Aldi Sunday 17th Nov. 16V Li-Ion Cordless Drill £39.99
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Aldi Sunday 17th Nov. 16V Li-Ion Cordless Drill £39.99

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Found 11th Nov 2013
Lithium-Ion 3 yr warranty, only 16v and not a DeWalt or Makita, but hey....it's cheap for Li-Ion occasional DIY!

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http://www.maplin.co.uk/18v-lithium-ion-cordless-drill-driver-626327

maplins do one for £35 has been cheaper than £35 before

aldi last week had 18v 19.99

3 year warranty, always worth it with the "cheaper end"

chrissadler3344

aldi last week had 18v 19.99



Not worth knowing though really, unless it's still available. It's a bit like when you lost on BullsEye and they said look what you could have won.

amazon.co.uk/Ret…J5Q
Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st Nov 2013

Unusual voltage....... 16 volt is not a multiple of 3.6 volt - the usual nominal voltage of a Li-ion cell

kennethsross

Unusual voltage....... 16 volt is not a multiple of 3.6 volt - the usual … Unusual voltage....... 16 volt is not a multiple of 3.6 volt - the usual nominal voltage of a Li-ion cell



a hot off the charger Li cell will be ~4.2V - I suspect this is really a 14.4V (ie 4 cells in series) drill pretending to be more than that. I assume single battery only too which limits it's usefulness for longer jobs, especially as one charge probably won't get a huge amount done.

Having said that, it's probably a decent bet for many DIY'ers looking for something light enough to carry up a ladder, or for use putting together flatpack etc.

fishmaster

Not worth knowing though really, unless it's still available. It's a bit … Not worth knowing though really, unless it's still available. It's a bit like when you lost on BullsEye and they said look what you could have won.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Retro-Bullseye-could-Premium-T-Shirt-Mens/dp/B002LFRJ5Q



yeah it is, so you can consider whether its actually a good deal. example: people use camel camel all the time to check historic prices on amazon. if something is usually £40, was reduced to £20 a week ago and is now £30, its not as good a deal as if it was always £40 and some may hold out if they know there's a chance of getting it for £20 again. imho.

to add, li-ion batteries are great. i have a black & decker, fully charges in 30 minutes and holds it charge when not in use.

kpmatthews

yeah it is, so you can consider whether its actually a good deal. … yeah it is, so you can consider whether its actually a good deal. example: people use camel camel all the time to check historic prices on amazon. if something is usually £40, was reduced to £20 a week ago and is now £30, its not as good a deal as if it was always £40 and some may hold out if they know there's a chance of getting it for £20 again. imho.



I think with respect to this deal that if an Aldi or Lidl deal has finished, it can be many months before it arrives again.

fishmaster

I think with respect to this deal that if an Aldi or Lidl deal has … I think with respect to this deal that if an Aldi or Lidl deal has finished, it can be many months before it arrives again.



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fishmaster

Not worth knowing though really, unless it's still available. It's a bit … Not worth knowing though really, unless it's still available. It's a bit like when you lost on BullsEye and they said look what you could have won.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Retro-Bullseye-could-Premium-T-Shirt-Mens/dp/B002LFRJ5QAbout 15 left in the Wigan store.

The 18v £19.99 drills (1200mah ni-cad) were
Reduced to £9.99 yesterday in Aldi Old Trafford. There were plenty left.

The 18v £19.99 drills (1200mah ni-cad) were
Reduced to £9.99 yesterday in Aldi Old Trafford. There were plenty left.

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bippered

The 18v £19.99 drills (1200mah ni-cad) were Reduced to £9.99 yesterday in … The 18v £19.99 drills (1200mah ni-cad) were Reduced to £9.99 yesterday in Aldi Old Trafford. There were plenty left.



I was talking to Aldi Customer Services on the phone the other day, and they told me that non food item reductions are specific to the store managers discretion and stock levels.

But, at Old Trafford, thats a bargain, worth buying two drills at that price! or buy four next Thu + a pack of chewing gum with the Mirror £5 off £40 spend!

As regards these 16v li ion drills, they have sold out at the two stores nearest me.
Edited by: "geordie7" 21st Nov 2013

I have a 12 volt of this drill which is excellent. Li-ion batteries hold their charge for a long time unlike nicad batteries also this drill comes with a 1 hour charger unlike the Maplin charger is either 3 or 5 hours!

Just picked one of 18V at Aldi, I'm not sure how good it is with Ni-Cad. There were plenty in the store.

Ah so the the 18v £19.99 drills are ni-cad, that explains the price difference

Bear in mind Li-ion drills normally have cell protection which prevents the batteries being fully discharged to protect the cells from damage. This can be as much as 20% of the capacity to allow for not being used for some time, perhaps weeks or months. So a 1.3Ah battery may only be 1.04Ah in real terms.

Although you have to weigh this against nicad where they lose their charge rapidly and should ideally be charged the same day as use for maximum runtime.

What is the capacity of this battery? They seem to have left it off the description for some reason.

This drill dare I say it looks total crap. The whole design of it looks horrifically cheap and nasty.
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