14.4V Cordless Hammer Drill @ Aldi for 19.99
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14.4V Cordless Hammer Drill @ Aldi for 19.99

£19.99ALDI Deals
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Found 12th Jul 2013
saw this in a email and thought this is a bargain buy for 14.4V hammer drill, not sure on how good it is as never use a aldi electronic product.

From their description
A tough and versatile combination drill for tasks including drill driving and hammer drilling.

Keyless chuck
2 speed: 0-400RPM/0-1150RPM
Impact rate: 0-6400BPM/0-18,400BPM
16 torque positions and 1 drill position
Fast charger
Includes: 14.4V Battery (1.5Ah), 2 x Double Sided Bits, 6 x HSS Drill Bits

in case if you are voting cold please comment as it helps others to know how bad the product could be.

33 Comments

Aldi stuff is usually pretty good - HEAT!

I got one last time they were at Aldi, its good for £20, better than anything you could buy from B&Q at this price!

Worth checking what sort of torque it does, might say on the box.

Battery is 25% better than the Draper posted on here last month (which is now £23.99). It's also twin speed and comes with a few bits. Also benefits from a long 3 year Aldi warranty. Not aware of anything better for the money at the moment.

how fast is the fast charge? I've been looking at getting a replacement drill and some products that said fast charge were actually 3 hours! If its an hour then i would say its fast charge.
also, no mention of what it weighs either?

Steamy Wee

Aldi stuff is usually pretty good - HEAT!



I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been returned within a week! I don't know why anyone would buy a power tool from Aldi. Seems like a paradox to me.

I purchased the 18v lithium ion from maplin @ £31.99 plus free delivery. it is a great drill and far better than my last 18v challenge extreme ion drill. I was making a oak aquarium hood for my fish tank and after I had drilled well over 30 holes and used it to drive in all the screws battery still showed full and keep in my I was drilling into oak wood, also comes with several drill bits and screwdriver attachments to get you started.... the trouble I find with in cad is the battery detiorates from either to many charges if using reguarly or from not enough charges with only occasional use.... lithium ion is the way to go for either use as it holds its charge much more efficiently.......
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 12th Jul 2013

maplin.co.uk/18v…327 looks like the price has gone up since last week opps..... still probably the cheapest a d best looking 18v lithium ion drill in the uk especialy once you peel the maplin sticker off....

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 12th Jul 2013

cheap + rechargeable = disaster!

Sure;y there's a cables version that you won't throw away in no time when it won't hold a charge for more than 5 minutes?

nelifex

I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been … I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been returned within a week! I don't know why anyone would buy a power tool from Aldi. Seems like a paradox to me.



Guess like most places there are good items and bad, personally I've never had a problem with Aldi electrical goods, but if you're unhappy you could always return it.

acid_kewpie

cheap + rechargeable = disaster!Sure;y there's a cables version that you … cheap + rechargeable = disaster!Sure;y there's a cables version that you won't throw away in no time when it won't hold a charge for more than 5 minutes?



It is not always the case that you get what you are paying for these days, you could pay twice the price but just be paying a companies large overheads or filling someone's bank account faster. A lot of once well known makes/brands are now putting there once good name to cheaper Chinese products for larger profits so it is not always the case that you get what you pay for, some of the lower cost products can be as good a quality but have less middle men making a profit....

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 12th Jul 2013

mrtech007

heap of junk this is … heap of junk this is betterhttp://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-bhp453sh-18v-1-3ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/58614



Of course it is - for 5 times the price!!!
D'oh!

acid_kewpie

cheap + rechargeable = disaster!Sure;y there's a cables version that you … cheap + rechargeable = disaster!Sure;y there's a cables version that you won't throw away in no time when it won't hold a charge for more than 5 minutes?


Like this?
https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/hurry-while-stocks-last/hurry-while-stocks-last-product-detail-page/ps/p/810w-hammer-drill/
But then cordless is useful so many many times.
Not really a comparison. I wouldn't use it for putting screws in.
BTW I've got one of the corded ones above and it goes like a knife through butter.

mrtech007

heap of junk this is … heap of junk this is betterhttp://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-bhp453sh-18v-1-3ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/58614



I am now getting out my HUKD bingo card to mark off the usual responses to this post :-)

B33fy

Guess like most places there are good items and bad, personally I've … Guess like most places there are good items and bad, personally I've never had a problem with Aldi electrical goods, but if you're unhappy you could always return it.



Nope, they've burned their bridges with me and buying electrical goods. I only buy fruit and veg in Aldi now!

14.4v = Malaysian gash. Will also have plastic gears internally.
Sorry, not heat.

Ive bought a few power tools from Aldi and they've generally been good so far. Most seem to come with a 3 year warranty so if it does die quickly you can at least get your money back.

Yes this probably will be cheap and cheerful, but you dont need a Makita or Dewalt just to put up a few shelves around the house. Likewise if your planning on using this everyday as a tradesman this probably isnt for you.

Its a good spec for the price but ultimately its down to the power of the motor and how long the battery lasts. There is only 1 battery and its low capacity. Also the drill seems proportionately poor to the point it looks like it will over balance.

Hammer action and a single low capacity battery seems like a fairly poor combination to say the least. I guess it depends on how much masonry work you plan to do but I'm not convinced this would be capable of most masonry work people would expect of it.

If you're going to use this dRill more than ten times then don't buy the one advertised.

I've been doing my house up, and I bought one of their cordless drills at Christmas, its still going strong. It said 1 hour fast charge, usually charges in half that. My old man also bought two, but hes does a hell of a lot more than me, one has had to be returned due to the torque ratchet going, but he does love to put the power on when the ratchet engages ;). They picked it up last week to repair, replacement back any day now.

19.99 with 2 year warranty and they even pick it up if bust... sorry, but its heat anyway you look at it.

Regards
Flea

nelifex

I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been … I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been returned within a week! I don't know why anyone would buy a power tool from Aldi. Seems like a paradox to me.

Agree 100%. The only cordless tool I stupidly bought from them had a pathetic battery that made the tool almost useless. The battery was big to impress, but empty inside.
Edited by: "grumbler" 12th Jul 2013

in case if you are voting cold please comment as it helps others to know … in case if you are voting cold please comment as it helps others to know how bad the product could be.


Really? Just what we needed, another one telling us what to do, how to do it.

nelifex

I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been … I call BS. Bought a few things from their own range and both have been returned within a week! I don't know why anyone would buy a power tool from Aldi. Seems like a paradox to me.


That's your mistake, returning them within a week, read the receipt, you have a 45 days return policy at your disposal.
Use it for 45 days and return it. Most people only use it once a year anyway, in the meantime the battery dies.

MaximusRo

That's your mistake, returning them within a week, read the receipt, you … That's your mistake, returning them within a week, read the receipt, you have a 45 days return policy at your disposal. Use it for 45 days and return it. Most people only use it once a year anyway, in the meantime the battery dies.



Why is that my mistake? The unit I bought was a Dremel-style unit and a set of attachments from the same WorkForce brand from Aldi. Absolutely useless. The unit didn't turn fast enough to make even the slightest of dents in metal, not to mention most of the attachments were weak and in most cases bent and useless. What reason would I have to keep it any longer? I found out fairly quickly that it was a worthless piece of junk so didn't waste any time in turning it in for a full refund. I wouldn't touch another WorkForce product.

In fact, if I were to even think of buying a hammer drill for £20, I'd probably do better buying one of these:

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[quote=nelifex]

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looks good. Link?

This one is far more comfortable to hold although doesn't offer the clear labelling or hi-viz design of the one above.


http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/874/788/473/473788874_037.JPG

Or if your not bothered about portability.

http://www.imagine-inflatables.com/product-images/Fullsize/8193d571-2c74-4bb7-828a-0552115be78e-1.jpg

mrtech007

heap of junk this is … heap of junk this is betterhttp://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-bhp453sh-18v-1-3ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/58614



I'm absolutly sure it is. But if you only want something for a few odd jobs then this is a good deal!

Took this out of thebox in aldi
Did not think much to it its alright

I have bought the makita as mentioned above
From b&q £10 cheaper than screwfix
And 10 per cent off wednesdays with my mum
Makita 18v +2 no 1.5 li ion
£130 -10% = £117.00
Well happy tatty bye everyone xxxxxxxx

Just bought one, haven't used it yet but at that price with a 3 year guarantee I figured it was worth trying.

More details:
Chuck capacity: 0.8 - 10mm
Max drilling capacity steel: 8mm
Max drilling capacity wood: 18mm
Max drilling capacity masonry: 8mm

Aldi power tools are good. The 14v hanmer drill is made in Austria as m many others are by Walter Wekzug that have been making power tools since 1919 so an experienced company
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