Power Tool Warranties

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3 Responses

  1. RedBaron says:

    I agree with you about warranties only covering manufaturer’s defects. However you don’t mentiond Ridgid’s Lifetime Service Agreement. True it is not a warranty but they do cover wear and tear not just manufacturer’s defects and offer free repairs and free replacement batteries. Also Bosch recently added a new product protection plan and battery coverage.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You overlook only one item—-_RIDGID! This warranty covers everything except physical abuse by the customer……Really

    Batteries, switches, motors, clutches, chucks, chargers, everything, even normal wear items!

    Only at Home Depot, true, but worth the trip.

  3. Brian Mark says:

    You’re both right… I wasn’t including consumer grade products. I was only commenting on contractor grade. And I’d disagree with you on the “worth the trip” comment, anonymous. Nothing is worth a trip to that store to me.

    Bosch is also covering a bit more, although the details are still a bit fuzzy.

    My point is still that most companies are offering longer and longer warranties against manufacturing defects and not covering many “real world” reasons for tools breaking down at all.