Rated 4 out of 5 by offthegrid It Works But Poor Design
So I love the vacuum but stupid design things always bug me. The hose is so light weight and thin that when the motor is on it compresses down to a rigid piece of plastic and pulls the canister over, constantly. The pickup end has a collar on it that when you are holding it and using it your fingers get pinched in constantly.
So, when I use this I put a foot on the canister and for the collar I have wrapped it in duct tape to close the gap.
Suction is great though!
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cowboyseb Great product
I was surprized of the suction power of this vac, considering its size. It is lightweight and I love the expandable hose! The reason I gave 4 instead of 5 is because of two things: first, I already own a bigger Ridgid vac, and this one doesnt use the same filter size so I cannot interchange them and had to buy another fine dust filter... Second, when the vac is empty, it is so light that it will sometimes tip if you pull the expandable hose too far. But overall great product, I own several Ridgid products and I was never disappointed.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimmaye excellent value
very durable and easy to carry around, just what I have been looking for.
February 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brent Hose quality is very good, portability and weight also excellent.
While I was carrying this item to the cashier a fellow walked by and said it was a great product as he has been using his for about a year. I like the vac, especially since the hose can stay connected during transport and is basically out of the way. It`s good for clean up when just using the hose and car vac nozzle that comes with it.The accessory clamps for a brush or nozzle are a bit lame and I have had the accessory drop off during transport. I bought extensions and a floor brush. The floor brush does not work well. I just finished removing and installing a suspended ceiling and ended up pushing material around instead of it going up the brush,extension and hose when the brush was on. The extensions are not that sturdy, but the portability compared to a 45 litre name brand shop vac that I have had for 15+ years is a benefit.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishless Typical Rigid Quality
Rigid continues to produce quality tools, in every category and this portable vacuum is no exception. The suction is fantastic and it's small size makes it easy to use for those small jobs or ones requiring more portability then the upright canister versions.
February 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ForrestSimm Good but could be better
If it was also corded like the competitor model I also have it would be perfect.
February 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by chsmurphy I do not recommend this product
The vacuum is strong. That is the one and only good quality this shop-vac has.
This product has a poor design. The top does not fit on the unit tightly. The vacuum bags made for this product do not fit with the lid of the vacuum.
I do not recommend this product.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Willysstude This product works well.
The vac works very well, the only thing I would change, is the hose needs to be a little longer, it would make it easer to use.
January 26, 2015