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16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1956

16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart

WD1956

This RIDGID 16 gallon stainless steel wet dry vac 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 fixed rear wheels and cart handle. The top handle doubles as a cord wrap, and an accessory storage bag keeps vac attachments close at hand. The cart handle includes a quick release design which allows easy emptying. This stainless steel construction shop vac also features RIDGID's patented Scroll Noise Reduction for quiet operation.

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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
  • Included locking accessories secure all attachments from hose to tool.

Specifications

Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
Accessory Size 2-1/2" Locking
Net Weight 27.8 lbs.
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Locking Wet Nozzle, Locking Utility Nozzle, Locking Car Nozzle, Locking Crevice Tool, Diffuser, Hose, 2 Locking Extension Wands, Fine Dust Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF5000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak Horsepower 6.5
Air Volume (CFM) 203
Amperage (amps)  12.0
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
WD1956 WD19560- VAC  16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac with Cart  Buy Now
2 1/2" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501)  Buy Now
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508  Buy Now
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509  Buy Now
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510  Buy Now
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514  Buy Now
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503)  Buy Now
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit (VT1755)  Buy Now
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40  Buy Now
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561)  Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
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Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3502 Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
VF4000 Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
VF5000 Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF6000 Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
VF7000 Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
16 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac With Cart is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 98.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Great product and it easy to use and it helps to clean easy
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for old Craftsman My old Craftsman was 40+ years old. I knew it had to be replaced but I could not find another with the suction of the old unit. I tried DeWalt, Kubota, Shop Vac and Bissell wall mount. None could match the old sucker. Found the 16 gallon Ridgid at Home Depot and was pleasantly surprised that the suction was as good or better than the old unit. It has everything I want, 2 ½" hose, great roller cage, good storage for accessories, and easy on/off switch. Bonus is the sound level. It is really a lot quieter that the others, all of them. Can't wait to get a couple of years on this one and see how it hold up. I use vacuums in wood working, metal work, tile setting and most construction activities. A bit more expensive than the others but I feel that it is worth it. Time will tell. I feel it is a good buy and recommend it.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This vac is a real powerhouse and easy to use. Assembly was quick and simple. The long cord makes cleaning the garage floor a breeze.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around shop vac. This is a great all around and very versatile shop vac. It definitely has a lot of power both for picking up dirt, debris and even water when needed. And of coarse the power to blow away dirt, dust, leaves and the occasional clog.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble, relatively quite Easy to assemble, relatively quite, appears to have ample suction power.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and versatility I could not be happier with our Ridgid 1610 Stainless shop vac. It has lots of suction power. The large rear wheels and cart style make it easy to move up stairs and outside on on patio. The top handle also makes it easy to load in the back of our SUV. I took it over to a neighbor’s house to help clean when they were moving and it really impressed all who were there helping with the move. It really does a great job. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After many years with another brand, this ts a Cadillac!! Vacuum is very easy to maneuver. Love the onboard accessory storage system and the optional sound deadner for the exhaust port. Stainless and plastic were the same price, so I decided the shiny metal looked a whole lot better and chose it.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a power horse.Very well designed.I would say in this price range the best you can get. Thank you for delivering what is advertised .One solid sound machine.
Date published: 2018-08-02
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were to buy replacement parts

I need the 2 front casters on my wd1956 Theyre worn out Thanks you.
Asked by: kbfellers
From ridigd ther under warranty
Answered by: Jerrylath
Date published: 2017-09-06

What is the suction rating? (ie, inches of water column)

Asked by: Trigger200
I don't know but it can suck paint off the walls...
Answered by: CraftsmanDirect
Date published: 2018-04-22
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