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 198 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great suction power for the price We purchased this item after using one from out in the shop. It has great suction power. The accessory tools allows to clean in those hard to get to places. May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great warranty! Great quality and best warranty around. I have never bought a bad Ridgid product. May 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ease of use very easy to move around--nice and compact--extensions useful May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Price vs Performance During our last renovation, our contractor was using this Vac and I've been looking at it. Loved this item and I went to HD to purchase when item was on sale. Anyway, love this Vac so far. May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to put together small for moving around looks ok vac looks just fine . I do not know why the lid is not a tight fit somewhat loose when connected to the drum of the vbac . Did not get to use it yet hope all is ok. thank youi May 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ridgid 9 gal wet-dry vac Have had this unit less than a week. The unit has 4 hp. Would like to see at least 5 hp. The floor attachment holds the suction up off the floor by about 2 inches, and this prevents picking up many items. More hp would probably fix that, or maybe a different floor tool design. The utility tool that comes with the vac is useless to me. Also, the cord is way too short. There's a 20 ft "accessory" cord available, which I'm sure Ridgid wants to sell. And there's no place to store the tiny cord on the vac, like maybe a couple of protrusions to wrap it around. The hoses are very stiff, and somewhat hard to use and to attach together. Maybe with time, things will loosen up. Need an adapter that converts 1 7/8 to 1 1/2. I want to attach this vac to my table saw, but I'm not able to find an adapter I can use, yet. I'm using the unit sans bag, with just the filter it comes with. It seems to work pretty well, but I don't know how long until I have to clean or replace the filter. I'm currently scraping paint and caulk off an external door to the garage, and the vac picks up the residue no problem, including a few pieces of gravel. Had to order a couple of common attachments, so I'm just using the hose without any. The unit came with a wet floor attachment, which may prove useful in the future. Otherwise, there are no useful tools to go with the hose. I see the Ridgid marketing strategy, but don't much like it. This should come with at least a crevice tool and/or a brush tool. It would be worth a few extra bucks to me to have an immediately useful tool come with the unit. I like the design. It rolls around well, and is easy to lift and carry around. It's a bit loud, but it looks there is a "muffler" you can buy to fix on the exhaust if that bothers you. The exhaust is fairly robust, and you can hook up the host to it to use as a blower. I bought this unit because as I was looking at it in the store, two separate people stopped and told me how much they liked their Ridgid vacs, and that the motors in the Ridgid were rugged. I'll see how that works out. So far, I'm good with the performance. May 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall a pretty good value for the money The shop vac itself works great and I would have given it a higher score, but the quality of the hose is terrible. That hard plastic that it's made out of seems just like all the rest of the shop vacs out there. Cheap. I expect more from Ridgid from a quality standpoint. And really, how much extra would it cost for a better quality hose? I know you'll sell me a higher quality hose for $37, but I don't think it would cost you that much to include it. Also if you're the only brand that would have a nice quality hose included, I think you'd sell more of these. My opinion only. May 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hate it. The worst thing is that the lid doesn't fit tight. Every time you pick up the vac to move it, dust flies out. We returned it and got a smaller model with a lid that clips on. April 30, 2016
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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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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.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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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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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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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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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 on this model.
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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
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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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