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
An error occurred while retrieving the distributors. Please try again.
Online Stores
Find a Store Near You
An error occurred while retrieving the distributors. Please try again.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 106 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 I like Ridgid products for their durability and thought... .., but here is an engineering suggestion. The engineers seem to feel that suction is a good seal top to bottom. I don't like it. Here I'm paying for a HEPA filtering system & the system is open when the motor stops. The fine dust is still swirling; I just don't like the idea of it being so loose fitting. It's my beef. Other than that, I'm happy with this size because I CAN use a HEPA filter. Oh! And the noise reduction accessory? You guys SHOULD NOT MARKET it as such! It doesn't lower 1 decibel!! BUT, it does disrupt "wind" flow, which keeps dust from being kicked up. That can be huge! Offer free sound-reducing, ear wear for noise reduction. June 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Has the power to do what it's suppose to do. Only a week old, cleaned up the mess I've been making scraping the popcorn off the ceilings Needed a larger hose, my old Shop-Vac still works (20 years old)! Hose is to small. I'll see if this last as long. May 24, 2015
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
  • 2015-06-29T14:16:55.431-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_106, tr_106
  • loc_en_US, sid_340, prod, sort_default
2 3 4 5 »>>
1 Question | 1 Answer

Product Q&A

Back >>
what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
2 months ago
Customer avatar
Virginia, USA
Read all my Q&A
Please wait while more information about Bran is loaded.
Additional information about Bran could not be loaded.
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0


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).

2 months ago
Customer avatar
Read all my Q&A
Please wait while more information about RIDGIDtools is loaded.
Additional information about RIDGIDtools could not be loaded.
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
1 of 1
  • 2015-06-29T14:16:05.262-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_340, prod, sort_default
1 of 1