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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 329.
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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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect dimensions for have in the truck Excellent product and perfect size for have in the truck. Work great.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If only the hose fittings were quality! The power and usability of this vac gets 5 stars. Makes work-site cleanup much easier. A big plus not expected is using as a blower for yard work and sawdust outdoors. I bought a wet/dry filter for water pickup, a must for that because the dry filter gets soggy when wet, and deforms. So get the extra filter if you do water cleanup. The hose blows off the vac when used as a blower. I have to wedge some paper towel to keep the hose on. Could be better. Also the hose has an adjustment to decrease the intake power when the suction is too much, but it does not fit tightly. It should fit tightly. For car or truck cleanup, I got the extra long wand for tight spaces. There's no real provision for carrying more than one attachment, so that's an issue. If you invest in Ridgid tools, then having two of the expensive batteries will not throw you a curve, since you already have a charger! I have their drill and now a circular saw, so all the batteries being interchangable is a plus.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design.. Exactly what I wanted to replace my small shop vac which just isn't powerful enough for the way I use it to collect dust as I carve or sand my projects... AND this Rigid, even though is larger then my old on,, is designed perfectly for what I want and need. Fits even better in it's location then the smaller shop vac... It will just sit next to my woodcarving bench for the duration.. The hose is perfect as it doesn't spread all over under my feet..And the suction works much better then my old vac.. I'm extremely satisfied and the price was right..
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridgid 3 Gallon Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vac very powerful vacuum, easy to use and light to carry, 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Battery last enough to do the job done.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Date published: 2019-03-10
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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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