Carpet Stretcher @ Aldi in store reduced to £9.99
412°Expired

Carpet Stretcher @ Aldi in store reduced to £9.99

41
Found 17th May 2015
In clearance section priced at £14.99 but scans at £9.99. Purchased today from Cheltenham store and normally £19.99.

41 Comments

Great, just what we need at the moment. Thanks

I have the same one but different brand. It does the job. The pad at the back will crack pretty quickly if you are using it on daily basis for fitting. I pached the cracks with gorilla tape as soon as they appeared. It can serve you well if you are using it on daily basis for about a year. I recon.

I am still waiting for smoke & CO2 to come down to £8.99 from £16.99

That's a grat price to be fair.

I tried to fit a carpet myself in the boys room (zero experience!), looked at getting one of these but they were generally upwards of £40!

I made my own out of some 2x2, duct tape and a handfull of 2" nails!

jonesinamillion

That's a grat price to be fair.I tried to fit a carpet myself in the boys … That's a grat price to be fair.I tried to fit a carpet myself in the boys room (zero experience!), looked at getting one of these but they were generally upwards of £40!I made my own out of some 2x2, duct tape and a handfull of 2" nails!


Sounds great! Do you have some pictures or instructions?

salahwrexham

Sounds great! Do you have some pictures or instructions?



Afraid not, I found some info on YouTube but for under a tenner it's definatley not worth your hassle!

jonesinamillion

Afraid not, I found some info on YouTube but for under a tenner it's … Afraid not, I found some info on YouTube but for under a tenner it's definatley not worth your hassle!


Thanks. I will have a look on youtube. I am not being a cheapskate, it is for a school project.

salahwrexham

Thanks. I will have a look on youtube. I am not being a cheapskate, it is … Thanks. I will have a look on youtube. I am not being a cheapskate, it is for a school project.




Local authority cutbacks have gone too far this time!

salahwrexham

Thanks. I will have a look on youtube. I am not being a cheapskate, it is … Thanks. I will have a look on youtube. I am not being a cheapskate, it is for a school project.



In that case make me one too.

jonesinamillion

Local authority cutbacks have gone too far this time!



Don't get me started... I think it is a nice project to get 16 year old kids to use a saw and a bit of elbow grease. Some have never used a screwdriver... They want to do Engineering...

salahwrexham

Don't get me started... I think it is a nice project to get 16 year old … Don't get me started... I think it is a nice project to get 16 year old kids to use a saw and a bit of elbow grease. Some have never used a screwdriver... They want to do Engineering...




Think this is the vid I used, hope they enjoy the project!

Carpet kicker

I sell flooring accessories, tools etc and this looks ludicrously cheap. I'm sure it won't be of the standard required for a professional, but as a DIY tool you can't go wrong at this price! The cheapest pro version is around £50+vat

Forgive my ignorance.. what's a carpet stretcher used for?

is lifting fitted carpet to put down again easy, and safe?

Gollywood

Forgive my ignorance.. what's a carpet stretcher used for?


To stretch carpet
If you dont stretch it you tend to get bumps and raises in the carpet.
Edited by: "themachman" 17th May 2015

I still have one a carpet fitter left in my mums years ago.It's pretty weighty too.
Best way to make a home made one is use carpet grippers instead of nails

i was a carpet fitter for past nine years and i can tell u this is no where near to the one professional fitter use. might be ok (and cheap enough ) for someone who wants to fit himself. my friend who is also a fitter)gave me one like this which I never used.

shortchanged

I am still waiting for smoke & CO2 to come down to £8.99 from £16.99



You may not have to wait much longer if you have a faulty boiler oO

Just pay the money when it comes to life saving devices, don't wait until it's Thomas cook too late.

bought one of these recently,half the teeth fell out first time i tried to use it,complained to customer services who replied i must have kicked it too hard,but got my money back eventually. do not waste your money.

Aldi tools are great if you use them carefully, definitely not up to pro quality but then if my carpet fitter turned up with an Aldi carpet stretcher I'd tell him he'd got the wrong house.

I bought one of these at £15, they're great.

do yourselves a favour and get someone in that knows what they are doing! it's not that cheap when you **** up a carpet coz your too tight to get it done properly

Dannybutch

do yourselves a favour and get someone in that knows what they are doing! … do yourselves a favour and get someone in that knows what they are doing! it's not that cheap when you **** up a carpet coz your too tight to get it done properly



Are you a carpet fitter?
I wouldn't worry about losing business, these are just for people who need to lift a corner for some reason.
Or for me, I needed to lift a stair riser carpet in a winder to fix the broken board underneath when my son dropped a dumb bell on it. (I used a home made stretcher but one of these would have saved the hassle).

Dannybutch

do yourselves a favour and get someone in that knows what they are doing! … do yourselves a favour and get someone in that knows what they are doing! it's not that cheap when you **** up a carpet coz your too tight to get it done properly



Carpet fitter are we?

No need to be bitter that some people would rather do it themselves and save some money. In the end, isn't that the reason we are all on HUKD?

good price, pays for itself if only lasts for one room. I used similar from b&q bought 6 years ago in a set for £27 still going strong 8 rooms later but put extra padding on before you start or you'll end up with bruised knees.

themachman

I still have one a carpet fitter left in my mums years ago.It's pretty … I still have one a carpet fitter left in my mums years ago.It's pretty weighty too.Best way to make a home made one is use carpet grippers instead of nails


Why didn't you give it back to him? Keeping a mans tools just isn't right...

fatbob15

bought one of these recently,half the teeth fell out first time i tried … bought one of these recently,half the teeth fell out first time i tried to use it,complained to customer services who replied i must have kicked it too hard,but got my money back eventually. do not waste your money.



You want to go a bit easier next time, or the other half will fall out too.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01380/false-teeth-insura_1380089i.jpg

I was a carpet fitter for 15 years and can advise, use with care. Not all carpets will stretch and when you do it work towards the corners or you will create wrinkles.
A story I often relate about stretchers, working in a guys house, he asked if I could stretch another carpet out for him.. I took a look and said £15, he that's too much and could he borrow my stretcher! I told him no but when I went out to the van he went into the room, took it, tried to stretch his carpet out and ended up ripping a big hole in it.
He saved money! X)

jambone

Carpet fitter are we?No need to be bitter that some people would rather … Carpet fitter are we?No need to be bitter that some people would rather do it themselves and save some money. In the end, isn't that the reason we are all on HUKD?

I'm not being bitter and to be fair it came out a bit like that! I've gone to far too many houses where they have tried to fit it themselves and called me in to 'fix' it but the damage had already been done! You can't beat the finish that a professional will give you is basically what I was trying to say mate!

mosskeeto

Why didn't you give it back to him? Keeping a mans tools just isn't … Why didn't you give it back to him? Keeping a mans tools just isn't right...


because he did a crap job of my mums carpet and over charged her,that ok?

Dannybutch

I'm not being bitter and to be fair it came out a bit like that! I've … I'm not being bitter and to be fair it came out a bit like that! I've gone to far too many houses where they have tried to fit it themselves and called me in to 'fix' it but the damage had already been done! You can't beat the finish that a professional will give you is basically what I was trying to say mate!



That's fair, I've seen some really badly fitted carpets too in some homes, but better to give it a go than do what some like to do, especially in buy to lets and just cut the carpet to size and leave it like that, no glue or anything
Edited by: "jambone" 18th May 2015

themachman

because he did a crap job of my mums carpet and over charged her,that ok?



No, it's not. And he didn't over charge you mum, your mum just paid too much. She wasn't forced to use someone expensive.

jambone

No, it's not. And he didn't over charge you mum, your mum just paid too … No, it's not. And he didn't over charge you mum, your mum just paid too much. She wasn't forced to use someone expensive.


go away idiot you dont know the full story,and im certainly not at liberty to tell you it,yet another one ignored

themachman

because he did a crap job of my mums carpet and over charged her,that ok?


No quite frankly...

mosskeeto

No quite frankly...


Who cares

jambone

That's fair, I've seen some really badly fitted carpets too in some … That's fair, I've seen some really badly fitted carpets too in some homes, but better to give it a go than do what some like to do, especially in buy to lets and just cut the carpet to size and leave it like that, no glue or anything

yeah that's ridiculous and I've seen some awfully fitted carpets before as well! it's quite disheartening tbh but all you can do is build a decent reputation and go from there! half t br e problem is people don't wanna pay for a good job nowadays lol

themachman

go away idiot you dont know the full story,and im certainly not at … go away idiot you dont know the full story,and im certainly not at liberty to tell you it,yet another one ignored



Well you come across as a charming person. All the best to to matey

I fitted a couple of carpets with these with absolutely no training, just followed a couple of YouTube videos, (which is how I learnt to do pretty much everything I've ever done) seems a pretty good job to me.

Incidentally, I've just been into my local store and they're still marked up at the full price of £19.99, so this deal is obviously store-specific.

Excellent price if your in the trade and out to buy a quality knee kicker your looking at least £50 obviously the comfort of the knee pad on this one wnt be great but for the price you can't complain heat added

Just been to my local aldi (Warrington) and picked one of these up after seeing it on here last night. It went through the till at full price £19.99.:-( It's still cheap enough to fit carpet in a couple of small rooms

Picked one up tonight in Middleton, Leeds. Was priced at 19.99 with a reduction sticker on for 14.99 and 10.99. Went through till at 14.99 and was manually adjusted. 4 or 5 left on the shelf.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text