Model WD1956

Features

  • 6.5 Peak HP Motor provides industry leading power and performance
  • Stainless Steel Drum provides rugged, attractive, & clean exterior to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • 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
  • 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 38.5 lbs.
Net Weight 27.8 lbs.

Motor

Peak Horsepower 6.5
Air Watts 294
Voltage 120
CFM 203
Amps 12.0

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
31703 WD1956  16 Gallon Steel Tank Wet/Dry Vac  38.5  17.40  Buy Now
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The BEST shopvac we've ever owned We recently purchased a home that we are doing a large demo on and knew we needed a shopvac that would go the distance. We read reviews and looked at quite a few before making our final decision. From the stainless cannister to the wheels, I couldn't be more pleased. It easily moves from room to room without having to fight it and the amount of suction is outstanding. Very easy to empty as well. I'd have to say that this was one of our best purchasing decisions. Thank you Rigid for making a quality product at an affordable price. December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ridgid Wet/Dry Vacs should be renamed just Beast Vac I use this vac for all construction and woodworking debris. It sucks up everything. I mean everything. This is my second Ridgid Vac. The first one, a blower vac is still running smoothly. I love Ridgid products. December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This vacuum rocks... It will suck the bad attitude clean out of your mother in law - and anything else for that matter. Great power, love the stainless canister. The inlet into the canister needs to be easily removable to make it easier to remove full vacuum bags. Other than that no complaints so far. November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to use We are having a home built and needed to do some heavy-duty first time clean up. The electric and plumbing are in so there were shavings from drilling holes to run the wire and pipes, clips for the roofing, nails, wires and you name it. Luckily we had a previous Ridgid vacuum with the muffler on it that easily transferred tot he new one. So parts are interchangeable which was nice. The only problem which is not the vacuums fault is one it couldn't pick up the nails and wires and the leaves that were all over inside the house were so numerous that it would clog easily but it was also an easy fix. Love this vacuum, can't believe we waited so long to get it. Also the wheels let it follow you anywhere on a flat surface, does circles like a champ. Easy assembly and right hight to turn on and off. October 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suction Power and Easy Roll-around Cart are Big Pluses The cart design coupled with the good suction make this shop vacuum fun and easy to use. My wife loves it. The storage bag for attachments is also functional; however there is no good way to roll-up and store the hose. From my perspective the hose should have been a bit longer and better quality. I would purchase this unit again without hesitation. Note, I purchased the plastic canister unit. Thank you Ridgid for making better products! October 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Product prices right Overall pretty decent vacuum. Some parts are a little fragile and might not last long on job site. September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best shop vac I've ever owned This is my second Ridgid wet/dry shop vacuum. My son-in-law recently had a flooding crisis in his lower level walkout. He was so impressed with the suction that my shop vac had compared to the others he was using that I decided that he should have my shop vac for future problems and I went out and bought another one identical to the one I gave him. I have always felt that the suction provided by the two 16 gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacs was far better than other vacuums that I had used. I'm extremely pleased with my purchases. July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good features, great warranty. Vac with cart handel, tool pouch, and easy movement with the larger cart wheels is nice. Very quiet compared to the smaller models. Like the look of the chrome canister over the plastic models. Most of my work is on dry material or I would have purchased the plastic canister model. Purchased first due to lifetime warranty but am fully sold on the quality, durability, features, and warranty now. Have a few of the ShopVacs, nothing wrong with the older models the new models look really cheap and flimsy. Will try the Ridgid and see how they hold up. Do recommend anyone looking for this level of vac to purchase this model, you won't be disappointed. July 19, 2015
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I need the 2 front casters on my wd1956 Theyre worn out

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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

If you prefer to order the front casters (part number 73102) through your RIDGID distributor, you can use the catalog # 12293 to order it.

If you want to purchase it directly to the manufacturer, it can be purchased either over the phone through our customer service organization at 1-800-4-RIDGID or on-line at www.ridgidparts.com.

If you prefer to order online, please click the direct link below.
http://ridgidparts.com/cgi-bin/etcTable?showTable=1&table=WD19560-Figure2&image=Vac

Moreover, the parts that are not available at the shelves of Home Depot can be special ordered at their Special Order’s Desk.

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