As you know Makita has one of the largest 18V tool line ups available on the market.  You may also know that Makita is one of the best selling tools.  But did you know that starting October 1, 2015, Makita just increased their warranty to 3 years?  Yes, when you buy any Makita Lithium tools, batteries, chargers or certain accessories, you now have a 3 year limited warranty on the items.  Makita makes some of the toughest tools around, but now you have the peace of mind your hard earned money is protected when you buy these tools.