Model WD3050

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.

Features

  • 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

Specifications

Drum Size 3.0 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 3.5
Air Watts 168
Voltage 120
CFM 66
Amps 7.0
Cord Length 10 ft
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500, VF3501
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 10.5 lb.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 180 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great small vacuum for quick use I have used this vacuum for a while now and it has become my go to for a quick cleanup. Plenty of power to clean up drywall dust and wood particles. Goes up and down customers hallways and stairs with no need to drag and risk paint damage. powerful and light good combo. I have not used it for liquids as of yet June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very portable, easy to use and clean. This is a great little vacuum. Light weight, easy to use and easy to clean. June 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by It does the job and it does it well. I purchased this wet/dry vac for small projects and cleaning out my car. For this size vacuum does have enough HP. It would be nicer if it was more powerful but I'm content. It is very portable and light so using it is easy. Best of all I don't have to haul a big vac back and forth. June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small and Powerful This is great for my small condo. It does not take up much space, but it packs enough power similar to a bigger vacuum. While the 'dustpan' option sounded great at first for quick pickups, I rarely use it. It's great for using in the car, and for small projects. May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome. Best on the market. Out performs any other for the size. A great product May 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Powerful! Very impressed with the power behind this vac. I use it for picking up aluminum shavings in carpet and dirt/rocks out of 3/8 wide X 3/8 deep grooves in floor tracks for automatic doors. This vac makes my old Dewalt cordless ashamed of itself. May 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product Bought this for cleaning the power skids in our engineering lab, so we wanted something lightweight and portable. this fit the bill perfectly! Unit has a lot of power, the only reason I did not give it an excellent overall, was because it only comes with one tool. Ridgid should consider supplying the crevis and brush tool to make it a complete package. May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful vacuum, with great suction and portability It has performed well for the time I have owned it. It's very light and easy to carry. It has a nice design for the small jobs. It’s a good match with his big brother for the large jobs. Worth the money. March 12, 2016
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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.
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Yes, BUT the bag is made for the 4.5 and the 3 gal units so it's size in the 3 gal unit is too big thus preventing it from fully opening up for debris.
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No, the internals of this vac are small, maybe the addition of a foam filter may help. I saw no options for a bag.
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Yes the WD3050 does have a bag option: VF3501
6 months ago
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The liner bag works very well for pick drywall dust.
7 months ago
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID.

It is not recommended to use a filter bag on the WD3050 3 gallon portable pro wet/dry vac because the drum is small and the bag will not fully expand inside. For drywall dust pickups, you could upgrade the filter with VF3500 fine dust filter (blue) sold at Home Depot stores.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected]

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