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My Thoughts on the New Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vaccum

John Malecki

My Thoughts on the New Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vaccum

I tell you about what i like in the new Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac

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Sep 25, 2018

Ridgid 16 Gal. 6.5-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

I put the huge Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac to the test !

Vacuums are essential to any shop. Thats a fact. And if you argue that, you're a liar and just like to work in filth.... But with that. We're always looking for improvements and new technology. Ridgid has been an industry standard in the market for Shop Vacuums for a long long time. The new Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac is for sure a product to consider if you're in the market for a new vac.

*This post is sponsored by the Home Depot

SPECIFICATIONS

For the most part a shop vac is a shop vac is a shop vac. But, for the professional its an intergral part to your work flow. You need a vaccuum that is powerful and has a high capactiy in order to help you not only keep the job site clean, but also safe. The Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac delivers on both fronts. Built for the pro with RIDGID's powerful 6.5 peak HP motor, this vac has a really solid amount of suction and power. This model specifically has a rear handle and larger rear wheels that enables easy maneuvering/accessibility. This is specifically important for transport on indoor and outdoor jobsites. Not to mention, it is backed with Ridgid's Lifetime Warranty. Which we all know is awesome.

Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac
Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac

This model comes with lots of accessories, including:

  • Two exension wands
  • Crevice tool
  • Car nozzle
  • Muffler diffuser for quieter operation
  • Utility nozzle
  • Wet nozzle for liquid clean ups
  • Fine dust filter
  • 7' dual flex locking hose.

Another cool ad on for the Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac  is a large utility bag that mounts right on the vac push bar that allows for onboard storage of all the small accessories we all tend to misplace.

PRICE:

The Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac is currently listed for $139.00 and as i mentioned, backed by a lifetime warranty from Ridgid. Which is hugely important. Vac's tend to lose suction and power over time, and being able to replace it for no cost is an awesome value add for this.

MY THOUGHTS

In all honesty, the sell on this for me is the bigger wheels and the accessory bag. Those two small additions make the Ridgid 16 Gallon 6.5HP Vac stand out for me. Its the little things that over time make something more valuable than what you already have. Add to that a lifetime warranty and i think this is a killer item for anyone in the market for a new shop Vac.

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I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the ProSpective 2018 Campaign. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!