Parkside 16v Li-Ion Cordless Drill @ lidl £29.99
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Parkside 16v Li-Ion Cordless Drill @ lidl £29.99

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Found 14th Mar 2016
Drill from lidl. Looks ok but not sure if 16v is any good. Also struggled to find much info on it so please feel free to add anything you know about it.
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HappyShopper

Same money, better spec: … Same money, better spec: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-18v-lithium-ion-cordless-drill-n29lk


Better? takes 3-5 hours to charge an no 3yr warranty.
HappyShopper

Same money, better spec: … Same money, better spec: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-18v-lithium-ion-cordless-drill-n29lk



3-5 hour charge time v 60mins

1 year warranty (assumed) v 3 year

550rpm v 1400rpm

single speed v 2 speed


Why are you of the opinion that the Maplin one is superior?

good find op, heat added
I bought that Maplins one and not impressed. It's so slow!

Bought the previous lidl drill on offer a month or 2 back - that one was a hammer drill and it's so much better than the maplin one. This one isn't hammer but still much better specs.
sradmad

good find op, heat added



Noooooooo!
I sense some hidden inflation. They used to sell 18V batteries for the same price. May not seem like a big deal but you can no longer add tools to your "Parkside" collection as the batteries will not be interchangeable.
fordyboy

be interesting to see what the spec is on the battery "ah" wise, that is … be interesting to see what the spec is on the battery "ah" wise, that is the key point as Volts doesn't really make a difference. Good price though for a DIYer. Good writeup here Your text here


If the voltage doesn't make a difference then why don't they just wire up the cells in parallel?
parkside tools are quite solid and tough for a good level of work
the maplins drill is of very poor standard
i have both a 10v and 20v parkside drills very pleased



I have the 12v parkside drill (from last year) and its a solid drill even in my 1930's semi with very solid walls!
never had a issue with it. good price for a decent built drill
semo

If the voltage doesn't make a difference then why don't they just wire up … If the voltage doesn't make a difference then why don't they just wire up the cells in parallel?



Probably as much to do with marketing as anything else, I've had 24V drills that couldn't perform as well as 12V.

In terms of the Physics if you lower the volts you need to increase the current to achieve the same power, this increases the heat in the wires and therefore motor. For a drill this is quite significant, you don't want it burning out, so the manufacturer keeps the V relatively high, 2V isn't going to make a great deal of difference.

Lithium and NiMH cells both can pretty much deliver near infinite current, but obviously in a nearly infinitely short space of time, hence why short circuiting them is a very bad idea - that's why they catch fire when shorted, so the batteries themselves are capable of delivering any current requested, so it becomes a balancing act of power, battery life and making the consumer think they're getting something special.

mike
A quality drill has a gearbox with metal cogs. A cheap one uses plastic/ nylon cogs. If it's not mentioned in the Ad it's usually the cheap version. Good for occasional use. Just put the receipt in a safe place. Lidl are good with guarantees. Money back no messing. With the receipt.
far from the best quality . am not that cheap #aviod
dezbo8888

far from the best quality . am not that cheap #aviod



You spent so long carefully crafting your post that you forgot to include a link to a better quality, cheaper drill.

Until you add a link to the drill unicorn I'll vote hot. Good deal. Had similar from them 5+ years ago, still going strong.
See the Li-on roar in this deal!
dezbo8888

far from the best quality . am not that cheap #aviod



It's also not best quality money, still doesn't mean it's not a deal?
Homebase do a Guild CDT218G Drill Driver - 18V for £35

http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/guild-cdt218g-drill-driver---18v-464550

£5 more but 20% more torque and 2x 1.5Ah batts so better VFM really.
dezbo8888

far from the best quality . am not that cheap #aviod



​How much do you want? You do full package?
Seems like good value to me - with added bonus of fast charger, charge level indicator and work light.

If I did not already own their 10.8v combi and 18v impact I'd buy this without hesitation.
Edited by: "stinkybeard" 15th Mar 2016
smileypete

Homebase do a Guild CDT218G Drill Driver - 18V for … Homebase do a Guild CDT218G Drill Driver - 18V for £35http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/guild-cdt218g-drill-driver---18v-464550£5 more but 20% more torque and 2x 1.5Ah batts so better VFM really.



Can anyone comment on the Guild driver? 2 batteries is always good if the drill is any good.
tiddles1991

It's also not best quality money, still doesn't mean it's not a deal?



It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on makita drill will last and do the job
I bought this on a whim when it was £40 effectively as a powered screwdriver if it turned out to be a rubbish drill but I have to say it's a pretty good hammer drill for light diy use, so I was pleasantly surprised! Good heavy feel to it and no problem drilling into walls or driving screws - well worth £40 in my opinion but even more so at £30!

Past HUD comments mention a poor battery life long term but from what I've read the power pack can be opened and alternative (higher quality LG) batteries installed instead, so good all round.

Heat added
dezbo8888

It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on ma … It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on makita drill will last and do the job



I have to disagree, it's not the best by a long shot don't get me wrong but not everybody wants or has the means to spend £100+ on a makita drill they may use half a dozen times a year. Don't forget it has a 3 year warranty so if anything goes wrong you'll have no problems in getting your money back for a replacement.

Each to their own but just because it's not the quality you'd buy yourself doesn't mean it's not a deal!
dezbo8888

It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on ma … It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on makita drill will last and do the job



dezbo8888

It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on ma … It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on makita drill will last and do the job



If you can find me a decent drill for £50 then go ahead, but no point comparing a £100+ item with one for £30!
smugjojo

Noooooooo!


That`s your opinion, no reasons\explanation
Most Parkside tools are rebranded Einhell tools which are pretty good and spares are easy to find. On the other hand I can't see any 16 volt items in Einhell's current range.
Is it possible to buy additional battery packs?
Cordless is great but even an hour recharge would be a pain if it prevented completion of a job.

Thanks
sradmad

That`s your opinion, no reasons\explanation



Noooooo!
dezbo8888

It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on ma … It's not a deal . boarder line toy for £££. add money find a deal on makita drill will last and do the job



Why can't folks like you realise that for the average DIYer who will dust off the drill once a month or so, this drill, and many others in the price range are more than capable for there needs?

Weekly use then users should really look at better quality.

Daily use then your into the top end brushless motors.

Joe is hassled from his wife to get that TV on the wall but he doesn't have a drill, he browses in his local DIY store and sees drills ranging from £20 to £300, what one does he buy as he's got ONE job to do?
He opts for a cheaper one, does the job then it gathers dust for weeks/months until the next job, he pulls it out and it either works = job done, or it doesn't = take it back and exchange it.

There IS a market for these low end drills.


Edited by: "andynicol" 16th Mar 2016
smugjojo

Noooooo!


Intelligent reply
sradmad

Intelligent reply



Yeeeees!
I'd love one of these. Just moved into my own place so have plenty to do. I visited the Manchester Salford store but couldn't see any!
coleaj

Can anyone comment on the Guild driver? 2 batteries is always good if … Can anyone comment on the Guild driver? 2 batteries is always good if the drill is any good.



For anything more than light DIY I'd go for a cordless hammer drill with around 50Nm torque. The recent £70 fatmax deal would fall into this category:

hotukdeals.com/dea…408

That said if on a tiny budget, any drill is better than no drill I s'pose.

Bear in mind the Parkside has a 3 year guarantee, the Guild one has 2 years but is that with Homebase or Guild, who appear to be pretty new.
Edited by: "smileypete" 16th Mar 2016
I got the 18v one a few weeks ago to replace my 3-4 year old makita. That cost £100, but the older type batteries failed(despite my best efforts to flatten them before charging).

The parkside feels every bit as good and Li-on batteries are much more convenient.
Instead of buying a spare battery for £20 odd, I just bought the cordless saw for £40.
are they available today? anyone?
dawidszczawinski

are they available today? anyone?



I got one today at around 9.30pm, they said they just put them out and they reckon they will sell quickly on Thursday morning.
I had a Parkside drill I bought last year, it's playing up now but I lost the lidl receipt. Anyone know if I can print out a bank statement and use it for a proof of purchase to get it fixed it refunded.
skiddlydiddly

I got the 18v one a few weeks ago to replace my 3-4 year old makita. That … I got the 18v one a few weeks ago to replace my 3-4 year old makita. That cost £100, but the older type batteries failed(despite my best efforts to flatten them before charging). The parkside feels every bit as good and Li-on batteries are much more convenient. Instead of buying a spare battery for £20 odd, I just bought the cordless saw for £40.



Parkside feels as good as a Makita?. Well i've seen about everything when i see an elephant fly...
Whoever bought the drill, does it have hammer drill option?
bot2929

Whoever bought the drill, does it have hammer drill option?



No hammer function. Just has 2 speeds and variable torque.

Feels nice and sturdy.

In not sure if I should get this instead as it does have hammer:

hotukdeals.com/dea…102
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