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For as long as I’ve been following holiday tool deals, there have always been Black Friday deals on wet/dry shop vacuums.
In the past, these were doorbusters, with limited quantities only available to those who would brave the trek to stores the day after Thanksgiving. Luckily, times have changed, and you can score these vac deals online.
All of the deals discussed here are live, so there’s no need to wait.
Ridgid 16-Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vac
Home Depot’s biggest deal is on the Ridgid HD1640 NXT wet/dry shop vacuum, with 16 gallon tank with built-in drain plug, 5.0 Peak HP motor, locking-style hose and accessories, and built-in blower port.
Why buy this one? 2-1/2″ hose size, large collection container, low price.
You don’t get a lot of accessories, but the price for what you do get makes this a great deal.
Price: $59.88 ($10 lower than last year)
Ridgid 14-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac + Car Cleaning Kit
Spring for the Ridgid HD1401 if you want more in the way of accessories. The HD1400 is a 14-gallon 6.0 Peak HP wet/dry vac with fine dust filter, and it’s bundled with a car cleaning accessory kit with additional hose and nozzle assortment.
Why buy this one? Fine dust filter, higher motor rating, and a car cleaning accessory kit.
The vacuum regularly sells for $119, and so you’re basically getting the $55 car cleaning kit for free – or at least that’s how it looks to me.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
If you need to go cordless, Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel 6-gallon vac is at a “special buy” price right now.
Why buy this one? Skip the cord and clean without being leashed to a wall outlet.
Don’t forget that you’ll need to source your own battery and charger.
If you want a more powerful solution, consider the 9-gallon model, which comes with a more powerful motor that requires 2x batteries.
Price: $219 (6-gallon), $299 (9-gallon)
Ridgid 3 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum With Modular Tool Box Attachment
Sometimes you need a vac you can carry up and down the stairs or through narrow hallways with ease.
This Ridgid vac features a 3 gallon tank, wet/dry pickup capability, 5.0 Peak HP motor, and expandable hose that can extend from 2′ to 6′. Everything stores on-board for convenience and portability.
It also has a “Ridgid Sweep” feature that allows you to place the vac on the floor for use as a dust pan.
Why buy this one? It’s a more portable wet/dry vac, and comes with a dock that allows the vacuum to attach to Ridgid’s Pro Gear tool boxes.
This is at the same price as the vacuum by itself, but comes with the Pro Gear 2.0 dock at no added cost.
Upgrade an Old Vac with New Accessories
Home Depot has a bunch of Milwaukee AirTip shop vacuum accessories in stores and online at special buy prices. There are more options online as well.
My favorite of the AirTop attachments is the long reach flexible hose set, which fits in spaces too small for most crevice nozzles and the like.
Handheld Cordless Vacuum Deals