LIDL SDS Hammer Drill £39.99
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LIDL SDS Hammer Drill £39.99

£39.99LIDL Deals
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Found 28th Apr 2013
Robust power tool for the processing of concrete, stone, metal or wood
Keyless drill chuck with SDS-Plus System tool holder
Trigger with rotational speed & direction control
1050W
Auxiliary handle with non-slip grip
Product features:
- No-load speed (rpm): 0-980
- Impact speed (bpm): 5300
- Impact force (joule): 3
- Maximum drilling capacity (mm): Metal: 13, Wood: 32, Masonry: 26
- Cable length (m): 3
3 year manufacturer's warranty


Dunno how this stacks up against any of the main brands - Bosch, Makitsa etc... What do you think? Will it strip off plaster from brickwork with its chisel properly? How does it stack up?

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Used one of these before, was branded "Parkside" and was surprisingly powerful. Actually used it to 20mm bedded floor tiles (during Lidl refits) and it was powerful enough for them - plaster will be a cakewalk.

Original Poster

Yeah - this is Parkside 'Brand' also. After checking SDS drills on the ScrewFix website - most are easily 3 times this price for the same spec! From the looks of it its 2KG-3KG.

Some geezer in a forum mentioned that a 4KG SDS with a 40mm chisel bit is the thing for ripping off plaster quick.

Thanks OP, use these alot at work, great price

Original Poster

A pile of extra drill and chisel bits for it are only £8 as well.

Banned

Spec looks decent but the drill looks like a toy. Might pick one up though.

Original Poster

For almighly Brute of a SDS Drill the 5KG Titan from Screwfix Direct at 69.99 is something people seem to rate highly.
screwfix.com/p/t…660
Edited by: "trampjuice" 29th Apr 2013

This tool will walk all over a standard hammer drill for for masonry, brickwork and concrete. The chisel action will strip plaster and render and even break concrete for smaller jobs. Ideal for diyer that has stone or hard brick walls that are hard to drill with a normal hammer drill.

As for comparisons, it would be unfair to compare this with a Makita, DeWalt or Bosch brand costing 5 times as much. Unless you need one everyday, this will do the job perfectly well.

For site work I have used all the above and Hilti, but now just have one similar to this and general usage I find it perfectly adequate!!

Heat added.

Iv'e had bosch dewalt etc i bought the model before this so can't say if exactly the same,But the one i have is everybit as good as dewalt bosch etc,I'll never pay through the nose again for a drill.Used mine in the building trade for 2 years now.

I bought one of these last time. excellent value, stripped plaster from breeze blocks in 3 bedrooms, hall & landing and it didn't miss a beat.

even my brother was quite impressed and his SDS drills usually set him back a couple of hundred quid.

I bought one and took a wall down with it. It is a fantastic product.

It is manufactured by Einhell.

Any opinion on the mitre saw they have for £80? I was considering an Evolution Rage 3S for £100, is this as good?Your text here

Hi, just got this drill. Plugged it in and see if the head wobbles... Unfortunately it does. Just to confirm, it's not normal, right?

Samski84

Hi, just got this drill. Plugged it in and see if the head wobbles... … Hi, just got this drill. Plugged it in and see if the head wobbles... Unfortunately it does. Just to confirm, it's not normal, right?


If you haven't inserted the drill bit properly it will wobble.......maybe try re-inserting the drill and use a bit of firm pressure to make sure bit is properly seated
Edited by: "gari189" 29th Apr 2013

Seems a decent deal. The Parkside kit seems pretty robust from my experiences. The Compressor I bought a while back still works well and the fairly cheap screwdriver bit set is a bargain - way better than the soft metal rubbish of most bargain sets. Not a single one has stripped a screw or any damage to the tips.

gari189

If you haven't inserted the drill bit properly it will wobble.......maybe … If you haven't inserted the drill bit properly it will wobble.......maybe try re-inserting the drill and use a bit of firm pressure to make sure bit is properly seated



Did that do the trick?

I think I'll pick-up one of these tomorrow!

Does this include the drill and chisel bits?

As it shows in the picture.

Looking at the drill it looks like it could be used up a ladder with one hand, unlike the Titan & other heavier drills.

Got one last time it was on offer... slightly different design but essentially the same.... very good and absolutely obliterated a paving brick I tried it on.

I have used one of these and to be truthful, pound for pound you will not get better value. They are light enough to use up a ladder, one handed. Yet man enough to do the tougher jobs, such as bust up concrete. Well worth the £39.99 price tag. I will be getting another one, not that the first one is anywhere near worn out, despite being used for some very heavy work. Well impressed with this bit of kit.

I've used an older Lidl SDS drill which looks very similar and the bigger Titan. Both really quite amazing tools for the money. This Lidl one is much lighter, so if you don't need the extra power, it's a lot nicer to use.

masif1

Does this include the drill and chisel bits? As it shows in the picture.



Yes it does. Damn HUKD, made me go out to my local LIDL and buy one. Missed out on the Bosch one for £35 at Homebase a few weeks ago..

This looks like a bargain for £40. Even if it only lasts for a couple of jobs it would be well worth it, I imagine it will last much longer. Really wish I had one of these for bolting some fence posts to concrete. It was a load of hassle with a normal mains powered hammer drill.

I will pick one up if they have any left when I get there.

Thank you - have just bought one

The other good news about this deal is that is includes a KEYLESS CHUCK for use with regular - non SDS drill bits.

So no need to buy a complete set of drills, you can attach the chuck via SDS connection and then you're free to use any drill bit you like!

Fantastic deal!

Bought the same one over 18 months ago. I've used it loads -e.g. using chisel bits to make channels in to solid concrete, drilling in to walls. If you're used to a normal drill, you'll wonder why you didn't buy one years ago. They always run slow, but with massive impacts, ideal for hard substances. If you're just going to drill wood though, stick with your normal drill. But with this, you'll be able to drill right into the middle of a brick for a wall plug in about 3 seconds.

The only problem I've had, is the rotating selector.....the bit you normally push in to change the selector (it's spring loaded) has disappeared! It's still fine without it though (not worth sending it away for that).

I've also had another SDS drill from Aldi (looks like the Titan mentioned here, link here = http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/special_buys3_13403.htm). It's not as robust. Unfortunately I lost the receipt, so I took it apart. The main gear has shredded (metal motor gear grinding on to cheap light alloy). This one doesn't impact as hard, but easier to hold and does the job just as quick. It just generally seems stronger.

All the cheaper tools, made for Lidl, Aldi, B&Q, Homebase etc.... are all made by these people (colour changed, re-badged in most circumstances) einhelltools.co.uk/





Edited by: "andy_spoo" 29th Apr 2013

trampjuice

For almighly Brute of a SDS Drill the 5KG Titan from Screwfix Direct at … For almighly Brute of a SDS Drill the 5KG Titan from Screwfix Direct at 69.99 is something people seem to rate highly.http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb279sds-5kg-sds-drill-240v/55660



I agree. If the job needs the extra weight of a 5kg SDS then the Titan is very good value. I managed to get the drill and core drill accessories for £58 last year. But if I can get away with a lighter drill I prefer my blue Bosch LINK. For serious breaking I use this LINK I was lucky enough to pick it up for £80!

Hey guys, regarding my 'wobbling' issue, it does wobble even with drill bit inserted. I'll have to replace it tomorrow.

charlesb224

The other good news about this deal is that is includes a KEYLESS CHUCK … The other good news about this deal is that is includes a KEYLESS CHUCK for use with regular - non SDS drill bits.So no need to buy a complete set of drills, you can attach the chuck via SDS connection and then you're free to use any drill bit you like!Fantastic deal!



Good spot mate, didn't see the keyless chuck. This looks like the decider for picking it up as my cordless is good but nice to have a mains one to fall back on plus this power!
I had hired SDS for a while and it makes mince meat of putting fixings in outside walls and for cabling the kitchen into main wall (bit beyond the plaster which any hammer drill will barely touch!). It will cost you nearly this for a weekend hire of an SDS with the pre-requisite 110V yellow box.

andy_spoo

I've also had another SDS drill from Aldi (looks like the Titan mentioned … I've also had another SDS drill from Aldi (looks like the Titan mentioned here, link here = http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/special_buys3_13403.htm). It's not as robust. Unfortunately I lost the receipt, so I took it apart. The main gear has shredded (metal motor gear grinding on to cheap light alloy). This one doesn't impact as hard, but easier to hold and does the job just as quick. It just generally seems stronger.


Hi Andy,

I want to buy a cheap SDS Plus drill but don't need it just now. Would you rather wait for the Aldi's one as it's 1500W against this 1050W?

Picked up one of these in the Swindon Lidl by B&Q tonight. For £40 it seems amazing. should help with a hole in garage wall for a tumble drier vent (with appropriate core bit) and with chiseling up an old brick wall I need to knock down in the next few weeks. Comes in a nice sturdy case too!!

Forgive the silly question, but would this have a UK plug or would it need one of those yellow box thingies? Thank you x

Sod all wrong with Lidl power tools, bought a few over the years and have impressed me, not to mention the 3 year warranty - Heat

It comes with a UK plug

mbiker wroteI want to buy a cheap SDS Plus drill but don't need it just … mbiker wroteI want to buy a cheap SDS Plus drill but don't need it just now. Would you rather wait for the Aldi's one as it's 1500W against this 1050W?


Aldi used to sell the best electrical tools,But the last couple i bought were not the same quality.I would buy the Lidl without a doubt.

It comes with a UK plug

Got my replacement drill today and it wobbles even worse than my 1st one. Taking it back for a refund.

Could you guys check if your drills are ok?

I have checked, with my eye, if drill bit is straight and looks fine. It's just the whole head that goes off centre :-(

Bednim - What mode are you experiencing the 'wobble' on. I found that using the smallest drill bit, i noticed some slight wobble, but engaing the larger size bits did not show any signs of wobble. I was testing using drill mode (without hammer action), control all the way to the left (9 o'clock) position...
heat added!!

Could this be used to drive Timberlok screws into softwood railway sleepers to build a raised flower bed? I.e. does it have a high torque, low speed setting for driving in screws?

Would this be suitable for breaking a 3" thick concrete path? I can see that the Titan breaker will do the job but thats a big investment for something I will only use once, whereas if this is capable of the job would be great.

Re: the wobble seen by popsd. Are you sure it was wobbling? I recently bought the Bosch Uneo little hand-held SDS drill and I am sure I read in the accompanying instructions that this can happen with no load (see p20 of this manual) bosch-do-it.de/med…pdf. Not sure if this is relevant or not, partly as the Bosch is SDS-Quick and partly because I don't fully understand what it is saying.

I bought this today and there is a definite wobble at both the drill end (tried both small and large bits) and at the chuck end, This was on the non-hammer option and with no load.
The trouble is I've no experience with SDS so not sure if this is "normal". On the face of it though, I'd think that any holes drilled are going to be larger than the drill bit size which doesn't seem to be right in my mind. I think I'll be taking it back for a replacement in the first instance. Also the above Bosch link is broken.
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