when I purchased my combo kit the warranty is what sold me. I am having such a hard time getting service to get my drill fixed that it is really leaving a bad taste about Ridgid tools. I have wasted days now trying to get info on getting my drill repaired. all the sevice centers in my area have stopped repairing Ridgid Tools and Home Depot wants $35.00 to look at it and willl return my money if the work is under warranty. So how is this a lifetime warranty? Where in the warranty did it say anything about a 35 dollar fee. If you are willing to put a lifetime warranty on a tool then you should stand behind that tool.