WORKZONE 20V Li-ion Cordless Hammer Drill £49.99 Aldi
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WORKZONE 20V Li-ion Cordless Hammer Drill £49.99 Aldi

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Found 12th Feb
A great piece of equipment to have in your tool shed or van, this 20V LI-ion Cordless Hammer Drill is perfect for professional and home use. Featuring a rechargeable battery pack this electric drill has a two speed motor, variable speed and reverse capabilities and can drill through wood, steel and masonry. You'll also find a number of accessories with this impact drill including eight bits and eight steel drill bits, an integrated LED worklight, detachable belt clip, automatic spindle lock and a one hour battery charger.

Accessories Included

2 x 1.5ah li-ion Samsung batteries

Contents

2 x 1.5Ah Samsung Batteries1 Hour Battery Charger1 Magnetic Bit Holder (8 x bits (Slotted 4, 6; PH 1, 2, 3: PZ 1, 2, 3)8 Bits and 8 Steel Drill Bits

Features

No load speed : 0-400/0-1400 /minImpact rate : 0-5200/0-18200 BPMChuck size :13mmChuck position: 16+1+1Max torque: 45N.mMax drilling capacity in wood: 40mmMax drilling capacity in steel: 13mmMax drill capacity in masonry : 13mmTwo speed gear boxVariable speed with reverseRubber over mould grip

Guarantee/Warranty

Free 3 year warranty

Suitable Use

Metal, Wood

Brand: WorkzoneChuck Product Type: 13mm keyless chuckColour: BlueMaterial: PlasticProduct Type: Power ToolsReverse Action: YesVariable Speed: 2-SpeedVoltage: 20V
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Why is this getting a vote cold ?
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Dazaharris31 m ago

Why is this getting a vote cold ?


I don't understand. This is a powerful drill with hammer function and 45nm. Also comes with 2 batteries and bits so not a bad price at all!
Hra773 m ago

I don't understand. This is a powerful drill with hammer function and …I don't understand. This is a powerful drill with hammer function and 45nm. Also comes with 2 batteries and bits so not a bad price at all!


And 3 year warranty. 👌🏻. I’ll be buying for sure. I bought the 20v drill last month for £30 and it great quality and very powerful.
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Dazaharris21 m ago

And 3 year warranty. 👌🏻. I’ll be buying for sure. I bought the 20v d …And 3 year warranty. 👌🏻. I’ll be buying for sure. I bought the 20v drill last month for £30 and it great quality and very powerful.


20v drill with no hammer and 1 battery got voted very hot at £30. This one is certainly worth the extra £20 as you get more.
Edited by: "Hra77" 12th Feb
Hra7722 m ago

20v drill with no hammer and 1 battery got voted very hot at £30. This one …20v drill with no hammer and 1 battery got voted very hot at £30. This one is certainly worth the extra £20 as you get more.


Yeh that’s the one I bought last month 👌🏻. Wonder if the hammer drill batteries are universal and work on the the drill I already have.
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Dazaharris13 m ago

Yeh that’s the one I bought last month 👌🏻. Wonder if the hammer d …Yeh that’s the one I bought last month 👌🏻. Wonder if the hammer drill batteries are universal and work on the the drill I already have.


You can contact Aldis customer service to find out. Their number is on website.
I rate Aldi tools and this is OK as a stand alone product but probably better to start investing in a system where you can use the same batteries across a range of products and you know you can get replacement batteries. Ryobi started it, WORX do a range and lots of brands use the same fitments:

hotukdeals.com/dea…987
There's no such thing as a 20v drill, it's marketing BS. It's 18v. Nor is it suitable for professional use. So that's the first reason I voted it cold- if you have to lie about your products to sell them it's not a good sign (Worx being a great example of this).

Secondly the specs are aren't that good for an 18v drill. You can get 12v (10.8v) drills with faster speeds, more BPM's and as much torque. Another bad sign- it points to poor design and engineering.

It's just not good value. It's false economy. Spend a bit more and get something decent.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 12th Feb
Get the Titan combi from Screwfix, same price as the Workzone with better specifications.The Titan doesn't come with drill bits, but they are cheap enough to buy when as needed. Oh yeah and guarantee enables you to take product back to shop for first 12 months, unlike Aldi which is 56 days, thereafter send back to maker, which will cost you.
ThanksForThat1 h, 3 m ago

There's no such thing as a 20v drill, it's marketing BS. It's 18v. Nor is …There's no such thing as a 20v drill, it's marketing BS. It's 18v. Nor is it suitable for professional use. So that's the first reason I voted it cold- if you have to lie about your products to sell them it's not a good sign (Worx being a great example of this). Secondly the specs are pathetic for an 18v drill. You can get 12v (10.8v) drills with faster speeds, more BPM's and as much torque. Another bad sign- it points to poor design and engineering.It's just not good value. It's false economy. Spend a bit more and get something decent.


any recommendations?
gchild5 m ago

any recommendations?


What's your max budget?
ThanksForThat2 m ago

What's your max budget?


ideally not more than £100
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bobfoel40 m ago

Get the Titan combi from Screwfix, same price as the Workzone with better …Get the Titan combi from Screwfix, same price as the Workzone with better specifications.The Titan doesn't come with drill bits, but they are cheap enough to buy when as needed. Oh yeah and guarantee enables you to take product back to shop for first 12 months, unlike Aldi which is 56 days, thereafter send back to maker, which will cost you.


Bought titan combi last week it's a good drill but sadly have to return as drill bits keep falling out. Chuck gets undone when drilling so needs to be tightened every few seconds so annoying. Titan has 35Nm Aldi s 45Nm tho.
Hra779 m ago

Bought titan combi last week it's a good drill but sadly have to return as …Bought titan combi last week it's a good drill but sadly have to return as drill bits keep falling out. Chuck gets undone when drilling so needs to be tightened every few seconds so annoying. Titan has 35Nm Aldi s 45Nm tho.


looks like a common problem according to the reviews.
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gchild10 m ago

looks like a common problem according to the reviews.


Yes common problem with titan its headache tho.
gchild1 h, 21 m ago

ideally not more than £100


Sorry, I got caught on the phone.

This one's a bit over budget at £120, but it's got a lot of battery power, nearly as much torque as the above (39mn) and in every other respect is superior, and it's brushless to boot. 3 year pro warranty, 2 on the batteries:

its.co.uk/pd/…htm

This one's £86 (until 22nd Feb using discount code VALENTINES18)- less torque than the Workzone (30nm) and a smaller chuck (10mm), but smaller, faster, more BPM's, more battery power, better built and again the pro-use warranty. I've got this one and it's my go-to drill, despite having the 18v versions, it copes with most jobs:

toolstation.com/sho…=no

If you want 18v, this is well worth the extra expense over the Workzone one- it's by no means the best they do, and similar in specs to the Workzone, but undoubtedly built better and again a 3 year pro-year warranty:

screwfix.com/p/d…10p

Again just over budget and similar specs to the Worzone, but built and guaranteed for pro-use:

amazon.co.uk/HIT…ill

Trouble is the £100-mark is about the beginning of pro-tools, but you don't have to spend much more to get big improvements, for instance there's a lot of good deals round at the mo in the £140-£150 region that are far better specced than some of the above- just search for drill on here. If you can cope with one battery (for now) you can get a DeWalt for under £100.

Personally out of those I'd go for the first one in the list, even though it's over budget- it's a great price for that model, nice and compact, near- 18v performance from a 12v, big batteries and great back-up service.

Or for a DIY alternative to the Workzone, rather than a pro one, have a look at Ryobi.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 12th Feb
ThanksForThat11 m ago

Sorry, I got caught on the phone.This one's a bit over budget at £120, but …Sorry, I got caught on the phone.This one's a bit over budget at £120, but it's got a lot of battery power, nearly as much torque as the above (39mn) and in every other respect is superior, and it's brushless to boot. 3 year pro warranty, 2 on the batteries:https://www.its.co.uk/pd/M12CPD402C-Milwaukee-12V-Fuel-40Ah-Lithium-ion-Cordless-Brushless-Hammer-DrillDriver-_MILM12CPD402C.htmThis one's £86 (until 22nd Feb using discount code VALENTINES18)- less torque than the Workzone (30nm) and a smaller chuck (10mm), but smaller, faster, more BPM's, more battery power, better built and again the pro-use warranty. I've got this one and it's my go-to drill, despite having the 18v versions, it copes with most jobs:https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p42711?table=noIf you want 18v, this is well worth the extra expense over the Workzone one- it's by no means the best they do, and similar in specs to the Workzone, but undoubtedly built better and again a 3 year pro-year warranty:https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd776s2t-gb-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-xr-cordless-combi-drill/2710pAgain just over budget and similar specs to the Worzone, but built and guaranteed for pro-use:https://www.amazon.co.uk/HITACHI-Drill-percu-18V-1-5Ah/dp/B00UMEBR88/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1518447461&sr=8-9&keywords=hitachi+drillTrouble is the £100-mark is about the beginning of pro-tools, but you don't have to spend much more to get big improvements, for instance there's a lot of good deals round at the mo in the £140-£150 region that are far better specced than some of the above- just search for drill on here. If you can cope with one battery (for now) you can get a DeWalt for under £100.Personally out of those I'd go for the first one in the list, even though it's over budget- it's a great price for that model, nice and compact, near- 18v performance from a 12v, big batteries and great back-up service.


many thanks for this. I will take a look through.
gchild7 m ago

many thanks for this. I will take a look through.



No probs There's this one as well- £120 again with that Valentines code, 60nm torque but only one battery. It's the best specced of all the 18v's I listed though:

toolstation.com/sho…206
gchild1 h, 34 m ago

looks like a common problem according to the reviews.



I had this with a £50 Black & Decker I once had. That was a stupid purchase. By the time I changed the chuck for a decent one, bought a second battery and a fast charger, I'd spent over £100 and could have bought something decent in the first place. I've had my time with cheap tools and never again, they're cheap for a reason.
This is a really useful post as just looking at getting a cordless drill....some really helpful info. I only need a drill for the odd bits around the house so nothing too taxing, I already have a half decent corded drill. Would this suffice for the around the home jobs or should i go for the more expensive ones as recommended by ThanksForThat?! Ideally would like to be around the £50-£100 mark...thanks in advance.
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djwent19 m ago

This is a really useful post as just looking at getting a cordless …This is a really useful post as just looking at getting a cordless drill....some really helpful info. I only need a drill for the odd bits around the house so nothing too taxing, I already have a half decent corded drill. Would this suffice for the around the home jobs or should i go for the more expensive ones as recommended by ThanksForThat?! Ideally would like to be around the £50-£100 mark...thanks in advance.


This one should be fine for diyers like you and me who would probably use it a few times a year to assemble furniture or put up shelves/frames. Also people been very happy with workzone drills according to reviews. So no need to shed £100+ if you don't use a drill on daily basis.
Totally agree , this is very suitable for a normal person, in fact with a 1 hour charge brilliant and 2 batteries just perfect. Oh and 3 years warranty . I know some day it has to go back but anything I've bought from Aldi justs refunds if there's a problem for whatever reason. Buy it
I've had the cheap tools. I don't advise against them now out of snobbery, but from learning the hard way. With respect, the people who give them good reviews aren't people who've been using pro tools all their lives and have now decided to go backwards. I don't think you'll ever hear the words "I've been wasting my money all these years on Makita, these Workzone's are just as good".

I see it like this- if you've only got £50 to spend, then you haven't got £50 to waste. A good tool is an investment, a cheap tool will inevitably let you down.

Peter above says he knows that some day the drill will have to go back (for a return). I say I'd rather spend a bit more knowing that it won't have to go back. These things are designed to be hammered day-in, day-out. If you're only using for occasional DIY it'll last you a lifetime.

@djwent If you've got a decent corded drill then go for the £86 12v Milwaukee, it's good for most general tasks and when you need a bit more oompf you can fall back on the corded. I promise you if you had the two side by side you would not pick the Workzone. Just remember the Milwaukee is a compact, but it's no lightweight performer. Honestly I've got about 10 drills and this is the one I use most.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 12th Feb
I'm an ex builder and have also used tools and have bought 2 X 24 volt unnamed drills. Had them 20 years still got them and work fine. I did have 3 but one fell off a scaffold and admittedly they don't bounce too well. This one is more than good enough for a diyer.
Edited by: "peterdarlison" 12th Feb
peterdarlison12 m ago

I'm an ex builder and have also used tools and have bought 2 X 24 volt …I'm an ex builder and have also used tools and have bought 2 X 24 volt unnamed drills. Had them 20 years still got them and work fine. I did have 3 but one fell off a scaffold and admittedly they don't bounce too well. This one is more than good enough for a diyer.


We'll have to agree to disagree then Peter, though undoubtedly they made tools better back then. People will do as they please.
If I could have looked into the future when I bought cheap drill after cheap drill (Worx, Black & Decker, Challenge Extreme) that all inevitably let me down, I'd have spent £200 on one from the off. As it was I spent £200 on junk then another £200 on a decent one.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 12th Feb
thank you both for your help and advice...really is appreciated, I’ll have a good look before getting this or one of the others recommended.
Hra777 h, 56 m ago

Bought titan combi last week it's a good drill but sadly have to return as …Bought titan combi last week it's a good drill but sadly have to return as drill bits keep falling out. Chuck gets undone when drilling so needs to be tightened every few seconds so annoying. Titan has 35Nm Aldi s 45Nm tho.


They don't all have faulty chucks. I 've been using mine 3 or 4 times a week over the last 18 months and had no chuck problems. If problems occur it's an easy solution, take it back and get a refund. No brainer!
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bobfoel14 m ago

They don't all have faulty chucks. I 've been using mine 3 or 4 times a …They don't all have faulty chucks. I 've been using mine 3 or 4 times a week over the last 18 months and had no chuck problems. If problems occur it's an easy solution, take it back and get a refund. No brainer!


Actually returned it this morning and got refund. Glad got rid of that headache drill!
They have these in my Aldi for £30, I’m guessing last years stock.
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djwent1 h, 0 m ago

They have these in my Aldi for £30, I’m guessing last years stock.


Are you sure it's same as this one with same specs? You might have seen the one with 1 battery no hammer?
Edited by: "Hra77" 13th Feb
Thing is they are all chinese made mostly
ThanksForThat18 h, 17 m ago

We'll have to agree to disagree then Peter, though undoubtedly they made …We'll have to agree to disagree then Peter, though undoubtedly they made tools better back then. People will do as they please.If I could have looked into the future when I bought cheap drill after cheap drill (Worx, Black & Decker, Challenge Extreme) that all inevitably let me down, I'd have spent £200 on one from the off. As it was I spent £200 on junk then another £200 on a decent one.


Thats very nicely put lol. I must say im 61 and fully qualified in paperwork as well as craft. I think they call it old school lol. In my eyes its name snobbery which seems to be the way with younger generation. A true tradesman can do a great job without great tools . But of course must look so much better with a posh drill on their waist lol.
Good tools dont make a good tradesman though.
peterdarlison51 m ago

Thats very nicely put lol. I must say im 61 and fully qualified in …Thats very nicely put lol. I must say im 61 and fully qualified in paperwork as well as craft. I think they call it old school lol. In my eyes its name snobbery which seems to be the way with younger generation. A true tradesman can do a great job without great tools . But of course must look so much better with a posh drill on their waist lol. Good tools dont make a good tradesman though.


The latter is certainly very true And the true tradesman can indeed to a great job without great tools, but I think it would be fair to say it makes the job a lot harder. I think in regards to the name it very much depends, for instance I would say a low-end DeWalt or Makita drill isn't that far removed from the likes of your Ryobi in term of specification, quality or longevity.
But that's definitely not to say that there aren't real benefits to be had the higher up the spectrum you go. That might be reliable after-sales, availability of spare parts and/or proper repair centres, it might be availability of spare batteries, or real specification increases, better quality of materials- such as metal gears instead of cheese ones, or the little design tweaks that no-one else notices- like ratcheting chucks that don't loosen off every five minutes, or the battery charger that will charge a 2ah battery in under 30 minutes or a 4ah battery in under 50 minutes; as I'm sure you'll know it's not fast-charging that kills batteries, it's excessive heat generated through fast-charging, and when you pay more you get a product that someone has invested the R&D into to manage the heat so it doesn't cause damage- you just don't get that with cheap tools.
I could list you plenty of examples. Just to give two brief ones, my main 18v drill has 3-times the torque of the Workzone (in fact it has more than any other 18v cordless currently available), and my 12v isn't far removed from the Workzone- which means I tend to use the 12v for most tasks, as it's lighter and smaller and a more convenient to tool to use. That's the real-term benefits, I bought them because they were better and built to last, not for a name.

This doesn't just apply to power tools, but hand tools. For instance I only use Knipex now for pliers and cutters, again not because of name snobbery but because they're about the best there is. Sure they're a little bit more expensive, but I'll never need to replace them- and if I do they have a lifetime warranty. So I've paid a little more once, and that's it now- in five-ten years time your man who bought the Rolson equivalents will have spent what I paid several times over on replacements, and I'll have mine until I die or give them away. Companies simply don't put lifetime warranties on products they expect to fail. A friend of mine needed new side cutters and asked for my recommendation, so I said Knipex, as did his wife (who works in related industries). He bought Draper Expert instead, then a week later took them back for a refund and bought Knipex.

As I said in an earlier post, if you had the Workzone in one hand and one of mine in another, you would not willingly chose the Workzone, and I think that would be true of anyone, irrespective of experience- the difference in quality is so immediately obvious.

Well, that was quite the essay!
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 13th Feb
It depends on use. I've had fords and mercedes for example. Everyone thinks mercs are better but actually they both do the same job. As I said for a normal DIY er these are more than sufficient and to be fair if I wasn't retired I would have bought 2 of these. 2 chargers 4 batteries? Can't go weong
Wrong even lol
peterdarlison49 m ago

Wrong even lol


Well as I say, we'll have to agree to disagree. I speak from the experience of using tools at both ends of the spectrum, where as it would seem you don't (forgive me if I'm wrong, but that is how I interpretted your earlier posts). To be honest if you had £100 to spend on a drill and you opted to buy two of these, I wouldn't trust your judgement at all on the matter, and if you turned up to do a job for me and pulled that out of your bag, you'd be on your way- whether you were capable of doing the job or not, I just wouldn't have any confidence in your standards.

An older, wiser and infinitely more talented man than me once told me "A bad workman always blames his tools, but a good workman never uses bad tools".
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 13th Feb
You absolute brand snob lol. Your more interested with the way you look than how good a job you do lol lol lol

No more please because your looking for an argument and I haven't the time .
Byeeee. Love ya xx
Edited by: "peterdarlison" 13th Feb
peterdarlison11 h, 30 m ago

I haven't the time .Byeeee. Love ya xx


Got a faulty drill to return?

I'm not a brand snob. I buy the best tool (that I can afford) for the job- if that happens to be a cheap no-brand then that's great, I'm all for saving money, but generally speaking that's not the case. I've explained this over and over, and given reasoned arguments based on experience using good and bad tools over many years in a number of areas. I don't want an argument, and certainly not with yourself because you have nothing to offer in one; you haven't got the experience with the good tools to be able to make an informed argument for one or the other, so I agree lets leave it there. All the best, and enjoy your retirement
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 14th Feb
I was also interested in this drill but not sure what to do now following the comments by ThanksForThat. He favours DeWalt amongst others yet states there is no such thing as a 20V drill yet DEWalt make one dewalt.com/pro…0m2.

His first recommendation is slightly over a £100 budget at £120, he forgets that is ex VAT so the real price is over £140.


As a DIY'er has anyone got one of the ALDI drills and could actually give us some user feedback not ill informed opinions please.
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Richard_Garton7 m ago

I was also interested in this drill but not sure what to do now following …I was also interested in this drill but not sure what to do now following the comments by ThanksForThat. He favours DeWalt amongst others yet states there is no such thing as a 20V drill yet DEWalt make one https://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/drills/drills-and-hammer-drills/20v-max-lithium-ion-premium-3speed-drilldriver-kit-40-ah/dcd980m2.His first recommendation is slightly over a £100 budget at £120, he forgets that is ex VAT so the real price is over £140.As a DIY'er has anyone got one of the ALDI drills and could actually give us some user feedback not ill informed opinions please.


You can see reviews for similar drill from Aldi here: aldi.co.uk/20v…700
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