The RIDGID® NXT line of 6, 12, 14, and 16 gallon wet/dry vacuums recently underwent an ergonomic makeover, with enhanced features designed to make jobsite cleanup even easier. Jobsite cleanup is never a fun task for the professional, and it’s one that can often slow down a job. RIDGID wet/dry vacuums have always been known for their impressive pickup performance, but new enhancements have made the cleanup process better. Working alongside professionals in the field helped the manufacturer discover some innovations that could help tradespeople get on to the next job faster.
Redesigned features include: a front-to-back top carry handle for more comfortable grab-and-go maneuverability; added comfort-grip side handles for extra ease in lifting, carrying, or emptying the vacuum; a new drum key and side latches that create a tighter lid-to-drum seal to securely keep dirt, dust, and debris inside the vacuum; a larger on/off switch for easier operation with gloved hands; and a built-in cord wrap to more neatly store the cord for transport.
All of the vacuums also include a new ultra-flexible locking hose that won’t pull loose and is four times more durable than a standard hose. The 12, 14, and 16 gallon models include an updated utility nozzle that delivers a 77% increase in pickup power. Each NXT vacuum is still backed by the RIDGID full lifetime warranty and comes with popular features, like Scroll Noise Reduction®, a patented sound reduction technology that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vacuum. The QwikLock® Filter Fastening System allows for quick and easy filter installation and removal without tools or fasteners.