Model WD1680

This newly designed RIDGID® 16 gallon wet/dry vac is a multifunctional powerhouse. Its powerful motor and large drum size allow it to perform extremely well as a conventional vac. In addition, the vacuum’s power head detaches and quickly converts into a 180 peak MPH handheld blower with a locking blowing wand that outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers. The quick-release cord wrap lets you spend less time unwrapping the 20’ cord, and more time on the job. The caddy conveniently keeps your accessories and hose close at hand. It’s like two incredible tools in one.


  • Detachable hand held blower provides 180 mph wind for removing debris from walkways, decks, yards, driveways, job sites, tools, etc. Performance meets or exceeds that of dedicated lawn & garden leaf blowers.
  • New, dedicated blowing wand positively locks into the blowing port so it won’t blower loose.
  • 6.5 peak horsepower motor provides maximum power for the heavy-duty pickup of water & debris in the shop, basement, garage or on the job.
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
  • Four swivel casters provide 360°, freewheeling maneuverability of the vac when pushed or pulled in any direction.
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Innovative accessory storage provides space for 7 individual items. No more searching or fumbling to find accessories.1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
  • 1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
  • 20’ Extra long power cord accommodates wide area cleaning.
  • Large built-in drain located at lowest point of drum for emptying of water.


Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000, VF3502
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 29 lbs.
Net Weight 25.5


Peak Horsepower 6.5
Air Watts 286
Voltage 120
CFM 172
Amps 12.0

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
40108 WD1680  16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac w/Detachable Blower  29  13.10 

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product was exactly as advertised. This vac was rated 4.7 out of 5 on Home Depot's website. The only negative comments people made were regarding the noise level. The noise level is actually much lower than I expected it to be. It's just a bit louder than a standard household vacuum, but certainly not so loud that it would require ear protection. The detachable blower is every bit as powerful as a dedicated leaf blower, and is actually a little quieter. This is well built and sturdy, and performs very well when used on both wet and dry. We tested this on the living room carpet, and I was shocked at how much dog hair (we have a Great Pyrenees) was sucked up from the deep fibers, that was being missed by our high-end home vacuum that cost three times what this vac costs. I would definitely recommend this vacuum for any household. October 27, 2013
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I am wondering where I can get a hose to fit on the drain outlet... or an adapter from the vac to a garden hose?
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The part number you will need is VT2519 hose to drain adapter.

They can be purchased at or through your local distributor. Please let us know if you need a distributor in your area.

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