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alaScore 83

105 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of RIDGID WD1280. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 WD1280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 105 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Carol (

Love the extra features


This was a gift for my granddaughter's husband to use in his home shop. It was his favorite gift for Christmas. he has a deck on his house with lots of trees around it.He loved the blower feature because he hates to sweep it. My granddaughter loves it...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Kris (

Good product


I. Like the vac it is very useful and has excellent shucking power I like the detatchible blower it comes in handy I didn't like that the blower doesn't stop sucking when full it just blows extra water out the outflow nossel but I know other types of...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Francesca (

Awesome Wet Vac


Great product performance & features, however my husband had to take it to the store to get the wheels on. I guess they won't be coming off any to easy. ;)

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: roscard (

great vac/ blower


I bought this as present for my dad. He wanted a shop vac that doubled as a blower. Very powerful vac and blower, seems to be built tough.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: handywomanoregon (

finished the job the other brand left


With the detachable blower it made fast work of the drywall job that killed the other vac. I got it on sale but would buy again at any price.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Saltypa (

Great power, blower convenient, Great warranty.


Used now several times, dry only, and has been great.. Issue so far. Will keep you posted.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: WDParson (

Good product. Light on attachments etc.


Second shop vac I own of Rigid....This one has only several attachments, all the other shop vacs had all the attachments.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: tiny (

this thing sure does suck and blow


great vac has great sucation and blows leaves like crazy

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Scubadore (

Poorly designed


While the motor is strong, the attachments, the hose and the wheels are poorly designed. It is a struggle to keep attachments together while in use. The hose pinches, the wheels tend to fall off and I have to control my temper to use this vac when...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: McClellan (

Great Vac


I have toasted two other small shop vacs. I am drywalling an entire house. I use the vac to pick up the dust from sanding the tape joints. I have had this Rigid vac for a month now and used it a lot. No problems at all. It is the quietest shop vac I...

Nov, 2012