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16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1851

16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1851

This RIDGID 16 gallon high performance wet dry vacuum is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, rugged construction, unique features and excellent mobility that pro's demand for jobsite or shop. The powerful 6.5 peak horsepower motor easily handles the toughest jobsite clean-up tasks. A 3-layer fine dust filter, VF5000 captures drywall dust. Moving up and down steps or across rough terrain is a snap with the large diameter, fixed rear wheels. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, an accessory storage bag attached to a quick release handle plus patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation and you’ve got a wet dry vac that meets the demands of a Pro.

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Features

  • 6.5 Peak HP Motor – Powerful suction picks up about 1 gallon of water per second
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • Sturdy Cart, Push Handle, & Large Rear Wheels act together allowing the vac to travel easily up & down steps and across rough terrain
  • Quick Release Accessory Storage Bag keeps accessories close at hand but is quickly removable to make emptying debris from drum quick and easy
  • 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 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3502, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 32.8 lbs.
Net Weight 28.2 lbs.

Motor

Peak HP 6.5
Air Watts 306
Voltage 120
CFM 203
Amps 12.0

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
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WD1851EX WD1855EX  VAC, WD1851EX 16 GALLON PRO  Buy Now
16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 336.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerfull, relatively silent, rust proof, dual use as a blower It is better than stainless steel as it will not rust. See my review on you Tube, the link bellow.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Vacuum for the price! This is the 3rd RIGID vacuum I have purchased primarily because they are dependable and powerful! I still have them all. One in the garage, one in the basement and one in my shop. These vacs pick up everything and there is no dust blowback. If I have any complaints at all it's that the hose is a bit stiff and the tool storage could be a bit better than it is. This is a must have for any woodworking shop! It's the one tool I have that I can truly say, "it really sucks!" and that's a good thing!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal for the money espe1 Bot Home Depot. Works awesome! This review thing is a real pain in the neck. Dont get too many with this
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase, very happy This was an upgrade for my 2 year old Ridgid WD1636. That vac works great and was a $40 special buy around Black Friday. However, now that I’m woodworking more and want to collect the fine dust, I needed a vac that could accept filter bags. So far, I’m very happy with the new vac. It is powerful, so much quieter and the inclusion of several accessories like extensions, nozzles and the diffuser made this a great value. The bag does a great job of storing the attachments so they are readily available. However, I think I would like something onboard as well that firmly held the small pieces. The large rear wheels make moving the vac around very easy. One thing I kind of miss from the other vac is I could wrap the hose up and plug the ends into one another. With the new vac, the two hose ends are the same diameter so I cannot make a circle for hanging without slipping on a coupler. All in all, super happy and would definitely recommend this model.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vac for the price!! I have found this vac to be powerful and able to pickup debris from my garage floor easily! Even picks up leaves that blow in without clogging in the hose like my old vac! I am very happy with this purchase!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from .Wheel The wheel kept falling off..that part is not well made...so I fixed it once an for all..
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shop vac I've ever owned! Awesome! This Ridgid shop vac is the best one I've ever owned. Plenty of suction and easy to maneuver.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item Have only had this for a week but so far it has held up well. We use it every night to clean floors in a commercial kitchen.
Date published: 2017-11-30
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what is the max lift and CFM of this vac

Asked by: RickG
20 pounds, maybe more. CFM 160
Answered by: papabob3247
Date published: 2017-09-06

I have the WD16650 model and want to know if a filter bag is made for it?

Asked by: Bakodude
Yes the make filter bags for the wd166
Answered by: Colt
Date published: 2017-09-06

Pressure

If a airwatts are 0.117354 * (CFM) * (inches water), then do I calculate correctly that this model no. WD1851 will lift water 12.8 inches high? 306 watts * (1/0.117354) * (1/203 CFM) = 12.8 inches of water I feel like that number is way too low - I'm sure your product lifts water more than 1 foot high! I may have the calculation wrong or the pressure may be specified another way. What do the units of "G/h" mean? Besides, it seems like an odd coincidence that this is almost exactly the inches for model WD4070 when the WD4070 is rated 5.0 peak HP and the model on this page is rated 6.5 peak HP. Thank you for the help.
Asked by: Jacob
You are right it would lift water more like 10 ft.
Answered by: Gasman1
Date published: 2017-09-06

I registered my vac and I was wondering if that means it is now under warranty? Or do I have to call the number to do that?

Asked by: Crystal
Hi Crystal, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects from the date of purchase. There's is no need to call to activate the 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] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2017-09-06

Where is this manufactured and is possible to attach 2 hoses together to extend the range

Asked by: TamE
Dear TamE, Our 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Cart (WD1856) is manufactured in Reynosa, Mexico. You can definitely connect 2 hoses together for longer reach. You may purchase another hose (VT2520) and a hose-to-hose connector (included with the VT1755) to join the two 2 1/2" hoses. I hope this meets your needs. Have a wonderful day. 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] Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2017-11-29
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