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810W Hammer Drill @aldi £12.99 w/ 3 year guarantee

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A versatile and robust hammer drill that can tackle any DIY task. Perfect for drilling masonry and concrete. * Forward and reverse function * Peacock chuck: 1.5-13mm * Max. drilling d… Read More
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A versatile and robust hammer drill that can tackle any DIY task. Perfect for drilling masonry and concrete.

* Forward and reverse function
* Peacock chuck: 1.5-13mm
* Max. drilling diameter: Concrete: 16mm/Steel: 13mm/Wood: 25mm

dont forget the 3 year guarantee
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banned#1
perfect for drilling masonry and concrete...


..for about 5 minutes. Then it either breaks or breaks your wrist.


Cold
#2
Mascherano
perfect for drilling masonry and concrete...


..for about 5 minutes. Then it either breaks or breaks your wrist.


Cold


you obviously diidn't read the title, 3 year guarantee.

is this cheap drill more likely to break your wrist than an expensive one ? if so why ?
#3
Mascherano
perfect for drilling masonry and concrete...


..for about 5 minutes. Then it either breaks or breaks your wrist.


Cold


I'm sure your wrists would be more than strong enough for this drill ;-) :p

Voted hot - three year guarantee means you cant really go wrong !
#4
the 3 year guarantee actually means that its guaranteed to take you 3
years to drill 1 hole
would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!
should be good for around the house though
but if you need to drill concrete you need an sds drill
#5
3 years? maybe so but would you have to send the drill to the producer (proabably abroad=postage more expensive than a drill)?
voted neither hot nor cold :whistling:
#6
davenfish
the 3 year guarantee actually means that its guaranteed to take you 3
years to drill 1 hole
would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!should be good for around the house though
but if you need to drill concrete you need an sds drill


Thats a pretty good point - HTF is that supposed to happen :o

Still a good deal for the DIY'er though - your average bloke probably needs the use of a drill once a year - tops (depends how much of nag his other half is !!) ;-)
#7
davenfish
the 3 year guarantee actually means that its guaranteed to take you 3
years to drill 1 hole
would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!
should be good for around the house though
but if you need to drill concrete you need an sds drill


********!!

this used with a decent drill bit would be fine.

an sds drill makes it easier to drill concrete, but a hammer drill with standard chuck will do the job just fine, albeit a bit harder than an sds.
#8
Mascherano
perfect for drilling masonry and concrete...


..for about 5 minutes. Then it either breaks or breaks your wrist.


Cold


Rubbish, it has a 3 year warranty, it will drill just fine, would be ideal for the average user.

Why do some people seem to get some sad pleasure out of knocking offers like this?
#9
Inactive
Rubbish, it has a 3 year warranty, it will drill just fine, would be ideal for the average user.

Why do some people seem to get some sad pleasure out of knocking offers like this?


+1

interestingly the chap who stated he voted cold becuase it 'would break, or break your wrist after 5 mins' hasn't came back to explain WHY it would break your wrist more likely than a more expensive drill, or commented on the 3yr guarantee.
It was IMO a stupid thing for someone to say, and not what I would expect from someone on here with thousands of posts :thinking:
#10
I bought the Argos economy brand hammer drill for £9.99, same price as the one in Homebase. Argos one had great reviews and I have no real issue with it bar that there is not handle for your second hand to stabilise it and it is very loud (but then if you were drilling brick what would you expect). I have successfully drilled into the walls of my garage with no real issue and don't see why this should be any different. All you need to make sure is you get decent drill bits so they don't melt when you are drilling. As far as I am concerned a 3 year guarantee is great.
#11
davenfish
the 3 year guarantee actually means that its guaranteed to take you 3
years to drill 1 hole
would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!
should be good for around the house though
but if you need to drill concrete you need an sds drill


You'd have to use a reduced shank masonry bit.
A little like drilling a 25mm hole in wood.
#12
davenfish
would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!
.....


You don't know what you are talking about do you?

13mm chucks are standard and bits >13mm are usually what are known as blacksmiths drills or reduced shank drills with the shank stepped down to 13mm diameter specifically to fit most diy drills.

I imagine this drill is probably too advanced for you :whistling:
#13
It's good for the price. Ideally with that amount of power it would be useful to have a half inch chuck and some sort of speed control.Its not clear from the picture whether it has the latter, which is essential if you are drilling metal and recommended for most other jobs.
Still voted hot, though
#14
bigsky
You don't know what you are talking about do you?

13mm chucks are standard and bits >13mm are usually what are known as blacksmiths drills or reduced shank drills with the shank stepped down to 13mm diameter specifically to fit most diy drills.

I imagine this drill is probably too advanced for you :whistling:


:-D A rather cutting reply, but richly deserved. :thumbsup:

jasee
It's good for the price. Ideally with that amount of power it would be useful to have a half inch chuck and some sort of speed control.Its not clear from the picture whether it has the latter, which is essential if you are drilling metal and recommended for most other jobs.
Still voted hot, though


Do you know how to convert metric to imperial? 13 mm, is equivalent of a half inch chuck, actually very slightly larger. :roll:
#15
I was once told that consumer grade drills are designed to last for 15 minutes of use. Sounds ridiculous but If you think about how many seconds it takes to drill an average hole and how many holes per year an average household drills, it's probably enough for most people (and for those whose break, cheaper to replace those few than design everyone's stronger)
banned#16
paul1980
3 years? maybe so but would you have to send the drill to the producer (proabably abroad=postage more expensive than a drill)?
voted neither hot nor cold :whistling:


These are manufactured by Walter tools in Salzburg Austria.

I bought the 650w from Aldi for general DIY use,it cost £9.99 and it burnt out after 2 years.

A courier collected it for free and it went back to Austria, they sent me a brand new 810w the same as this model.

NO BRAINER you brand snobs!:whistling:
#17
jasee
It's good for the price. Ideally with that amount of power it would be useful to have a half inch chuck and some sort of speed control.Its not clear from the picture whether it has the latter, which is essential if you are drilling metal and recommended for most other jobs.
Still voted hot, though


I have had a similar one for about 2 years and it does the job. 13mm is slightly over 1/2inch BTW. My one has variable speed control & F/R, this one should have but I can't confirm.

I bought this as my much more expensive Bosch hammer drill threw it's hand in (after about 6 years) and I needed a quick and cheap replacement to do one quick job. It has been in DIY use since and I've never felt the need to replace it. The last job was to put in 16mm wall anchors/sleeves into solid brick (non-perforated), which it did no problem. IMHO the quality of the drill will only take you so far as the limiting factor is the quality of the bits that you use. I like this drill very much and i don't mind it getting bashed about a bit on jobs. With the money saved not buying a more expensive one I buy quality bits.
#18
Dont be fooled into thinking Aldi power tools are cheap chinese made junk. Their electric power tools are all quality items CE marked, made in the EU (usually Germany / Austria) and are built to last.

My father in law is a joiner who always swore blindly that you cant beat a quality make such as makita / DeWalt etc..... but they break as well and cost a fortune to buy and repair.

He bought a drill from Aldi about 8 years ago whilst his Makita one was in for repair and its still going strong. It only needed a couple of brushes in it once and after the 3 year warranty expired, and a swift email to the manufacturer resulted in the required brushes supplied in 48 hours from Germany via DHL free of charge.

I'd like to see that sort of service from the so called "quality premium brands" They still take the view that out of warranty means no longer their concern.

I bought one of their compressors (branded Power Craft but actually made by Wolf) a few years ago but found a fault on it after about 6 months, again I called their warranty department, the item was picked up taken back to thir place in Nottingham, repaired and returned all within 7 days all free of charge.

Another friend had a power washer that developed a fault close to the 3 year guarantee, they contacted the warranty department who directed them to a local repairer and the item was repaired free. Incidentally, their power washers are branded "PowerCraft" but they are made and warranty service is by Karcher (a premium brand) The equivalent Karcher power washer is £££s more and only has a 2 year warranty.


Moral of the story, Aldi tools are well made, often by premium brand manufacturers with better or equivalent warranty service, and at a very reasonable price.
#19
My tuppenceworth. You have to be carefull with a drill of this power because if the drill bites/sticks, or you are driving screws at full speed right up to the end, it will hurt or break your wrist - unlike a cordless which will just stop.

Also, for those interested, this sort of power should be enough to drill 200/250mm wood screws into new/used oak railway sleepers without pilot holes. My 550W Bosch couldn't and neither could the £15 - 710W one from Halfords which almost did but wasn't quite powerful enough.

If you want a bit more power, Homebase do a very good big drill at 1010W for £35. This is a monster and will drill into anything and is a bargain at the price.

Mind those wrists though. The first time it spins out of your hand will be a wake up call.
#20
davenfish

would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!


That's right ... a quick look around town indicates that there does seem a general lack of holes wider than 13mm.

I need to drill a 150mm hole for a fan outlet, so does anyone know where I can get a drill with a 150mm chuck?
#21
ronmanager
My tuppenceworth. You have to be carefull with a drill of this power because if the drill bites/sticks, or you are driving screws at full speed right up to the end, it will hurt or break your wrist - unlike a cordless which will just stop.

.


You dont drive screws with an electric drill :thinking: Its a drill!

You can get electric drivers which are specific tools for driving screws and they have a clutch

If you drive screws in at 3000 RPM from a drill like this then you deserve to have it smack you around the face
#22
ronmanager
My tuppenceworth. You have to be carefull with a drill of this power because if the drill bites/sticks, or you are driving screws at full speed right up to the end, it will hurt or break your wrist - unlike a cordless which will just stop.
.


Are you being serious, or is that a wind up?:roll:
#23
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#24
I would have hoped it was common sense not to use a hammer drill to drive screws - if you do try and you drive them to the end, then the drill will snap the screw off or kick back and give you a sore wrist.

drill / drivers are generally battery powered, have an acceleration trigger, and a clutch to enable the chuck to slip when the screw is tight without breaking your screw or injuring yourself !

You wouldnt use an SDS drill to drive screws would you, so why would you want to use a hammer drill to !!! ????:roll:
#25
Waldolf
That's right ... a quick look around town indicates that there does seem a general lack of holes wider than 13mm.

I need to drill a 150mm hole for a fan outlet, so does anyone know where I can get a drill with a 150mm chuck?


you need:

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/18473/Drill-Bits/Holesaws/Holesaws/Holesaw-152mm
#26
Waldolf

I need to drill a 150mm hole for a fan outlet, so does anyone know where I can get a drill with a 150mm chuck?


:-D :-D :-D
#27
Waldolf
That's right ... a quick look around town indicates that there does seem a general lack of holes wider than 13mm.

I need to drill a 150mm hole for a fan outlet, so does anyone know where I can get a drill with a 150mm chuck?




That 152mm holesaw is fine for a hole in mdf,chipboard,plasterboard etc. as the max depth is 38mm.

Possibly this http://www.hss.com/g/1122/Dry-Driller.html is what the poster is after ?
#28
Waldolf;8323206
You dont drive screws with an electric drill :thinking: Its a drill!

You can get electric drivers which are specific tools for driving screws and they have a clutch

If you drive screws in at 3000 RPM from a drill like this then you deserve to have it smack you around the face


Oh yes you do.

http://www.railwaysleeper.com/Timberlok%20railway%20sleeper%20&%20decking%20fasteners.htm

I've spent the last 4 weekends using three different power drills to drive just under a hundred 200mm Timberlok screws into lots of 150mm x 250mm oak sleepers. So, unlike you guessers, I know I (and the railwaysleepers.com website) am right.

Also, every power drill I have seen in the last 10 years has variable speed via the trigger not to mention additional speed settings. If you choose to drive them in at 3000 RPM you can but deserve everything you get. A cordless WILL NOT do it. If you think differently, you are mistaken. It took me 10 minutes to get one of these screws in the last 40mm with a socket set - they are that tough.

Shadowman40 - you can set your drill either hammer action or not so you are incorrect. And as the link above confirms, yes you do need to use a drill to drive these screws. But no, you wouldn't use an SDS drill to do it.

Inactive - no that is not a wind up.
#29
bigsky
chill out mate youve been drilling too long
get yourself an sds mate and youll have more time to rubbish people on here
calm down dear its only a drill
just remember you get what you pay for
point i was trying to make is that if you want to drill concrete ahhh i cant be bothered.
#30
davenfish;8334859
bigsky
chill out mate youve been drilling too long
get yourself an sds mate and youll have more time to rubbish people on here
calm down dear its only a drill
just remember you get what you pay for
point i was trying to make is that if you want to drill concrete ahhh i cant be bothered.


Well said.

The constant belittling arrogance on this forum from the few self appointed experts/knowalls is ruining it for the rest of us who are here to help each other.
#31
I got an Aldi SDS drill 5 years ago and it's fine for drilling 25mm holes in concrete
#32
All the complaints on here about unknown quality.

I bought a cheap Hammer drill from Argos 8 years ago for about 20 quid, and despite it now having some loosened "play" it has handled everything in the household over the years, and believe me in a small house it has had its fair share of uses drilling for fixture hangings, shelving, deep into walls for speaker bracketing, cabinet fixtures and even right the way through walls for satellite cabling.

Just because this is only 12.99 doesn't particularly mean it won't handle jobs.
#33
i think i can now appreciate that people have different requirements for the drill in question
being a bit of a tool tart i may well have spoken too soon even though i did say it would be good for around the house
the houses where i live are made from concrete blocks and "word is on the street" if you need to drill your walls "borrow daves hammer drill" so my conclusion was drawn from there
i do use a drill nearly every day of the week for work though and my bosch 24v sds has never let me down
so when it breaks in half tomorrow im off to aldi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#34
what would the aldi return policy be for this
#35
ronmanager
Well said.

The constant belittling arrogance on this forum from the few self appointed experts/knowalls is ruining it for the rest of us who are here to help each other.


Read the thread Ron. Don't just wade in at the end. The first post from Davenfish contained 3 really idiotic comments:

"the 3 year guarantee actually means that its guaranteed to take you 3
years to drill 1 hole"


That's just nonsense.

"would like to see a 16mm masonary bit fit in a 13mm chuck !!!"

Most chucks are 13mm but we can drill much larger holes with them using the correct bits. He clearly doesn't know what he is talking about. Nor can he spell masonry.

"but if you need to drill concrete you need an sds drill"

No you don't.

Perhaps you can understand why people that are better informed than Davenfish would criticise his post. The guy was spouting rubbish!

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