ANDERSON, S.C. - Ridgid® has announced that its professional power and pneumatic tools will now carry a limited lifetime service agreement. This new service agreement - which the company says is the only one of its kind in the power tool industry - provides free service and parts on normal wear items, including batteries and O-rings, for life, for the original tool purchaser.

"Ridgid professional power and pneumatic tools are built to be best-in-class, and the limited lifetime service agreement proves that we stand behind our products like no other manufacturer," said Jeff Dils, president of the North American Power Tools Division of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. "With the Ridgid limited lifetime service agreement, we're enhancing our leadership position and our commitment to the lasting durability and quality of Ridgid power tools. We're offering our customers tools that are not only best-in-class, but carry a service agreement that is the best in the industry."

Available for all Ridgid hand-held power tools, bench top, stationary, and pneumatic tools bought on or after April 15, 2005, the limited lifetime service agreement is effective upon registration of the tool via the Ridgid Web site ( or by mail-in registration. All corded, cordless, bench top, and stationary tools bought previous to April 15, 2005, can be registered for the limited lifetime service agreement for 120 days (or until Aug. 12, 2005) for free.

Details on the new service agreement can be found at or by calling 866-539-1710.

Publication date: 05/09/2005