Ridgid 18-Volt 3-Gal. Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum WD0319


I love cordless vacuums because I hate dealing with a power cord.  It always seems like with a cord, I am getting it tangled up or it’s catching on something.  In the end I just end up swearing, cursing and breaking things, so I would like to thank Ridgid for making my life a little easier.

The 3 gallon vac runs off your existing Ridgid 18V batteries, so no need to invest in any new batteries.  As you know, vacs take a lot of power to run, so the run time on vacuums are usually pretty short.  I am not sure the exact time this will run, but that does depend upon what you’re vacuuming up such as small debris, water or heavier material.  I can say I can clean my whole truck out on one battery, so to me, that’s perfect.  The vac comes with a brush and crevice tool for your vehicle.  The 1-7/8″ locking hose seems like a nice solid hose and one that will last.  The hose will expand up to 7′.  The whole unit only weighs 7.9 lbs, so not bad if you’re trying to vacuum and hold the vac in your other hand.

The on/off switch is positioned nice, so you don’t accidentally turn on or off the unit.  The unit has 60 cfm, so a pretty good suction for most applications.  The accessories can be stored in the front or under the handle.

All in all this is a great little unit.  It’s powerful and easy to use.  While the front cover and locking mechanism do seem a little cheap, it’s not a huge deterrent from buying the unit. From my stand point, it is probably one of the best little vacuums on the market.  I love the Milwaukee vac and think this one is comparable.  It would be nice to see these vacuums have the option to plug in an extension cord, but not sure if that would make the design or motor different.


  1. Certainly looks interesting. Love my other two ridgid vacs! Definitely could put this to good use for those really small projects where even lugging my “job-site” ridgid vac seems to be too much.

  2. Important note, the 1 7/8 hose is bigger than any other cordless vac. They are mostly 1.5″ Doesnt sound like a big diff but it is when itt comes to clogging. Also a 2 1/2″ hose will fit also!

  3. have ran my dewalt 581H without a filter on wet pickup,,,notice little foam filter
    under the ball cage sitting near fan would clog faster…Dewalt low on suction
    and louder ,clean that round foam filter..mine was clog for long time gradual
    loosing suction..cleaned it nows it so quiet and suction holds to my hand.before
    it would just fall from my hand before…little filter will if clog will block air from fan ..dewalt
    owner manual says run wet to dry back to wet with filter on…suggest empty first if
    doing wet…easy cleanup…Craftsman 16 gallon xps stock filter say change to black
    foam filter which i have..now use Gore clean stream in craftsman, filter stays put wet or
    dry recommened by streamclean.by email contact..sold my milwaukee vac..eating
    my 4amp batterys up..sounded like a siren ..gone fast..Dewalt on 5amp runs
    just as good as milwaukee..tried test like in video it suck nails then pick my
    yellow dewalt container just like the Ridgid.wonder Ridgid still has those
    lifetime warranty on 8 gallon and bigger ones..use to..good deal.Erick Dan
    wonder if guys had a sound meter app on phone .maybe have db noise
    reading on all the cordless vacs .app on android was free..apple should
    have the app to..set my furnace drivebelt tension to perfection with app.
    cheers 2016 milwaukee 9amp coming going be so awesome.have 6amp
    to 2 of them….9amp will charge in 90 min on the Rapid charger .longer
    on regular charger ..rumor not say how much longer.Good videos
    Guys..oh did have turn speaker down when turn Ridgid on LOUD,lol
    have Happy Holidays TIA.

  4. Yea cordless vacs are nice, that dang extension cord for my shop vac always gets tangled around something. This is a nice unit big fan of rigid vacs.

  5. I can’t wait to see what Milwaukee does their vacuum is kinda ancient now compared to pretty much every other brand. If I had Ridgid tools and batteries I would be all over this!!


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