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.

Features

  • 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

Specifications

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.

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 208 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good suction but poor storage design Rigid thought they were being clever when they put recessed accessory holders on the top of the caster extensions but this is just clumsy when you move the unit around. What I could use which they did not do is a nifty way to store the cord and hose. They say to wrap them around the motor but there are no holders there and it was obviously an afterthought. The motor body is curved and the cord and hose just fall off. I also thought the purchase should include a crevice tool; every other vacuum I ever purchased had a crevice tool. July 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Vac This product came slightly damaged. The wheels were a bit chalked up and the tubing didn't fit too snug. But overall it will be good for my intended usage. Suction is average on carpet floors but will be fine for any car or work area like its intended use is for. June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by It has all I need in a VAC This replaces a Ridgid Vac that we,ve been using about 10 years. It finally died , It was used solely for cleaning up aluminum oxide abrasive. I've had other brands that didn't last even 1 year. Hope this will last as long as the one it replaces. June 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice compromise size Not too big, not too small. Seems to have good power. Could have received 5 stars if the nozzle tool had been included rather than sold as a separate item. June 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Falls apart Vacuum works well but when you try to carry it the head unit falls off. June 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Has good power Have only used it a couple of times but appears to be very good. June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for my use I own a 1400 sq foot home, two car garage with several pets like a guneia pig cage that initially sparked my interest in this purchase to clean up their cage without having to lift it. It works perfect and then some. I've already cleaned my chicken coop and garage. It's perfect for my basic uses...has plenty of power, just make sure you get the size gallon tub that suits your needs. The design of this vacuum is the same as its been for a while which I wish there was a better way to empty this without having to take off lid. About the only complaint. June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product light weight, powerful, and compact! Use it to clean out loose ash in my COLD PELLET STOVE. May 31, 2016
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No louder than any other vacuum. It's got power and moving a lot of air means more noise. It will not deafen you but will not allow a baby to sleep if in the same room. Hope that explains my answer in detail.
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It's pretty quiet compared to the suction power it has. I've used it mainly inside my garage and am satisfied with the noise level.
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Medium loudness. Definitely not as loud as the 16 gallon it replaced. A little louder than a house vacuum. Hope this helps.
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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Can't give you db figures but it is too loud for me. I would not have purchased it if I had been able to try it first.
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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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For a shop vac it is relatively quiet. I use mine regularly and have no problems with the sound. There is also a muffler available as an accessory.
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drianage plug size ?

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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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
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There is no drain plug on this model.
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Answer: 
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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