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RIDGID Launches Professional-Grade Line of Wet/Dry Vacs

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  • RIDGID Launches Professional-Grade Line of Wet/Dry Vacs

    Pros demanded, we answered...with a whole new line of professional-grade Wet/Dry Vacs available exclusively from RIDGID Distributors. The new line of 12 Wet/Dry Vacs includes some familiar models like the 6-Gallon Vac and the 16-Gallon w/ Detach Blower - but also introduces some brand new technology including the 16-Gallon Motor-on-Bottom Vac and the 14-Gallon Smart Pulse Self-Cleaning Vac (seriously...check them out!). These vacs feature more power and offer upgraded features like a standard Premium Pro Hose.

    Check out the whole line at or ask your RIDGID distributor for more information. Let us know what you think!

  • #2
    If you were truly listening to pros, you would have also produced a pump out wet dry vac.

    of course its hard to listen when its pretty much impossible to search for the thousands of post from prior topics.

    Don't even get me started about the thousands of photos lost due to constant forum changes.

    We've asked about pump out vacs for years and years. That little accessorie side mounted pump is not what im talking about either.

    phoebe it is


    • #3
      What do ya know... no updated 18v cordless....

      A self cleaning unit is nice though, but does it include a start/stop load sensing switch?


      • RTC_Christopher
        RTC_Christopher commented
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        Good question! The Smart Pulse™ Vac is designed with two filters and an integrated sensor. The sensor is continuously monitoring suction efficiency. When a pressure difference inside vs. the outside of the filters is recognized by the sensor, the Vac begins an alternating pulsing cycle, back-flushing air through the filter. This process cleans the filter automatically yet only when needed, providing uninterrupted performance and maximizing efficiency.

    • #4
      There's a big market out there for HEPA vacs with auto-start and viarable suction such as the Festool CT-36 and others. I've suggested a vac with these features a couple times over the years, finally gave up waiting and bought a Festool CT-36 which is expensive (~$700 + accessories) but a great vac to use with power tools like my track saw, router, sanders, etc. Quiet, powerful and loaded with features. You're probably right to stay out of that market sector, the competition from Festool, Fein, DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Bosch to name just a few would crush you.

      Stay on the porch.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006



      • #5
        Does anyone know the startup and running watts of the WP1450 shop vac? Trying to get a generator to run it. A 2000 watt would not do the job.