Ryobi Cordless 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum Review

Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum

Tackle Messes At Home Or On The Go With The Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum

Over the last few years, Ryobi has expanded its line of vacuums that perform really well in the home and on the jobsite, too! Today, our focus is on the Ryobi Cordless 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum that bridges the gap between their compact handheld vacs and full-sized wet dry shop vacs.


Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum Performance

  • Capacity: 1 gal.
  • Suction Power: 40 IOW
  • Noise Level: 75 dB

I don’t know about you, but when I’m working on projects around my house I tend to make a pretty good mess. Luckily, I always have my rolling corded vacuum on standby to make clean-up a little easier. But what about tackling smaller messes?

Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum

The Ryobi 18V 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum is a compact, lightweight, and cordless solution for quick clean-ups at home or on the go. It has plenty of power for picking up sawdust and wood chips around your workbench as well as lifting sand and debris from your car’s floorboards.

This vacuum is a great match for wet applications, too. Its suction power is equivalent to 40 inches of vertical water lift which is pretty respectable for a compact vacuum. The canister features a rubber gasket to help prevent leaks and an internal float switch will automatically halt suction once the canister has reached its capacity.

Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum

This vacuum has one more trick up its sleeve and doubles as a light-duty jobsite blower. Simply insert the tapered end of the hose into the exhaust port to increase your cleaning versatility.

Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum Design

  • Model: Ryobi PCL733
  • Power Source: Ryobi 18V battery
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs. (bare), 8 lbs. (with 4.0Ah battery)
  • Filter Type: Cartridge
  • Hose Dimensions: 5 ft. x 1-1/4 in.
  • Ryobi Link Compatible

Aside from their handheld vacuums, Ryobi’s 1-gallon wet dry vacuum is by far their smallest model. Its folding top handle allows you to easily carry the 8-pound vacuum while cleaning. The hose and crevice nozzle stow onboard so the overall profile remains compact.

Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum

The overall construction of this vacuum is sturdy and it feels really durable. The side latches are pretty strong and securely hold the power head to the canister.

One of the biggest stand-out features is its compatibility with the Ryobi Link Storage System. The molded canister securely slides onto the Link wall rails, eliminating wasted shelf and floor space.


Additional Features

  • Compatible with all Ryobi 18V batteries

Ryobi 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum Price

This Ryobi vacuum is available is a few different filter combinations to suit a variety of needs. The base configuration comes with a standard dust filter and retails for $79 as a bare tool and $139 as a kit with a 4.0Ah battery. This vacuum comes standard with a 3-year warranty from Ryobi.

Model #Included FilterPrice
PCL733B-A32VC05Spare Filter (x1)$92.47
PCL733B-A32V05-A32WF03Spare Filter (x1), Foam Filter (x2)$99.97
PCL733B-A32RF08-A32WF03HEPA Filter (x1), Foam Filter (x2)$107.00

As of the time we’re writing this, the kit is not available but we’ll check back periodically and update this article.

The Bottom Line

The Ryobi 18V 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum delivers powerful suction in a compact and lightweight platform. The integrated hose and accessory management systems help maintain its sleek design and its compatibility with the Ryobi Link wall rails is a big plus in our book. While it won’t replace your full-sized wet dry shop vac, this is a great option for quickly tackling small messes. If you’re already on the Ryobi 18V battery platform, we think adding this one to your arsenal is an absolute no-brainer.

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