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 32 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet shop vac with great power This shop vac provides incredible pick up power and is yet not as noisy as other shop vacs. Hopefully this one will last 15 yrs like my previous ridgid shop vac. It still works, but it was just too noisy. July 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Can not find a way to register the extended warranty, very difficult process Spent hours trying to register warranty, had receipt, box with part numbers, serial numbers and nothing but hoop after hoop to jump through July 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Solid performer... This vac was recommended by our contractor. It performs well and has great suction. Filters are easy to clean and even with sheetrock cleanup it performs quite well. The bigger hose really helps move debris. the nozzles help focus the pickup but get locked to the surface easily requiring holding them carefully. The overall quality is a bit lacking - the plastic bits that come with it and the wheels etc seem like they may not last - but so far they are fine. Also given the price of this unit - and comparing it to my contractors hilti vacuum (3x the cost) may not be fair! July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great, great suction power Overall very good, great suction, easy to use. The bag that hangs on the handle is to tight to fit correctly, and would be more useful if it was a little bigger so you could store the hose inside the bag. And would be nice to have a good place to wrap the cord, if you wrap it around the handle then you can't empty the canister. Also hard to register at your website, website needs to be more user friendly, and send some kind of confirmation email when tools are registered. April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very powerful!! Love the equipment. Used it to clean a pool cover that was buried in dirt and water. A bit of a hassle to direct. Maybe casters on the rear as well. SO far so good!! April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just the right power This is a great wet/dry vac. He gets the job done in the garage or in the house with low noise pollution. March 29, 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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