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, Description Inaccurate, but Fits my 6 Gallon Rigid Shop Vac
on April 30, 2012
UPDATE 1 April 2014:
I went to reorder this filter and found that the price had increased by 48% in the 18 months since I last purchased it. I ordered it anyway and received an actual VF4000 filter made by Rigid. The first time I ordered, I received an non-OEM filter (see original review below) supplied by GoVacuum. This time, the filter was supplied by Central Vacuum. I guess there's a 48% premium for an actual Rigid filter, but to be honest, the aftermarket filter worked as well as the OEM.
My 6 gallon Rigid shop vac says it takes VF4000, VF5000 or VF6000 filters. Amazon claims that this one is a "Rigid VF4000 Standard Filter for WetDry Vac, by Rigid". Pretty clear, right? You're going to get a filter made by the company that made the vacuum. Not so fast... What Amazon actually ships is a filter made by Green Klean, "Designed as a Replacement for VF 4000". A note on the box says: "This is not a product, nor is it sponsored or endorsed by RIGID, Inc."
The filter does fit my Rigid shop vac, and it seems to work. Time will tell if it will last as long as the original Rigid filters. I am not happy with Amazon for their misleading product description. I might have bought the filter if they had described it accurately, but I would like the ability to make an informed decision about it.