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Warranty keeps going and going

By March 25th, 2009

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Hitachi C18DLX 18V HXP Li-ion 3.0 Ah 6-1/2" Circular Saw

Recently, Hitachi announced that its warranty for HXP Li-ion tools is now 10 years. The coverage includes driver drills, hammer drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, circular saws, jigsaws, reciprocating saws and blowers going back to the launch of the HXP line in August 2006. The exceptions are grinders, rotary hammers and gas nailers, which are covered by a one-year warranty. Not bad.

So how does this compare to warranties by other power-tool manufacturers? Well, Milwaukee has a solid five-year warranty. DeWalt: three-year limited. Ridgid: same. Bosch: one-year unconditional. The warranties are for the tools themselves; batteries and chargers usually have different conditions.

Remember, always read the fine print for details. You can find Hitachi’s on its site.

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