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Workzone 18v brushless drill driver £34.99 @ Aldi
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Workzone 18v brushless drill driver £34.99 @ Aldi

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Posted 16th Nov 2018
Workzone 18v brushless drill driver , to be reduced to £34.99 from 19/11/18. Good price for a 18v brushless drill driver with a 3 year warranty
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Drill Specifications:

Contents

  • 1 x 1.5Ah Li-ion Samsung battery
  • 1 x 1 Hour charger
  • 1 x Belt clip
  • 6 x 25mm bits, (2 x slotted (5 & 6mm), 2 x Phillips (PH1, PH2), 2 x Pozi (PZ1, PZ2))
  • 1 x Magnetic holder (60mm)
  • 6 x HSS drills (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm)
  • Accessory box

Features
  • No-load speed: 0-400/0-1500/min
  • Max torque: 50 Nm
  • Chuck size: 13mm metal single sleeve keyless chuck
  • Max drilling capacity: steel: 13mm, wood: 35mm
  • Electronic torque adjustment
  • LED Indicator
  • Brushless motor
  • LED light
  • Battery capacity indicator
  • 2 Speed gear box
  • Auto spindle lock
  • Rubber over-mould grip
  • Longer motor life
  • Increased run time
  • Forward/reverse action
  • Storage case for drill bits

Guarantee/Warranty
3 years

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23 Comments
Thanks for posting and welcome to HUKD @adam.hartshorn
OMG this looks amazing!!! Thanks for the heads up!!!👏👊
Wow Thats good, I just bought

aldi.co.uk/wor…500

That was cheaper than expected once I got to the till but maybe I'll return it and get this one, a lot more powerful, bigger chuck, only downside is only 1 battery, but my old one only had 1 battery and that was fine. I'll add a reminder in my calander to order it on 19th after checking in store.

I'm not sure what the advantages are of being brushless besides the fact that brushed used to ware out many years ago, not sure if they do now
stevec5916/11/2018 18:42

Wow Thats good, I just …Wow Thats good, I just boughthttps://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-cordless-drill-and-battery/p/086017227536500That was cheaper than expected once I got to the till but maybe I'll return it and get this one, a lot more powerful, bigger chuck, only downside is only 1 battery, but my old one only had 1 battery and that was fine. I'll add a reminder in my calander to order it on 19th after checking in store.I'm not sure what the advantages are of being brushless besides the fact that brushed used to ware out many years ago, not sure if they do now


"The main difference between brushless or brushed drill motors is that the brushed variants are made of carbon while the brushless units use magnets to generate power. For this reason, brushless motors are better adapted, generate no friction, produce less heating and provide better performance.16 Jul 2018"

From here:
cordlessdrillzone.com/dri…or/
Thanks pat-w, I red the article and watched the video, interesting stuff, with a brushless the battery should last longer in theory
Hot. Don't need it but want it!😁
Silly question but how does the OP know it's going to be this price on Monday?
is it in store and one line? I know Monday and Thursday is new stuff day
Ordered on line, free postage, available in store from 22nd Nov
Ordered this and the site said 100+ sold today so if you're thinking about it don't hang around. Heat added
Our local store still has some of these from when they were first released earlier this year. Were originally at £89 if memory serves, reduced to clear in branch at £49 so this deal is good. Have had my hands on it in store, light and compact. If I didnt have half a dozen drills already, Id buy it.
Rob.Jaconelli59 m ago

Ordered this and the site said 100+ sold today so if you're thinking about …Ordered this and the site said 100+ sold today so if you're thinking about it don't hang around. Heat added


No doubt someone is bulk buying. Expect to see these on ebay next week!
pat-w16th Nov

"The main difference between brushless or brushed drill motors is that the …"The main difference between brushless or brushed drill motors is that the brushed variants are made of carbon while the brushless units use magnets to generate power. For this reason, brushless motors are better adapted, generate no friction, produce less heating and provide better performance.16 Jul 2018"From here:https://cordlessdrillzone.com/drill-wars/brushless-vs-brushed-motor/



You quoted the most nonsensical part from the explanation. I'd say simply incorrect. What "variants are made of carbon"? What power to generate? Motors consume power, not generate it. And brushed motors can have magnets too.

This part makes much more sense: "In a brushless motor, the commutation of the windings is not mechanical but electronically driven by a device known as a controller."
No hammer?
I got one from Aldi online with free delivery; looking forward to testing it out. Another interesting thing about these drills is the batteries are Samsung cells, so great quality cells instead of some generic dodgy batteries from some random company in china.

As for the above comment, no, it does not have hammer mode, it's a drill driver

Here's the full specification, 50nm is very impressive:

Contents
  • 1 x 1.5Ah Li-ion Samsung battery
  • 1 x 1 Hour charger
  • 1 x Belt clip
  • 6 x 25mm bits, (2 x slotted (5 & 6mm), 2 x Phillips (PH1, PH2), 2 x Pozi (PZ1, PZ2))
  • 1 x Magnetic holder (60mm)
  • 6 x HSS drills (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm)
  • Accessory box

Features
  • No-load speed: 0-400/0-1500/min
  • Max torque: 50 Nm
  • Chuck size: 13mm metal single sleeve keyless chuck
  • Max drilling capacity: steel: 13mm, wood: 35mm
  • Electronic torque adjustment
  • LED Indicator
  • Brushless motor
  • LED light
  • Battery capacity indicator
  • 2 Speed gear box
  • Auto spindle lock
  • Rubber over-mould grip
  • Longer motor life
  • Increased run time
  • Forward/reverse action
  • Storage case for drill bits

Guarantee/Warranty
3 years
Edited by: "Xad" 20th Nov 2018
I know. It was a rhetoric question.
IMHO, for normal people it's makes no sense to have two almost identical tools. A combi drill costs very little more and is worth having, not a drill driver.
E.g. 36163982-R0eyD.jpg- screwfix.com/p/b…65p is £90 in Screwfix compared to £80 for screwfix.com/p/b…93p36163982-6tiXE.jpg

grumbler20/11/2018 09:58

I know. It was a rhetoric question.IMHO, for normal people it's makes no …I know. It was a rhetoric question.IMHO, for normal people it's makes no sense to have two almost identical tools. A combi drill costs very little more and is worth having, not a drill driver.E.g. [Image] - Bosch GSR 18-2-LI Plus 18V Li-Ion Cordless Drill Driver - Bare is £90 in Screwfix compared to £80 for Bosch GSB 18-2-Li Plus 18V Cordless Combi Drill - Bare[Image]


It doesn't really make sense for normal people to spend £90 on a drill that has no battery, charger, case or anything. Hammer function on cordless combis are rubbish anyway, there's plenty of video comparisons on youtube if anyone needs a visual including of Bosch combis vs cheap sds drills.

Drill driver is perfect for normal people as the majority of use will be in the house and often just using the screwdriver function. Getting good drill bits like Bosch multi-construction pack for less than £10 will allow you to go through brick type materials even without hammer function. For really dense masonry it will take you forever with a combi drill including the ones you listed, if someone has a lot of masonry to drill, a cheap aldi cordless sds will cost £40 and they go through masonry with ease really quickly, i managed to get a mint condition used one for £20. Much better than killing the motor on an expensive combi drill that isn't really designed for that.

This Workzone drill driver is great value for £35 as it's normally £50 and it will be more than enough for the majority of people. If anyone has a bit of brick to drill here and there, get the drill bits i mentioned, if there's a lot of tough masonry, get a cheap secondary cordless sds drill. Drill driver: £35 + cordless sds drill: £40 = £75 and two batteries, charger, case, bits, etc which is a lot cheaper than £90 bosch that has no charger, battery or case.
Xad1 h, 6 m ago

It doesn't really make sense for normal people to spend £90 on a drill …It doesn't really make sense for normal people to spend £90 on a drill that has no battery, charger, case or anything. Hammer function on cordless combis are rubbish anyway,


Firstly, nowhere did I suggest to buy anything for "£90 with no battery, charger, case or anything". It was just an example of the difference in price (and other parameters like size, weight etc.). If anything, a normal person needs a green Bosch, not a 'professional' blue one, but there are other decent cheaper brands.

Secondly, for a normal person, not a professional, a cordless combi drill is perfectly fine for drilling up to 10 mm holes in brick and concrete. For anything more serious I'd prefer some SDS drill, not just corded.

And finally, masonry drill bits work well without hammer only if they are sharp and while they are sharp. Then you have to keep sharpening or replacing them - unlike if using a hammer drill. For sharpening masonry bits you need special tools and some masonry drill bits aren't even supposed to be sharpened.

Yes, a brushless drll driver for £35 is great value. The only question is, whether a normal person really needs this tool. Also, based on my past experience, I avoid Workzone. Don't know whether the quality is any better nowadays.
Edited by: "grumbler" 20th Nov 2018
I’m surprised at the hate this is getting! Received mine today, it’s a quality item. I’m very impressed. Much smoother than non brushless, feels solid with a metal chuck/clutch.

its a nice weight and feels powerful. Comes with some bits too and a magnetic holder for them. For £35 it’s a no brainier. Plus this is the ‘titanium’ range which is better than the blue workzone range.

my only grumble is where can I get my hands on another battery
Ordered on 19th November, Received this morning (22nd Nov).
An excellent piece of kit. Great deal.Heat added.
It comes in a nice box. I was also wondering about a second battery, but my old drill only had 1 and that's been fine.
stevec5916th Nov

Wow Thats good, I just …Wow Thats good, I just boughthttps://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-cordless-drill-and-battery/p/086017227536500That was cheaper than expected once I got to the till but maybe I'll return it and get this one, a lot more powerful, bigger chuck, only downside is only 1 battery, but my old one only had 1 battery and that was fine. I'll add a reminder in my calander to order it on 19th after checking in store.I'm not sure what the advantages are of being brushless besides the fact that brushed used to ware out many years ago, not sure if they do now


Hehehehehehehe, do whatever feels right in your water ... lol. ;-)
Got mine today, very impressed, feels great, nicely balanced, powerful, light, nice compact design, feels very good quality and has a 3 year warranty. Only minor thing i would have liked is for the lowest torque setting to be weaker as even the lowest number is still quite strong compared to physical ring type torque adjusters on other drills, but it's a minor issue.

Also, out of stock online.
Edited by: "Xad" 23rd Nov 2018
out of stock online
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