Importance of Warranty when buying a Power Tool

by Tommy O Connor on November 26, 2023

Power tools can be a significant investment for any individual or business, and as such, it's essential to consider the warranties that come with them. Warranties protect your investment and provide you with peace of mind in the event of a malfunction or breakdown. In this blog, we'll discuss power tool warranties, the different types available, and how to ensure you're getting the best protection for your tools.

Items we sell in Tool Source come with an original manufacturers warranty. This will be your guarantee for after-sales service for that item.  

Types of Power Tool Warranties

There are several types of warranties available for power tools, including:

  1. Manufacturer's Warranty: A manufacturer's warranty is typically included with the purchase of a new power tool. This type of warranty typically covers defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period, usually one to three years. The warranty may also cover parts and labor costs associated with repairs.
  2. Extended Warranty: An extended warranty is an additional warranty that you can purchase separately from the manufacturer's warranty. Extended warranties typically provide coverage beyond the original warranty period and may offer additional benefits, such as free repairs or replacement tools.
  3. Service Contracts: Service contracts are similar to extended warranties in that they provide additional coverage beyond the manufacturer's warranty. However, service contracts typically cover more than just repairs and may include routine maintenance and inspections.

What to Look for in a Power Tool Warranty

When choosing a power tool warranty, there are several factors to consider, including:

  1. Coverage Period: The length of the warranty is an important consideration. You'll want to ensure that the warranty period is long enough to protect your investment.
  2. Covered Repairs: Be sure to read the warranty carefully to understand what repairs are covered. Some warranties may exclude certain repairs, such as those resulting from user error or wear and tear.
  3. Replacement Policy: Some warranties may provide a replacement tool if the original tool cannot be repaired. This can be beneficial in the event of a major malfunction or breakdown.
  4. Transferability: Some warranties are transferable if you sell or give away the tool. This can be a valuable selling point if you plan to resell your tools in the future.
  5. Service Options: Consider the availability of authorized repair centers and the time it takes to get repairs done. Some warranties may also offer on-site repairs, which can be convenient for businesses or contractors.

Power tool warranties are essential to protect your investment and provide peace of mind in the event of a malfunction or breakdown. When choosing a warranty, be sure to consider the coverage period, covered repairs, replacement policy, transferability, and service options. By taking the time to research and choose the right warranty, you can ensure that your power tools will be protected for years to come.

Most items we sell in Tool Source comes with a manufacturers warranty. This is your guarantee for after-sales service for those products. When you are a customer of Tool Source any manufacturers warranty applies in addition to your statutory rights as a consumer. All queries, claims or complaints that you have in relation to a product under manufacturers warranty must be made directly to the manufacturer as per the documentation included in the products packaging or via the relevant manufacturers website. We have no liability or responsibility for a manufacturers warranty or any guarantees within it.

We also strongly recommend that where a manufacturer offers an extended warranty, that you will register your products to avail this offer according manufacturers instructions. See more details on our Warranty information page.