Model 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.


  • 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


Drum Size 12 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Air Watts 227
Voltage 120
CFM 176
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.

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
40103 WD1270  12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  227  22.5  10.2 

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lots of power This Vac has good suction. Works well. I did have a plastic part of the wheel caster brake off in the first two weeks I had it, I was just rolling it across the concrete floor. One of these days I will get it ordered.I still recommend it. March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Works flawlessly, I love all my rigid products. Typing this because they say my review was too short. Great products, poor website. March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good....but stupid design flaw Overall I like this vacuum, but stupidly it is designed where the vacuum hose is on the same side as the exhaust port. That means that a) you are either blowing vacuumed air right in your face and/or b) the exhaust blows away what you are trying to vacuum up. I had to make a 90 degree pipe turn to avoid this. Come on guys !!! this is dumb !!! November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 POWERFUL! This blows shop-vacs away in the suction department, This vac has plenty of power and a good selection of attachments avaliable, I plan on buying the water pump and a few other nozzles. October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect tool for the DIY'er I was skeptical about ridged, I have always been a Dewalt man, however I was total surprised on the value of this product. The price was right, great optional tools (many included), durable design, and great suction. I have used this attached to miter saws, table saws, drywall clean up, and liquid clean up. Add that to the unbeatable service guarantee and you have a perfect tool for the do it your self or handyman. October 18, 2013
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support.

We are happy to inform you that your WD1270 is capable of carrying a filter bag. Please use the VF3502 filter bag.

We hope this information helps. 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

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