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Ridgid Free Battery (18V 5.0 Ah) Promotion ($99 - $244)

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Found this while searching for the one-handed reciprocating saw.

There are 35 different tools available where you pay standard price and get a free 18v 5.0 Ah battery (non-Octane). The battery is listed as $119.00 on its own, however it looks like a $99 savings based on the listings. I do not believe the battery is covered by the LSA.

https://www.homedepot.com/collect...-312078909

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No LSA on battery
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I've seen these batteries local and discount tools for like $30, I own them, but I'd spend extra for the octane with a smaller footprint. Certainly not worth buying a single tool at msrp
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Does anyone know if the battery and the tool are on a receipt separate? Was really just needing a grinder. Have probably half a dozen batteries.
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No LSA on battery
On their website it states otherwise. Can you go into more detail why?
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On their website it states otherwise. Can you go into more detail why?
nope.
website specifically states

"
Tool Warranty: When tool registered within 90 days this product is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE.
Battery Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty
"


bare batteries are never covered under LSA, you have to buy them as a kit. HD bundles don't apply.
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On their website it states otherwise. Can you go into more detail why?
It would be easier if you told us where on the website you think it says there is lsa on the battery. Hard to prove a negative (even though we all know battery doesn't have lsa)
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Does anyone know if the battery and the tool are on a receipt separate? Was really just needing a grinder. Have probably half a dozen batteries.
I believe they will be on the same receipt since they are sold as a combination (e.g. not added to the cart separately).
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It would be easier if you told us where on the website you think it says there is lsa on the battery. Hard to prove a negative (even though we all know battery doesn't have lsa)
they're talking about the meaningless statement that HD includes at the top of the page, since nobody can be bothered to scroll down or look into specs/warranty themselves Wink confuses everybody every time and this silly question keeps on coming up.

top of the page
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Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
"

in the actual overview further down the page
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Battery Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty
100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries
"

it's on every item/combo page
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-OCTANE-Cordless-Brushless-7-in-Dual-Angle-Grinder-w-Bonus... [homedepot.com]
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The way this is sold makes me think this is kit-like even if it is not a kit where you get the LSA on the battery.

What I mean by this is a lot of times the tool and battery are separate items so they appear as two separate lines on a receipt with two separate prices. That way you can return the battery at some prorated price and enjoy the tool at a discounted net price after the return.

It looks here like the website lists everything as one item, so you would not be able to return only one piece and thus not be able to return just the battery and reduce some of the cost of the tool. None of the listings are available in a store near me, so I think this is online only.
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Was really just needing a grinder.
That grinder seems disappointing, considering that it accepts Type 27 grinding wheels only, not Type 1 cutting wheels.

Heck, even the lowly Ryobi P423 brushless grinder [homedepot.com] can accept both Type 27 and Type 1 wheels.
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I have been wanting to add one of the One-Handed Reciprocating Saws to add to my Ridgid collection but at this point why would they offer a non-Octane battery for Octane tools?
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I have been wanting to add one of the One-Handed Reciprocating Saws to add to my Ridgid collection but at this point why would they offer a non-Octane battery for Octane tools?
I'm assuming to get rid of excess inventory as they continue to make the transition to Octane tools/batteries.
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That grinder seems disappointing, considering that it accepts Type 27 grinding wheels only, not Type 1 cutting wheels.

Heck, even the lowly Ryobi P423 brushless grinder [homedepot.com] can accept both Type 27 and Type 1 wheels.
Oh my God how did I not know this?? I just checked the user manual for the grinder and "cutting off" is specifically not recommended. Here's to hoping they release a new model soon...
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On their website it states otherwise. Can you go into more detail why?
Only batteries that come in a kit are covered. Essentially if the battery comes packaged with a charger it will be covered by the LSA. When you purchase a tool or combo and get a free battery the battery is not considered part of the package. It is a separate add on item that is not part of a kit.
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