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3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac


3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac


The new RIDGID® 3 gallon is a compact wet/dry vac that is designed to deliver performance of a vac 3x its size. It's lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. The built-in suction-powered dustpan makes cleaning quick and easy. The vacuum’s 3.5 peak horsepower motor, 10-foot power cord, locking expandable hose, and 1-layer standard pleated paper filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

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  • Portable & Compact for easy transportation and storage
  • Built-in Suction-Powered Dust Pan Feature makes cleaning even easier
  • Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure
  • Expandable 2’ - 7’ Tug-A-Long® Positive Locking Hose won’t pull loose during use
  • On-Board Cord Wrap for storage of the 10’ power cord


Drum Size (Gallons) 3
Cord Length 10 ft
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 10.5 lb.
Built-In Accessory Storage No
Built-In Drain No
Casters No
Includes Vac, Car Nozzle, Expandable Locking Hose, Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filters VF3400
U.L. Listed Yes


Peak HP 3.5
Air Volume (CFM) 66
Amperage (amps) 7
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
40063 WD3050M  3 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac  11.60  5.30  135  Buy Now
  • 20163 - VF3500 Fine Dust Filter - Half Height
  • 29848 - 1 7/8" Car Nozzle (VT1781)
1 7/8" Accessories
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
29848 VT1781  1 7/8" Car Nozzle (VT1781)  Buy Now
31718 VT1701  1 7/8" Dusting Brush (VT1701)  Buy Now
31723 VT1702  1 7/8" Crevice Tool (VT1702)  Buy Now
31728 VT1708  1 7/8" Extension Wand (VT1708)  Buy Now
31733 VT1709  1 7/8" Utility Nozzle (VT1709)  Buy Now
31738 VT1710  1 7/8" Wet Nozzle (VT1710)  Buy Now
40163 VT 1712  1 7/8" Crevice Tool/Dusting Brush (VT1712)  Buy Now
40168 VT 1714  1 7/8" Floor Brush (VT1714)  Buy Now
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31713 VT 1720  1 7/8" x 7' Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit (VT1720)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3500 Qwik Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF3501 Dust Collection Bags (2)  Buy Now
VF3700 FILTER ASM WET 4.75  Buy Now
3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 334.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great It helped to pick up the dirt and dust from the workers at the house from sanding the walls.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good unit but....... The vacuum is excellent as it is sold out of the box. The problem is that the product information available is misleading regarding the ability to buy an adaptor to hook it to a standard 2-1/2 connection like those in miter saws or bench equipment. You can't and you can. The adaptors sold are useless and don't work at all. I bought them and returned them. I called the factory and they told me to connect to a 2-1/2" port, you need to buy the 2-1/2" hose which comes with its own set of adaptors (VT2520). It does and one of them does work, but $22 extra and the hassle of it all.....
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value for the money Only reason for a 3 on the durability is because I have not used it much only once but very nice vacuum.
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value in a compact unit. The Riged 3 gallon vac is a product that works very well. It has a very compact design yet has all the functionality of a larger shop vac. Years ago I bought a shop vac (60 litre) that I use less becasue of it's large size. This unit is great to 'grab and go' to a job. The flexible, expanding hose is much better than the traditional hard plastic hoses. The attachments are good and replacement filters are easy to find. When you consider the comprehensive warrenty, this unit is a 'no brianer' to have in your shop.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far this vacum Is outstanding! I just wish It had a Blowing Port, And More accessories ! BUT The vacuuming Power Is Awsome And The fact that hose Locks In Place Is Another Great Feature!
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product We wanted an efficient portable vacuum for our work.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple to Use, Light, Portable, One Quirk Let me start with the quirk - when the top of the unit is snapped down to the canister it is not snug. When you pick it up, the top ever-so-slightly lifts off the canister. This does not noticably impact the suction, which I find to be very good, but I am sure I'm losing a little suction through the small gap. It seems to me that either the snaps are not designed well or there is supposed to be a gasket. I wish it had a gasket. But as I said, it does not appear to materially impact the suction. I bought this because I couldn't deal with lugging my 12 Gal shop vac all over the house and garage for every little job. Too big and awkward. This unit is perfect for the fireplace, the car, kitchen (broken glass), etc. I like the portability the most. And the price. One other thing to note: I bought the bags for it and I cannot recommend them. First, they are not easy to reliably seat on the intake valve. Second, suction is GREATLY reduced when you use them. Better off just using the filter. Otherwise, I'm happy with this unit because of all the small vacs that I considered this one had the best mix of power, portability, and capacity.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice to handle This product works very well and has very good suction
Date published: 2019-04-16
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Vacuum Bag

I own the Rigid WD1450 vac and love it. Was looking for a portable unit as well. Does this smaller vac have an option to use vacuum bags in addition to the filter. I prefer to use the bags in addition to the filter when picking up drywall dust. Thank you.
Asked by: BrianH
No, the internals of this vac are small, maybe the addition of a foam filter may help. I saw no options for a bag.
Answered by: Fergie12
Date published: 2017-09-06

Power head latches

Please take a look at the two pictures I'm sending along with this message. #1 the power head is sitting tight on drum... #2 when I lift the vac for transportation, the power head isn't sitting tight anymore. Normal?
Asked by: morindi
Hello morindi, Thanks for asking! Yes the gap between the power head and the drum is normal. The seal will be created when you turn on the vac and it will function as intended. If you have further questions, you may call us at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2019-02-26
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