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.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 444 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding! Fantastic Vacuum! This product is worth every penny! June 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very useful product I use my new RIDGID vacuum in my wood shop and it appears to do a good job with one exception. The air exhausting from the back blows with such force that it blows the saw dust all over before I have a chance to get the vacuum hose aimed that way. My last unit exhausted the air up and caused no problem. This unit should have a 90 degree elbow that could be inserted to direct the exhausting air. I will rig something to direct the air upward which should help. June 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by More Attactments Please Every Rigid vacuum should come fully stocked with all available attachments. Instead of having the customer spend even more money to get the attachments they desire. June 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by yes is better but now is broken i need change let me noe the number for call in spanish please June 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good to clean with. Great product, but I would like to be able to connect to my Rigid table saw that has a 4 inch o.d. dust chute under the table, but I don't find anywhere that you offer any transition connectors (4in. i.d. to 2 1/8 in. o.d.) to adapt the two together. Do you have such a thing that I'm not finding easily? June 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very powerful vac! Just what i needed Very pleased with its performance, This is quite a durable vac June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Way better than ShopVac Purchased this after I killed 2 ShopVac wer/dry vacuums within 1 year. This one out performed the others in every way, including tool storage. I use it to vacuum drywall dust, cooled fireplace ashes, random water leaks. Had it for 5-6 months now and have had no signs of any trouble. June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps my shop, truck, and yard clean! This wet / dry vac is easy to use and has good suction. It has attachments, reach, and is lightweight and easy to move around. The 14 gallon tank holds a lot of debris. It took me a couple of weeks of intermittent and light use to fill it about halfway. Changing attachments is easy. Hooking it up to my table saw and other power tools is easy. This vacuum with auto detailer kit I got from Home Depot is great for my truck interior and squeezes into the nooks and crannies with one of the detailer kit attachments. I haven't used it to suck up anything wet yet, so I won't comment on that. One thing I may have liked is for the attachments to clip in or be more securely fastened. They simply slip on like a tight fitting glove, so if you're not careful sometimes they come out. It does make changing the attachments and extension arms out easier though, so I guess there's a little trade off. I think I would have preferred a more secure attachment over the ease of removal though. All in all, I'm really happy with my purchase and would recommend this item! June 2, 2016
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1 year, 11 months ago
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The filter is washable, so picking up wet debris should be no problem.
1 year, 6 months ago
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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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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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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 [email protected]

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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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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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Use in dry applications only. Will clean even very fine tile grout dust.
1 year, 9 months ago
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No. To wet vac take filter out.
1 year, 7 months ago
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Not suggested, it ruins the filter and you must replace it.
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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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very low
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I don't know, but it is quiet comparativley speaking.
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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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Not sure, however half the level of my old 10 gallon shop vac.
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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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uhhh...call me lame, but a "decible meter" is NOT a piece of equip. that anyone I know (including myself) would tend to purchase...so I can't answer this question. IF the owners manuel lists the decible level, I'm not about to go fish for that info. Sorry. That's an unusual question to ask a custormer. Decible level? Really?
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95db at hose length distance, 102db when measuring the sound within an inch of the source.
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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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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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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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Thank you for contacting RIDGID.

The vac has no package model number. RIDGID® wet / dry vacs have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects from the time of purchase. Please be informed that there is no need for you to register your vac to be covered by our warranty.

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 [email protected]

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Will the WD1450 accept standard non locking hoses as well?
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I had an extra hose from my last vac and it fit, but I believe I had to use the 3 piece adapter kit.
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Yes it does.
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID.

Most hoses sold by RIDGID will fit the WD1450. While most of our hoses utilize the locking tab, some do offer friction fit adapters. These adapters use friction to hold the hose in place. For example the VT2570 Pro Hose comes with with friction fit adapters and will work perfect in the WD1450.

The VT2570 can be purchased at many of the fine locations that carry RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID or you may send your email to [email protected]

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