August 17, 2019
I have had my fair share of shop vacs and RIDGID's vacs have always been one of a kind. I have a 16 and 12 gallon in my shop, so I was happy to try out this smaller 4-galloon version and I must say, I am impressed.
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The RIDGID 4 Gallon 5.0 Peak Portable WetDry Vac comes packed with the Tug-a-Long Locking hose, two extension wands, a utility nozzle, a car nozzle a fine dust cartridge filter and the 4-Gallon wet/dry vac.
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Testing out the Ridgid 4 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac was quite nice. It seemed to have decent suction and I really like that the accessories store nicely in the back of the vacuum. I chose to vacuum out my car because this vac seems like a much nicer size to use when doing jobs like this vs. my 12. or 16. gallon.
It's compact design also makes it easy to carry, which is nice for jobs like this and even though its smaller it has the power of a vac three times it's size. The large wheels on the rear also add to portability.
I wouldn't use this vac for dust collection or anything like that, but jobs like vacuuming out the car or smaller jobs are definitely worth purchasing this 4-gallon vac.
The 7 ft. tug along hose offer clog free performance and definitely comes in handy when vacuuming out my SUV. Getting across those seats without moving the vac around a lot was definitely a plus.
The accessory storage caddy in the back of the RIDGID vac keeps all of the accessories organized and close by for easy access. It also makes it a lot easier to store away.
20 ft. Cord
I can really appreciate the 20 ft. cord on this shop vac. It provides an extensive reach which eliminates the use of an extension cord for most projects. This extension reach allows you more range when vacuuming.
This will always be my suggestion for wet/dry vacs until I see it done, but storing the vac always stinks when you have to put that hose away. This vac stores easily with it's compact design, but wrapping that long hose is always a pain. This is a gripe I have with most vacs, but overall I was pleased with it.
Also, even though this is a 4-gallon vac, be mindful that the filter takes up a lot of space, so your actual vac capacity might be a little less. It would be nice if the capacity was an actual 4 gallons with the filter included.
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