DanO, have you had any first hand experience with Ridgid failing to honor the warranty? I don't believe that Ridgid failed to honor their warranty in Labmans' case. Labman got upset when HD wouldn't take just his word that there was a warranty problem and requested he take the drill/driver to a Service Center to verify that there was indeed a warranty claim. A request that is not unusual, especially considering the fact that he uses the tool commercially. Sorry, but I can't see where Ridgid "scammed" anyone here.
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