KLook wrote:[quote]that amazingly includes the battery.
Yeah, but that is like the lifetime subscription I got on my Sirius radio. It is the lifetime of the radio!!!!
Which was short. You will find that is the lifetime of the battery, whenever it stops working, or they will "prorate" it and charge you the difference.
Well that's not what my local Ridgid authorized service center told me. They said if the battery doesn't hold a charge, it's defective and they give me a new replacement. No charge. The battery holder case may be refurbished but the batteries inside are new. I have no reason to doubt what they told me, the service center is a repair center for many brands and they are independently owned.[/quote]
You are right Rigid tools have lifetime warrenty. I have a 18v lithiun ion cordless drill. two years old, have had both batteries replaced once. They are not holding charge again, so more replacements are in order. Not a big deal take them to the service center, and get new ones. Just the inconvience though. These Lithium Ions are junk, wish I would have just bought the regular batteries