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alaScore 83

105 reviews

Dec, 2017

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. Reviewers really like the size. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, size

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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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