But, kits and individually purchased tools - corded and cordless - are eligible for the program. Batteries and chargers purchased individually are not eligible. Ridgid routinely sells their drill/driver kit at times (like right now in Canada for $149) where you get 2 lithium batteries and a charger and they throw in the drill to boot and they're covered under the LSA. If you want one battery for $99 why not 2 and the extras for $49? A little creativity can get you what you want.
This is also assuming that the drill is on sale for that price at the exact same time you need new batteries - right? Otherwise you would have to wait for the sale...
Ridgid does not sell tools individually. Also badgerdave, a tool with 2 batteries and charger is called a "kit". A tool with some other tools is called a "combo kit". Just FYI. Of course corded tools are not considered "kits", but that is common sense and we are not talking corded.
So yes, only pieces from [cordless] kits/combokits are covered under LSA.
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No, it is not assuming that the drill is on sale at the exact same time you need a new battery. It assumes that you recognize an opportunity to obtain batteries/tools at a bargain price and are willing to pull the string to make the purchase. There have been many contributors to the forum that have taken advantage of the bargains over the years to either build or fill the gaps for items they need. There have been plenty of bargains over the years and this is another one. $149 for an LSA eligible kit containing batteries and charger vs. $99 for a battery is a good way to fill an anticipated need is all that I suggest and when something else comes down the road, jump on that too.
So yes, pieces from other than kits/combokits are covered under LSA.
Congrats, you fail, too.