Lidl German Drill bits 16 Piece VPA with container Steel Cement Wood £3.99
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Lidl German Drill bits 16 Piece VPA with container Steel Cement Wood £3.99

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Found 14th Nov 2015
16 drill bit set german quality hope this will help someone expect to be national deals .Another member stated that similar bits were high quality judge for yourself as they tend to be pound plus VAT wholesale each.
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nice find op, lidl products are good quality, heat added
Are they really made in Germany? Or do you just mean they are as good as German made in your opinion? I'm not knocking the deal as Lidl tools tend to be good value, but I'd just be surprised if the were really made in Germany.
6x HSS Spiral bits with titanium coating for extra durability 5x concrete drill bits made from carbon steel with carbide tips heat resistant for extra durability 5x wood drill bits from carbon steel.Versuchs und Prufanstalt Remscheid .I have never heard of VPA documentation 6 languages I have checked flea bay for similar only unbranded are offered for similar money.I am no expert on drill bits but wanted others perspective .The bits may be made anywhere but written in" german" for seller.
Ahhhh... those where the days....when German goods really meant reliable Quality
cburns

Ahhhh... those where the days....when German goods really meant reliable … Ahhhh... those where the days....when German goods really meant reliable Quality



Ahhhh... those were the days....when you could actually buy British goods ...........................................................

Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 14th Nov 2015
VDisillusioned

Are they really made in Germany? Or do you just mean they are as good as … Are they really made in Germany? Or do you just mean they are as good as German made in your opinion? I'm not knocking the deal as Lidl tools tend to be good value, but I'd just be surprised if the were really made in Germany.



Probably made in China .
Doesnt matter where they are made LIDL do not sell rubbish tools.
discount4cash

Versuchs und Prufanstalt Remscheid .



Very roughly, that translates as "Remscheid Testing Instituion".

ie Nothing to do with the place of manufacture. Is there any real evidence these are German made?
Typically "Made in Germany" on the box.
Wunderbar!
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The simple fact that the metal bits are titanium nitride and the cement ones have carbide tips according to the above report suggests they are of superior quality.Anyway german address only no made in germany on label.Selling fast most gone!
jaizan

Very roughly, that translates as "Remscheid Testing Instituion".ie … Very roughly, that translates as "Remscheid Testing Instituion".ie Nothing to do with the place of manufacture. Is there any real evidence these are German made? Typically "Made in Germany" on the box.


Does it matter? Many "branded" goods these days are made in China or elsewhere . It means that these drill bits have passed the quality tests prescribed in Germany, so are much, much better than cheap drill bits of unknown origin.
macliam

Does it matter?


The title says "German". In the absence of any evidence to confirm that, we're entitled to question their country of manufacture.

macliam

Many "branded" goods these days are made in China or elsewhere . It means … Many "branded" goods these days are made in China or elsewhere . It means that these drill bits have passed the quality tests prescribed in Germany, so are much, much better than cheap drill bits of unknown origin.


These are not branded goods.
There is a reference to a German test house. We do not know what tests they did, so that is not a guarantee of quality.
These may be better than stuff you buy on e-bay, or they may be to exactly the same quality level.
Edited by: "jaizan" 15th Nov 2015
I'm giving these heat on the premise that they haven't deliberately amended the omissions report!
We all need some cheesegrade drill bits sometimes!
I bought these and used the largest metal one to drill out an old set of toilet hinges. did the job very well and still felt sharp. suggest quality....
macliam

Does it matter?

macliam

Many "branded" goods these days are made in China or elsewhere . It … Many "branded" goods these days are made in China or elsewhere . It means that these drill bits have passed the quality tests prescribed in Germany, so are much, much better than cheap drill bits of unknown origin.


Blah, blah - why don't you spend your time checking before you bother to type?....
"Testing and checking (VPA) was founded in 1923 in Remscheid for objective testing to evaluate product quality.The VPA was later incorporated into the FGW and is now a modern service provider for damage case analysis, component and materials testing, as well as in the field of experimental and testing for the certification of ready to use consumer products.
The VPA consists of two parts:. The certification area and the inspection This separation is legally required to ensure the independence and objectivity of the certification body.
" See Here - So, any doubts about the "German test house" now?

.... and Remscheid is in the Ruhr, famous for iron and steel production and some 10km from Solingen, one of the most famous toolmaking centres in the world. So I'd say these drill bits are worth a punt - what the heck do you want for £3.99?.

Of course, the biggest difference between these drill bits bought at LIDL and any bought from ebay, is that LIDL is a physical shop and offers very good guarantees on the goods they sell. Next problem?
Edited by: "macliam" 16th Nov 2015
SCOUSEKEVIN

Doesnt matter where they are made LIDL do not sell rubbish tools.


haha! Almost sounded like an Apple fanboy!
I always see professional tradesman picking up their tools from lidl.
peympeym

Oh yes they do, they often break and are sub-quality... And please do not … Oh yes they do, they often break and are sub-quality... And please do not get aggressive try to defend . I rather you did not even replied



In my experience - though I haven't bought any Lidl tools for quite a while - Lidl tools can be quite variable in quality. Sometimes the quality can be amazingly good for the money, sometimes rather poor. Without trying any particular item you just can't tell. Even the same tool sold at one time can be good, the next time on offer poor. For example a few years ago I bought some pliers from them - they were remarkably well made, very strong with an excellent finish, I would have expected to pay three or four times the price from anywhere else. So the next time they were on offer I bought some more. Meh, they weren't weren't Poundland poor, but even though from a distance they looked the same they were in no way up to the same standard.

For £3.99, I would try these but without trying a set out first I wouldn't clear the shelves.
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