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 173 reviewers.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by great for car interiors pros great power light weight cons hose needs to be longer onboard attachments do not stay in the clips keep falling off !!! March 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice little unit... however It would have been nicer if the electrical and the hose inlet were on the opposite side as opposed to its current location and the motor can only be set in place one way. Other than that I think it's a pretty good little unit. March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small but Strong This unit is great for size when on a ladder to do little clean ups but also strong like the 14 gal. ones I have also. Like others brands, most you cant use a dust bag let alone a filter but this one you can use both. The non kink hose is the best! They should think about using this hose on the bigger models as well but longer of course to come with all units. March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NIce Small Vacuum The vacuum is strong and easy to use, the cord could be a little longer and throwing in a brush and car vacuum attachment would be nice. I believe if your going to advertise as a great automobile vacuum it should come with attachments. I believe more customers would want it and your customers should not have to purchase attachments that should be a standard item. I myself am a Ridgid person I have several Ridgid products and have always liked the results from each. Don't forget your loyal customers! February 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent suction The little machine has incredible power and is very easy to use. I actually prefer using it for small jobs and baseboards over my Dyson. I bought extra attachments which can get costly, but are necessary if you plan to use it for more than a car cleaner. The cord could be longer (10 feet) so an extension is a must. The only thing I don't like at all is the base that has no weight to it. The vac constantly tips over with little effort being used which in most cases means having to shut it off and turn it back on. It's easy to carry while using, but I bought it so that I don't have to lift at all since I have chronic pain in my arms. February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small and mighty I needed a wet vac for my boat cleaning business that I could easily carry around and store behind the seat of my truck. This is the perfect one. Only downfall is that it only comes with one attachment. I just had to buy the brush and crevice tool separately. As I expected Rigid never lets you down. February 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not a very powerful tool. I bought this shop vac online from home depot because I needed a smaller portable vac for work. I read reviews of this and it had good ratings. The first couple times I put the nozzle back in the built in dust pan it popped of. I had to put bolts in the sides to keep it on. When I use the brush accessory, which I had to buy separate, it had very little power. I didn't want to go through the nonsense of returning online so I kept it. I expected a lot more with this tool. February 13, 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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Yes the WD3050 does have a bag option: VF3501
4 months, 1 week ago
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The liner bag works very well for pick drywall dust.
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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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