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

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like the wheels and big handle Would like to see a little better place to store the hose. It doesn't always stay in the little holders on each side and gets annoying when it falls out of one and you have to stop and put in back in the holder. I think the current set up could be improved. Does have good suction and is quieter than other shop vacs I have used in the past. May 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! So far this vacuum has been very useful, sucking up anything that comes in contact with end of the hose. I have been using it for a solid three months with no issues other than getting zapped when touching the stainless steel container during operation, from what I presume is build up of static electricity. The motor is extremely quiet and powerful with plenty of room in the container at 16 gallons for less dumping between cleanings. You can not ask for much more than this in wet/dry vac. I highly recommend buying a gutter cleaning attachment for this vacuum (if u have gutters), as it works wonderfully, the large wheels on the cart make it easy to navigate tough terrain in the yard while cleaning the cutters. Really the only complaint is that the handle could be adjustable to accommodate taller individuals. March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a monster I have only used the dry vac so far but the suction is incredible. It is lighter than it looks. The huge piping is great. I can't wait to try the wet vac & blower but based on the power this machine has I am confident that it will also be amazing. March 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the one to buy don't mess with other junk I have bought several of these the lifetime warranty is great if something ever happens you get another one it's pretty durable with stainless tank is fantastic I've used the same for everything and I plan to buy another one for my other shop work at my other location I highly recommend it has a long cord great suction does a good job and did I say warranty a lifetime warranty that's the main thing if it ever burns out you get a new free one March 8, 2016
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
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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.
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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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