ST. LOUIS — Emerson’s RIDGID® brand introduces two new toolbox-style wet/dry vacs designed for power, portability and accessibility. The 3 Gallon 18V Cordless NXT Wet/Dry Vac and 3 Gallon 5.0 Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Vac are 30% smaller and 10% lighter than the toolbox-style 4.5 Gallon ProPack Wet/Dry Vac, and due to the high-efficiency design provides a 20% increase in overall vacuum efficiency for a multitude of jobs.

Each new vac features a rectangular toolbox design, weighs less than 13 pounds and has a 1-7/8-inch Super-Flex 2-foot to 6-foot expansion hose that doubles as a blower. They also have enclosed compartments to store the crevice tool, dusting brush, hose and battery (only for cordless unit) or cord (only for corded unit). In addition, each 3 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vac comes with an oversized power switch, position-locking handle for added convenience and a built-in, suction-powered RIDGID Sweep dustpan that allows users to either sweep debris in or glide the tool over the mess to be sucked up.

“When you want an ultra-portable, lightweight vacuum that still has the suction power to clean up wet and dry messes fast and store easily when the job is done, the RIDGID 3 Gallon 18V Cordless and 5.0 Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Vacs are the ideal solution,” said Jake Crowley, vice president of sales, wet/dry vacuums for Emerson. “These vacs pick up an assortment of messes for quick cleanup on construction jobsites, in the car or at home. Whether picking up home project dirt and debris, sucking up water from clogged drains or blowing away leaves from the back patio, these vacs will get the job done fast.”

RIDGID NXT Wet/Dry Vacs are designed and engineered for best-in-class power, performance and durability. They have been trusted by trade professionals and DIYers alike for more than 20 years and come backed with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

The 3 Gallon NXT Wet/Dry Vacs are available for purchase in-store at select Home Depot locations or online at To learn more about the complete line of RIDGID NXT Wet/Dry vacs, visit, or call 1-800-4RIDGID.