The chuck on my R5010 1/2" hammer drill won't release. When I bought the drill, I had the same problem and returned it to HD and exchanged it. I've had it for about a year now, and it's happened again. Ridgid tech support said to take it to one of their service centers. I thought I'd check here and see if anyone's had the same problem. I've done forum searches for "5010" and "chuck", but haven't found anything relating to this problem.
Rigid Tech supt. also told me that drills made before 01/01/04 had a lifetime warranty, and those made later had a three year warranty. They said that the repair center could tell by the Serial Number (AE 034342985) when it was made. Is there any information available on the web that discusses this lifetime warranty and/or will tell me when the drill was made?
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