A few days ago Hitachi rolled out their new 10-Year Lithium Ion Tool warranty — it bumps the existing 5-year warranty to 10 years for the original purchaser of tools in the HXP Lithium line.
Word has it that the new warranty will automatically cover all Li-Ion sets purchased since their initial launch back in August of 2006, and owners aren’t required to register or re-register their tools, which is sort of cool.
The 10-year warranty will cover the following categories of tools: driver drills, hammer drills, impact drivers, impact wrenches, circular saws, jig saws, reciprocating saws, and blowers. That sounds pretty good to us, but unfortunately a few items won’t make the list — cordless Li-Ion grinders, cordless Li-Ion rotary hammers, and cordless Li-Ion gas nailers will only be covered by Hitachi’s 1-year warranty.
It’s not really world-changing news, but in a market where warranties influence the selection of one system over another it’s a fairly strong play for the long-term crowd.
10-Year Warranty Info [Hitachi]