Ryobi Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum Review – All Models Compared

Ryobi Wet Dry Vacuum

One of the most crucial tools in my arsenal has been my wet-dry shop vac, and it has proved its worth many times over. Over the last few years, Ryobi has expanded its vacuum lineup to include some truly fantastic options, but which one is best for you? We’re going to outline all of Ryobi’s cordless wet-dry vacuums, so you can choose the model that best fits your needs.


Author’s Note: Check out our best shop vac recommendations for our top picks.

Newest Ryobi Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum Models

Ryobi 18V One+ 6-gallon Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum, PCL735

Ryobi 18V 6-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum PCL735 01

The Ryobi PCL735 delivers up to 30% more suction power than its predecessor, the Ryobi P770. It’s large all-terrain wheels easily glide over jobsite debris, and the 7-foot hose and included extensions give you increased access when cleaning hard to reach spaces. The two speed motor allows you to prioritize between maximum power and longer runtime based on your needs.

  • Best For: Wet/dry jobsite cleanup, DIY project cleanup
  • Power Source: Ryobi 18V battery
  • Air Volume: 80 CFM
  • Water Lift: 36 IOW

Price: $149 (bare), $199 (kit)

Ryobi 18V One+ Link 3-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum, PCL734

Ryobi 18V Link 3-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum PCL734

The Ryobi PCL734 delivers confident wet dry cleaning abilities with 25% more suction power than it predecessor, the Ryobi P3240. This vacuum features integrated hose and nozzle storage, plus, sturdy latches for improved durability. Lastly, it’s fully compatible with the Ryobi Link wall storage system as well as Link mobile storage boxes, making it a great companion at home or on the go!


  • Best For: Wet/dry jobsite cleanup, automotive detailing, household cleanup
  • Power Source: Ryobi 18V battery
  • Air Volume: 50 CFM
  • Water Lift: 46 IOW

Price: $129 (bare), $179 (kit)

Ryobi 18V One+ 1-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum PCL733

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. 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. 

  • Best For: Small wet/dry messes, automotive detailing, household cleanup
  • Power Source: Ryobi 18V battery
  • Air Volume: 45 CFM
  • Water Lift: 40 IOW

Price: $79 (bare), $138.90 (kit)

More Ryobi Cordless Wet Dry Vacuum Models

Ryobi 40V 10-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum RY40WD01

Ryobi 40V 10-Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum RY40WD01B

This Ryobi 40V vacuum delivers more power than you might expect from a battery-powered shop vac. Ryobi claims up to 75% more suction than the Ryobi P770 18V 6-gallon vacuum, reaching near corded performance levels. Ryobi includes an 8-foot hose, two extensions, and nozzles that make cleaning wet and dry messes a breeze.

  • Best For: Jobsite cleanup, shop and garage cleanup
  • Power Source: Ryobi 40V battery
  • Air Volume: 80 CFM
  • Water Lift: 50 IOW

Price: $199 (bare), $299 (kit)

Ryobi 18V One+ Wet Dry Hand Vacuum PCL702

Ryobi 18V Cordless Wet Dry Hand Vacuum PCL702

Having a cordless handheld wet/dry vac is nice, but it’s the accessories that really seal the deal for us. The crevice tool easily reaches tight spaces, and the dust brush is perfect for delicate surfaces. There’s also a squeegee to help clean liquid messes and an adapter that the other three pieces connect to.

While this Ryobi cordless vacuum is somewhat timid at 23 CFM, it’s the eye-popping 40 inches of water lift that really got our attention. By prioritizing high water lift over CFM, it’s better at picking up heavier debris, such as nails, screws, and water.

  • Best For: Small household wet/dry messes
  • Power Source: Ryobi 18V battery
  • Air Volume: 23 CFM
  • Water Lift: 40 IOW

Price: $69.97 (bare), $99 (kit)

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