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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac


4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac


The RIDGID® Portable wet/dry vac is designed to deliver powerful performance in a compact size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. Large rear wheels and front casters provide great mobility and the accessory storage caddy keeps nozzles and wands close at hand. The vacuum’s 5.0 peak horsepower motor, 20-foot power cord, blowing capability, locking hose, quiet operation and 3-layer fine dust filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

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  • 5.0 Peak HP motor provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • Lightweight vac is extremely portable
  • Large carry handle is designed for convenient portability
  • Large rear wheels & casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds, and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use
  • 1-7/8" diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Long 20' power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when it’s not in use
  • Blowing capability allows the vac to convert to a powerful, portable blower when the hose is inserted into the exhaust port
  • 3-layer fine dust filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust


Drum Size 4 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Voltage 120
CFM 110
Amps 9.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500, V3501
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 12 lbs.

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
WD4070EX   VAC, WD4070EX 4 GALLON  17.0  7.7  20  Buy Now
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 711.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this thing I bought one in 2007 still have it. Got one in 2016 (for the house) Two weeks ago the motor quit so I just got a new one and hoping this one will last as long as the 2007 one is still going good after 11 years. I use the new one for my new living room carpet. thanks
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and works well The only thing I would change or add is better set up for carrying accessories
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is the second unit i purchased. Good little shop vac. The plastic hose is not so great because if kinks very easy. I wish they has a more flexible hose.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Easy to clean stairs without having it fall down the stairs
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The sweeper/blower is a work horse! We use one for construction, worked so good I had to have one for the garage! Light weight, lots of power, the blower also works great!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, easy to use, compact but powerful! Lightweight, easy to use, compact but powerful! The larger diameter tube (2 1/2”) hose and connectors would make it absolutely amazing and flawless. Other than that, it rocks and I enjoy!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little shop vac Overall, it's a great, powerful, vacume for its size and mobility.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mighty litttle vac in half the space, and it's on wheels! Powerful vac in so little space. Wheels are a plus. on-board storage of tools keeps everything handy.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome compact little powerhouse! Have only had this compact powerhouse for a week and love it. I love the concept, the size and the power this vacuum has. The lifetime warranty is a bonus as my last two shop vacs have let me down with faulty switches that only carried a two year warranty. Can't comment on durability yet, but it appears to be a rugged little beast. I most certainly recommend this product so far.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs more tools Should have more standard tools included with product, Also, the flexible tubing needs more flex. Other than that, product seems well built and reasonably priced.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact & Portable The small shop vac is powerful, compact and portable. Stores easily in a closet.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its small and powerful! Perfect size for cleaning the car, but you will want the orange 10 foot flex hose, instead of the 7-foot black host, the hard plastic one that comes with it. then it's awesome.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely cleaned my water softener tank This has great suction power. I used it to suck all the remaining salt pellets out of my water softener tank. Each salt pellet is about the size of a dime. They were wet, so I just removed the filter and started suction.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from vavuum cleaner Excellent vacuum cleaner , works very well , plenty powerful , wish it came with a brush attachment
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works just like a big shop vac but a lot lighter and smaller Good shop vac for the money good size and works great
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works frE This vacuum is just what I needed. It was or is as expected all of my tools are ridged and I wouldn't switch to another brand
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very strong and portable! Very strong and portable to store on truck, and it follows me when I walk straight into another room when cleaning a house under construction.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Suction, Portable, Many Attachments and Uses Great vacuum can hold up to use, use for commercial and home cleaning. I have 3 dogs and go through vacuums frequently. Purchased this hoping that this will last longer.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plenty of suction power and very portable. I have a dust collection system in my shop, so I purchased this for tasks away from the shop and to have a limited wet-vac capability. I have not tested the wet-vac yet, but find the dry-vac totally acceptable. I used it connected to my biscuit-jointer, on an indoor job and it literally captured all the dust and wood chips as they were produced (better than I expected). I also used it to vacuum my wife's car; I have always struggled to clean the carpet with my old vacuum using a tool much like the "multi-purpose" tool in the WD4070 kit, but the "car tool" [VT1481], which I purchased extra, was amazing on the car's carpet. A lot of reviews trashed the hose; it's not the best, but is also not unusable. I would have happily have paid a little more for the same unit with a better hose. Many reviewers complained the hose was kinked in the box, because the box was too small - not in my case. The variety of tools that came with was very limited, but not surprising at this price point. The tools and filters are pricey, but not more so that most other brands. I'm disappointed the only brush available is a plastic bristle brush. I much prefer a natural-bristle brush, even if it costs more. For portability, I wrap the cord around the handle assembly and coil the hose "twice" with one end stuck into the other and place the coil over the two wands sticking up from the tool holder - very portable.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good vacuum and does the job! I wish it came with the brush attachment and a better hose. I had to purchase both of those separately. I needed the hose that has the collar to control the amount of suction. Love the wheels as it makes it much easier to move around.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use I would recommend this product to my friends or family, great for small or big jobs, easy to move around, to carry to a different floor. compact, just all around a great unit, happy to own one.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product has great performance Works great, only wish the hose was more flexible I do renovations so somthing small light weight is important to me. I wonted to stick with the 5 peak hp suction that's why I didn't buy the smaller compact model.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small enough to stow away, but powerful enough for most jobs small enough to stow away, but powerful enough for most jobs
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use and powerful I was very impressed with the power this small unit has. Perfect for my intended usage. I can't comment on the durability yet, but I expect it to be just fine.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We like the smaller size We did have a RIDGID 6 gal. but we saw the 4 gal. on TV and like the smaller size. We liked the 6 gal. but for our use the 4 gal. is a better size and takes up less space. Also it is nice to be able to carry some of the tools on the vac.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. I’m very happy that my husband purchased it. My hubby purchased it and came home, vacuumed up my minivan after 4 kids and I have been using it all winter... it’s been a disaster and now it’s a super clean vehicle.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from low clearance light weight .Easy to maneuver. It fits side ways behind my truck seat does not take up a lot of room. And it looks good.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Added Accessories This product so far works great. Although the unit comes with several common attachments it would be nice to have included one or two adapters to attach the hose to your power tools such as table saws, chopsaw etc. Other than that for the price it is a very good and powerful vacuum. Haven't had a chance to use it as a wet vac yet.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is small and powerful! This is small enough to use on stairs and clean the car and powerful enough to clean use in the shop. With the Life Time warranty you can't beat it!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! Overall, far exceeded my expectations! Great buy. Overall, far exceeded my expectations for a shop vacuum! Having had many different vacuums, house, handheld, and shop, ranging in price from 15 to over 500 dollars, this one maximizes my proverbial bang for my buck! When I downsized and moved, I needed a new vacuum that would meet all of my needs. It had to be light, get all my jobs done around the house, inside and out and not take up much space. Knowing of RIGID's reliability, having used a RIGID 16 gallon vacuum at work, this 4 gallon vacuum fit the bill! I am able to vacuum out the garage, clean inside the cars, and use the detachable blower outside to take care of minimal landscape debris. The vacuum power is excellent, and if I am able to find an air exhaust diffuser w/wo sound dampener sold by RIGID for this model, I think I would even use this vacuum inside the house too!
Date published: 2018-03-29
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Is there a brush attachment made for this model?

Asked by: darkchalk
Answered by: handymanJY
Date published: 2017-09-06


are there any hepa filter options either made by rigid or an aftermarket company for the 4070/4080?
Asked by: Moses911
I have no idea, I didn't look for any if they were available.
Answered by: Whome
Date published: 2017-09-06

can I buy a foam filter for a Model WD4070

I use this vacuum to clean up liquid spills, I would like some kind of filter as opposed to running without
Asked by: filterrequest
The filter and the way it mounts on to the vacuum is exactly the same as many other brands. So though I have not done so myself. I am pretty sure there is a foam filter out there under another brand that will fit.
Answered by: diversity210
Date published: 2017-09-06


Asked by: DEAN
Answered by: MOJO1
Date published: 2018-03-23

Does teh VT2570 hose kit work with this model?

It says it fits a 1 7/8 hose. The adapters do not connect the attachments. Please assist.
Asked by: Banana2
Well it states yes it will. Check with HOME DEPOT and readyu the specifications on the kit.
Answered by: AKINLAJA
Date published: 2017-09-06


If a airwatts are 0.117354 * (CFM) * (inches water), then do I calculate correctly that this model no. WD4070 will lift water 12.9 inches high? 167 watts * (1/0.117354) * (1/110 CFM) = 12.9 inches water I feel like that number is way too low - I'm sure your product lifts water more than 1 foot high! I may have the calculation wrong or the pressure may be specified another way. What do the units of "G/h" mean? Thank you for the help.
Asked by: Jacob
You are over complicating the purchase of a vacuum. This is a small vacuum that is very powerful. Its not intended for professional use but will hand any job you have to do around the house. I know it has served me very well.
Answered by: diversity210
Date published: 2017-11-28

Can you get wheels for a rigid WD4050

Asked by: beresford5
It comes with wheels. If you mean replacement parts, go to Ridgid's web site.
Answered by: BDH11
Date published: 2017-09-06

Is the storage bin avaliable separately for sale? My unit fell and the wheel stud broke off..

Asked by: mbrad19
I am guessing it is if you go to Ridgid's website. Ridge's customer service has been very good in my experience.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2017-09-06

vacuum bag

If I am using a vacuum bag should I still use the circular clip on filter as well?
Asked by: piranhajon
Hello piranhajon, Yes, you still need to use the filter if you are using a filter bag with this vac.
Answered by: RIDGIDvacs
Date published: 2018-01-24
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