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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by BARCUD, 8 Nov 2013.

  1. BARCUD

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    Hi, I was looking at a drill driver and noticed that the guarantee is 12 months repair only. Is this normal? I thought most guarantees were around 2 or 3 years.
     
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    It entirely depends on brand....
     
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    If you are buying a cheap drill/driver for £15-20, then so long as it works for long enough to do three or four jobs, then fair enough. However, if you have paid a lot more for a "professional" drill/driver, then I would expect at least a 1-year replacement warranty, if not longer.

    In my experience, the cheaper (and sometimes no-so-cheap) drills using Ni-Cd batteries are not, by a long chalk, as efficient or long-lasting as those using the newer Lithium-ion batteries.

    I was buying two cheap drills a year and cussing when the batteries failed to hold their charge. My last purchase, over a year ago was Li-ion, and it's still as good as when new!
     
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    also the batteries will not be covered in general as consumables they may be covered for say 1 year but no more unless they have had a bad problem with a type or design off battery that they have now solved and need to give confidence back
     
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    Bosch will give you 3 years on their Pro range and 2 years on the batteries. You get what you pay for...
     
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