Lidl, 29th June - PARKSIDE 18V Li-Ion Cordless Impact Driver- £39.99
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Lidl, 29th June - PARKSIDE 18V Li-Ion Cordless Impact Driver- £39.99

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Found 22nd Jun 2015
Pah, if I didn't have the Makita (@£160) already I would be all over this! Super hot deal, enjoy.

I don't think it comes with a spare battery, bonus if it does!

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Pretty good quality for the money, warranty is normally honoured (keep receipt) and spares are available....

"Compact and powerful with high torque and impact rate for driving screws into metal (up to M8) or wood (up to 8mm)"

8mm? Not very useful is it. Would need a blimming short screw.

Not depth?? Width.

ought

"Compact and powerful with high torque and impact rate for driving screws … "Compact and powerful with high torque and impact rate for driving screws into metal (up to M8) or wood (up to 8mm)"8mm? Not very useful is it. Would need a blimming short screw.



Not sure if that's a serious comment but the 8mm refers to the screw diameter and Not the thickness of the wood

would this have variable speed?

Picture looks like two batteries but no mention in blurb. Two batteries a must - especially with a 60 minute charge time.

If it did have two batteries, i reckon they would make a selling point of that in the description.
I would expect only one.

Would this be any good for drilling into porcelain bathroom tiles? Thanks

Wonder if it can actually achieve 180nm. Most of the budget impact drivers are around 90nm so this one is up in the expensive driver range.
I picked up one at asda a few months back in a kit with a drill, circular saw etc and it claims 120nm and has been pretty good, but it struggles a bit driving into concrete.

samdamlee

Would this be any good for drilling into porcelain bathroom tiles? Thanks


Only if you have a hexagon drive bit as it doesnt have a traditional chuck



Edited by: "getmeone" 22nd Jun 2015

samdamlee

Would this be any good for drilling into porcelain bathroom tiles? Thanks


It's not a drill - it's and impact driver.

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worthinger

Picture looks like two batteries but no mention in blurb. Two batteries … Picture looks like two batteries but no mention in blurb. Two batteries a must - especially with a 60 minute charge time.



Come on, really its £40, haha, 1 batt is probably about £10 already. so dont be surprised it is only 1x battery.

On my Makita, I have not managed to use up the whole of the battery in one sitting yet (I initially bought it to install a kitchen).

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samdamlee

Would this be any good for drilling into porcelain bathroom tiles? Thanks



I wouldn't use this on tiles!!! Drill with applicable bit is what you need

chrisf74

CommentI wouldn't use this on tiles!!! Drill with applicable bit is what … CommentI wouldn't use this on tiles!!! Drill with applicable bit is what you need


ha imagine trying that with an impact!

Inquisitor

Come on, really its £40, haha, 1 batt is probably about £10 already. so d … Come on, really its £40, haha, 1 batt is probably about £10 already. so dont be surprised it is only 1x battery. :)On my Makita, I have not managed to use up the whole of the battery in one sitting yet (I initially bought it to install a kitchen).



The photo shows 2 batteries. I dont expect there to be two - I'm just highlighting that it's probably misleading. If it has 2 batteries - and they are 3ah size - I'll happily by one. I would never buy a drill or driver that had only one battery and took any more than 20 or 30 mins to charge.

You managed to fit a whole kitchen without charging your drill? Really small kitchen.

argos are selling an 18v hammer drill for £32.99 which has two batteries . just got one to replace my old parkside drill which i had for 15 years

I've just started DIY and seem to spend all of my time from swapping from drill to screwdriver bit and back again in my drill, and have been after an impact driver for a while.

I've got a Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 drill which is rated to 54NM. Is this likely to be significantly better? I rarely rinse the battery in one sitting so I'm not too bothered about a single battery.

Is the 180NM rating likely to be accurate? I do also work on cars and it'd be handy to use this as an impact wrench - if this could undo a wheel bolt done up to 125NM that would be awesome (but unexpected!).

Is this made by Makita ?

flux

Wonder if it can actually achieve 180nm. Most of the budget impact … Wonder if it can actually achieve 180nm. Most of the budget impact drivers are around 90nm so this one is up in the expensive driver range.I picked up one at asda a few months back in a kit with a drill, circular saw etc and it claims 120nm and has been pretty good, but it struggles a bit driving into concrete.


Torque is cheap, we'll have to wait and see.

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worthinger

The photo shows 2 batteries. I dont expect there to be two - I'm just … The photo shows 2 batteries. I dont expect there to be two - I'm just highlighting that it's probably misleading. If it has 2 batteries - and they are 3ah size - I'll happily by one. I would never buy a drill or driver that had only one battery and took any more than 20 or 30 mins to charge.You managed to fit a whole kitchen without charging your drill? Really small kitchen.



Or, I know how to drill very well


....(no its a small kitchen :()

folks this is an impact drill..Think those air impact guns they fit your tyres with only, on a smaller scale.

They are perfect for screwing and unscrewing ..take all the torque out of the work and can be amazing at getting really old stiff screws out .

You will need a rotary drill to go with this ..But once you get familiar with this tool it is really a good addition ..I use a Hilti 21 v mostly but also have a hitachi 18v and a Hitachi 10.8 v ..the Hitachi will get any screw out and the Hilti will put any screw in ..
If you haven't ever tried this type of power tool I recommend something this price to try ..you won't regret it ..But you will need to buy some impact bits ... Normal bits smash up after a few minutes use .

Nuff Said

folks this is an impact drill..Think those air impact guns they fit your … folks this is an impact drill..Think those air impact guns they fit your tyres with only, on a smaller scale.


I think you mean driver

no not suitable at all for porcelain. you ideally need good drill, not driver and vari speed to make starting off easier. The correct (prob diamond) bit and a cooling system, usually combined with guide to make the diamond drilling easier.

Ok, so I didn't know, so needed to look it up.....

The cordless drill/driver is by far the most popular portable power tool of all time, and it's not going to lose that title anytime soon. However, cordless drills are beginning to lose ground to a relatively new type of cordless tool, the impact driver. That's got do-it-yourselfers everywhere asking questions: What's the difference between a drill/driver and an impact driver? How does an impact driver work? And if I own a drill/driver, why would I need an impact driver?

A cordless drill/driver is a versatile tool that's designed to drill holes and drive screws. Its keyless chuck accepts a wide variety of round- and hex-shank drill bits and screw-driving bits, as well as hole saws, rotary sanders, wire-wheel brushes, and other accessories. All cordless drill/drivers are also equipped with a slip clutch that allows you to adjust the amount of torque for precise, consistent screwdriving.

An impact driver looks similar to a drill/driver but for one noticeable distinction—instead of a keyless chuck, it has a collet that accepts hex-shanked driver bits. This tool is specially engineered to do one job: drive screws, which it does faster and easier than any other tool. Impact drivers can drive long, large fasteners—including fat lag screws—that would stall the very best drill/driver.

The impact driver uses both bit rotation and concussive blows to power-drive screws through the thickest, densest woods. The result of this combo is raw, unadulterated power. In fact, impact drivers typically deliver two to three times more turning force (torque) than the average drill/driver. How powerful? During a recent Popular Mechanics tool test, one 18-volt impact driver drove an astonishing 138 3-inch lag screws on a single charge. Despite its brute strength, an impact driver is easy and comfortable to use because the concussive action transfers much of that high-energy torque directly to the screw, not to your wrist or forearm. (An impact driver does not have a slip clutch, but the concussive action allows you to drive screws with great control and precision.)

So, if you're planning projects that require driving a ton of screws, or a lot of very large or long screws, then consider an impact driver. For example, impact drivers are ideal for building decks, installing tile backer board, and screwing down plywood subfloors. If you're not planning to work on such projects, you might want to stick with the versatility of the cordless drill/driver. However, the gap between these two useful tools might be closing: Some manufacturers now offer drill chucks and other hole-drilling accessories for use in an impact driver

Edited by: "soled73" 22nd Jun 2015

Looks a good deal, I'm guessing they won't have loads of stock of these on the day?

So is it any good if i just need put some paintings on the walls? Or do
I still need some drill?

iibdii

So is it any good if i just need put some paintings on the walls? Or doI … So is it any good if i just need put some paintings on the walls? Or doI still need some drill?



You'd need a drill to make the hole for the wall plug. Then you could use this to drive the screw in. However, for that level of DIY you'd be best served with a regular cordless drill/driver.

Whenever I've had fitted units installed (bedroom/study) the fitters always use these because they're driving a lot of screws. They have a drill too (for making holes) but they put all the screws in with this type of tool.

ought

"Compact and powerful with high torque and impact rate for driving screws … "Compact and powerful with high torque and impact rate for driving screws into metal (up to M8) or wood (up to 8mm)"8mm? Not very useful is it. Would need a blimming short screw.



M8 is an 8mm DIAMETER bolt.... not length

Sooo, what form of work can you do with one of these that does not require prior drilling?

Could this be used to remove wheel nuts on a car?

Trickydic

Could this be used to remove wheel nuts on a car?


I would say yes, hope others can confirm.

Original Poster

Depends who done it up on the first place.. Many silly garages overtighten wheel nuts nowadays.
I would use a breaker bar personally.

samdamlee

Would this be any good for drilling into porcelain bathroom tiles? Thanks


Yes if you use a tile drill.

Trickydic

Could this be used to remove wheel nuts on a car?


Not a chance. No idea where Lidl have got the figure of 180Nm. Look at other
Li-Ion from a decent make and they are are around 35-45Nm so 180Nm pure fiction.So not a chance of undoing your wheel nuts which at a minimum will be around 85Nm and probably a lot more.

would setting my drill to hammer function have the same effect as an impact driver?

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Bogart

Not a chance. No idea where Lidl have got the figure of 180Nm. Look at … Not a chance. No idea where Lidl have got the figure of 180Nm. Look at otherLi-Ion from a decent make and they are are around 35-45Nm so 180Nm pure fiction.So not a chance of undoing your wheel nuts which at a minimum will be around 85Nm and probably a lot more.




?!

http://www.makitauk.com/products/cordless-tools/impact-drivers/all-cordless-impact-drivers/dtd129rfe-18v-impact-driver-li-ion.html

Mine are done to 116nm, this is pretty low compared to normal cars. probably say 130-150nm for an average hatchback?
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 23rd Jun 2015

gjhukd

would setting my drill to hammer function have the same effect as an … would setting my drill to hammer function have the same effect as an impact driver?




A hammer action goes in and out ..an Impactor action goes around, it rotates but imagine rotating something by tapping it ..

Nuff Said

A hammer action goes in and out ..an Impactor action goes around, it … A hammer action goes in and out ..an Impactor action goes around, it rotates but imagine rotating something by tapping it ..



thanks for the info, tempted to get one

Does this use the same battery as the Parkside drill?

How does this compare to a dewalt impact?
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