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alaScore 83

42 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of RIDGID WD1956. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the RIDGID WD1956 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 42 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Righty (

I would buy it again!


Very pleased with this Ridgid stainless vac. It arrived fast and just in time for a major drywall project (new house). It was easy to put together, however I will let you in on a time saving tip. Mounting the handle can be tricky as other reviews have...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Terry (

excellent power


Quiet and powerful. It actually lifted the carpet off the floor. Picked up large pieces of flooring material when redoing a floor. Best value, less than a 1/3 the cost of units with less power.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: JD405 (

Powerful suction and quiet operation.


This is the best shop vac I've ever owned or used for that matter. It runs a lot quieter than most and has plenty of power too accomplish the task at hand. The optional filter bags are great when vacuuming up fine particles such as drywall dust. The...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: thedoctor (

excellent suction and sometimes to much


The larger floor wand and also small one should have a bar across them to hold them away from the floor as the suction will hold them to the floor unless you can remember to hold them at an angle to the floor, It is useless on carpet the way it is. But...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: barndude (

Excellent shop vac


Has plenty of power and is quietest shop vac I've used. Only reason I did not give 5 stars is because attachments being press on causes them to end up either stuck on too tight so you can barely remove them or too loose and falling off.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: coaltrain (

Just flat out tough


I bought this vacuum new about 6 years ago, this thing is unreal, its pulled out roughly 200+ gallons of water out of basements, all my remodeling projects indoors and out, wish i could count how many hundreds of hours mine has on it. its definately...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: CleanWFPK (

So, So Good. Seems Like Good Quality Vac


I was looking for four important features: suction, stainless steel, drainage hole and capacity. The positive reviews convinced me to buy. The item was shipped out very quickly. I had one problem with assembly – installation of the handle (One side was...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: TrimCarpenter (

Awesome performance after 6 years


We are in the hardwood flooring and custom millwork business, 6 years ago we had purchased from The Home Depot one of these Rigid 6.5 hp vacuums to see how it would perform in a commercial heavy use environment i.e. jobsite cleanup – today it is still...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: MSer (

For what we are using it for, this is an awesome product. I would love to have one at home.


On line ordering went slick. Arrives in perfect condition. Product is what we expected. Couldn't ask for a better experience from start to finish.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Champion (

Amazingly easy to clean- retractable handle a nice touch


Excellent quality- a simple wash out of the cannister with a garden hose makes clean up fast. Drywall doesn't stick to the inside like a plastic canister. I would like to see a two button catch for the handle so that it doesn't drop down too far and...

Mar, 2012