Under most circumstances, you wouldn’t go looking for broken things at a garage sale or second-hand shop. Unless they’re damaged tools from companies like Ridgid. Then you might be able to exchange them for all new ones.
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As reddit user BFranklin1706 points out, many tools from companies like Ridgid have lifetime warranties that guarantee replacements if the tool is damaged from normal use. If you have a broken tool, you can take it to a service centre and potentially walk out with a brand new or even lightly used replacement. Your experience may depend on just how damaged the tool is, or the manager at your store, but it’s worth taking a look when you’re in the market for new tools.
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