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12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vac


12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vac


The RIDGID 12 Gal. NXT wet dry vac was built for pros ready to take their projects to the next level. With more power, enhanced durability and an advanced design specifically engineered for the pro user, this high-performance vac is part of the most powerful line of wet dry vacs RIDGID has ever made. At 5.0 peak HP, this vac delivers the power required for tough cleanups. Its redesigned scroll technology gives the RIDGID NXT vac an increase in power, suction and lift.

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  • Powerful 5.0 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction to meet the high demands of worksites.
  • 9 NXT Feature Upgrades - Larger power switch, more secure latches, hose storage and more.
  • Oversized Drain - Large drain located at the lowest point of the drum for emptying of water.
  • Accessory Storage - Keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • Cord-Wrap/Large Handle - Large carry handle provides an area for the storage of the 15’ power cord.
  • Blowing Capacity - Blow leaves from walkways or decks and debris from job sites, tools, etc.
  • Locking Accessories - Accessories lock together from you hose to your wand, to your floor tool, so nothing falls off when in use.
  • Dual-Flex® Locking Hose - Dual-flex hose feature gives 180° mobility at both hose ends and resists collapsing
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Install or remove your filter quickly, easily and secure without tools or fasteners.
  • Includes 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long® Dual-Flex locking hose, 2 locking extension wands, locking utility nozzle, locking wet nozzle, locking car nozzle and a standard filter VF4000
  • Accepts high-efficiency VF3502 dust bags that keep the inside of the drum clean.


Drum Size (Gallons) 12
Cord Length 15 Ft.
Accessory Size 2 1/2" Locking
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vacs, Wet Nozzle, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Standard Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
URL. Listed Yes


Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM) 144
Amperage (amps) 9
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

2 1/2" Accessories
Catalog Number Model No. Description
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501)  Buy Now
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508  Buy Now
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509  Buy Now
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510  Buy Now
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514  Buy Now
72932 VT 2502  2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502  Buy Now
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503)  Buy Now
Catalog Number Model No. Description
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  Buy Now
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561)  Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)  Buy Now
Filters and Dust Bags
Model No. Description
VF3502  Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
VF4000  Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
VF5000  Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF7000  Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
12 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP NXT Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The hose diameter is great , does not get clogged easily. Rolls easily and has great suction It’s a great overall vac. Good suction , durable and easy to use. I like that the on/off button is big and hard to miss. The cord wrap on top of the vac is also a nice feature. The size is more than adequate for light to moderate jobs . The accessories fits nicely on the wheels hubs , they however gets in the way when wrapping the hose. Overall a solid vac just a bit bulky in my opinion
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This things a beast I bought this to replace a 10 gallon shop vac which stopped turning on after only five years of not heavy use. This vac is substantially more powerful and the thicker hose is easier to hold and use. The cord is plenty long, which is a nice touch as I always needed an extension cord on my shop vac. Overall this vac is a beast and i’m very happy with it.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent works really good! only complaint is there was no screws for the hose holder. i would like ridgid to send me the missing screws.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sucks hard and works great Love this shop vac. Works great and sucks hard. Works wonders in my truck
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very goog exceeds my expetcations makes my dust deputy do more than before
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picks up everything From shavings to scraper dust. is no problem. A HEPA filter makes it even better.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! I got this product and I was skeptical about it....I was completely wrong, the Vac is extremely powerful and it is the right size. Having wheels also makes life much easier!
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bulky, design not suitable for in house use, outdoor/garage preferable Have had this for about 4 years. Light use. Paper filter good only for light dirt/dust. @$23 each, high maintance cost for replacement. Would prefer a washable element. The motor started smoking after 3rd year after 1-2 minutes of use. Finally decided to tear into the motor to discover that the armature commutator was blackened and though the brushes looked good, cleaning them revealed that one brush had a chipped corner and the other brush had a deep gouge in the center of the brush. This caused arcing and overheating. The burn marks on the brush holders indicated where the arcing occurred. After cleaning the armature and filing the soft graphite brushes flat to remove the gouges, the vac now works like new after and initial 3-4 minute break in period. I will see how long it will last. For now it’s saved me from buying another Wet/Dry vac. I’m not a professional tech, but the quality of the unit could be better. Especially when the motor parts are not available. My last wet/dry vac lasted 18 years before the bearings gave out and could not be salvaged. For a filter replacement, wrap the suction tube with window screen and 4 layers of cheese cloth and rubberband in place. Use a soft paint brush and brush off cloth If heavily dirtied. Remove cheesecloth per wet vacuuming instructions.
Date published: 2019-03-09
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