Rated 4 out of 5 Some shortsited aspects of design
While this vacuum is a good sturdy design, there are some problems with it that need to be corrected.
There is a place in the base where your suppose to store the hose. That's fine, but where do you store the 2 extensions for the hose if not in these places? This over site is really irritating considering the level of thought and execution that went into the other attachments storage.
Also, as delivered, there is no dust collection bag for catching dust in the body of the vacuum. There is a filter. but no bag. The dust is allowed to collect in the canister, A bag is easier to clean. Luckily a Shop-Vac's 16 gallon bag will fit and work. This is minor but for the cost of this vacuum, worth mentioning.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrewChiefC130 Great machine replacing a ShopVac. Lifetime warranty is a plus.
Vac met my specs immediately on opening box. Well constructed. The only negative was no pistol grip attachment for ease of handling the house. The wife even likes it.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by davidlee Great product
I am well pleased with this vacuum. It is much quieter than may old shop vac and has much more suction, It rolls very easily and is overall a great vacuum,
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CharlieSC Glad I chose this unit
Granted, I have only been using this vacuum for a short time, but thus far, I am very happy. I needed a larger vacuum for wood working in my shop. The one thing that I labored over was how loud portable vacuum can be. This unit is truly quiet compared to many I have had. Yes, it makes noise but, it is literally half as noisy as my older ShopVac (2HP) unit. It was advertised as being quieter and it truly is.
I bought it at my local Home Depot and noticed that on the posted data card for each available unit, this one rated a 4 on a decibel scale of 1 to 10. This time, a retailer's claim was accurate.
I recommend this unit based on my personal experience with it and how it met my needs. Your needs may or may not be the same as mine.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BACreviews Good product
Replaced an old Craftsman vac. This one has about the same suction as the old, but is much quieter. We will see how it holds up.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by papabob3247 Great, Great
This Ridgid has great power. I replaced this with another brand , and I'm happy The Home Depot had it on sale. I'm a retired person, so I don't used it much. But it Great
February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kealej Lots of suction!!
Great product...easy to use. Lots of power. ALOHA!
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kodiak Looked at many and chose Ridgid
I looked at many different shop vacs in this price range and this was by far the best for the money, in my opinion. I use it in my woodworking shop and I am very happy with it. I replaced the filter that came with it with a disposable filter bag style filter and it works great.
February 12, 2015