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PARKSIDE 18V Li-Ion SDS Hammer Drill with 3 year warranty £49.99 @ LIDL
PARKSIDE 18V Li-Ion SDS Hammer Drill with 3 year warranty £49.99 @ LIDL

PARKSIDE 18V Li-Ion SDS Hammer Drill with 3 year warranty £49.99 @ LIDL

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Good for price18v SDS fast reacharge[60min]hammer drill.
3 SDS bits and 3 wood drills (Ø 6/8/10mm) included.
Specifications:
- Max. no-load speed (rpm):
- Gear 1: 1: 300
- Gear 2: 2: 830
- Impact rate (bpm): 2300
- Impact strength (Joule): 1
- Max. torque (Nm): 40
- Max. chuck capacity (mm): 13
- Max. drill diameters (mm): in wood: 10, in concrete: 10, in metal: 6
3 year manufacturer's warranty.

Available from 20th April

39 Comments

These are great if you're an infrequent user. Spare battery can be bought from the supplier for peanuts - details in the back of the manual. Heat added.

Does this have a safety clutch?

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jakeblade

Does this have a safety clutch?



Not mentioned in the spec so doubtful

10mm max diameter is very poor for an sds drill, might as well get a regular more compact drill

this is inferior to 10 pound corded one...

balexandrov

this is inferior to 10 pound corded one...


Where can you get a 10 pound sds drill

balexandrov

this is inferior to 10 pound corded one...


It's comments like this that really cheer me up first thing in the morning.

dexix

It's comments like this that really cheer me up first thing in the … It's comments like this that really cheer me up first thing in the morning.



hahaha, agreed

Would this get through 2m of reinforced concrete?

I've a little job planned for the weekend

Funny how it has the same colours as a well known quality brand...

Bigfootpete

Funny how it has the same colours as a well known quality brand...


If you are referring to Bosch I'd disagree with the quality comment. Blue Bosch tools are better though.

1 joule impact strength isn't huge. But for sticking a few hoes in a wall for shelves this will work. But so will most hammer drills

jakeblade

Does this have a safety clutch?



It may not have one as it simply doesn't look that powerful. This same product could easily have a conventional chuck instead of the SDS+ chuck. Also they mention wood and metal capacity despite the fact the drill doesn't actually have the ability to use those bits out of the box. Most importantly they are not giving details on the battery capacity.

Looks like an ok product for putting up shelves but you need to pay extra for a conventional chuck adapter and the torque and joule figures are low as you would expect for such a product.

It's not a brilliantly configured product and out of the box its only really useful for light masonry work.

dan494

10mm max diameter is very poor for an sds drill, might as well get a … 10mm max diameter is very poor for an sds drill, might as well get a regular more compact drill



Now that's just silly. This may not be the bee's knees, but it is a bargain & will be better than any 'regular' drill.

balexandrov

this is inferior to 10 pound corded one...



Not if your working where there is no power

How many amps is the battery?

Corded Sds are fantastic when working with brick etc, but I doubt 18v will result in enough torque.

More like Postman Pat SDS.

I've got the Ryobi 18v SDS drill & so far in 2 years use, it has done everything my professional Metabo mains SDS drill has done. I will concede that if the job was a long & heavy one I would use the Metabo, but the Ryobi has done some quite heavy jobs when there was no mains & it passed with flying colours. On another note I would definitely buy a second battery for the Parkside.

Battery capacity is 1.5 Ah

Doesn't appear to have any safety clutch - but then the drill doesn't really have capacity for bigger bits (or core drills) when it would become an issue. Saying that, both of my SDS drills don't say they have a safety clutch in the manuals or product specs but they both do - Worx one I contacted them and asked them directly as was going to be using it for putting a pipe through the outside wall with a core drill - confirmed it has a clutch verbally (and since tested and found it does ). My cordless one found out when it got stuck in a wall
Only 2 function - drill, drill with hammer. Drill/rotation stop is damn handy for chiselling tiles off a wall, getting up glued floor tiles, breaking up a brick wall or chasing a channel out of a wall for cables etc
Really looks like a basic cordless hammer drill with an SDS fitting stuck on the end given the spec.

I would think an equivalent hammer cordless drill will do much the same as this from a DIY perspective

SDS Drills are fantastic for drilling holes in walls. However I'd be a bit concerned at how powerful a battery powered one might be. I have a battery powered one (not one of these but a cheap one nonetheless) and its not really upto the serious challenges these are made for. It will be more than adequate for simply drilling screwholes though. I wouldnt fancy its chances drilling through say a Lintel. Mine definitely wasnt up to the that sort of task whereas a corded one went through it with ease.

mikehunt69

How many amps is the battery?Corded Sds are fantastic when workng with … How many amps is the battery?Corded Sds are fantastic when workng with brick etc, but I doubt 18v will result in enough torque.




You are not looking got high torque when drilling into stone. You are looking for joules. This thing has plenty for an 18v drillamd whill tackle most stuff a home owner will throw at it. Its going to be far better than a 18v hammer drill. It is not a heavy duty machine but whos shopping for those in lidl.

I have some of the best tools money can buy but ive used tools from lidl and id say they are amazing value for money.

bobbler

Battery capacity is 1.5 AhDoesn't appear to have any safety clutch - but … Battery capacity is 1.5 AhDoesn't appear to have any safety clutch - but then the drill doesn't really have capacity for bigger bits (or core drills) when it would become an issue. Saying that, both of my SDS drills don't say they have a safety clutch in the manuals or product specs but they both do - Worx one I contacted them and asked them directly as was going to be using it for putting a pipe through the outside wall with a core drill - confirmed it has a clutch verbally (and since tested and found it does ). My cordless one found out when it got stuck in a wall :DOnly 2 function - drill, drill with hammer. Drill/rotation stop is damn handy for chiselling tiles off a wall, getting up glued floor tiles, breaking up a brick wall or chasing a channel out of a wall for cables etcReally looks like a basic cordless hammer drill with an SDS fitting stuck on the end given the spec. I would think an equivalent hammer cordless drill will do much the same as this from a DIY perspective



I'm pretty sure it's more than a SDS fitting, I believe the gearing/ ratchet (is that the word) is different to be called an SDS drill. One thing an SDS drill is many times better than a normal hammer drill.

alexfn

I have some of the best tools money can buy but ive used tools from lidl … I have some of the best tools money can buy but ive used tools from lidl and id say they are amazing value for money.



Can agree with that, I have quite a few bits from the Parkside range and going strong.
I have their compressor and a bunch of air tools which have been faultless and has proved itself very handy and I get to feel like an F1 pit crew when doing work on my car with the impact gun LOL
Cordless "Dremel" tool which is good - but I would really like a second battery for it as it always seems to run out mid job
Have a couple of bits from Aldi too, which are the same tools I believe - all made by Einhell if memory serves. Can't fault them at all for the money.

HOTPOT

I'm pretty sure it's more than a SDS fitting, I believe the gearing/ … I'm pretty sure it's more than a SDS fitting, I believe the gearing/ ratchet (is that the word) is different to be called an SDS drill. One thing an SDS drill is many times better than a normal hammer drill.



Could be mate, IIRC its to do with the mechanism that holds the drill bit in place and the way the hammer action is done.
Standard drill with hammer it moves the entire mechanism in and out as it rotates as the bit is fixed. SDS the bit slides in the holder and a hammer hits the end of it.
Still, it's just barely an SDS, if cordless is not important then Homebase regularly do the Worx one (which is corded) which has 3 mode SDS, safety clutch and better capacity for less than £40 on their discount weekends.

Bigfootpete

Funny how it has the same colours as a well known quality brand...



This is a common trick. Notice how many own brand drills are coloured yellow and black to make them look like DeWalt.

bobbler

Can agree with that, I have quite a few bits from the Parkside range and … Can agree with that, I have quite a few bits from the Parkside range and going strong. I have their compressor and a bunch of air tools which have been faultless and has proved itself very handy and I get to feel like an F1 pit crew when doing work on my car with the impact gun LOLCordless "Dremel" tool which is good - but I would really like a second battery for it as it always seems to run out mid job Have a couple of bits from Aldi too, which are the same tools I believe - all made by Einhell if memory serves. Can't fault them at all for the money.



Not made by Einhell, sourced through Einhell. They are generic Chinese tools from many manufacturers in China. Doesn't mean they are bad though but this doesn't look particularly good for its price especially with a pitiful 1.5Ah battery.

blackadr

This is a common trick. Notice how many own brand drills are coloured … This is a common trick. Notice how many own brand drills are coloured yellow and black to make them look like DeWalt.


Why would anyone want to pretend to be a dewalt... You'd be better off drilling a wall with a wooden spoon than a dewalt sds.

acreamymoose

Why would anyone want to pretend to be a dewalt... You'd be better off … Why would anyone want to pretend to be a dewalt... You'd be better off drilling a wall with a wooden spoon than a dewalt sds.



While most people are agreed I think that dewalt quality has reduced somewhat in recent years I think you may have taken your comments a few steps too far. Agreed that they may not be the best choice out there for a price/quality ratio nowadays but then most major power tool brands have taken a hit in quality as they aggressively compete on price.

What is the best value the parkide from lidl or the titan from screwfix?
Edited by: "cat123" 14th Apr 2015

cat123

What is the best value the parkide from lidl or the titan from screwfix?



the titan.. Its a big heavy machine but it will punch a one inch hole through granite like a hot knife through butter

Good deal if it's variable speed but don't think it is.

cat123

What is the best value the parkide from lidl or the titan from screwfix?



Also this one at the same price as the Lidl drill;

http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278sds-5kg-sds-drill-230-240v/97533

To be perfectly honest the Lidl drill is a bit of a joke. It's got weak performance (1/8th the impact force of this £50 Titan), a pathetic short live battery and you can't even use wood and metal drill bits out of the box. Even this Titan drill comes with a chuck adapter for £50. Not forgetting the Titan is also useful for breaking up masonry etc. Combine the Titan with a cordless drill/driver and you probably have all your drilling needs covered but the Lidl drill is only really suitable for very light masonry drilling, nothing else. It has no torque selector for driving screws either so you are more likely to damage screws if you use it for driving screws. It's very poor value unless all you really do is drill holes in masonry and even that the Titan will probably drill much faster and not have the hassle of having to wait for the battery to charge. Even its limited range of uses isn't the end of it, that 1.5Ah battery won't last long.

Whatever this particular Lidl deal is not great to say the least and no one has actually made the case why you should pay £50 for such a limited weak product.

Just to recap;

Drill wood: No it doesn't have a normal chuck.
Drill metal: No it doesn't have a normal chuck
Drive screws: No torque selector so more likely to damage screws etc.
Drill masonry: Yes but not for long only a 1.5Ah battery
Breaker/Chisel function: No can't do this as there is no roto-stop or free rotation mode.

Titan drill.

Drill wood: Yes comes with chuck adapter.
Drill metal: Yes comes with a chuck adapter
Drive screws: Nope, too powerful and cumbersome but does have a rotary variable speed control to limit speed which would help
Drill masonry: brilliantly
Breaker/Chisel: brilliantly

bonzobanana

Also this one at the same price as the Lidl … Also this one at the same price as the Lidl drill;http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278sds-5kg-sds-drill-230-240v/97533To be perfectly honest the Lidl drill is a bit of a joke. It's got weak performance (1/8th the impact force of this £50 Titan), a pathetic short live battery and you can't even use wood and metal drill bits out of the box. Even this Titan drill comes with a chuck adapter for £50. Not forgetting the Titan is also useful for breaking up masonry etc. Combine the Titan with a cordless drill/driver and you probably have all your drilling needs covered but the Lidl drill is only really suitable for very light masonry drilling, nothing else. It has no torque selector for driving screws either so you are more likely to damage screws if you use it for driving screws. It's very poor value unless all you really do is drill holes in masonry and even that the Titan will probably drill much faster and not have the hassle of having to wait for the battery to charge. Even its limited range of uses isn't the end of it, that 1.5Ah battery won't last long.Whatever this particular Lidl deal is not great to say the least and no one has actually made the case why you should pay £50 for such a limited weak product.Just to recap;Drill wood: No it doesn't have a normal chuck.Drill metal: No it doesn't have a normal chuckDrive screws: No torque selector so more likely to damage screws etc.Drill masonry: Yes but not for long only a 1.5Ah batteryBreaker/Chisel function: No can't do this as there is no roto-stop or free rotation mode.Titan drill.Drill wood: Yes comes with chuck adapter.Drill metal: Yes comes with a chuck adapterDrive screws: Nope, too powerful and cumbersome but does have a rotary variable speed control to limit speed which would helpDrill masonry: brilliantlyBreaker/Chisel: brilliantly



Unless you don't have any local mains supply, then of course the Titan is useless.....

Why not compare like with like? Do Titan do a superior cordless SDS for the same money? Not sure they do.
And as for your comparison, seems to be based on a lot of assumptions, the fact that the lidl drill comes with 3 wood bits included, and also lists a bit holder suggests that it may come with a normal chuck. There is also mention of a spindle lock, not sure this would definitely be a roto-stop, but could possibly be.

This is never going to out perform a half decent mains SDS drill, but for a light user looking for a cordless SDS it seems perfectly good.

You might be interested to note it has similar specs to the lower level Bosch Blue cordless SDS drills, with the same impact energy, and yet these cost around £130 or so without battery or charger. Perhaps this puts it in more perspective.

HOTPOT

Now that's just silly. This may not be the bee's knees, but it is a … Now that's just silly. This may not be the bee's knees, but it is a bargain & will be better than any 'regular' drill.



That is true.

For an average diy person struggling to drill holes to fit wall plugs then this should do the job if it performs as advertised.


HerWorseHalf

Unless you don't have any local mains supply, then of course the Titan is … Unless you don't have any local mains supply, then of course the Titan is useless.....Why not compare like with like? Do Titan do a superior cordless SDS for the same money? Not sure they do.And as for your comparison, seems to be based on a lot of assumptions, the fact that the lidl drill comes with 3 wood bits included, and also lists a bit holder suggests that it may come with a normal chuck. There is also mention of a spindle lock, not sure this would definitely be a roto-stop, but could possibly be.This is never going to out perform a half decent mains SDS drill, but for a light user looking for a cordless SDS it seems perfectly good. You might be interested to note it has similar specs to the lower level Bosch Blue cordless SDS drills, with the same impact energy, and yet these cost around £130 or so without battery or charger. Perhaps this puts it in more perspective.



Admittedly the Lidl description leaves a lot of questions un-answered but the bit holder description normally means a holder for screwdriver bits not drill bits. It could be supplied with drill bits with a built in 1/4" screwdriver bit fitting rather than a normal round shank. That would be quite limiting.

As for the Titan not being cordless when your drilling masonry it's normally going to be close to home for most people within range of a mains socket or extension lead.


Edited by: "bonzobanana" 15th Apr 2015

I'm going for titan as I need a proper sds drill. I've already got a cordless makita for other tasks.

I have the titan its a beast for what you pay. it can drill through those old washing line posts made of stones like butter

bobbler

Battery capacity is 1.5 AhDoesn't appear to have any safety clutch - but … Battery capacity is 1.5 AhDoesn't appear to have any safety clutch - but then the drill doesn't really have capacity for bigger bits (or core drills) when it would become an issue. Saying that, both of my SDS drills don't say they have a safety clutch in the manuals or product specs but they both do - Worx one I contacted them and asked them directly as was going to be using it for putting a pipe through the outside wall with a core drill - confirmed it has a clutch verbally (and since tested and found it does ). My cordless one found out when it got stuck in a wall :DOnly 2 function - drill, drill with hammer. Drill/rotation stop is damn handy for chiselling tiles off a wall, getting up glued floor tiles, breaking up a brick wall or chasing a channel out of a wall for cables etcReally looks like a basic cordless hammer drill with an SDS fitting stuck on the end given the spec. I would think an equivalent hammer cordless drill will do much the same as this from a DIY perspective



Which Worx one did you get bobbler? I was after the WX338 one in the Homebase 15% sale, but they (Homebase) couldn't confirm whether it had a safety clutch or not. So I didn't buy it.

jakeblade

Which Worx one did you get bobbler? I was after the WX338 one in the … Which Worx one did you get bobbler? I was after the WX338 one in the Homebase 15% sale, but they (Homebase) couldn't confirm whether it had a safety clutch or not. So I didn't buy it.



Yes that very model. It does have a clutch - spoke to Worx directly before buying it and confirmed when doing a sink waste through an outside wall with a core drill.
It's a decent drill at the price that's for sure, not let me down when doing jobs a standard drill wouldn't even touch - I have since done holes through outside walls for cables, 15mm water pipe and some large (22mm) holes for resin fittings. Paid for itself already.
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