Wet/Dry Vacuums operate at 150 mph.

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RIDGID(R) vacuums are available with 2 to 6.5 peak hp in 6 to 16 gal capacities. Each has blower wheel that provides maximum power in either vacuum or blower modes, pleated filter element with large surface area, and rugged polypropylene drums that are impact and corrosion resistant. All models convert to powerful blower with minimum 150 mph blowing velocity. Accessories are available including extension wands, hose grips, and wet, dry, and utility nozzles.




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New RIDGID(R) Wet/Dry Vacuums, Highest Powered In The Industry



Elyria, OH - March 2002 - New RIDGID(R) wet/dry vacuums are the highest performing vacs in the industry offering 2 to 6.5 peak horsepower in 6 to 16 gallon capacities. The units combine powerful and durable proprietary motors with a patented blower wheel design for maximum power in either vacuum or blower modes.

The units are equipped with a specially designed pleated filter element that has much larger surface area than standard filters. The filters allow longer on-the-job performance with more operating time between cleanings and replacement. A high-efficiency, two-stage filter designed to pick up ultra-small particles is also available.

All RIDGID wet/dry vacuums convert to a powerful blower with a minimum 150 mph blowing velocity. The vacuums feature rugged polypropylene drums that are impact and corrosion resistant. The drums have a smooth interior for easy emptying and cleaning, and an integral drain plug to empty liquids. An automatic suction shut-off senses and prevents liquid overflow; a lower drainage spout permits all liquid contents to easily be emptied.

The wet/dry vacuums have a low profile to prevent the risk of the vacuum tipping over. Quiet operation is ensured by reduced dB levels. A wide variety of accessories are available including extension wands, hose grips, and wet, dry and utility nozzles.

Ridge Tool Company, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 130 countries. The Company's broad offering includes threading and drain cleaning machines, and more than 300 types of tools serving the plumbing, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. Ridge Tool is a subsidiary of St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson.

Ridge Tool Company 400 Clark Street P.O. Box 4023 Elyria, Ohio 44036-2023, U.S.A. Ph: (440) 323-5581 Fax: (440) 323-5204
Internet: www.ridgid.com
Subsidiary of Emerson Electric Company

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