Found this Vacuum to be Unsuitable for Drywall Sanding or Fine Dust Collection
10 January 2016
Summary: Purchased the Ridgid WD1851, the VF6000 HEPA filter, and the Ridgid High-Efficiency Dust Bags. My intended use for the vacuum was drywall sanding, sawdust, and general purpose garage/workshop cleaning.
Summary: 6.5 HP peak would blow the circuit any and every time. 6.5 HP = 4875 watts = 40.6 Amps @ 120V ... Well folks this has never blown any of my 15 amp circuit EVER .... These aren't just slightly inflated specs they several hundred percent off....
Summary: I purchased this vacuum cleaner to help me around the yard, I was attracted by it's ruggedness and the videos I watched on the Ridgid web site. Surprisingly enough, I purchased a house with a 20 year old sprinkler system, where this vacuum really performed is helping me dig holes to repair old...
Summary: My kids surprised me with a new Shop Vac for Fathers day. It was the Lowe's 14 gallon wet dry. In the process of assembly, it was clear that this was not a quality product. The canister was thin walled and the tool caddy was cheaply made and did not secure the attachments.
Summary: Shipping was great and this vacuum is the best I have ever used. The suction is unreal! I did order an extra 20ft. hose to add on. It works so good I plan on using it as my regular house vacuum. I ordered the Hepa filter which is fully washable to vacuum up drywall dust.
Summary: Great shop vac i use one of these all the time for cleaning up concrete dust. Most other brands loose suction quickly when cleaning concrete dust but this one will go for hours before needing to clean the filter.
Summary: Purchased one last year for use in a school district. Mostly wet floor cleanup. Works great. Not too noisy. Good capacity and easy to move around. Larger hose moves more air. Attachment bag not too good, but great vac all around. Plan to buy another. Definitely recommend the product.