
Voltage 120
CFM 179
Amps 11.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3502, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 26 lbs.
Net Weight 22 lbs.

Support Documents

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
18718 14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac (WD1450)  26  11.80 
  • 72952 - Fine Dust 3-Layer Pleated Paper Filter
  • 72937 - 2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503)
  • 72902 - 2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508
  • 72907 - 2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509
  • 72912 - 2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510
  • 72897 - 2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)
WD1450EX VAC, 14 GAL WET/DRY 230 VOLT  26  11.80 
14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 835.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is well made I put in a bag as I was picking up drywall dust, it has great suction and the noise level is low m8uch quieter than the small unit I replaced I picked up a round brush attachment to clean the dust from the inside of the fan in our powder room and it cleaned it right up. I am very happy with this vacuum
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Solid product should have purchased one sooner but great buy
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stiff Hose Really like the bags which my old unit didn't have and made cleaning it hard. The hose is stiffer then I like and not long enough, but I was able to retain the old hose which is a heavier and longer one.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a good product Bought this vacuum on sale. Excellent product for the price. It has powerful suction with a comfortable amount of noise. Comes with a good selection of tools and storage rack.Minimal amount of assembly. I like the size as it is not too large but still large enough to be practical in a smaller workshop.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is perfect for wait I need it for This is a great easy to use vacuum, I would highly recommend this product
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Being knew this product performs excellent Being new this product performs excellent. I bought this product to replace a older harbor freight vacuum that failed I was on able to get parts for it and I have had good success with a lot of other rigid products so I bought this unit hopefully it will last long and if it does break I’ll be able to get replacement parts or repairs This device literally sucks
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome vacuum Great vacuum. Lots of power. Works well as a wet vac.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability is unknown, but this unit replaces a 16Gal 5hp Ridgid I have used almost daily since 1997 (open motor winding) Unit is much quieter I used the original 5Hp 16Gal Ridgid as a chip, and dust collector for a Shellix wood plane, belt sander, router table and jointer, Unlike the 3Hp Jet dust re-distribution system on my table and cut-off saws, this unit captures particles very well. Pulling through a "Dust Deputy" so only the finest dust gets through to the tank filter; Effective, but, unfortunately a proprietary push on and not compatible with the filters left in my stock for the original Ridgid. More air volume and much quieter, without the typical universal motor scream. No output directional nozzle, but I saved the old unit and it works well. The attachment collar is very congested with all provided bits, but nothing has fallen off, when moving or using. I thought the clip-on input hose would be another solution in search of a problem, but, unlike the original unit perpetual hose fallout, this one has proven bump-off, pull-off free. All-in-all, a significant improvement over the 20th century iteration. Only negative issue is that one of the clips holding the motor housing to the tank has been balky to close. Some silicone lube has reduced but not cured closure effort. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends or family.
Date published: 2018-03-07
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What is the package model number for this vac?

Non of the numbers on the "outer box" are valid when input.
Asked by: Peter
Answered by: jackoftrade
Date published: 2017-09-06

can i wet vac with paper filter

Asked by: jerryrusty
It is not recommended. Depending on your use you can remove the pleated paper filter or purchase a sponge type filter that will replace the pleated paper filter.
Answered by: ccll
Date published: 2017-09-06

What are the decibel levels for the WD1450 and the WD1851

Asked by: mkaibel
Answered by: Gerob
Date published: 2017-09-06


Will the WD1450 accept standard non locking hoses as well?
Asked by: dresnik
I had an extra hose from my last vac and it fit, but I believe I had to use the 3 piece adapter kit.
Answered by: 3alarm
Date published: 2017-09-06

Is the airflow (CFM) of the vacuums measured at the end of the hose or at the opening on the canister?

Asked by: ShopDoc
My guess would be at the hose but either way these are great vacuums!
Answered by: MrRunyon
Date published: 2018-02-25
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