Set of 1000v insulated VDE screwdrivers £4.99 delivered @ ALDI
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Set of 1000v insulated VDE screwdrivers £4.99 delivered @ ALDI

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Found 29th Jun 2017Edited by:"SUMMONER"
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specifications:

  • Insulation protection up to 1000V
  • Voltage tester 125-250V
  • Sprayed on insulation for screwdriver blade
  • Blades are black burnished, hardened and magnetized
  • Ergonomic handles with hanging hole

box contents:

  • 1 x Slotted screwdriver: 0.5 x 3 x 75mm
  • 1 x Slotted screwdriver: 0.8 x 4 x 100mm
  • 1 x Slotted screwdriver: 1.0 x 5.5 x 125mm
  • 1 x Slotted screwdriver: 1.2 x 6.5 x 150mm
  • 1 x Philips screwdriver: PH0 x 75mm
  • 1 x Philips screwdriver: PH 1 x 80mm
  • 1 x Philips screwdriver: PH2 x 100mm
  • 1 x Voltage tester: 140 mm

These were the same price last year, which is when I bought 2 sets still in use today.

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MrWani

thanks got these and a set of damaged screw removers which will no doubt … thanks got these and a set of damaged screw removers which will no doubt come in handy moving a couple of old sheds.


These are Philips cross-head tips. You'll probably want Pozidriv for shed screws. These will work to some extent, but much more likely to slip out and damage the screw head - meaning you'll be making much more use of the screw removers. Better to get the right tool to start with.
If you buy this throw the voltage tester straight in the bin, they are dangerous.
Not sure why they included the unsafe tester screwdriver with the 1000V insulated screwdrivers.

Check this video to see how bad the tester screwdrivers are:
youtube.com/wat…9FQ
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thanks
thanks got these and a set of damaged screw removers which will no doubt come in handy moving a couple of old sheds.
are these also available instore?

Thanks.
they are useful.
MrWani

thanks got these and a set of damaged screw removers which will no doubt … thanks got these and a set of damaged screw removers which will no doubt come in handy moving a couple of old sheds.


These are Philips cross-head tips. You'll probably want Pozidriv for shed screws. These will work to some extent, but much more likely to slip out and damage the screw head - meaning you'll be making much more use of the screw removers. Better to get the right tool to start with.
Thank you - Just purchased a set!
Thanks. Ordered
Ordered two sets, thanks
nice find.
If you buy this throw the voltage tester straight in the bin, they are dangerous.
Nice tool sets, just what i need. Heat added!
Ordered one - Thanks Op
bought this to replace the damaged tester
Surprised to see VDE accredit drivers so cheap, suppose there alright for the odd use.

Personally would stick to a high quality set to ensure the safety of the user after all it's life or death
sherildon68

Surprised to see VDE accredit drivers so cheap, suppose there alright for … Surprised to see VDE accredit drivers so cheap, suppose there alright for the odd use.Personally would stick to a high quality set to ensure the safety of the user after all it's life or death


Nothing wrong with these, like a lot of tools from Aldi they are perfectly good, don't be blinded by branding.
Dodge62

These are Philips cross-head tips. You'll probably want Pozidriv for shed … These are Philips cross-head tips. You'll probably want Pozidriv for shed screws. These will work to some extent, but much more likely to slip out and damage the screw head - meaning you'll be making much more use of the screw removers. Better to get the right tool to start with.



​thanks Dodge I have no intention of using these screwdrivers to take down the sheds but I can see why you read that from my vague comment. I was referring to the damaged screw removers only.
Picked these up last time and the quality is pretty good use them as a back up set.
Not sure why they included the unsafe tester screwdriver with the 1000V insulated screwdrivers.

Check this video to see how bad the tester screwdrivers are:
youtube.com/wat…9FQ
These will be as safe as any of the top brands. The problem with cheap screwdrivers is the heads are softer. Will round the pozi or the the sharpness of the blade on a flat head. I'm an electrician btw. These screwdrivers will last me about 2 months. Top brands are still usable 2 years later. Depends how often you need them I suppose. Good screwdrivers are about £3 each or about £20 for the set, but no point paying that if you use them once a month. Might aswell get these. I have read the tester driver is a bit dodgy, but who actually ever uses them to test voltage
Edited by: "tdlcraig" 16th Sep 2017
sshooie

Nothing wrong with these, like a lot of tools from Aldi they are … Nothing wrong with these, like a lot of tools from Aldi they are perfectly good, don't be blinded by branding.




Nothing to do with branding, I work for a Very well respected German tool company and i know we couldn't produce a set of VDE accredited screwdrivers to sell out that cheap.
sherildon68

Surprised to see VDE accredit drivers so cheap, suppose there alright for … Surprised to see VDE accredit drivers so cheap, suppose there alright for the odd use.Personally would stick to a high quality set to ensure the safety of the user after all it's life or death



This is the UK. If something is being sold that is VDE accredited and says it is insulation protected up to 1000V, then it will be completely safe. The consequences for falsely selling something like this which can affect life or death would be absolutely disastrous for Aldi. These are completely safe.
Just remember, the 1000V rating is only good for 12 months; after that it is cheaper to buy a new set than get the old ones tested. No real danger for normal domestic use though, unless the plastic sleeving is damaged; I usually change mine every 4 years.

As above, the neon testers are dangerous; we knew this over 35 years ago, so why on Gods Earth are they still selling them??
Got a set of theses a while back and the smaller 2.5 will break the ends off as there soft the bigger ones are fine though,better paying extra for a better set that will last.
Gentle_Giant

Just remember, the 1000V rating is only good for 12 months


Surely that would only be for insurance purposes for a company? Unless the insulation completely damaged for whatever reason it should be insulated indefinitely, right?
Good for getting out toast that's stuck in the toaster
Aldi say that no ones ever returned a set after being electrocuted! oO.
Edited by: "money-talks" 29th Jun 2017
Thanks, just ordered this and a £20 hammer drill!
BigPro3 h, 10 m ago

This is the UK. If something is being sold that is VDE accredited and says …This is the UK. If something is being sold that is VDE accredited and says it is insulation protected up to 1000V, then it will be completely safe. The consequences for falsely selling something like this which can affect life or death would be absolutely disastrous for Aldi. These are completely safe.



I agree - although many years ago I bought something from Netto with a non-compliant mains plug. Hmm - look what happened to Netto!
I got these last time they were on offer as a back up set and the smaller ones in particular are poor quality metal. The terminal screwdriver broke really quickly and I'm a qualified electrician of 26 years.
maltloaf_df

I got these last time they were on offer as a back up set and the smaller … I got these last time they were on offer as a back up set and the smaller ones in particular are poor quality metal. The terminal screwdriver broke really quickly and I'm a qualified electrician of 26 years.


26 years then you should know better and buy proper tools,, try Wiha they are ok fairly cheap too. For trade tools not diy disposable stuff screwfix.com/p/w…Fyw C.K. stuff is reasonable too at the cheaper end of stuff that lasts more than a week.
Edited by: "thomasleep" 29th Jun 2017
maltloaf_df

I got these last time they were on offer as a back up set and the smaller … I got these last time they were on offer as a back up set and the smaller ones in particular are poor quality metal. The terminal screwdriver broke really quickly and I'm a qualified electrician of 26 years.



CK all the way for me. These things are made of Swiss cheese.
phead

If you buy this throw the voltage tester straight in the bin, they are … If you buy this throw the voltage tester straight in the bin, they are dangerous.


Always do this. In lieu of using proper voltage testers then I'd even recommend a cheapo volt stick over a volt screwdriver.

Good deal. I might buy just to keep in the toolbag as spares to inevitably replace ones I leave in lofts, or when your mate 'accidentally' pinches you're better stuff. Cheers op.
Wheres the best place to buy 10m of 6mm twin and earth?
Edited by: "nougat" 29th Jun 2017
nougat

Wheres the best place to buy 10m of 6mm twin and earth?


An electrical wholesaler?
Seriously, try Wickes or Screwfix.
£20 @ Screwfix 29733
Edited by: "TT6k" 29th Jun 2017
TT6k

An electrical wholesaler?Seriously, try Wickes or Screwfix.


£14.82 at cpc
Screwfix is £20 and Wickes is crap I wouldn't set foot in there
Handy set handy price.

tdlcraig

These will be as safe as any of the top brands. The problem with cheap … These will be as safe as any of the top brands. The problem with cheap screwdrivers is the heads are softer. Will round the pozi or the the sharpness of the blade on a flat head. I'm an electrician btw. These screwdrivers will last me about 2 months. Top brands are still usable 2 years later. Depends how often you need them I suppose. Good screwdrivers are about £3 each or about £20 for the set, but no point paying that if you use them once a month. Might aswell get these. I have read the tester driver is a bit dodgy, but who actually ever uses them to test current



Too true, but you don't use it for testing current
Gotta

Surely that would only be for insurance purposes for a company? Unless … Surely that would only be for insurance purposes for a company? Unless the insulation completely damaged for whatever reason it should be insulated indefinitely, right?



All plastics degrade over time, the volatiles evaporate out, especially under UV sunlight. Everywhere I worked as an industrial sparky, we had to change our drivers every 12 months, even though the highest voltage we normally worked with was 440V.

I got stung by 18KV once, it hurt!! I had entry and exit wounds/scars on my hand for about a decade; luckily there was no real current behind it.
thomasleep

26 years then you should know better and buy proper tools,, try Wiha they … 26 years then you should know better and buy proper tools,, try Wiha they are ok fairly cheap too. For trade tools not diy disposable stuff http://www.screwfix.com/p/wiha-electricians-vde-tool-kit-10-piece-set/2243K?kpid=2243K&cm_mmc=Bing-_-Product%2520Listing%2520Ads-_-Sales%2520Tracking-_-sales%2520tracking%2520url&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping%2520%257C%2520Tools&utm_term=1100608846388&utm_content=Shopping%2520-%2520Tools&gclid=CNmBrIvo49QCFQpnNwodWS4Ceg&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CL3bt4vo49QCFTWk7QodPQkFyw C.K. stuff is reasonable too at the cheaper end of stuff that lasts more than a week.



I did say as a back up set. You couldn't buy one of my usual drivers for the price of 3 sets of these !
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