2 New Ridgid 3 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vacs – Corded & Cordless Variant

Ridgid has announced new compact toolbox style portable 3 gallon NXT wet/dry vacuums with a corded variant and a cordless 18V variant.

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Both new Ridgid models are part of their vacs with the NXT naming. Both vacuums are very similar with the main differences being the fact that one is corded and the other cordless. They both offer a rectangular toolbox design with flat’ish tops and bottoms that allow them to be stacked.

They are both the same size and shape and have a 3 gallon rated capacity although the tank may not actually suck up 3 full gallons. The smaller 3 gallon capacity allows them to be “30 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter than the toolbox-style 4.5 Gallon ProPack Wet/Dry Vac, and due to the high-efficiency design provides a 20% increase in overall vacuum efficiency for a multitude of jobs” according to Ridgid.

They have on board storage for the included  6 foot 1-7/8″ flexible hose and bundled accessories. One very neat feature is a suction powered dust pan where the one side of the bottom of the vacuum is able to suck up debris from the bottom of the vac when the hose is “docked”.

Both models also feature built in blowers to quickly “sweep” up things like a saw dust covered workbench.

The differences between the two are as mentioned above, one being corded (15 foot cord) and the other battery powered. Both models are strong within their category with the corded model having a motor rated at 5.0 peak horsepower according to Ridgid and has a suction rating of 100 CFM according to the Home Depot. The cordless 18 volt model is rated for 76 CFM of suction (according to the Home Depot) which is very strong not just for an 18 volt model but a cordless vacuum in general! The runtime for the cordless 18V model is as follows: 2ah=6min, 3ah=10min, 4ah=13min, 6ah=20min, and 9ah=29 minutes. Both models look the same and the one thing to tell them apart is the color scheme with the corded model having an orange tank while the cordless model has a gray tank. Price is also very similar with the corded model being the cheaper of the two at $119 and the cordless priced at $129 as a baretool.

Ridgid 3 Gallon NXT 5.0 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac HD0300

  • 100 CFM rated suction according to the Home Depot
  • Includes RIDGID 3 Gal. NXT wet/dry vac (corded application), fine dust filter, crevice tool, dusting brush and 6 ft. collapsible, rubberized hose
  • 5.0 Peak HP motor offers powerful suction for materials such as nails, wood chips, dog food, soil and more
  • 6 ft., 1-7/8 in. Hose has rotating hose adapters for better flexibility and mobility while the chamfered hose edge allows for a better pickup experience
  • Built-in, suction-powered RIDGID SWEEP feature for sweeping in dirt and debris or gliding over spilled messes
  • Exhaust port doubles as blower port to clear wood chips, leaves and other debris off surfaces
  • 15 ft. Cord provides extra reach and stores conveniently in the lid
  • Lightweight, toolbox design for portability, convenience and easy storage i.e. under sinks, behind shelving, inside of small closets and within the bed of trucks
  • Compact and stationary construction keeps vac in 1 place when working on a job, a great choice for plumbers, electricians and DIYers
  • Enclosed compartment for storing included accessories, hose and cord
  • Large top handle locks into place for a sturdy grip and an oversized on/off switch makes activation effortless with 1 hand
  • Dusting brush helps remove dirt and debris from delicate surface areas & crevice tool reaches awkward spaces such as between car seats & shelving and behind plumbing and pipes
  • 3-Layer, fine dust filter is designed to capture fine particles such as pollens, dust, mold and cold ashes (Wet spills should be used with a wet application filter – VF3700, sold separately)
  • Fits replacement filters VF3400 (standard filter), VF3500 (fine dust filter), VF3600 (HEPA media filter) and VF3700 (wet application filter)
  • Cordless 3 Gal. counterpart also available (HD0318, sold separately)
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Peak horsepower represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor rested in a laboratory using a dynamometer

Ridgid 3 Gallon NXT 18V Wet/Dry Vac HD0318

  • 76 CFM rated suction according to the Home Depot
  • Includes RIDGID cordless 3 Gal. 18-Volt NXT wet/dry Vac (battery sold separately), fine dust filter, crevice tool, dusting brush and 6 ft. collapsible, rubberized hose
  • Compatible with RIDGID 18-Volt batteries (sold separately) – R840085, R840086, R840083, R840088, R840087, R840089, R8400806, R8400809, R87002, R840020, R87004, R840040, R87005, R840060, R840080
  • Onboard battery, accessory and hose storage
  • 6 ft., 1-7/8 in. Hose has rotating hose adapters for better flexibility and mobility while the chamfered hose edge allows for a better pickup experience
  • Built-in, suction-powered RIDGID SWEEP feature for sweeping in dirt and debris or gliding over spilled messes
  • Exhaust port doubles as blower port to clear wood chips, leaves and other debris off of surfaces
  • Lightweight, toolbox design for portability and easy storage i.e. under sinks, behind shelving, in small closets
  • Compact and stationary construction keeps vac in 1 place when working on a job
  • Large top handle locks into place for a sturdy grip and an oversize on/off switch makes activation effortless
  • Dusting brush helps remove dirt and debris from delicate surface areas & crevice tool reaches awkward spaces such as between car seats & shelving and behind plumbing and pipes
  • 3-layer, fine dust filter is designed to capture fine particles such as pollens, dust, mold and cold ashes (wet spills should be used with a wet application filter – VF3700, sold separately)
  • Fits replacement filters VF3400 (standard filter), VF3500 (fine dust filter), VF3600 (HEPA media filter) and VF3700 (wet application filter)
  • Corded counterpart also available (HD0300, sold separately)
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors


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Let me guess, these DONT connect to their modular tool box line, right? Does anybody think about anything?

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