Model WD0970

The RIDGID® 9 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for those who want a traditionally styled, compact vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. This vacuum’s 9 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a work shop or garage. And its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy & secure.

Features

  • 4.25 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of medium sized messes
  • 9 Gallon Drum provides the capacity to clean-up spills and messes at the job-site or in the work shop
  • Accepts Dust Bags to further reduce mess and cleanup time. Dust Bag Model number VF3503
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360 degree mobility
  • On-Board Accessory Storage for up to 4 items. No more searching and fumbling to find accessories
  • Lower Center of Gravity helps prevent tipping. Compact Design stores more easily
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • 7’ Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose won‘t pull loose during use
  • Top Carry Handle makes transporting the vac to and from jobs easy

Specifications

Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 70
Amps 8.2
Cord Length 10’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF 3503, VF7000
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 14.1 lbs.

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
41588 WD0970  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60 
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 200 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The wet-vac is easy to work with and handle Have used or over used wet-vac's for years, they stand uo to abuse and continue to provide service like its brand new. Only have to replace them when we've done some thing dumb, like leave outside the garage behind the family car and someone drives into it. It survived the first time, my son had to replace it whebn he did it twice. Even though it was hit by a moving vehicle twice it still tried to run. We replaced it with a new Ridgid. May 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by disapointed ALL MODELS should have the SAME SIZE hose because I couldn't find the hose size mentioned ANYWHERE in the manual, which made it harder to find the correct accessories. It did not like having to buy an adapter to make sure the hose and/or accessories will fit. Also it is awkward to hold while using it overhead. The hose is way too short, which means I have to buy the extension hose. I shouldn't have to buy extra accessories in order to have the standard features INCLUDED as part of regular vaccuums such as the crevice tool. It seems like you designed all your vaccuums with the intention of forcing customers to purchase the accessories, which are NOT INTERCHANGABLE even between your own models. May 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great suction power for the price We purchased this item after using one from out in the shop. It has great suction power. The accessory tools allows to clean in those hard to get to places. May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great warranty! Great quality and best warranty around. I have never bought a bad Ridgid product. May 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ease of use very easy to move around--nice and compact--extensions useful May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Price vs Performance During our last renovation, our contractor was using this Vac and I've been looking at it. Loved this item and I went to HD to purchase when item was on sale. Anyway, love this Vac so far. May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to put together small for moving around looks ok vac looks just fine . I do not know why the lid is not a tight fit somewhat loose when connected to the drum of the vbac . Did not get to use it yet hope all is ok. thank youi May 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ridgid 9 gal wet-dry vac Have had this unit less than a week. The unit has 4 hp. Would like to see at least 5 hp. The floor attachment holds the suction up off the floor by about 2 inches, and this prevents picking up many items. More hp would probably fix that, or maybe a different floor tool design. The utility tool that comes with the vac is useless to me. Also, the cord is way too short. There's a 20 ft "accessory" cord available, which I'm sure Ridgid wants to sell. And there's no place to store the tiny cord on the vac, like maybe a couple of protrusions to wrap it around. The hoses are very stiff, and somewhat hard to use and to attach together. Maybe with time, things will loosen up. Need an adapter that converts 1 7/8 to 1 1/2. I want to attach this vac to my table saw, but I'm not able to find an adapter I can use, yet. I'm using the unit sans bag, with just the filter it comes with. It seems to work pretty well, but I don't know how long until I have to clean or replace the filter. I'm currently scraping paint and caulk off an external door to the garage, and the vac picks up the residue no problem, including a few pieces of gravel. Had to order a couple of common attachments, so I'm just using the hose without any. The unit came with a wet floor attachment, which may prove useful in the future. Otherwise, there are no useful tools to go with the hose. I see the Ridgid marketing strategy, but don't much like it. This should come with at least a crevice tool and/or a brush tool. It would be worth a few extra bucks to me to have an immediately useful tool come with the unit. I like the design. It rolls around well, and is easy to lift and carry around. It's a bit loud, but it looks there is a "muffler" you can buy to fix on the exhaust if that bothers you. The exhaust is fairly robust, and you can hook up the host to it to use as a blower. I bought this unit because as I was looking at it in the store, two separate people stopped and told me how much they liked their Ridgid vacs, and that the motors in the Ridgid were rugged. I'll see how that works out. So far, I'm good with the performance. May 5, 2016
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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It's pretty quiet compared to the suction power it has. I've used it mainly inside my garage and am satisfied with the noise level.
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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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Can't give you db figures but it is too loud for me. I would not have purchased it if I had been able to try it first.
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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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For a shop vac it is relatively quiet. I use mine regularly and have no problems with the sound. There is also a muffler available as an accessory.
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drianage plug size ?

what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
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There is no drain plug on this model.
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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
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Answer: 
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The 9 gallon vacs do not have a drain. The vacs that have a drain on the bottom part of the drum are 12 gallons or larger.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443).

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