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Ridgid tools are coverd by a Full Lifetime Warranty - which means that when the tool dies it's lifetime is over, and the warranty dies with it.

So, you are the proud owner of a Ridgid tool with a Full Lifetime Warranty. When the salesman at the store told you the Ridgid tool had a "Full Lifetime Warranty", what do you suppose he means? You weren't thinking that if the tool failed that Ridgid might replace it, did you? Oh hell no, that's not going to happen, because Normal Wear and Tear are not covered under the Ridgid "Full Lifetime Warranty".

A quote from the Ridgid web site: "Products that are returned for warranty inspection after months or years of continuous reliable service are rarely found to be defective".

Another exiciting quote from their site: "This warranty lasts for the lifetime of the RIDGID tool. Warranty coverage ends when the product becomes unusable for reasons other than defects in workmanship or material."

I kid you not, it is the written policy of Ridgid Tools that the "Full Lifetime Warranty" lasts for the lifetime of the product and dies when the produt dies, and that when you pay to ship your dead tools back to Ridgid it is "rarely found to be defective". It may not work, it may be dead as a doornail, but Ridgid rarely decides its defective and hell no they aren't going to replace it under their "Full Lifetime Warranty".

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