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Apparently Hitachi now offers a 10 year battery warranty on all their Lithium Ion tools. That's pretty awesome. I don't know how good their tools are, but this is great news for folks who like cordless tools.
Here's a link that explains it.
Hitachi's New 10-Year Lithium Ion Battery Warranty
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you will never see Dewalt do that, they make way to many $$$!! I have never had a Hitachi anything but next time it might look a little better.

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Maybe this idea will catch on with other manufacturers, once they start losing market share to Hitachi.

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Maybe this idea will catch on with other manufacturers, once they start losing market share to Hitachi.
The have lost mine, I like Dewalt but they hold their batteries just a little too dear.

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hi Jerry,

the ridgid batteries are guaranteed with the lifetime warranty. ive talked to several people that ridgid had replaced theirs. thats hard to beat also.

P.S. i remembered you liked ridgid tools the same as me.

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They can warranty them for a million years, but if they do not hold a charge more than 30 minutes they are useless to me and thats about what I got when I tried the Hitachi.

I have tried many of the cordless tools and the Panasonic(expensive) are still the best and the newer Makita's are fantastic and the best bang for the buck for sure. The newer Makita's are so good I am switching over from all my Ridgid cordless which I have never really liked over the years I have used them. Even with the great warranty the Makita's and Pany's are so much nicer to me that I have been selling my Ridgid stuff off.

I have had a bad time with the Hitachi cordless personally.
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Well in my cordless drill search I came back across this post. It seems the original report was wrong and Hitachi warrants the tool for ten years but the battery has only a TWO year warranty. The original link now contains the correction. Now I have to go read the fine print on the Ridgid "lifetime" warranty to see if it actually does cover the battery.
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3 years ago Hitachi guaranteed their batteries for 90 days only so 2 years is an improvement!
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go nicad and you can get 10 years out of the batteries
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Well in my cordless drill search I came back across this post. It seems the original report was wrong and Hitachi warrants the tool for ten years but the battery has only a TWO year warranty. The original link now contains the correction. Now I have to go read the fine print on the Ridgid "lifetime" warranty to see if it actually does cover the battery.
it does Deb. in order to get the lifetime warranty you have to register the model and serial numbers of each tool.

when i registered my drill and impact driver they asked for my battery model and serial numbers and told me that they were under the same warranty.

i honestly think nicads will soon be obsolute.

i have my doubts about hitachi, nothing that i know wrong with them. maybe they have been making tools for a while?? but theyve only been here about a year and now our lowes seems to be ditching them. maybe if they are really offering a 10 year warranty they are trying to increase their sales.

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