Model WD1450

This RIDGID® 14 gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, and rugged construction in a more compact design than is offered in our largest cart type vacs. The vacuum’s 14 gallon drum size helps us achieve a more compact overall design but it still provides a big capacity capable of handling large job-site chores. The 6.0 peak HP motor delivers the high performance necessary to handle these chores. Other key features include; a 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust, accessories are stored on-board, casters provide 360° mobility. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, a large drain and you’ve got a wet/dry vac that achieves the demands of Pro’s on the job site or in the shop.

Features

  • 6.0 Peak HP Motor provides powerful suction to handle tough jobsite clean-up
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Quick Release on-board accessory holder offers storage space for 5 accessories plus the hose
  • 2-Piece Drum provides improved, more rugged construction to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Large Carry Handle allows easy lifting of vac into service vehicle
  • Long 20’ Cord wraps neatly around carry handle
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks

Specifications

Drum Size 14 Gallons (US)
MOTOR
Peak HP 6.0
Air Watts 256
Voltage 120
CFM 179
Amps 11.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3502, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 26 lbs.
Net Weight 22 lbs.

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
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18718 WD1450  14 Gallon Contractor Wet/Dry Vac  26  11.80  Buy Now
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 208 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 Not exactly false advertising but... There is no rigid wet/dry vac, there is an Emerson wet/dry vac with the Rigid name slapped on it. Had I known that before reading the user manual and saw it said Emerson, I never would have bought it in the first place. It won't let me enter 0 stars or I would. March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Vac for around the home. This shop vac works like most others, however is quieter than most. I'd say the noise level is lower than a much smaller house vac we have for the tile and hardwood floors. March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good woodworking vac This was a replacement/upgrade of a smaller unit I've had for years. The old unit was smaller (in volume and HP) and was wore out. The on/off switch is nice and easy to get to. I bought the larger hose which is nice. I use it for woodworking tools and it does a very nice job. March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet, powerful Hey, this vac is powerful, easy to move about, it has nice storage for the tools, and it's the most quiet vac I have ever owned. With a lifetime warranty I think I'll own this baby for a while. March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Bought a second vac for my house after owning one for 4 years and never having any problems with it. Used both wet/dry, other than forgetting to change filters, never had a problem. Good units. March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This unit works great Purchased this unit for removing drywall dust. It works fantastic with the optional bags. March 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far, so good. I have only had it a week so can't really give the machine a fair review. What I have used it for, I like. The only disappointment was it did not come with a crevice tool. March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It really sucks A great 14-gal shop vac for my car port shop. Sucks foam dust from my planer, wood from the exhaust of my table saw and router table, and cleans the floor when I'm done. A great, essential workshop tool. February 28, 2015
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No it will soak the filter and ruin it and the vac wont be able to breath with the filter soaked.
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Use in dry applications only. Will clean even very fine tile grout dust.
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It's best if you don't...it's only used to keep the dust from blowing out again...
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Not suggested, it ruins the filter and you must replace it.
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No, you may only use the wet application filter: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/vf7000-filter
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The filter is washable, so picking up wet debris should be no problem.
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It is not recommended. Depending on your use you can remove the pleated paper filter or purchase a sponge type filter that will replace the pleated paper filter.
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No. To wet vac take filter out.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

When vacuuming liquids, please take note that when picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place and when picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust.

We hope this meets your needs.

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 info@ridgidvacs.com.

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If you can removed the filter it would be better, if you must be aware you will need to purchase a replacement sooner than later. Once the filter gets wet you loose ALOT of suction and cause the motor to run hotter, continued use like this will cause the motor to fail, Just like covering your radiator in your car and going down the highway, it will do it but not for long.

Better to just remove, also gives you a chance to clean it and keep the unit running at its best.

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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The DB level for WD1450 is 79 DB and 81 DB for the WD1851.

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Don't know the number rating, but, I can sayit is very quiet for the size and power it has.
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Not sure, however half the level of my old 10 gallon shop vac.
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95db at hose length distance, 102db when measuring the sound within an inch of the source.
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Have not measured but you can carry on a conversation with someone with out having to shout.
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I don't have a full fledged dosimeter but I have an app on my Note 3 and it registered around 75 if I remember correctly.
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I don't know, but it is quiet comparativley speaking.
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Don't have a DB meter handy but it is a shop vac, it will be hard to hear if you are in a small room. This unit is MUCH quieter than the unit it replaced. It is better than older units.

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