Workzone 18v SDS Drill £39.99 Delivered @ Aldi
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Workzone 18v SDS Drill £39.99 Delivered @ Aldi

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Found 6th May
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Posted previously at £49.99 now reduced further to £39.99

I think it’s a great price for a cordless SDS Drill with a 3 year warranty included.

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Perfect for helping you get a whole host of DIY jobs done, this 18V Li-Ion Rotary Hammer Drill will make a great addition to your tool box. The tool features three functions and can be used as a drill, hammer drill and screwdriver on steel, concrete or wood. Other features include an LED light, a forward and reverse motion, one hour quick charge, variable speed with reverse and an SDS-plus chuck.

Contents
1 x 1.5Ah Samsung battery
1 x 1hr charger
1 x SDS to 6.35mm hex adaptor
3 x SDS drill bits
3 x HSS drill bits
8 x Screwdriver bits
Accessory box
1 x Nylon bag
Features
Heavy duty
No-load speed: 0-900/min
Impact rate: 0-5000bpm
Max drilling capacity: in steel - 10mm, concrete - 13mm, wood - 16mm
Impact energy: 1.3J
3 Functions: Drill, Hammer Drill, Screwdriver
SDS-plus chuck
Variable speed with reverse
Rubber overmould grip
LED light
Forward and reverse rotation
Samsung Lithium Ion batteries feature faster charge, longer life, low maintainance & no memory effect
1h quick charger
Guarantee/Warranty
3 Years
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Right them,

Been trying a couple of things.

Got a JCB 3ah battery from B&Q, link provided.

diy.com/dep…prd

Initially it would not fit, so further investigation revealed that 2 plastic ribs
needed to be carefully removed.

34115031-Sc6ih.jpg
The 2 plastic ribs together on the right needed to be removed, I did this
with a sharp chisel, 3 gentle passes and they come off easily.

34115031-c9POQ.jpg
With these removed it fitted the drill perfectly.

34115031-DRyKP.jpg
Couple of points to note:

The original aldi charger will not charge the JCB battery, although the green
light is on, it never turns to red to indicate it is charging.

34115031-JqMHo.jpg
So I tried the JCB battery with a WORX charger, link provided:

diy.com/dep…prd

34115031-gYpjN.jpg
The JCB battery charged correctly on the WORX charger.

34115031-KKB24.jpg
I tried the WORKZONE battery on the WORX charger, but nothing happened.

34115031-aiGky.jpg
So in conclusion:

JCB battery fine with a different charger plus a small mod to battery.
Assuming WORX (And possibly GUILD) batteries will be okay also.
Workzone charger will only charge the workzone battery.

Hope this is of help to you all.

Cheers,

Eddie.
Edited by: "eddietoft" 23rd Jun
37 Comments
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Earlier post
Heat from me as I bought a 240v sds from Aldi 16 years a go for use around the house and it only broke last month.
Anyone tried breaking concrete/masonry with these? Also got the mains Aldi one which is great for that but the switch seems susceptible to dust & locks in the on position
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 6th May
Had a much bigger one a couple years ago, again £40, corded, but 5J. Chews through walls like butter and cold knife. compare this to the 1.3J which is typical for a cordless SDS drill.
Great price on this, even before the tenner off. Looks identical to a Worx one I had from amazon on a deal last year (now £100+) which has been fine for my DIY needs. I'm waiting for them to knock a tenner off the impact driver set which comes with x2 batteries which you can share with this and the Worx drill.

Nice and light, but quick sds fittings. Also have a corded sds from aldi years ago, which is far more powerful for heavy jobs, but this is a great 'light' tool for general purpose.
Edited by: "H1.HWK" 6th May
Sounds silly money for what you get, as long as it works, I.E drill holes in walls without excessive force or lock ups.
1.5ah batteries are quite poor but okay for DIYers. Bearing mind as there's only one battery when it goes flat you'll need to wait a few hours until it recharges.

And te price of an additional battery will almost be the same cost as the drill.
Edited by: "Argyll68" 6th May
Brilliant wee bit kit. Just used mine this morning.
Argyll6847 m ago

1.5ah batteries are quite poor but okay for DIYers. Bearing mind as …1.5ah batteries are quite poor but okay for DIYers. Bearing mind as there's only one battery when it goes flat you'll need to wait a few hours until it recharges.And te price of an additional battery will almost be the same cost as the drill.


1.5ah will be fine unless you are planning on using all day long.

1 hour charger included.
I did consider a battery SDS purely for drilling holes while up a ladder,
but mostly I've just been drilling big one off access holes through brick.

You can get 2nd hand corded Makita SDS drills on eBay for £60 (I got an almost new one for £50),
so I reckon this tool is pretty use dependant, unless it's really inconvenient to run a cord I'd rather have a more powerful corded version.
Hi do you think the lidl battery's would work with this... just be handy as i have the impact parkside drill..
fastdub0076 m ago

Hi do you think the lidl battery's would work with this... just be handy …Hi do you think the lidl battery's would work with this... just be handy as i have the impact parkside drill..


they use the same X batteries
f4se8ook22 m ago

they use the same X batteries



What do you mean by x? are they the same connections...
fastdub00729 m ago

What do you mean by x? are they the same connections...



Battery packs apparently by Einhell, should be compatible with their Power Xchange packs. The battery cells are made by Samsung, same ones Hitachi uses.




Same as Parkside Lidl tools as well
I have ordered one, nice carry case and free delivery, however I prefer the Parkside colour theme, becasue aprkside do not have one offer at the moment, I went for Work Zone
f4se8ook5 m ago

I have ordered one, nice carry case and free delivery, however I prefer …I have ordered one, nice carry case and free delivery, however I prefer the Parkside colour theme, becasue aprkside do not have one offer at the moment, I went for Work Zone



I may give it a try... i prefer the parkside look and fill too the aldi one, but they don't seem to get this type of drill in lidl, thks for the advice cheers
Edited by: "fastdub007" 6th May
PennyTrader6th May

1.5ah will be fine unless you are planning on using all day long. 1 hour …1.5ah will be fine unless you are planning on using all day long. 1 hour charger included.



You need to leave the battery for 20 mins to cool down before charging and one hour chargers normally take a couple of hours to charge. The 1 hour charger is misleading.
Anyone know the NM rating on these?
Argyll6818 m ago

You need to leave the battery for 20 mins to cool down before charging and …You need to leave the battery for 20 mins to cool down before charging and one hour chargers normally take a couple of hours to charge. The 1 hour charger is misleading.


I'd say it's pretty accurate as i've never had a 1 hour charger for a power tool battery take "hours" to charge, and i've used different types from Bosch green & blue, Parkside, B&D, etc, so not sure which power tool you've used unless you're confusing lithium batteries with old nicd and nimh.

Also, most DIY's won't be drilling so heavily that their batteries would get so hot, instead, they'll do a bit then leave the drill and then use it again after a while.

1.5ah for a lithium battery is fine for the DIYer, especially being that they're quality Samsung ones as opposed to some random chinese company; they are not rubbish like nicd and nimh.
Xad4 h, 10 m ago

I'd say it's pretty accurate as i've never had a 1 hour charger for a …I'd say it's pretty accurate as i've never had a 1 hour charger for a power tool battery take "hours" to charge, and i've used different types from Bosch green & blue, Parkside, B&D, etc, so not sure which power tool you've used unless you're confusing lithium batteries with old nicd and nimh.Also, most DIY's won't be drilling so heavily that their batteries would get so hot, instead, they'll do a bit then leave the drill and then use it again after a while.1.5ah for a lithium battery is fine for the DIYer, especially being that they're quality Samsung ones as opposed to some random chinese company; they are not rubbish like nicd and nimh.


Blue Bosch will charge 4Ah battery in 45min. So this is not exactly fast charge.
Obviously it's slightly different price tag
Xad6th May

I'd say it's pretty accurate as i've never had a 1 hour charger for a …I'd say it's pretty accurate as i've never had a 1 hour charger for a power tool battery take "hours" to charge, and i've used different types from Bosch green & blue, Parkside, B&D, etc, so not sure which power tool you've used unless you're confusing lithium batteries with old nicd and nimh.Also, most DIY's won't be drilling so heavily that their batteries would get so hot, instead, they'll do a bit then leave the drill and then use it again after a while.1.5ah for a lithium battery is fine for the DIYer, especially being that they're quality Samsung ones as opposed to some random chinese company; they are not rubbish like nicd and nimh.



I use power tools everyday, DeWalt, Bosch blue and Makita and have done for the past 20 years or so yeah I know what I'm on about
When I first looked at this I thought it was a childs toy from the picture
Where's the best place to get a second battery for this?
SDS, makes me go fizzy in my special place
Got mine today very impressed for 40 sovs
weiran8th May

Where's the best place to get a second battery for this?


Argos
f4se8ook6th May

Battery packs apparently by Einhell, should be compatible with their Power …Battery packs apparently by Einhell, should be compatible with their Power Xchange packs. The battery cells are made by Samsung, same ones Hitachi uses.Same as Parkside Lidl tools as well


I am sorry this is wrong

I tried my parkside batteries and they do not fit
Can this be used to chase walls?
noopets34 m ago

Can this be used to chase walls?



depends.
if you do the majority with an angle grinder and then try to knock out the bits in between, then OK,
to run down a wall with just this then maybe not.

IMO battery SDS's are strictly if you happen to be up a ladder and need to drill a big hole, otherwise a corded SDS is massively more capable.


"Impact energy: 1.3J"
- I'm pretty sure this is 'marketing + BS + finger in the air + custard'
Edited by: "horsey" 19th Jun
horsey1 h, 11 m ago

depends.if you do the majority with an angle grinder and then try to knock …depends.if you do the majority with an angle grinder and then try to knock out the bits in between, then OK,to run down a wall with just this then maybe not.IMO battery SDS's are strictly if you happen to be up a ladder and need to drill a big hole, otherwise a corded SDS is massively more capable."Impact energy: 1.3J" - I'm pretty sure this is 'marketing + BS + finger in the air + custard'


Might have to look at an alternative then! Got a few walls to chase soon want to do with minimal mess
noopets19 m ago

Might have to look at an alternative then! Got a few walls to chase soon …Might have to look at an alternative then! Got a few walls to chase soon want to do with minimal mess



You can hire wall chasers, they come with a vacuum attachment

Although as often the case, buy the same tool second hand on eBay, do the job, then put it back on eBay and get all your money back. Nearly always cheaper than hiring it.


edit:
actually, tape off your doors with polythene if you do this, dust will get everywhere regardless
Edited by: "horsey" 19th Jun
Just trying out a different battery.
Right them,

Been trying a couple of things.

Got a JCB 3ah battery from B&Q, link provided.

diy.com/dep…prd

Initially it would not fit, so further investigation revealed that 2 plastic ribs
needed to be carefully removed.

34115031-Sc6ih.jpg
The 2 plastic ribs together on the right needed to be removed, I did this
with a sharp chisel, 3 gentle passes and they come off easily.

34115031-c9POQ.jpg
With these removed it fitted the drill perfectly.

34115031-DRyKP.jpg
Couple of points to note:

The original aldi charger will not charge the JCB battery, although the green
light is on, it never turns to red to indicate it is charging.

34115031-JqMHo.jpg
So I tried the JCB battery with a WORX charger, link provided:

diy.com/dep…prd

34115031-gYpjN.jpg
The JCB battery charged correctly on the WORX charger.

34115031-KKB24.jpg
I tried the WORKZONE battery on the WORX charger, but nothing happened.

34115031-aiGky.jpg
So in conclusion:

JCB battery fine with a different charger plus a small mod to battery.
Assuming WORX (And possibly GUILD) batteries will be okay also.
Workzone charger will only charge the workzone battery.

Hope this is of help to you all.

Cheers,

Eddie.
Edited by: "eddietoft" 23rd Jun
No problem @pennyfarthing88

Be nice of more people did this, although costly, it was worth my while as i need to
drill a lot of 5mm holes for pin plugging.

My DeWalt 54v SDS is awesome for bigger holes, but when you have to drill 60 / 100
holes across the front of a building, the DeWalt is just too heavy, and this drill fits the
bill perfectly.

Anyway if i get my hands on any WORX or GUILD slide batteries, or other makes of
charger, i will update my post accordingly.

Or if anyone wants to donate or lend me any of the kit thats not been tried, i would be
happy to accept.

Cheers,

Eddie.
Thanks for the research eddietoft and penny-farthing for pointing me back here
I went right off Aldi and Parkside power tools a couple of years ago when I bought a cheap Parkside jigsaw as my Makita one got nicked. The batteries were only 1.5ah which wasn't enough for me so I contacted Lidl who told me I could buy a 2ah battery but the charger for the 1.5ah battery wouldn't work with the 2ah batteries so I'd also have to buy another charger

This used to be the norm back in the 90's with all power tool manufacturers but now most chargers will charge the same voltage of battery regardless of amp hours.

As I said it's probably not a problem for the diy'er but may be for some.

My Parkside little 12v drill battery died the other day. I've used it twice in two years. No guarantee on the battery only the drill
Edited by: "Argyll68" 26th Jun
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