LIDL 500W Hammer Drill £14.99
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LIDL 500W Hammer Drill £14.99

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Found 30th Dec 2012
This has come with almost perfect timing for me.... my Wickes drill has finally given up after about 15 years of abuse. I have more high powered drills but I want something small but can still do most things around the house.... this drill will be fine, what's more it has a 3 year warranty.

Powerful, versatile tool for drilling, hammer drilling and driving screws
Compact, lightweight design
Includes depth stop
Cable length (m): 3
3 year manufacturer’s warranty
Power consumption: 500W
Max. speed: 3000rpm
Max. impact rate: 48000bpm
Max. torque: 7.5Nm
Max. drill diameter: 20mm (wood), 13mm (concrete), 10mm (steel)
Twin-sleeve keyless chuck
Weight: 1.85kg
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Surely this has to be absolutely useless for £15?!
Oh, just seen, max torque 7.5nm. Couldnt pull the skin off a rice pudding.
Hasn't got Black and Decker written on it, I'd give it the benefit of the doubt.
AdDaMan.... I did notice that torque specification.... I don't think that is right.... it can't be... 7.5nm is I'd say about the same as a normal hand held screwdriver would manage... I'll see if I can find any other specs.
This appears to be it's bigger brother.... lidl.gr/cps…htm?offerdate=&ar2=&ERR=noservice

I've noticed that the £14.99 one does not have variable speed, so it would not be very good for screwdriving.....plenty of other uses though.
Little bit more information on the Lidl.de site... http://www.lidl.de/de/Werkzeug-fuer-Profis/PARKSIDE-1-Gang-Schlagbohrmaschine-PSBM-500-A1

properties:
500-watt high-speed motor
Compact design with light weight
Variable speed control of about 50-3000 min-1
With side handle and depth stop
Zweihülsiges keyless chuck
Ergonomic soft grip
Included: 1-speed impact drill PSBM 500 A1 with additional handle and depth stop
Technical performance:
Power: 500 Watts
Speed: up to 3000 min-1
Blows: a maximum of 48,000 min-1
Maximum Torque: 7.5 Nm
Maximum drilling diameter:
20 mm in wood
13 mm in concrete
10 mm in steel
500w is a bit under powered. But that's why it's cheap, so fair enough.
To be fair to Lidl, all their tools are covered by a 3 year guarantee. Most of the ones I've had have failed within that time frame, and they give your money back if you email the head office via the website. So it's worth a punt - just hang onto your receipt.
very low power and torque, which explains the price which is about right for this spec.
For most amateur DIYers, this would be fine. Not everyone needs a DeWalt. Have some heat
lolyehright

very low power and torque, which explains the price which is about right … very low power and torque, which explains the price which is about right for this spec.


It's the same torque as the compact corded Bosch deal from B&Q for £29.99.
Someone posted the same observation about the torque, which is lower then the one on a 14v Cordless, or 12v for that matter.

I am not sure how that is possible, but I am quite sure it can't be that bad.
Although most cordless do 30mm in wood, this one just 20.
Would rather buy the ryobi 18 v lithium drill from B+Q fifty somat quid
These sort of mains drills are very low torque compared to cordless drills. The motor design is different. This will have an A/C motor which is longer life but doesn't generate much torque but ideal for drilling at high speed with decent hammer action where as cordless drills have high torque and excellent trigger control using DC motors. Use the right tool for the job. This is great for drilling holes but not driving screws. I'm still using a 30 year old Bosch drill for making holes which it does brilliantly and use a cordless drill for driving the screws in. This drill is still suitable for driving screws though, its just not that great at it compared to a cordless drill.
Hi, guys I see that you are concened about the low torque, but trust me - I was thinking the same way comparing to cordless drills which ususally are over 20 Nm. But for efficient drilling in brick, metal and wood this 500 W would outperform many cordless ones. Torque is surprisingly low for all the corded drills which usually we think are very powerful.And yes! they are more powerful than cordless ones. Torque is a slightly different thing. For example - do you know that little 500W corded drill from Bosch has only 9 Nm of torque? But in a real use you would say it is 50 Nm! Someone mentioned it has no variable speed. Yes it has - in the trigger. It has no 2 mechanical speeds, but most of the drills are single speed. 2 speed drills are over 50 quid.
Witchfinder

For most amateur DIYers, this would be fine. Not everyone needs a DeWalt. … For most amateur DIYers, this would be fine. Not everyone needs a DeWalt. Have some heat



DeWalt is actually made by Black and Decker in the same factories.

koski316

Would rather buy the ryobi 18 v lithium drill from B+Q fifty somat quid



Ryobi is a Hong Kong based manufacturer who also make Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners!
If it's like previous Lidl drills, it will have a Rohm keyless chuck, which is generally a good sign as far as build quality oos concerned; a lot of "proper" manufacturer's use Rohm chucks.

If anyone has bought one of these drills can you confirm if it's a branded chuck or a cheap 'no name'?
steveking1

If it's like previous Lidl drills, it will have a Rohm keyless chuck, … If it's like previous Lidl drills, it will have a Rohm keyless chuck, which is generally a good sign as far as build quality oos concerned; a lot of "proper" manufacturer's use Rohm chucks.If anyone has bought one of these drills can you confirm if it's a branded chuck or a cheap 'no name'?



Yes it does look like a Rohm chuck.... I have a 18V Parkside cordless with a Rohm and they look very similar. Also see my link to the German webiste above - there are more images above...

Re the variable speed comment.... it was me that mentioned that.... only because my preference is to limit rather than control the spinning speed... but yes if you go easy there is no reason why it wouldn't screw too!
busterdan

AdDaMan.... I did notice that torque specification.... I don't think that … AdDaMan.... I did notice that torque specification.... I don't think that is right.... it can't be... 7.5nm is I'd say about the same as a normal hand held screwdriver would manage... I'll see if I can find any other specs.


If your hammer drill can manage the same torque as a hand-held screwdriver it's pretty good! Power is not the same as torque; power is torque multiplied by speed.

Also, don't pay much attention to the wattage - that's input power, not output power, so takes no account of the efficiency of the motor, which will be fairly dire.
koski316

Would rather buy the ryobi 18 v lithium drill from B+Q fifty somat quid



Me too but then I'd also like an Aston Martin - about as relevant!
Last year my 15 year old Wilkes angle grinder was still going strong till it got pinched from my garage and after three months the replacement Aldi cheaply failed , bit of due ja vu!
37£ for bosch 700W with keyless chuck @ B7Q
MajorCockUp

37£ for bosch 700W with keyless chuck @ B7Q


My friend got the same form B&Q 6 months back when it was on sale for £28/£29 i think. After general DIY use of around 5 times the chuck does not work. It is no better than the LIDL drill. Get something better.
Edited by: "maverik_77" 1st Jan 2013
Witchfinder

For most amateur DIYers, this would be fine. Not everyone needs a DeWalt. … For most amateur DIYers, this would be fine. Not everyone needs a DeWalt. Have some heat



You mean a Makita.
DeWalt days of good power tools are well gone
Hi, thechuck is 99% PEACOCK two hand tightening type. There is no spindle lock on this drill so ROHM chuck (they're great) being single sleeve would be useless in this particular type of the drill.
Anyone got one yet?
F..ck! I went to three branches i Bham today after work, and no stock! Anyone can tell if there is any stock in Birmingham/Coventry area?
I haven't been out today to get one... I had a feeling they would sell like hot cakes though.
I've just been out and got myself one.... there were still at least a dozen at my local store so I did think that perhaps this wasn't so hot!

I've not used it yet (other than make sure it worked)..... firstly it just comes in a cardboard box (what I expected for the money).

The casing of the drill seem very good and sturdy, certainly looks like it will take some punishment. It is comfortable to hold and the forward/reverse and hammer/drill selectors are easy to use. The 3 metre is handy.

The chuck doesn't seem half bad actually... it's not a Rohm, but is branded as "Peacock", a quick search on the internet and it appears to be this one... http://www.weidapeacock.com/english/cpzs02.asp?id=2059

The trigger is really nice to use..... with a very slow start speed - so is ideal for screwdriving.

I can't speak for the motor but on the face of it... this seems to be £15 very very well spent (not forgetting that 3 year warranty).
But it doesn't have a clutch, does it? So screwdriving will be a torturous affair!
I don't see how it would be torturous.... my last Wickes drill (used for 15 years) also didn't have a clutch and I used that for many screwdriving jobs that would have otherwise been very torturous.
Because if you want to drive screws in at any speed, they'll either go in too far, the bit will jump out or you'll wrench your arm off. Drills designed to be electric screwdrivers always have an adjustable clutch.
I know exactly what you mean, just not really had a problem with it by controlling drill speed, pressure on the bit... etc...
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