PARKSIDE SDS-plus Hammer Drill £44.99 at LIDL from 14th August
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PARKSIDE SDS-plus Hammer Drill £44.99 at LIDL from 14th August

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Found 12th Aug 2014
I've heard some people rate the LIDL Parkside brand quite well. Does anyone know how this SDS-plus drill would compare to one of a similar price from somewhere like B&Q/Homebase?

Does it matter that it doesn't mention having a mechanical clutch? (To disengage the drive if/when the bit gets stuck.)

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I've got a few Lidls power tools as they get abused daily, their 10.8v drill is superb, I should imagine this is well worth the money.
I find they are built better than DIY store own brands.

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yankyg

From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are … From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are unusable. And that includes everything from fruit to tools.I've bought:Lidl suncream that stains clothes yellowGrapes, mangoes, apples etc that are not even ediblePlasters that don't stickand much moreJudge for yourself, but everyone I meet at Lidl has binned products because they are unusable.There is no way that these will be suitable for daily use.



I find the opposite, Lids for specials, everything seems well made and Aldi for food.

yankyg

From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are … From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are unusable. And that includes everything from fruit to tools.I've bought:Lidl suncream that stains clothes yellowGrapes, mangoes, apples etc that are not even ediblePlasters that don't stickand much moreJudge for yourself, but everyone I meet at Lidl has binned products because they are unusable.There is no way that these will be suitable for daily use.



I'm sure it is because we have been indoctrinated by the big supermarkets using dates on everything. British shoppers have forgotten how to tell good fruit and veg unless it has a date on it. Peronally I find the fresh produce from Lidl and Aldi better quality, and if something doesn't look/feel/smell right I won't buy it.

Just my opinion and not an invitation to get flamed at.

yankyg

From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are … From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are unusable. And that includes everything from fruit to tools.I've bought:Lidl suncream that stains clothes yellowGrapes, mangoes, apples etc that are not even ediblePlasters that don't stickand much moreJudge for yourself, but everyone I meet at Lidl has binned products because they are unusable.There is no way that these will be suitable for daily use.



'Everyone you meet at Lidl'

You and others still shop there then ?

Have used Parkside power tools in the past, never owned one, but have used several - perfectly fine for the occasional DIYer IMO, NOT for professional daily use.

HarryFenner

Does it matter that it doesn't mention having a mechanical clutch? (To … Does it matter that it doesn't mention having a mechanical clutch? (To disengage the drive if/when the bit gets stuck.)



Even the ones with a clutch can kick like a mule. My SDS+ Boschhammer caught me out the other day when drilling a 30mm wide hole into stone. Always select the low gear to control speed and torque.

Can I just say that the budget SDS+ drills are very heavy. This can be an issue for prolonged use. I have 2 SDS+ drills, one that weighs about 2Kg and the other about 4Kg.

You can knock plaster off walls all day with a 2Kg SDS+, the 4Kg is torture.

crazyhorse

Even the ones with a clutch can kick like a mule. My SDS+ Boschhammer … Even the ones with a clutch can kick like a mule. My SDS+ Boschhammer caught me out the other day when drilling a 30mm wide hole into stone. Always select the low gear to control speed and torque.



I wasn't aware of any Bosch SDS drills being anything other than single speed. From my experience clutches on decent SDS drills have been an arm saver.

yankyg

From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are … From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are unusable. And that includes everything from fruit to tools.I've bought:Lidl suncream that stains clothes yellowGrapes, mangoes, apples etc that are not even ediblePlasters that don't stickand much moreJudge for yourself, but most customers at Lidl have binned products because they are unusable.There is no way that these will be suitable for daily use.



I disagree. Having worked on the shop refits for Lidl we actually used two of these daily (the old model was red), in 44 stores to drill the bullet proof (by which I literally mean bullet proof) tiled warehouse floors. Sure we ate bits but the drills were still trucking at the end of the programme for £45 you cannot go wrong.

toaster

I wasn't aware of any Bosch SDS drills being anything other than single … I wasn't aware of any Bosch SDS drills being anything other than single speed. From my experience clutches on decent SDS drills have been an arm saver.



Indeed my Boschhammer GBH 4 DFE is single speed and has a clutch. My other smaller SDS+ has a gear setting but no clutch (that I'm aware of).
Edited by: "crazyhorse" 12th Aug 2014

This is only 45 quid and 3 year manufacturer's warranty. HOT

yankyg

From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are … From experience, all Lidl products look good, some are good, but some are unusable. And that includes everything from fruit to tools.I've bought:Lidl suncream that stains clothes yellowGrapes, mangoes, apples etc that are not even ediblePlasters that don't stickand much moreJudge for yourself, but most customers at Lidl have binned products because they are unusable.There is no way that these will be suitable for daily use.


Agree. I have wasted money on lidl products that simply didn't live up to the hype

yankyg

I hope you weren't employed by lidl or you would have been doing 12hr … I hope you weren't employed by lidl or you would have been doing 12hr shifts.



12? Try 18.

This drill looks good for the price. It's got a very good 5 joule impact energy, so it will drill/chase very well indeed in masonry (many drills of this price range have less energy).

It hasn't got a clutch, so drill properly withdrawing the bit every so often to clear the drilling debris, don't use it to drill when off the ground, keep it away from your face in case it catches. For chasing/chiselling that's not an issue.

I've got an older one (Aldi?) which is still going well after about 10 years!

Further to my previous post, the drills are OK but a bit short for going through walls, you can buy the drill set too if you need to do that. The chisel & point will be OK. The chuck is not very useful on an SDS impact drill even in rotary mode, a "normal" hammer/rotary drill is best for twist drills. Maybe OK for wire cup brushes.

RustySpoons

I find the opposite, Lids for specials, everything seems well made and … I find the opposite, Lids for specials, everything seems well made and Aldi for food.


RustySpoons

I find the opposite, Lids for specials, everything seems well made and … I find the opposite, Lids for specials, everything seems well made and Aldi for food.



My experience is you have to judge on a case by case basis. I have a Parkside plaster whisk 1400w, £40, had it 2 years now it as good as anything else you can buy. Aldi 16V Lion x1 battery drill also excellent, wish I had bought two. I have never had a problem returning anything at either store. I am going to get this SDS drill when it come out on Monday 18th and see what I think.

Anybody got this yet? Can't see the weight mentioned anywhere...

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Devro

It is a rebranded version of … It is a rebranded version of http://www.einhell.com/com_en/shop/4862/4863/4868/4870/rotary-hammer-bt-rh-1500.htmlhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-Function-Rotary-Assorted-Chissels/dp/B001GUA7HO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408443212&sr=8-1&keywords=einhell+rh-1500



That's interesting. The LIDL item looks a bit different, especially the square black casing at the bottom.

HarryFenner

That's interesting. The LIDL item looks a bit different, especially the … That's interesting. The LIDL item looks a bit different, especially the square black casing at the bottom.



I had the Lidl one previously and I was trying to use the hammer function to get rid of the roots of a tree. Needless to say it did not go very well and it would not work without rotate the drill head. So I complained and got a replacement of one of those Einhell branded ones.
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