Hitachi Power Tools Announces a Lifetime Lithium Ion Tool Warranty

NORCROSS, GA., October 5, 2010 - Hitachi Power Tools today announced its new Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty. Every Hitachi cordless power tool is designed to the highest standards and is rigorously tested for both performance and durability. Hitachi is proud to offer an exclusive Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty to the original purchaser on HXP Lithium Ion cordless tools, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship from the original purchase date.

This industry leading Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty is retroactive and applies to Lithium Ion tools purchased since their initial launch back in August of 2006. Hitachi customers who purchased applicable Cordless Lithium Ion tools before this Lifetime warranty announcement will automatically be covered and are not required to register or re-register their tools.

Tool packaging will undergo a rolling design change to reflect the new Lifetime Warranty. However in the meantime, existing packaging already produced and available for sale in the retail market may still show the 10-Year Warranty on the box. Regardless of the packaging, revised or not, Hitachi is covering all applicable Lithium Ion tools under the new warranty.

Categories of tools that currently covered under this Lifetime warranty include Cordless Lithium Ion Driver Drills, Cordless Lithium Ion Hammer Drills, Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Drivers, Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Wrenches, Cordless Lithium Ion Circular Saws, Cordless Lithium Ion Jig Saws, Cordless Lithium Ion Reciprocating Saws and Cordless Lithium Ion Blowers.

Some exceptions do apply; Cordless Lithium Ion Grinders, Cordless Lithium Ion Rotary Hammers and Cordless Lithium Ion Gas Nailers are still covered by Hitachi's 1-year warranty.

Hitachi is proud to offer an exceptional 2-year HXP Lithium Ion Battery Warranty to the original purchaser, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship from the original purchase date. All HXP Lithium Ion batteries that power Hitachi Lithium Ion tools contain circuit protection technology that ensures proper maintenance so they will continue to operate at peak levels at all times.

All HXP Lithium Ion batteries operate within the optimal voltage limits, protecting both the tool and battery from damage. Protection circuitry built into each battery and charger monitors the charge and discharge for each individual cell. This results in peak operating performance while in use or during regular charging.

Additionally, while operating a Hitachi HXP Lithium Ion cordless tool, a current interruption detection system, thermal protector and electronic switch protect against over current to the battery. This means that if a tool is being overworked during use and drawing excessive power, the battery will restrict the power to protect itself from being damaged. This once again maintains battery life and reliability.

Hitachi offers a 1-year HXP Lithium Ion Charger Warranty to the original purchaser, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship from the original purchase date. Hitachi HXP Lithium Ion cross-compatible chargers feature built-in Cool Air Flow systems to maintain the optimal charging temperature.

Hitachi's protection circuitry designed into each Lithium Ion Charger monitors each cell contained within the battery pack. This ensures each cell is only charged to its optimal level. Once a cell reaches optimal charge level, the charging function to that cell is stopped to prevent overcharging, which further lengthens the lifespan of the battery.

To view Hitachi's warranty statement online, go to, click on customer service, and then warranty information for complete details.


Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From its headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. is the North American division of Hitachi Koki Japan, a subsidiary within Hitachi Ltd. For more information on Hitachi Power Tools, please visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


Abby Levy

Hitachi Power Tools

(770) 925 - 1774


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