I'm sure that we all see them all the time on this/ that/ and the other. "I guarantee this product for two years" (could just as easily be 20 or unitl the complete opposite of until you take it home and unpackage the box). I even look for it when I'm selecting a new tool, I can pay a bit more money get better quality and the knowladge that if some thing goes wrong then for the most part it's taken care of. Of course there's always limitations and pirameters to work with in, if I drop my new drill off a 10 story building... I kinda doubt that I'm going to get a free replacement. To me it says " I'm willing to stand behind my work, and if any thing goes wrong then I'm willing to eat my mistakes and make it right again."
I suppose for me it comes down to putting some thing on the line because I believe in my work that much. Now if a client drops a piece while moving and it takes a tumble down the stairs... maybe they should have hired some insured movers to help them. Yet if little Jonny sits in his new chair (mom and dad had made for him) and it comes tumbeling down... then I should have done a lot of things a lot better (it'd serve me right to eat that). I love it when my clients get their work and see that a lot more went into the piece than they expected, lol, I love the call backs or e-mails when they're clucking like hens in a hen house. This is what makes me happy in my work, the look of surprise, when they get on a personal level with the piece and see the carvings intricate work, or when they drag their fingers across a glass like finish. Some times they're even looking for joints or woodfiller. I also think that I could or should be offering more, I often tell them that if any thing happens to let me know. I really wonder though if I really back my work and believe that I am doing every thing in my power to do the work justice, why shouldn't I be offering a warranty?
What do you guys and gals think? Is it worth it? If so under what terms and conditions and for how long? Or is it more of a risk and headache than it's worth?