18V Cordless Drill with 1 hr fast charge / Accessory set   & 3 year warranty £19.99 at Aldi
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18V Cordless Drill with 1 hr fast charge / Accessory set & 3 year warranty £19.99 at Aldi

£19.99ALDI Deals
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Found 22nd Oct 2011
Seems very good spec for under £20, never seen 1hr fast charge on a drill this cheap, 3yr warranty too

Not the most powerful drill but if you don't do much DIY a handy drill to have in your toolbox at a bargain price

Starts 27th October

0.8-10mm Sanou keyless chuck
16 torque settings + 1 drill setting
Forward and reverse functions
Soft grip handle
2 speeds: 0-400/0-1150rpm
1 hour charger
Accessory set

22 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_11_week_43/Product_detail_Wk43T38.jpg

how long do charge hold for any one know?

Nice deal, pity it has no hammer action.

Don't do it! I had one of these previously and took it back, terrible thing, 18v it may be but it has less grunt than a 3.6v screw driver....

Might get one of these - for when i try and do some diy

May be good for putting holes in cheese X)

Good deal - probably only suitable for occasional light DIY, but nonetheless a good price.

In my experience, Aldi WorkZone tools tend to be reasonable quality and perfectly adequate for most basic DIY tasks around the house. Dont buy them if you are planning on a full house renovation.

I have various ones as backups to my branded tools and, although they've never been worked particularly hard, they've never let me down yet.

When you are looking to buy a battery drill with power , look for at least an 18 volt battery but with
a 3.0 AH rating. (amp hour rating ). The higher the number , the more power.
If you want power for a longer period , nothing less than 3.0

For those wanting something slightly more rugged, you still may be able to pick up one of these at Toolstation in store.

Got mine the other day and very impressed with the quality and features for the price.

888dee

Don't do it! I had one of these previously and took it back, terrible … Don't do it! I had one of these previously and took it back, terrible thing, 18v it may be but it has less grunt than a 3.6v screw driver....



I have to agree, although not as bad as a 3.6v mine was pretty dire for an 18v

I've had two Aldi drills now, they have both been excellent drills. The only reason why I bought the second is that the batteries are NiCd and the first one simply stopped charging. But it was at least two years before that happened.

Personally I'd buy one with two batteries rather than one, as its useful to be able to swap over when one is drained. So for that reason I don't consider this one to be the best drill to have come through Aldi. Then again, I seem to remember the two battery ones are closer to £30?
Edited by: "slimy31" 23rd Oct 2011

waste of money, what is this 'hot' compared to?

Another piece of rubbish to waste money on.

Surprised by the 1hr charging time normally the basic drills come with slow 3-5hr chargers.

graann

When you are looking to buy a battery drill with power , look for at … When you are looking to buy a battery drill with power , look for at least an 18 volt battery but witha 3.0 AH rating. (amp hour rating ). The higher the number , the more power.If you want power for a longer period , nothing less than 3.0



No, the AH rating is the overall amount of current available over time. A 3 AH battery lasts twice as long as a 1.5AH battery, The power is the voltage times the current draw per second.

Edited by: "gazjon" 24th Oct 2011

whatsThePoint

I bought one of their drills with 2 battery packs for the same price 3 … I bought one of their drills with 2 battery packs for the same price 3 years ago, more of a heads up than a deal



where did you get the spare one from mate?

graann

When you are looking to buy a battery drill with power , look for at … When you are looking to buy a battery drill with power , look for at least an 18 volt battery but witha 3.0 AH rating. (amp hour rating ). The higher the number , the more power.If you want power for a longer period , nothing less than 3.0



You,re not going to get a drill with batteries like that unless you pay 10 times this price. Those batteries are for proffessional range of tools
Edited by: "joe14729" 24th Oct 2011

Singh38

where did you get the spare one from mate?



I don't think you can usually get spare batteries, you pretty much have to buy it as part of the pack. Previous Aldi drills have had two batteries.

Aldi are doing some great deals at the moment, I'll have to get myself down there!

Hot price, but no hammer action means its uses are limited.

sorry nasty cheapo drill use once and throw away, amazes me how they quote 3 year warranty as with all these £1 drills the battery always goes first and renders the drill useless then try claiming on warranty (batteries always excluded)
Edited by: "shadow1" 2nd Nov 2011

remarkable deal; has immense torque to carry on no matter how long the screw is and with the 2nd faster speed you still retain a lot of torque but you achieve the speeds needed for drilling metal/wood/masonry; it's rather silent; the battery lasts a long time and recharges pretty fast (discharge it completely every time to get the most out of NI-MH/Ni-CDs for years); the chuck grabs the bits securely and effortlessly and stops its rotation instantly on releasing the trigger very much like the £100+ expensive models; the torque settings are dependable with evenly spread steps; the trigger's speed steps are numerous and one can be very precise when positioning the drill or screw bits, and its spring is hard enough to avoid accidental operation, although it's also possible to block it via the rotation selector; the body is absolutely sturdy and the ventilation for the motor is well placed allowing work for hours without a hitch. put a little petroleum jelly on the contacts and the chute the battery slides into and on the chuck, assuring from time to time the chuck it's firmly screwed into place; make sure the speed selector is not left in between gears, and you have a tool that looks good and it's unassuming because it doesn't pack the makita logo, but whose behavior in operation both in poise, quietness and torque will distinguish you as the discerning professional

Had this drill now over 18 months used it loads of times , very quick to charge only thing i would say is after heavy use charge does fad away , but what i do is plan what i am going to drill and its works lovely . just wish it had come with a blow molded case for storage .At the end of the day for 20 notes its a no brainer .
Edited by: "knocka" 13th May 2013
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