Workzone 1500W SDS Drill - 3 year warranty - Aldi from Sept 29th - £39.99
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Workzone 1500W SDS Drill - 3 year warranty - Aldi from Sept 29th - £39.99

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Found 25th Sep 2013
Bought one of these a year ago and its still going strong after some abuse doing up a house.

Spec is:
No load speed 0-850rpm
Impact rate 0-3900rpm
3 functions: Drill, Hammer Drill or Chisel
Variable Speed control

Includes a 3 year warranty.

Comes with 3 bits, a chisel and a breaker. The size of which escapes my memory.

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I bought the Lidl version of this earlier in the year at a similar/same price and wish I'd got it years ago. Having used an SDS drill now I don't know why anyone would bother with a non-SDS drill.

I note Aldi don't state the weight of theirs. They can be quite heavy but OP can no doubt comment on Aldi's as he has one.

Heat from me

See also hotukdeals.com/dea…997 for additional SDS bits as posted by rossm1987@lycos yesterday

colin1961

See also … See also http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/14-piece-sds-drill-chisel-set-9-99-aldi-from-sunday-29th-september-1663997 for additional SDS bits as posted by rossm1987@lycos yesterday


Thanks Yeah I have this Drill, Its very good! the other half kindly bought me it for my birthday and I have waited for the set of bits to pop up again ! The drill comes with a few bits.
Voted Hot

Are the bits for these silly expensive compared to normal bits?

Definitely hot from me. Even a cheap sds drill is way better than a hammer drill for drilling masonry, concrete etc. The chisel action makes for easy small scale demolition. Not a Kango, but great for taking down walls, stripping render and chasing out cable runs. Easily cuts through brick for waste pipes etc using a diamond or TC core drill set, also available at Aldi.

J1135

Are the bits for these silly expensive compared to normal bits?



No, also available at Aldi now up to about a metre long. Will outlast normal cheap masonry bits by years. I'm still using SDS bits I have had for 10 years, and they have seen a lot of work. The power of an SDS drill is what does the job, its the hammer action that provides the power, not rotation alone.

Good heavy drill but too heavy to hold at heights ie up ladders etc. You need to be careful when using the core set with these because they don't have a slipping clutch, so when drilling a hole if it hits a snag, it will twist your arm badly. Great bit of kit for doing any breaking or drilling in concrete though. It comes with an adapter to turn it into a normal drill so you can use your normal bits too. .
Edited by: "Gold1e" 25th Sep 2013

Original Poster

colin1961

I bought the Lidl version of this earlier in the year at a similar/same … I bought the Lidl version of this earlier in the year at a similar/same price and wish I'd got it years ago. Having used an SDS drill now I don't know why anyone would bother with a non-SDS drill.I note Aldi don't state the weight of theirs. They can be quite heavy but OP can no doubt comment on Aldi's as he has one.Heat from me



It is quite a weighty beast - I can't be any more accurate than that, its currently lent out to my brother!

I've had one of these for a while - unfortunately the it no longer hammers (looks like the piston no longer seals).
Without the hammer action they aren't much use - very heavy as an ordinary drill!
Still - when working they are great!

I believe you can use Daily Mirror / Record voucher in effect making this £35

Great drill very heavy no use as a normal drill,But great for big heavy duty drilling and concrete breaking.
I bought one of these 5 years back and its done some reall hevy work,(i'm a builder) it packed in a few weeks back but only because a ball bearing dropped out of the sds holder,The motors fine.
Edited by: "den169" 29th Sep 2013

bought one yesterday at the totenham branch with the drill bits and put straight to work.
Its like a hot knife through butter on concrete. Well worth the money.

Well over 10+ units and drill bits were still available.

I bought one last year, brilliant for the money. I've chased out a few cable runs, and broken up concrete haunching (?) holding up kerb edging. As others have said it's a bit too heavy to use up a ladder but fine for occasional use. With a 3 year warranty it's a bargain. It's probably cheaper than hiring a drill for a weekend!
If mine broke (and I'd lost the receipt to claim on the warranty!) I'd go to aldi and buy another one tomorrow. Can't recommend it highly enough for occasional users.
Edited by: "thedon" 30th Sep 2013

So you would not use this to put up a satellite dish or anything?

Sorry if it's a silly question. Can anybody tell me whether a Bosch Piece set work with it? Bosch Set

judgey

So you would not use this to put up a satellite dish or anything?



You can if you are able to hold it steady on the end of a ladder, but they usually need two hands.
It is perfect for putting the hole in the wall for running cable through though as you can get very long drill bits for not a lot of money to go through the wall, cavity and then the inside wall in one shot. Takes seconds with an SDS.

dafang982

Sorry if it's a silly question. Can anybody tell me whether a Bosch Piece … Sorry if it's a silly question. Can anybody tell me whether a Bosch Piece set work with it? Bosch Set



They are standard drill bits which will work with the included chuck adapter in this set (or at least shown in the picture - bottom right of the box), but they are not SDS drill bits which use a shank connection to transfer the power to them for heavy duty stuff.
These - amazon.co.uk/dp/…age - are SDS bits, we are doing my parents place up at the moment and these cheapish bits are a godsend for the heavy work. Cut like a hot knife through soft butter.

SDS is designed for heavy duty work through concrete and tough block work, not to mention for chiselling, channelling, power box setting etc.

defo hot from me,cheers op

Note that twice I had the chuck adapter break. However, with the guarantee, sent the supplier a letter with my receipt and picture of the fault and each time they sent through a replacement. So good after service,
Edited by: "Sphere" 1st Oct 2013

If it doesn't have a safety clutch then that is how some money has been saved. Many competing SDS drills do have safety clutches. A very important feature if you are using core drills unless you will be only using very small core drills. A quick look shows screwfix do a model at a similar price with a safety clutch.

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

Might be worth clarifying whether the Aldi drill does have a safety clutch but if it doesn't I wouldn't want one. It would seem a compromised design. Especially at 1500W. Normally its the lower power models that remove this feature.

In theory all of these should have a clutch, I have the previous model to this and its listed with one..

Still didn't stop it jamming and breaking my hand though. It more important people watch a safety video and learn the correct way to hold it, so if it jams the handle spins into your grip not away from it, (left finger on trigger).
Edited by: "phead" 1st Oct 2013

Original Poster

bonzobanana

If it doesn't have a safety clutch then that is how some money has been … If it doesn't have a safety clutch then that is how some money has been saved. Many competing SDS drills do have safety clutches. A very important feature if you are using core drills unless you will be only using very small core drills. A quick look shows screwfix do a model at a similar price with a safety clutch.http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb278sds-5kg-sds-drill-240v/97533#product_additional_details_containerMight be worth clarifying whether the Aldi drill does have a safety clutch but if it doesn't I wouldn't want one. It would seem a compromised design. Especially at 1500W. Normally its the lower power models that remove this feature.



The Titan drill available from Screwfix does look very very similar to this Aldi model. Same power rating and the controls are in the same place with the same dials/levers.

andrewfmills

The Titan drill available from Screwfix does look very very similar to … The Titan drill available from Screwfix does look very very similar to this Aldi model. Same power rating and the controls are in the same place with the same dials/levers.



There are so many SDS drills that come out of China though. It's difficult to know which is which especially if they share the same case design.

alibaba.com/tra…SDS



Gold1e

Good heavy drill but too heavy to hold at heights ie up ladders etc. You … Good heavy drill but too heavy to hold at heights ie up ladders etc. You need to be careful when using the core set with these because they don't have a slipping clutch, so when drilling a hole if it hits a snag, it will twist your arm badly. Great bit of kit for doing any breaking or drilling in concrete though. It comes with an adapter to turn it into a normal drill so you can use your normal bits too. .

Have used a lot of power tools and thought angle grinders were potentially the most dangerous but having used one last year to knock walls and chimney breasts down ,had nearly hit my face and strained arm. So be carefull with these.

bobbler

They are standard drill bits which will work with the included chuck … They are standard drill bits which will work with the included chuck adapter in this set (or at least shown in the picture - bottom right of the box), but they are not SDS drill bits which use a shank connection to transfer the power to them for heavy duty stuff. These - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NC0JH4/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item_image - are SDS bits, we are doing my parents place up at the moment and these cheapish bits are a godsend for the heavy work. Cut like a hot knife through soft butter.SDS is designed for heavy duty work through concrete and tough block work, not to mention for chiselling, channelling, power box setting etc.



Thanks a lot for your explanation.

One left at the Aldi in Reading. Managed to grab one yesterday which was a surprise!

Just been to Aldi,meanwood, leeds- they have about 10 left and are down to £29.99.

Just picked one up at Aldi in Kettering for £25.99

Just picked one up at Aldi in Kettering for £25.99

Took the drill out of the box and would only run on speed setting 6 no matter what other combinations of settings I tried. So no speed control and only intermittent operation. Back to the store to change tomorrow
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