Posted August 13, 2019

Redesigned RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs

The RIDGID NXT line of 6, 12, 14 and 16 gallon models recently underwent an ergonomic makeover, with enhanced features designed to make jobsite cleanup even easier.

RIDGID NXT wet/dry vac“Jobsite cleanup is never a fun task for the professional, and it’s one that can often slow down a job. RIDGID wet/dry vacs have always been known for their superior pickup performance; we wanted to see if there were new ways we could make the cleanup process better,” said Sabrina Witkowski, RIDGID global marketing manager. “Working alongside professionals in the field helped us discover some clear ease-of-use innovations that could help tradespeople get on to the next job faster.”

Redesigned features include:

• A front-to-back top carry handle for more comfortable grab-and-go maneuverability
• Added comfort-grip side handles for extra ease in lifting, carrying or emptying the vac
• A new drum key and side latches that create a tighter lid-to-drum seal to securely keep dirt, dust and debris inside the vac
• A larger on/off switch for easier operation with gloved hands
• A built-in cord wrap to more neatly store the cord for transport

All of the vacs also include a new ultra-flexible locking hose that won’t pull loose and is four times more durable than a standard hose. The 12, 14 and 16 gallon models include an updated utility nozzle that delivers a 77% increase in pickup power.