I know what you’re thinking: lifetime tool warranties are always hot! But are they?
We’ve written quite a bit about them, ranging from an analysis of the specific wording in Craftsman’s famous warranty to RIDGID’s extension of their lifetime service agreement to cover cordless tool batteries — but we’ve always heard two complaints from readers via email and comments: 1) Not all warranties are easy to actually use, and 2) many warranties don’t cover critical parts or specific tools.
So with all this in mind, we ask you: are “lifetime tool warranties” hot enough to sway your buying decision? Let us know in comments.