24V Hammer Drill - £44.99 @ Aldi
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24V Hammer Drill - £44.99 @ Aldi

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Found 4th Feb 2014
Two-speed drill with variable speed control and quick stop.

16 torque settings
LCD charge indicator
Forward/reverse function
0.2-13mm keyless chuck
No-load speed: 0-500/0-1450rpm
Impact rate: 0-8000/0-23,200bpm

19 Comments

I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or would I be better of getting a wired one?
Thanks

That looks alright.

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JennyWren1980

I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or … I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or would I be better of getting a wired one?Thanks


Hi Jenny, it would all depend on what he uses it for.. If he is chiselling out concrete all day then this would be useless, you would require a wired SDS drill. But for normal house old tasks this would be perfect. people are different, I use my battery drill far more than my wired drill or my SDS drill. Hope that's helped

rossm1987@lycos.

Hi Jenny, it would all depend on what he uses it for.. If he is … Hi Jenny, it would all depend on what he uses it for.. If he is chiselling out concrete all day then this would be useless, you would require a wired SDS drill. But for normal house old tasks this would be perfect. people are different, I use my battery drill far more than my wired drill or my SDS drill. Hope that's helped



Thanks for your reply. We're just about to refurbish an old victorian property - so hopefully this will do.

Get a corded sds drill if there is heavy work to do, this will be good for jobs that do not last long (each task) but, the battery will run down quite fast and then you will have to wait while it charges. I bought a cheap generic chinese one (prob nearly all are chinese!) years ago and it will even go through my drive-its corded.

Jenny, wired all the way. There's nothing more depressing than when you need to do a job, you get your (battery) drill out and it's gone flat. Or worse a job takes longer than thought and it runs out of juice.

If you're renovating this doesn't lend itself to battery drills as it will be being used a lot, add to that the batteries in these often don't last more than a couple of years, by which point it's probably cheaper to buy another one than a replacement battery (if they are even available). Not very good for the environment.

Also wired have a LOT more grunt, e.g. a 1000W motor, this will be nowhere near that.

IMHO battery tools are only of use to professionals that need to use them in difficult places and not rely on being near a mains socket.

JennyWren1980

Thanks for your reply. We're just about to refurbish an old victorian … Thanks for your reply. We're just about to refurbish an old victorian property - so hopefully this will do.



If it's going to be the only drill I would go for wired especially in an older property where the bricks are likely to be harder than modern bricks, a wired drill has much more power and will work all day.

A battery drill is great for lighter applications and screw-driving but not really suitable as an only drill in a house renovation, and don't scrimp on the drill bits, cheap drill bits are a false economy, you will go through loads of them and they slow the work down.

Original Poster

Yeah Jenny I agree with the above comments, this drill is an excellent choice for general diy and places where no power. But the battery would not last long enough for a full days work.
Drills are down to what you use them for, I have 3 different types and I use all 3 for different jobs.

I would use a battery drill for small jobs. (putting an Arial up)
- I don't need a long extension, they have hand chucks.
A wired drill for bigger jobs (building your own garage shelving)
-an SDS would be too heavy for this and a battery would keep running out.
A SDS when its heavy drilling (Drilling though a ventilation holes though concrete)
-I would not want to be doing it for months, so i would bring the SDS out.

Back again, one thing some sds drills are heavy. Really you need a variety of drills for different tasks. As above poster said sds are for the jobs that other drills struggle with.

I can drill about 64 holes for brown plugs (8mm holes) with a Bosch hammer drill into mortar on brick joints.Should be fit as long as you've got two batteries. For me I would personally go with Dewalt, Hilti or Bosch. Victorian houses are built with harder materials wether you use a corded drill or cordless does not make a huge difference, just don't forget to put the spare on charge!

JennyWren1980

I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or … I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or would I be better of getting a wired one?Thanks



I can highly recommend getting a wired SDS drills, if you're renovating a whole house. Definitely much better than a standard percussion hammer drill, easily drills holes in brick and concrete, and great for chiselling off tiles and plaster. This is a great deal (although at £120 a bit more than this deal, sorry about continuing the thread hijack) I pointed out before, still in stock in places I've checked in North East and North West.

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Added bonus of getting 8 good quality drill bits (plus chisel/point). I got a blue one a couple of years ago and it's one of the best tools I've used for renovating houses, I got 3 packs of 6 drill bits with mine but still use the same two drill bits as they continue to drill fine.

Just so those thinking of buying know, this is a Ni-Cd battery, not a lithium one. Still a fair deal, but I thought potential buyers might want the full picture

Whilst this is an amazing price for a battery powered sds drill, one must really bear in mind that the performance required to be of any practical use from a battery powered sds is really only available on premium products.

I'd personally rate the top three as

3. 36v Bosch
2. M28 Milwaukee
1. 36v Hilti. The larger model is a supremely powerful but of kit. (with a similarly powerful price tag.)

I myself use the Milwaukees. About 90% as good as the very best (Hilti), possibly tougher, and about 60% of the price of a Hilti. I reckon one of my Milwaukee 28v has drilled maybe a quarter of a million holes, and has survived multiple high drops.

So, while this drill for under £50 is barely believable, and deserves heat, it will certainly not be able to perform the tasks an SD drill is supposed to. The three mentioned above can, but are between 10 and 20 times the price.

Edit to above. This aldi is not an SDS, therefore it's huge size is really a deal breaker, even at under £50. For something that will categorically not be able to punch a hole in anything moderately hard, what you really want in that case is the smallest most well balanced drill driver of your preference.

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JennyWren1980

I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or … I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or would I be better of getting a wired one?


If it's for anything major, go wired. Cordless hammer drills are puny compared to their mains powered rivals. Even a 24V model won't have much oomph to it - it will make frustratingly hard work of something a wired drill will do in seconds, and chew through the batteries in no time (which are ni-cad incidentally so will never be charged when you need them).

It's also got a normal cheap chuck on it, a drill of this calibre really should have an SDS chuck on it (a better method of attaching drill bits for the kind of work this type of drill is meant for).

I normally rate Aldi's Workzone tools quite highly, but this one completely misses the mark.

Milwaukee for a very long time had battery issues - its also not really fair to compare trade grade £400 drills vs £44 supermarket special. For general DIY use the best bang for buck drills are still the £129 Dewalt / Makita 18v Li-on cordless deals that float around.

Tyranicus66

Milwaukee for a very long time had battery issues - its also not really … Milwaukee for a very long time had battery issues - its also not really fair to compare trade grade £400 drills vs £44 supermarket special. For general DIY use the best bang for buck drills are still the £129 Dewalt / Makita 18v Li-on cordless deals that float around.



:-) You don't need to tell me about that! 15+ dead V28 lithium batteries in my shed testify to my experience! However, the modified, newer exchangeable M28 batteries have mostly solved the issues. As Milwaukee began the Lithium Ion battery revolution, I suppose I can forgive them for their first effort!

I would stick to my point about drilling with cordless SDS repeatedly. When you're into that territory you're really only going to get any joy out of the best, which I've mentioned. Those cordless models will go toe to to toe with any standard 2kg corded SDS. My point wasn't to compare the Aldi with those, rather to say that it's almost a wasted exercise trying to drill concrete or even masonry with something that's not even fit for purpose. I can guarantee you will not get even a curtain pole up with the Aldi one if you hit a concrete lintol!

Those long, thin £120ish Makita and Dewalt 18v SDS models, they're OK, but are only that, but as you rightly say, probably the best compromise for a DIYer.

JennyWren1980

I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or … I'm looking to buy my husband a hammer drill - is this one any good or would I be better of getting a wired one?Thanks



Hi Jenny
Good advice from others. At the end of the day if you are renovating then there is a lot of drilling to be done.
I would recommend a decent li-on battery cordless and a corded drill. But if the budget is tight then go for just a corded.
Good luck with the renovation.

Hi Jenny.

My advice after a 3 year renovation is.........sell the house lol.

I used a battery SDS makita with 2 x batteries and it did the trick but I was only getting plaster off 1930s walls.

Good luck with it and keep battling on even when u feel your not making much progress.
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