Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew74 Very powerful product!
This wet/dry vac is very powerful and pretty quiet. The 2-1/2" hose is a little harder to maneuver compared to models with the smaller hose but I think the ridgid 2-1/2" hose is much more flexible than most other brands. Also has a lifetime warranty! Overall I think this product is worth every penny.
September 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by NHSJeff Good for LIGHT DUTY use only
We purchased several of these vacs from Home Depot. They seem to last about 6 to 8 weeks and then lose suction. I have exchanged 9 of them so far. It is becoming quite a hassle and the reps at Home Depot are reluctant to exchange them even though I have receipts and the product has a lifetime warranty. We are currently looking at other options. We have a couple of older Rigid vacs that are running fine, but the newer ones continue to fail.
September 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by bluestreak100 cumbersome, accessories expensive
Vac seems well built and powerful on initial use. Realized that you need a 'diffuser/muffler' to minimize the blower side from blowing the dust around. Also needed the 'grip' to help handle the 2 1/2 inch tubes At least make these two components as part of the package. By the time you buy the accessories, diffuser, grip, adapter, rug attachment, you spend almost $55 + tax where the vac was $99.00 on sale for $59.00. Good thing it was on sale.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justfixit Super Vac
Nothing but positives on this shop vac. Has all the features for both wet and dry cleaning needs.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BandasPalettecom Darn Good VAC-Built to Last!!
This having been my 4th Ridgid product. I can say they do a great job in manufacturing their items. This vacuum is a replacement to the other Ridgid 12 gallon vac that just gave out on me. I purchased it at a 2nd hand store and it lasted well over 4 years. Not bad for a 4 dollar purchase and it looking like it had a whole bunch of use before I bought it. After having found out that Ridgid provides lifetime warranty, I was sold to their products.
It's very quite too, which is a plus.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordan This product is the best Vac I have EVER OWNED!
When I was looking to purchase a vacuum I wanted the best quality for the price. The vacuum has it all. I have abused this product many times and it still holds up! The attachments havent cracked or break when being stepped on and I have dropped this vac many times from stairs up around about 4 feet and it has not been broken. SUCTION is excellent,on my job I have to suck up almost anything that is dirty, I've sucked up mud, rocks, dirt and nails and it has not lost suction or resist large jobs! With or without a filter bag duct collection is excellent, the filter does not clog up as easily as I thought it would with fine dust partials. I have bought the 20 foot Ridgid hose and that had add more versatility to my vac. I have told many of my coworkers about this vac and some have actually went to Home Depot and purchased the vac themselves and have been very pleased with their purchase! This vac has stood up to commerical use very well and would be a outstanding homeowner vacuum. I have owned many vacs in the past and they were junk to this. All of the vans I have owned have not lasted more than 8 months! This vac is almost 2 years old and still has new porformance!! Yes I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants the best for their buy at a really affordable price!! I will never buy a different vac ever again and planning buying another one this summer! Good Job Ridgid!
August 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Xtreme Works well
Product needs to come with a longer hose. Other than that works well
August 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnCox This is one powerful SUCKER!
I have been using the old "red and black shop vac" for many years. Recently upgraded several tools around the woodshop and the old vac just wasn't cutting it anymore when hooking the vac up to them. I wasn't familiar with Ridgid brand but seen them at Home Depot and went home and done a little online research and shopping. Decided this one sounded good, big motor, big hose, and nice accessory package included also lots of separate add on accessories. I bought it and unpacked it and was assembled within minutes with no tools. Plugged it in and had the shop clean in no time! This thing is very quiet compared to the old shop vac, power is incredible, I accidentally sucked up a couple of rags and several nuts and bolts. Easily opened and removed the rags and bolts. Has a nice long power cord, and rolls without effort around the shop. I love the hose ends that have swivel ends so your not constantly fighting the hose. Bottom line is this thing is a monster and the best $80 I have spent on tools in the shop in some time, I would and have recommended to friends. Shop no further.
August 8, 2015