Model WD0970

The RIDGID® 9 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for those who want a traditionally styled, compact vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. This vacuum’s 9 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a work shop or garage. And its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy & secure.


  • 4.25 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of medium sized messes
  • 9 Gallon Drum provides the capacity to clean-up spills and messes at the job-site or in the work shop
  • Accepts Dust Bags to further reduce mess and cleanup time. Dust Bag Model number VF3503
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360 degree mobility
  • On-Board Accessory Storage for up to 4 items. No more searching and fumbling to find accessories
  • Lower Center of Gravity helps prevent tipping. Compact Design stores more easily
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • 7’ Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose won‘t pull loose during use
  • Top Carry Handle makes transporting the vac to and from jobs easy


Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 70
Amps 8.2
Cord Length 10’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF 3503, VF7000
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 14.1 lbs.

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
41588 WD0970  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60  Buy Now
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 100 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I will recommend this to my friends Very good easy to use will recommend to friends This vacuum had great features and good price April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like the Brand Second tool purchased from Ridgid ,could not ask for better quality. April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 9 Gallon Wet / Dry Vac Excellent vac , better hose,attachments, and suction ! Far better than my old shop vac - Great price ! Great product ! April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Affordable and durable Already used it to soak up a flooded basement and clear leaves from a stairwell. Performed well. Highly recommended April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by designed really well. Love the large diameter hose and attachments . I've only had it for a week but so far it works great. March 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The attachments do not stay connected. The attachments do not stay connected. For even a relatively small job, I have to constantly reattach or at least continually tighten the attachment points. This makes clean-up jobs a bit of a hassle, and nearly impossible to do without using both hands. Otherwise, the vacuum power is good. Seems reasonably durable. March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value for the price wanted a shopvac with a larger hose diameter for a saw dust collection on several saws. this fit the bill and did not break my wallet in the process. Great machine for the price March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small size great power! Needed something powerful to use in the house for some remodeling, but wanted it small enough to move around easily and not be to heavy. For the size it's surprising powerful and definitely does a great job. Nice sturdy vac, with good features, and of course once registered the Ridgid Warranty. March 28, 2015
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what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The 9 gallon vacs do not have a drain. The vacs that have a drain on the bottom part of the drum are 12 gallons or larger.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443).

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