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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

The RIDGID® Portable wet/dry vac is designed to deliver powerful performance in a compact size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. Large rear wheels and front casters provide great mobility and the accessory storage caddy keeps nozzles and wands close at hand. The vacuum’s 5.0 peak horsepower motor, 20-foot power cord, blowing capability, locking hose, quiet operation and 3-layer fine dust filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP motor provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • Lightweight vac is extremely portable
  • Large carry handle is designed for convenient portability
  • Large rear wheels & casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds, and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use
  • 1-7/8" diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Long 20' power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when it’s not in use
  • Blowing capability allows the vac to convert to a powerful, portable blower when the hose is inserted into the exhaust port
  • 3-layer fine dust filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust

Specifications

Drum Size (Gallons) 4
Cord Length 20 ft.
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 12 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain No
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Car Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF3500
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  110
Amperage (amps)  9
Voltage 120

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
WD4070EX   VAC, WD4070EX 4 GALLON  17.0  7.7  20 
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 777.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum Used this vacuum to clean my vehicle that was in much need of a clean. Sucked everything up with no problem. It even sucked up all the long dog fur that was stuck in the carpet; just took a little patience to work the fur out. Overall this vacuum has great power for a compact shop vac, plus the storage is a great feature too. All the accessories pack away nicely with the vacuum for tidy storage.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has good power. Its lightweight. Nice size The little vacuum has good power and it made clean up easy. I have only used the blower for sawdust. It would get 5 stars but for the hose attachment keeps coming off repeatedly while blowing. It has a cheap plastic hook to attach at the hole and it just won't stay on. i will likely have to duct tape it to stay. So it made working with it harder because i had to bend down often to put the hose back on. Seems to be a design flaw. But you almost had it right, because I like it.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! Love the Life-Time-Warranty and it was cheaper than the other name brands that have a one year warranty
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap hoses I switched from a shop vac. The rigid has great power and I like the ease of the handle. The hose itself is garbage, bending and kinking easily, with the securement tabs difficult to connect and coming apart easily. I will try it a bit more, but might return and go back to shop vac.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't had it long, but it works great for a small shop vac The power is much better than the bigger shop vac we're replacing it with. Don't really have a need for higher wet capacity than this one so it's extra nice to no longer have to find a storage place in the garage for the bigger one and its accessories. Plus, can now easily move this new one inside for easy use when doing light construction. Much, much better than the other one.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little vac... I use this in my home and garage. It's portable and has great suction. I have 2 of them.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 gallon wet/dry vac Nice compact wet/vac for the price, performance is very good but just wish it had the bigger 6hp or 6.5hp motor This was a toss up whether buying this or the shop vac with 6.5 hp I purchased this unit because of the warranty.. Also wish Home Depot would carry more accessories for this!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, has great suction!! I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of suction this lightweight wet vacuum has. I highly recommend this vacuum.
Date published: 2018-07-31
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Did I get a dud?

I have had this unit for a very short time with light use......partly because I cant get to suck anything. I purchased to suck up water from when my washer leaked and it picked up nothing.....also when trying to suck up dry materials. it wouldn't even pick up a penny off the floor...Am I doing something wrong? When I remove the hose the suction is very strong...but when the hose is attached the suction is very poor...
Asked by: JenniferCordova
Sounds like you've got something blocking the hose. If you attach the hose and the motor changes to a higher pitched sound you've got a blocked hose.
Answered by: Robnmo
Date published: 2018-01-29

Seeing as there is no foam filter with this unit, will it damage the vacuum to remove the filter for vacuuming up liquid?

Asked by: Timj
Absolutely! There must be a foam filter on the unit when vacuuming up liquids to prevent debris from getting in to the impeller.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

replacement / different filters

it seems like all the filters you sell are for the larger vacs, are there any filters available to purchase for this vacuum if we need to replace the stock one or want a different filter? thanks
Asked by: seracg
Go to your local Home Depot or if you prefer you can order on-line from HomeDepot.com have the product shipped to your local store for FREE.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

How often do I need to change the filter?

I have been cleaning out the ducs in my house and the one I got with the machine today already looks very dirty.
Asked by: bama97202
not sure, I use the bags for dry pick up only and the filter stays clean. You can feel the bag to see if getting full. For filter, suggest once a year if you use it to clean air ducts only...doesn't sound like you use it a lot. filters can last a long time and look like they are very dirty. You can take the filter off and tap it inside a garbage bag and run fingers over the filter to get some dirt, dust cobwebs off.
Answered by: Daddio
Date published: 2017-09-06

How do you clean the power head

and after removing the filler I noticed that a good amount of dust collects around the filler . I believe this happens when a bag is not used. In which I plan to do. I'm new to the product this will be my first time using it, being so Ied like to clean it thoroughly, for I'll be using inside my house.
Asked by: Donarp
Unless you are using it as a wet vac make sure to use a clean filter that is properly installed, (it's simple), and if need be wipe down the motor housing with a damp, not wet, cloth with the unit unplugged.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06
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