When buying a drill, one of the more important considerations is the battery and what kind of warranty is offered on both the battery and the tool itself. If you use your tool often, you know what a difference a great battery makes – you are more productive and able to work more quickly. We’ve previously covered the difference between different battery types and chemistries, but today I want to write about warranties. A good battery chemistry is only good as long as the battery lasts, and if you’re a power user, that may not be too long at all, which can really stink. New batteries can cost a fortune- sometimes over 1/2 of the cost of the tool itself, and that just stinks! Some drill manufacturers only offer a 90 day or 1 year warranty, and I call that weak! You can better than that, and you don’t even have to buy an expensive tool to get it! Below, we outline the very best warranties offered on drill batteries, so that you can make the best buying decision when it’s your time to buy! Be sure and read all the way down to number 1 – the very best and most surprising warranty of them all!
5. Black & Decker 2 Year Warranty Black and Decker, and great value-oriented brand surprisingly offers a 2 year warranty on most of their tools and batteries. Considering their affordable cost, I’d say that’s a winner! 4. Genesis 2 Year Warranty Coming in at number 4 is the Genesis brand warranty. For a $40 drill, it’s darn reliable and the 2 year warranty is surprising on such an inexpensive product. If you haven’t checked out this drill, what are you waiting for? 3. Ridgid 3 Year Warranty Ridgid tools, though slightly pricier than the last 2 companies, offers a great 3 year warranty on both your tool and the battery. I’d say that’s worth it! 2. Hitachi Lithium Tool 10 Year Warranty Hitachi offers a surprising – and amazing – 2 year warranty on their battery and an additional 8 years on the tool! That makes a total of a 10 year warranty on all of their lithium ion tools, which is just unheard of. So, if your battery dies 2-3 years in, you can buy a new one and know that the tool itself isn’t going to die anytime soon, making that battery purchase totally worth it! 1. Rockwell Free Batteries for Life By far, the most exciting drill battery warranty has to be the one offered by Rockwell tools. Hands down, it doesn’t get any better than their guarantee of free batteries for life! I’ve read the fine print, and the only cost you have to cover is shipping and handling, which isn’t bad at all! Besides that, Rockwell makes a killer bunch of tools, so check them out today! Always remember to follow all the steps required to register your product for it’s warranty – you don’t want to miss out on accident!