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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.
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 497.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very light and extremely portable and high on power. This dry/vac is excellent for use on multiple simultaneous projects. The length of the hose makes the wheels a must and the attachments are adequate. I would prefer a brush head to the wide area attachment. I purchased a universal adapter for the larger Ridgid dry/vac iI own but it is designed for smaller attachments only. I had to modify it so I could use my larger tool assortment. In short, big power and big results in a compact dry/vac.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little vacuum for portability or space saving I already own a 16 gal Ridgid Vac with cart attachment, but I wanted something more portable for my shop and when I work on maintenance projects away from the workshop. The 16 gal unit is currently connected as part of a dust collection set in my workshop, so I bought 2 of the 4 gallon units, and I am pretty pleased, overall. The smaller sets come with a fine particle filter, which is better than the filter than came with my bigger vac, and part of the reason I bought them. I just built an audio control booth and needed something that would do a good job vacuuming up drywall dust and wood shavings, and these guys handle it without an issue. The hose is smaller than the bigger vacs, but it works well. It might cause issues if trying to hook this up to a workshop, but as a portable vac it's perfect. It's also pretty light and convenient. My bigger vac has a muffler filter on the exhaust which makes it a bit quieter, and these 4 gallon vacs do not have that, and they seem to run louder. They do have great suction, however, so I got over it quickly. My only real complain right now is that one of the units won't turn on. I am not sure what happened, but the motor just won't start when I plug it in and flip the switch. Other than that, I am very pleased with all my Ridgid vacuum purchases so far, and recommend them.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Works great and wheels around with ease. Great tool
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very well made wet-dry vac As a contractor, I wanted it to be easily carried from job to job. It is. It needed it to be semi-quiet in use in the customer's home. It is. Storage of 20' cord is good--out of the way. Hose storage average. Gave 4 stars only because it rolls around in the bed of my truck--all over the place. However, that factor does make it easy to pull in the shop and houses. Excellent suction--As good as my 6.5 hp Ridgid shop vac. I own many, many Ridgid tools; you can't go wrong. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features Lightweight and great suction. Portable. Picks up contractor debris easily. Easy to clean.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Portable and powerful Handy vacuum cleaner with powerful suction and very portable.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around awesome wet/dry vac! I've used this product several times now and it has gone above and beyond! There is NO dust when I'm using it! Great vac.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light Weight and easy to get it where you need it. The 4 Gallon 4.5 HP dry and wet Vac is easy to carry and has a long power cord making it easy to use. The hose is long enough but, a little stiff. It has very good suction and is reasonably quiet.The only limitation is the 4 Gal capacity which makes the dry vac bag a little small.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New WetVac by Rigid Quiet, powerful, Light. Easy to move around. Well designed.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far great little vac I really like that only the front wheels are casters. Other vac's with casters on all corners tend to go every direction but the one you want. For a small vac the power is awesome. My kid is already missing a few toys and socks after cleaning up after a project. I would recommend getting a longer hose. I like having the vac outside of a small room and the 7 footer doesn't go far. Zero drywall dust in the exhaust (I am using a bag). Only drawback I found is that the hole in the handle is not big enough for a can of beverage.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Bought this new to clean up water seepage in basement after heavy rains this spring. Easily set-up, it ran flawlessly for the two days that It was used. Rated performance and durability "good" because it's a brand new unit. We will see how it performs over time. Easy to clean the mechanism and body afterwards. Parts store easily with the body of the unit and it is not too big to put away until the next time it gets used.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little vacuum! Great little vacuum! Took care of all the jobs I had for it.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sturdy strong suction Bought this because of Rigid's reputation and motor strength. Only downside so far is too few included accessories. Works great, like having a big vacuum in a small package.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Beast This is a great portable vacuum. It is small yet very powerful. I already had an older full size RIDGID shop vac so was looking for something smaller without sacrificing on power. Please be aware that some of the included accessories were in the box while others were in the vacuum's dust container which made me initially think that I was missing one of the attachments. Please ensure you empty the dust container of its contents before using the vacuum. Highly recommended little beast.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money for portability and performance Great suction and feels very durable great for any home use. It moves around very easily and several additional accessories to make your vacuuming easy.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vaccum is good, but accesories are subpar I purchased the Rigid 4 Gallon Portable We/Dry Vac along with the "Rigid Auto Detailing Kit". The kit was nearly half the price of the vacuum, so I expected it to be of decent quality. However, the flexible hose broke on the first use and the nozzle attachments were made of very poor plastic and bent easily. It felt more like a $5 product, than a $40 product. and did not match the build quality of the Rigid Vacuum. It's almost as if the two products were made by two separate companies. I highly recommend the Portable Wet/Dry Vac, but do not waste you rmoney on the cheap accessories.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ Super portable and well designed! Awesome product with a super portable and lightweight design. I use it along with a cyclone dust collector and it works perfect! In testing, I as able to suck my 15 gallon sawdust barrel flat by blocking the inlet! Amazing power in a handy platform.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, portable and convenient Don't be fooled by the size of the this small wet/dry vac - it packs a powerful punch. The suction is outstanding and the product performs flawlessly. Buy this without hesitation!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact versatile powerhouse that doesn’t add aggravation to a task is worth the expense Expensive but worth it for power, convenience and size; nearly ideal multipurpose for home and an exceptional performer in small warehouse. I first purchased this vac for my employer’s warehouse using it nearly every day for over 6 years in an open, windy very dirty environment. (Vac didn’t die, I quit working there.) In addition to the daily paper and plastic litter generated in frenzied shipping and chunky stuff the truck and forklift traffic scatter around, I suspected Costco was using some huge blower every night to clean their parking lot directed to my bay. It would explain amount of ‘new’ dirt showing up every morning. Wrestling cobwebs out of industrial racks, the mini-BB's from termites you get about 50% swept in to the dustpan, the gravel, nails, screws and chunks of wood pallets shed and of course, the supersize roaches and centipedes that dead or alive, a dust pan is too close for my comfort and get wedged into bristles. Having none of the constant, exasperating issues with other shop vacs and finding very little debris it couldn’t handle I fell in love with this vac swearing that when my vac died this would be the replacement -and purchased the same one the day after mine died. In my home I use it to pick up small debris/dirt/dust/crud/webs/ sand/leaves/seed pods,the beginnings of bird nests/ rodent invasion aftermath/copious gecko poo and insect carapace - in construction, remodeling and craft projects, the garage, shop, indoors and outdoor living areas, auto, for shattered glass and when the gutters can’t keep up with the tropical rain deluge and flood the lanais. This is by far my most favorite vac ever and expect it will outlive me. Con: -Wands that come with it are large for Med size work glove hand, very tiring to grip and control. -Minimal accessories included. I purchased a wet pickup, narrow vertical crevice tool and diameter adapter set – essential for me - and splurged on the LED lit car thingy. -Not all accessories you might want to have will fit into the bin -Accessories are different diameters and not all latch on -No lock/latch hose to wand, just pressure fit and never found the happy place where they stayed together until I pulled them apart – not, eventually, somehow managed to pry them apart. -HEPA filter expensive to replace and ridiculously time consuming to clean fine dirt/dust and fuzzy stuff out of. -Bag filters are one time use and expensive. -Not all accessories are available individually; I would like specific parts from 2 prohibitively expensive kits. -Although I expect this would accomplish a connected suction device to equipment generating waste application (like sawdust) this would not be the best use. Great Stuff: -Travels like a dream docilely tracking behind managing to find a way around most obstacles on its own and can jump its cord with a gentle tug -Remarkably portable and versatile. Light and balanced well enough that I, a 125# 5’3” female Senior (with a severely limited knee flexion disability) was able to function reasonably comfortable 6 – 10 hours at a time perched on a ladder with vac in one hand, hose in the other in addition to innumerable trips carrying it up and down ladder, heave it overhead into bays from the ladder, and, get us both back on it 24’ above a concrete floor. (I do not suggest anyone overstep common safety concerns but if you must; please stop, think it through and test before commit.) And once in a bay, rolled right around like a floor vac should without skipping a beat. -Much quieter than any less expensive, far less powerful can vac I’ve known and without the high pitched whine that bothers me more than volume -Long 20’ cord wraps conveniently and stays there with a plug clip, and a 50’ extension cord draped over the top leaves the handle free -With a low profile and hose attachment just above the wheels it is hard to even kick over -Powerful, with serious suck capability even with densely clogged HEPA filter -Most components latch/lock together securely yet separate easily -Accessories bin at the rear doesn’t require stowing each piece exactly when switching between, just toss one in and pull the other out and there is a real handy cup right on top to poke the hose in and not have to bend over and pick up off the floor again. -The 1st HEPA filter held up for 3 years WH environment, several lengthy scrape and bang off cleanings, couple of washing's and is quick and simple to remove and replace. -Runs for a long time before shutting itself off to prevent overheating -On and off switch located intuitively and bright color -Comes with a Lifetime Warranty, reassuring for that nagging Murphy Law that no matter how much or little an item is used it will mysteriously fail days after warranty expires. -Packs up in 1 tidy package all ready to pick up with one hand (with the other already loaded with tools or materials.) -Large bore hose and suction power reduce clogging, a stiffer hose is less likely to kink and tear and has a swivel -Large variety of attachments in application and size. In the warehouse for example I used the Industrial Kit (more slender metal wands with a bent nose and wide floor sweep) and Pro Hose (long and more flexible orange hose) -Sturdy plastic body isn’t going to dent or deform (screw up the seal) and survived a 10’ drop onto concrete with only minor scuffs.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome suction and great portability! This shop vac is perfect for detailing your car, or sucking up messes quick. The powerful motor provides more than enough suction and the shop vac is built to last. Best one out there at this size by far!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stream lined! very nice tool. perfect for the house i live in. Sturdy, efficient, mobile....fits the house really well. Nice design.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hose needs more flexibility. It is a great size for light garage use. It is more stable than my Shop Vac and it has more suction. The 2 things that I don't like about it are the overly stiff hose and the blower port on the back. I figured out a way to work with these annoyances. I can still use the slightly smaller, more flexible Shop Vac hose and tools. The hose fits perfectly in the receptacle. And I figured out how to use an old 90 degree connector from my shop vac to divert the blower blast upward.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Not sure why it isn't covered under the life time service agreement.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to any garage. This little vac is very strong and if you switch the hose to the exhaust side it becomes a strong blower, and it is a space saver. There are two things that are not bad but could use some updating. The hose is very stiff so it is a bit difficult to store, also it is pretty loud. Both problems are easily fixed by upgrading accessories and getting a muffler it silences it up a bi. All and all it is a great shop vac.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good for its size A good shop vacuum that actually works like it shoud.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initial impression is good While I cannot comment on durability as I have only had this vac a couple of weeks, the vac works well and is very portable. Cord is long enough to allow you to move around your work area. Hose is long enough to reach behind things. Not as powerful as the big vacs, but plenty of power for the lighter jobs I bought it for. I like the onboard storage for extensions and attachments.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Will get any job done. Great vacuum while it lasted. But rigid did honor there life time warranty so I while remain a loyal customer and the second one last longer than the first.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little shop vac I tried this out for a couple of things and found it to be acceptable for the size and price. 1 - Pulling water from fabric after washing a spot from a couch. It worked, sort of, but I don't think there was really enough suction to make a noticeable difference. I was not expecting anything to end up bone dry, but I can't fault the vac for not being able to do this, so I'm just sharing the experience. 2 - Attaching to a rotary sander. While both devices are Ridgid, the end of the hose did not fit the end of the sander. It was too small and did not clip in place. The opening on the sander fit the wider opening that was attached to the vac unit itself. So this was frustrating as there was no adapter with either the sander or the vac. The suction was strong enough to stay in place for most of the job, unless the tubing got caught on something as I moved around. It was a big sanding job, and there wasn't an ounce of saw dust on the floor or around my work area. Really pleased with the overall performance there. Device is lightweight, easily portable, and has the suction for most normal shop jobs. Go get yourself one if you're a home user.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it does what it should have had 2 other shop vacs. were big heavy cumbersome lasted about 5 years each i was happy with that but going in to the attic had to take them apart move peace by peace this one has a good handle and light enough to carry up compleate.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very durable I really like this vacuum!! It pulls behind so wonderfully compared to my other vacuum which was a different brand!! So far this vacuum is Kylie PROOF!! Great suction, good attachments with it !! My dad has the huge roll around one and his motor is 6.5 and this little bugger has a 5 which is great!! I like that u can put bag and filer in this lil vacuum makes clean up a lot easier!!
Date published: 2017-04-03
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Is there a brush attachment made for this model?

Asked by: darkchalk
Answered by: handymanJY
Date published: 2015-10-15


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: 2016-01-24

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: 2015-08-15

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: 2015-07-28


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: 2015-08-15

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: 2016-05-24

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: 2015-03-21


Asked by: DEAN
check the accessories list on this website
Answered by: Daddio
Date published: 2016-06-26
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