Harbor Freight Changes Warranty Coverage for Its Brushless Hercules Tools
Harbor Freight stores are located nearly throughout the continental United States. Visiting a physical store is sometimes more satisfying when you need to buy a tool quickly. Even better, if you find yourself needing to claim a warranty claim due to a defective tool, simply return it to your local Harbor Freight without waiting for a lengthy mailing process.
We'll walk you through the terms of the most popular Harbor Freight brands and explore some of the latest changes to warranties.
This may be the biggest news for anyone shopping at Harbor Freight. The company recently announced that they will begin offering a 5-year warranty on Hercules brushless tools. That's a huge amount of coverage compared to the standard 90-day warranty previously offered. All Hercules 20V Brushless Tools purchased at Harbor Freight on or after August 19, 2022 include a 5-year warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship.
Hercules 20V batteries and chargers purchased on or after August 19, 2022 will have a 3-year warranty.
Non-brushless Hercules tools purchased at Harbor Freight continue to carry the standard 90-day warranty. You also have the option to purchase additional coverage for 1 year through the Extended Service Protection Plan. We have used these programs and they let us return the tools directly to the counter and exchange them.
When it comes to Pittsburgh Tools, you'll find two types of warranty coverage. The brand separates warranty coverage for hand tools from other tools. Pittsburgh offers a lifetime warranty on its hand tools through Harbor Freight. All other Pittsburgh tools, such as auto and diagnostic tools, come with a standard 90-day warranty.
Harbor Freight offers a 2-year Engine Emissions Control System Warranty on Predator products such as pumps, pressure washers and generators. For the entire machine, the standard 90-day warranty applies. Any Predator accessories you purchase will also be covered by a 90-day warranty.
Bauer products purchased at Harbor Freight come with the store's standard 90-day warranty. This includes all Bauer power tools, hand tools and accessories. While inexpensive, you might want to consider this when comparing with newer brushless Hercules power tools.
US General tool cases, carts and accessories come with a standard 90-day warranty. With such a robust product, you'll usually know right away if you're having a problem. Once you've loaded your tool, anything that might be broken or broken (did you see what I did there?) should show up pretty quickly.
Harbor Freight Daytona Jacks
All Daytona products, such as jacks and crawlers, are also covered by Harbor Freight's standard 90-day warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. We haven't heard of quality control issues with these jacks in particular.
Harbor Freight Titanium Welder
Titanium products, including welders and accessories, are covered by a standard 90-day warranty.
Harbor Freight offers a lifetime warranty on ICON brand tool storage systems, including Roll Cabs, End Cabs, and lockers. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the normal life of the product. ICON also offers a full line of replacement parts for its tool storage products.
On our list, ICON's line of hand tools, including sockets, wrenches, and drivers, comes with a Harbor Freight Lifetime Warranty with your purchase. As with the ICON line of tool storage solutions, this lifetime warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the normal life of the product.
Warranty coverage covers many people. One of Harbor Freight's strengths is that they carry most of their own brand tools. That means the warranty ends up being traded in exchange — provided you can take the tool to the shop. For many consumers who are tired of the uncertain turnaround times when dealing with third-party manufacturers, direct exchange warranties can be a refreshing change.