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    Hi, I just bought a new battery for $99.00 but when I registered the item it received only a 3 year warrantee. Can you still buy Ridgid batteries and get the LSA. Maybe a kit? Thanks

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    Re: 18 volt battery not LSA eligable

    Only batteries that are eligible for the LSA are those that come with a tool. Individual batteries only get the 3yr.

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      Re: 18 volt battery not LSA eligable

      OK, thanks. If you buy the tool can you get the larger 3.0 batteries or just the small compact ones. Rob

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        Re: 18 volt battery not LSA eligable

        Originally posted by rob_brothersinc View Post
        OK, thanks. If you buy the tool can you get the larger 3.0 batteries or just the small compact ones. Rob
        Only the battery that comes with the tool is eligible for the LSA. You cannot upgrade the battery from the 1.5 to the 3.0 and have it eligible.

        I just questioned them about this when I got the Impact Driver. It only came with the one battery and I wanted another for back up. I was told that the second battery was considered an accessory and was not eligible for the LSA. Now I know why the Ridgid Impact Driver was about $70.00 cheaper than the Dewalt. Dewalt includes two batteries and when all said and done, I eventually paid the same as the Dewalt getting the back up battery.

        Ron

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          Re: 18 volt battery not LSA eligable

          I got duped into the same situation, however I realized that the impact I bought only came with one battery, BUT it charges in 20 minutes the box says. Score! I thought to myself. Shoulda bought the Makita I was eyeballing, never had a problem with the ones my boss had.

          I have not tried this, but I would hit up ebay and find a battery with the same date code as the one you own. You only get to warranty it once before you are stuck with a battery that will eventually fall flat on its face, but at least you have a spare till one dies. *HINT* You can take the guts out of one battery case and put into another, but that's dishonest as well, we don't want to promote dishonesty here right?
          We don't have preventative maintenance around here, we have CRISIS MANAGEMENT!

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            Re: 18 volt battery not LSA eligable

            Given the frequency of sales on open box etc at HD personally I think it's cheaper to buy a tool with batteries and sell the loose stuff you don't need on kijiji instead of just buying a new battery.

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              Re: 18 volt battery not LSA eligable

              Originally posted by masterbeavis View Post
              I got duped into the same situation, however I realized that the impact I bought only came with one battery, BUT it charges in 20 minutes the box says. Score! I thought to myself. Shoulda bought the Makita I was eyeballing, never had a problem with the ones my boss had.

              I have not tried this, but I would hit up ebay and find a battery with the same date code as the one you own. You only get to warranty it once before you are stuck with a battery that will eventually fall flat on its face, but at least you have a spare till one dies. *HINT* You can take the guts out of one battery case and put into another, but that's dishonest as well, we don't want to promote dishonesty here right?
              i thimk if you take it apart i think they will know and to give you any thing for it
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