When I bought my maruyama hedge trimmer it came with a 2-year commercial extra warranty. Now maruyama is offering an iron 5-year warranty which sounds attractive. http://www.maruyama-us.com/uploadedFiles/Maruyama_US/Support/Service_Bulletins/TSB 1024.pdf I've read their 4 page statement and made a short summary: Lifetime warranty: - ignition modules - inner drive shaft 5-year warranty: - all other parts for manufacturing, material and workmanship defects only For subsequent purchase: - 1 year on catalytic muffler - 2 years on carb, fuel tank, ignition, spark plug Exclusions : - starter rope, hoses, filters, vibration isolators, spark plugs, throttle cable, clutch shoes - wear parts Conditions : - Maruyama Premium 2-Cycle Oil First 80 hrs. After that JASO FC oil with 89+ octane gas - proper maintenance - no abuse - no tampering - no natural disasters Consequential Damage: - zilch So what do you think, worth looking at? Anyone ever had to do a claim at maruyama, any difficulties ?