What’s that? A two-year warranty on your Delta power tools isn’t good enough for you? OK, make it five. Delta Machinery, maker of the Porter Cable brand of power tools, announced a new standard five-year limited warranty (previously 3-years) on its full line of Delta power tools and machinery… and it’s back-dated.
All Delta power tools and machinery manufactured on or after May 1, 2008 (date code 200818) with the previous two-year warranty will now have a five-year limited warranty, regardless of packaging details. To better support its customer base, the five-year warranty covers repairs, without charge, and defects due to faulty materials or workmanship.
Porter Cable’s Professional line of power tools now have a three-year warranty, also back-dated to equipment manufactured after April 2, 2007 (date code 200714). This is up from their prior one-year warranty.
“Woodworkers have more options than ever when it comes to choosing a tool for their workshop. As one of the oldest and most respected in the industry, we feel it’s our responsibility, not obligation, to make the best products possible, while standing behind them with technical support and customer service,” stated Chuck Hardin, vice-president of marketing for Delta Machinery. “We have 89 factory-owned service centers across the United States – the most comprehensive in our business – to ensure any tool sent for repair under the new warranty will receive prompt attention and resolution.”
Of course, issues stemming from normal wear and tear, excessive abuse or alterations done by outside parties other than a certified Delta repair center will not be covered. Delta accessories will remain covered under the current two-year limited warranty.