This RIDGID 14 gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity and rugged construction in a more compact design than is offered in our largest cart type vacs. The vacuums 14 gallon drum size helps us achieve a more compact overall design but it still provides a big capacity capable of handling large job-site chores. The 6.0 peak HP motor delivers the high performance necessary to handle these chores. Other key features include; a 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust, accessories are stored on-board, casters provide 360 degree mobility. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, a large drain and you've got a wet/dry vac that achieves the demands of Pros on the job site or in the shop.
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95%of customersrecommend this product244 of 257reviews
Rating Breakdown279 reviews
95%of customersrecommend this product244 of 257reviews
With the recent rain, we ended up having our basement flood up to our 1 st stairwell step. We had purchased this shop vac for dry cleaning but were grateful it was a wet/dry as we ended up using it to clean up the water. It did a great job. The hose is of good length, the wheels were a nice addition as the need to move it while full of water was made easier with their additon. Came with a variety of add on tools and two heavy duty handle extension which helped reach all the hard to get to areas much easier. It made the messy and overwhelming job of cleaning up a big amount of water much easier and I was able to do it in a shorter time than expected due to having this larger version I'm sure. I would highly recommend it and am very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good for All Surfaces, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter, Lots of Features, Nice Design
When put to the test the RIDGID14-Gal. Professional Wet/Dry Vac gets the job done. As seen in the picture, even the toughest messiest projects are no problem. We use our shop vac every day cleaning out big rigs and engine bays, wet and dry, and haven’t been let down once. We recommend the RIDGID14-Gal. Professional Wet/Dry Vac to any individual who needs a reliable shop vac. It’s easy to clean and replacement parts if necessary are stocked locally. We appreciate Home Depot and RIDGID for supplying us with another tool to get the job done.
Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good for All Surfaces, Quiet, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter, Lots of Features, Self-Propelled, Nice Design
My other shop vac finally gave up the ghost, and on some good referrals from some woodturning forumites, I ordered this vac from HD. It is so much quieter than my previous vac (no earmuffs required!) and has much stronger suction. "Standard" hoses, fittings. Filter removal/replacement for cleaning requires no tools and is ridiculously easy. Lighter and smaller than my previous vac, this one lives under a bench, rolled out once a week or so for filter/tub cleaning. I normally don't do reviews, but this is just too nice a deal to pass up.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Quiet, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter
I felt compelled to write a review on this Ridgid Pro Wet/Dry vacuum because I was very surprised about the giant leap of quality you get from this vacuum compared to the black friday special or just one model below it. i have been wood working, metal working and (you might be surprised) use the vacuums on my 18'x36' salt water pool. First, I have owned MANY of these types of vacuums. I put them through their paces. I have owned the Lowe's ShopVac brand, which aren't bad, and the next level down Ridgids, which aren't bad either. Second, for just a $20-$30 price increase, you get about $100 in better equipment. There is a much better accessory holder and they don't go flying all over the place when you are pulling it around. It has a self contained cord holder which most other versions don't have and has a hose holder, which other versions don't have. The power switch is a lot better quality feel and makes a very positive on and off relay. It also comes with a much better filter which makes up for the extra cost of the vacuum right there. I could go on about the benefits of this Ridgid, but great quality, great price, and a lifetime warranty. It really is the way to go. I put a lot into reading reviews to help me in my making decisions on buying new products, so I really hope this helps somebody out to get a great product.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Looks Great, Strong Suction, Great Value, Easy to Empty Filter, Lots of Features, Nice Design
This is by far the best wet/dry vacuum I have ever owned. It is stable, has great suction and I used the sheet rock dust bags and the interior is as clean as the day I bought it. I also like the long cord and the snap that keeps the hose firmly attached. Money well spent.
I owned a craftsman 16 gal for over 12-13 years - Bought this to replace it. this needs Improvements.. # 1 the two rear caster base, that acts as a holder for the two long pipes don't snug up tight enough to hold them in place, #2 the rear attachment bag that holds the attachments, loose don't snug up tight into the base unit. #3 the hose does not hold it self on top of the unit. The craftsman had a two sided "C" that held the hose on top of the unit when not in use. What I like so far is that the micro dust filter came with it, they cost 25-29$ alone, also the long power cord it nice. it's a little lighter then the craftsman due to the smaller base 14 gal VS. 16 gal...
UPDATE........ The company sent me an email asking if I will like to try a better acc. holder? I was in shock ! they sent me photos of the product / fedex me the new acc holder... works awesome, Wonderful Customer Service and care about the customer -- that Does Not Happen offten these days !
Pros: Performs Well, Good for All Surfaces, Quiet, Strong Suction, Great Value, Easy to Empty Filter, Nice Design, the company cares about the customer !!!
I started off buying one of the much smaller Rigid wet-vacs, but got tired of emptying it out every few minutes and decided to return it in favor of one with a larger drum. I'm glad I did, because this model is by far the quietest wet-vac I've ever used and needless to say is quite capable in the suction department as well. This bugger is even quieter than our Dyson vacuum for inside the house. Anyway, I love stumbling upon a good product and so far this is certainly that. I've had it for just under a year and used it 5-6 times, so can't say anything about longevity yet.
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Review 10 for 14-Gal. Professional Wet/Dry Vac
Best Shop-Vac in its Class.
PostedOctober 7, 2012
It has gone through heavy use for 2 years now without the filters being cleaned as often as they should. The only negative with this vacuum is the length and quality of the hose (for my uses at least). Everything else has been great with this.
2 1/2 years after purchase it just stopped. Usage was under 40 hours. Decided to check switch since that is an issue with these. It's good. I can send the power head to Emerson for inspection. If they determine it was a defect, they will send a replacement. In any case, I'm out the shipping cost which is close to half of a new one. If not covered by warranty and I want the bad unit back, I would have to pay that shipping also. I think I can use my money for something better than that.
I purchased this vacuum after my last one bit the dust after three years of hard service. This vacuum is very powerful and yet surprisingly quite. I bought the dust bag with it to provide a pre-filter for the main filter. I find that it does not reduce the vacuum suction power and works great. I use this vacuum on the majority of my wood working projects, including a router, band saw and a multiple sanders.
Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Quiet, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter, Nice Design
This is my 3rd Shop Vac. I own a large steel unit that I love but it is too big and too heavy for use in my second story hobby room. I have had this 14 gallon unit for two months and it is great. Plastic parts are rugged and I love the accessory bag because it holds all of the accessories. The 6 HP motor picks up the wood shavings, plaster dust, saw dust and other debrie exceptionally well. I purchased a Hepa filter for this unit but I haven't needed it yet.
I bought this RIDGID wet/dry vac for small-scale dust collection in my home workshop. What appealed to me was the boastful info card at the store that claimed this model had one of the highest suction levels and lowest noise levels of any wet/dry vac on the shelf. This was important to me because (1) I had been killing my wimpy, household Hoover vacuum by using it (improperly) to suck up dust & debris in the shop, and (2) I live in close proximity to my neighbors and didn't want a wet/dry vac that would sound like I was revving up a jet engine next door.
This model fits the bill nicely. The suction is definitely powerful -- dust and debris start to get sucked in when the nozzle is still six inches away -- and this wet/dry vac runs even quieter than my household vac.
The only downside, in my shop, is the vac's footprint. It's kind of short and squat -- about 20" in diameter; even wider with the accessory bag attached -- and gets in the way quite a bit. Obviously, if I had more space to walk around, this wouldn't be an issue. But in the small shop, it's a bit of an obstacle.
For pure suction power and low noise, though, at this price point, the RIDGID WD1450 can't be beat.
This is easily the best & most powerful shop vacuum I've ever owned. I love that it comes with a sturdy top handle, several nozzles & a high-efficiency filter. The on/off switch is large & easy to find and use. Possibly the only thing missing is a standard, narrow crevice nozzle.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Looks Great, Strong Suction, Great Value, Lots of Features
In use, this tool is everything I have come to expect from the ridgid line. Excellent power in pickup, much more quiet than my old shopvac. The accesory bag is a little small, I picked up an extra attachment and barely get it to stay in. The protrusions on the feet for holding the wands don't hold very well, mine come loose all the time. Finally, like most shop vacuums, hose storage was not considered. I would call this a very good vac to use, but not an ergonomic success.