We’ve seen reports of signs that this Ridgid 16-gallon shop vacuum will be on sale for $39 on or around Black Friday this year.
This vac, model WD1636, appeared during last’s year Black Friday sale as well. If you’re interested, here’s last year’s comparison of BF wet/dry shop vacuum deals.
This year, Home Depot’s Ridgid and Sears’ Craftsman deals are mostly the same, while Lowes has a new Shop Vac vacuum planned for their Black Friday sales event.
Okay, so here’s what you need to know about this vacuum before you gasp in excitement at its once again $39/$40 price:
- 16-gallon tank
- 5.0 peak HP motor
- 7 ft x 1-7/8″ hose
- 2 extension wands, utility nozzle, pleated paper filter
- 15 ft power cord
- blower port
- integrated handles
- built-in drain
This vac was reasonably well reviewed by buyers and recipients last year, but there were also complaints about its quality.
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If you ask me, Craftsman’s XPS vacuum is still the way to go. The new Lowes Black Friday Shop Vac model looks pretty decent on paper as well, and it will also be priced at $40 for the Thanksgiving Weekend special sales event, but it could also be a specially detuned model designed around a low price point. That’s what this Ridgid vacuum is – a special model designed to be sold to the mass of holiday shoppers.
There are many more positive experiences and reviews, but I’m always skeptical of “special buys” that don’t feature products from a brand’s regular product line.