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 134 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This vacuume has great features The vacuume assembles easly. Attachments and extensions store on the caster housings, which makes it easy to move arround. The hose and attachments lock together for ease of movement without comming apart. And the life time warranty is great. September 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by good product I like the tag along hose. I wish the motor was more powerful and that it more attachments available without having to buy a whole kit. September 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not the best, not the worst It works well, although it doesn't appear to have extraordinary suction. The top doesn't fit well and you need to be extremely precise putting it back on Several times I have lifted it by the handle to move to another location only to have it open up and dump its contents back on the floor. September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very strong suction and great capacity It was time to upgrade from my previous vac that was much smaller and 12 years old. This machine is very maneuverable and does not tip over when pulled. The suction is impressive and seems like it will last for a very long time. I was drawn to Ridgid because of the reputation it has of standing behind its products. I do wish my old attachments were compatible but was able to modify them to fit. The other plus to this machine is it is by far quieter than my previous one. September 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, reliable product The vacuum works as advertised. It has good suction which picks up almost anything. The only problem I have found is the rigid plastic heads that come with the machine. They work fine if you are working in an open area and you can control the angle of the head. But if you are not, the head does not remain flush with the floor so you are better off removing the head and using the end of the handle alone. Also, if what you are vacuuming is uneven, the machine does only a fair job because too much of the vacuum is lost around the edges of the head so once again removing it works best. September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very adequate tool After just having a bad experience with my last shop vacuum, it has been a pleasure and a relief to use a well made product. I have not had this for very long, so I do not have a good answer on its durability. However, I bought this vacuum because a friend of mind has it and his works great and he has used his for years. All said and done, this was a good investment for my shop and other needs. August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice product. Easily converts to wet use. Product has nice features at a fair price. Easily converts from dry to wet use. Has a nice set of adapters. August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by What's not to love?? My motto,is buy the best,buy it once!My last one was over 10 yrs old and going strong!Gave it to a happy friend.This baby is it! Happy... August 26, 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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