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Conditions of Warranty

Applicable to all purchases made on or after 1 May 2013

Hitachi Products

Hitachi Power Tools Australia Pty Ltd (‘Hitachi’) warrants that all products supplied by it and purchased by you from Authorised Hitachi Dealers throughout Australia are free of defects except for those products listed under Warranty Exclusions.

Warranty Claims

If you consider that any product supplied by Hitachi is defective, you can lodge a claim under this Warranty and any apparent fault will be rectified free of charge by Hitachi or a Hitachi Authorised Service Dealer within Warranty Period, which is effective from the date of purchase provided that you meet the following conditions:

  • You must produce the original invoice or other proof of purchase document disclosing the purchase date.
  • All costs of installation, cartage, freight, travelling expenses, hiring tools and insurance are paid by the customer.
  • The product, being precision equipment, has not been misused, adjusted or serviced by any person other than a Hitachi Authorised Service Dealer.
  • The equipment has been installed correctly and is used in accordance with the Hitachi instructions supplied with the product

Hitachi offers this warranty to you in addition to all other rights and remedies that you may have under law in relation to the products to which this warranty relates.

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Notwithstanding the preceding clause, Hitachi’s liability in respect of a breach of a consumer guarantee or any warranty made under these Conditions of Warranty for any products not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use is limited, to the extent permissible by law and at the option of Hitachi to:

  1. Replacing the products or the supply of equivalent products;
  2. The repair of the products;
  3. The payment of the cost of replacing the products or of acquiring equivalent products;
    or
  4. The payment of the cost of having the products repaired.

To the extent permitted by law, all other warranties whether implied or otherwise, not set out in these Conditions of Warranty are excluded and Hitachi is not liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise to compensate the Customer for:

  1. Any increased costs or expenses;
  2. Any loss of profit, revenue, business, contracts or anticipated savings;
  3. Any loss or expense resulting from a claim by a third party; or
  4. Any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature whatsoever.

If you wish to make a claim under this Warranty, you should:

  • Contact: Ph: (02) 8887-8100;
  • Visit your nearest Hitachi Customer Service Provider;
  • Visit Hitachi website for details: www.hitachi-powertools.com.au

These conditions may only be varied with the written approval of the directors of Hitachi.

Warranty Period

Product Type Warranty Period
AC Tools* 3 Years
Cordless Tools 3 Years
Ni-Cd & Ni-MH Batteries 1 Year
Li-ion Batteries 2 Years
Chargers 2 Years
Pneumatic Tools 3 Years
AC Wet & Dry Vacuums, Stationary Planer, Drill Press, Table Saw, Heat Guns & High Pressure Washers 1 Year
Petrol Outdoor Power Equipment
  • 3 Years for Domestic use
  • 1 Year for Commercial Use
Product Purchase For The Purpose Of Hire & Rental 6 Months

* Excluding selected AC models as outlined above

Warranty Exclusions

This section identifies what is excluded under this Warranty.

This Warranty does not cover damage caused by:

  • Misusing, overloading or abusing the Hitachi product,
  • Operating the product in a manner that is not in accordance with the Hitachi instructions supplied with the product (the “Manual”),
  • Failing to clean the product in accordance with the instructions for correct and regular cleaning as set out in the Manual,
  • Not carrying out periodic maintenance,
  • Neglecting or otherwise failing to maintain the product in accordance with the instructions for maintenance of the product including regular tune-ups, lubrication etc...,
  • Using incorrect voltage or non-authorised electrical connections with the product,
  • Installing the product incorrectly,
  • Using non authorised/non-standard parts, non-genuine Hitachi parts in connection with the product,
  • Repairing or carrying out any work on the product by someone other than an Authorised Hitachi Service Dealer,
  • Causing a double burnout - field and armature burnout,
  • Operating the product with any guard, shield or line cutting knife removed, repositioned, or that is incomplete or damaged,
  • Using or operating the product with any evidence of partial failure of product or damage being present,
  • Tampering with the product in any way other than in accordance with the manual,
  • Not having taken reasonable steps to prevent the damage or failure from occurring to the product,
  • Storing the product inconsistently with manufacturer’s recommendations or where the product is exposed to corrosive substances such as fertilisers, grass and plant residue including palm tree sap, bore water and other detrimental environmental exposure,
  • Making mechanical adjustments that are inconsistent with the Manual- including, chains, bars, engine tuning etc...,
  • Operating the product with incorrect fuel to oil ratio,
  • Having made improper adjustments of ignition timing or the carburettor,
  • Using the product with clogged or removed filters (i.e. fuel filter, oil filter, air filter),
  • Using incorrect chain and bar oil/lubricant for the oil pump

In addition to the above, this Warranty DOES NOT cover the following:

  • Products purchased Outside of Australia,
    • from a non - Authorised Hitachi Dealer (such as purchases from unauthorised retailers and purchases over the internet, from local/international sellers or sites such as Ebay and Amazon),
    • at an auction, or
    • from a private seller.
  • Accidental damage or damage caused by an extra ordinary event or circumstance beyond your or anyone else’s control including damage caused by:
    • environmental factors,
    • natural discolouration of material due to ultraviolet light,
    • crushing, impact with hard surface or damage caused in the transit of the product, foreign material, or exposure of the product to excessive heat or cold or to solvents, or water entry into the product,
    • abnormal product performance caused by any ancillary equipment interference or other external factors,
  • Damage or failure that occurs for a reason or reasons that were already disclosed to you (in writing or otherwise), prior to your purchase of the product,
    • Damage or defects to the product that ought reasonably to have been revealed to you by an examination of the product, where you conducted such an examination before acquiring the product,
    • Normal wear and tear due to the course of normal use,
    • Freight costs associated transporting the product between you, the place of purchase, the Authorised Hitachi Dealer and Hitachi for the purposes of making a claim pursuant to this Warranty or otherwise,
    • Repairs that are required by you to be made to the product which are simply due to a clogged or restricted exhaust system, carbon deposits in exhaust ports, piston crown or combustion chamber or periodic decarbonising,
    • Products with serial number altered or removed,
    • Refurbished, ex display or factory second products,
    • Consumable items supplied with the product or that are a part of the product,
    • Service parts,
    • Accessories, that for the avoidance of doubt include but are not limited to the following: those included with the product at the time the product was purchased by you including cases & site bags, brushes, chucks, cord sets, bulbs, LED’s & lamps, driver & drill bits, blades, driver blades, o - rings, switches & triggers, power tool attachments, blades and cutters, spark plugs, carburettor kits, filters, bars & chains, cutting equipment, recoil springs, rope, belts, measuring devices, air (pneumatic) fittings, nose caps, gaskets, fuel hoses,
    • The product coming into contact with sand, water, rust, corrosion, fire, vermin and insect infestation, power outages or surges or inadequate voltage or current.

If the product you are using has been rented or leased by you, and you consider a claim might be made under this Warranty, you should refer the matter to the rental or leasing company immediately and they will handle the matter.

This Warranty does not cover service costs in replacing and maintaining consumable parts and accessories that have ceased working through normal wear and tear such as, but not limited to: drill heads, blades, cutters and other parts classifiable as a consumable part or accessory.

Head Office Warranty & Service Department

Hitachi Power Tools Australia
Unit 1, 10 Boden Road,
Seven Hills NSW 2147 AUSTRALIA

Hitachi Power Tools Australia
PO Box 6645
Blacktown DC NSW 2148

Direct Phone: (02) 8887 8100
Warranty Fax: (02) 8887 8190
Service Centre Fax: (02) 8887 8195