Workzone cordless hammer drill / driver £24.99 delivered @ Aldi
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Workzone cordless hammer drill / driver £24.99 delivered @ Aldi

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Found 25th Mar
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Not a bad spec for the price.

Available now to pre order.

This Workzone 14.4V Li-Ion Cordless Drill is ideal for DIY or professional use. Featuring both a drill and hammer function this is the perfect piece of equipment for a whole manner of jobs, no matter how big or small. Sporting a removable battery pack, LED battery capacity indicator, charging state indicator and LED working light; accessories include two doubled-sided bits, a slotted 5mm - 6mm, PH1 - PH2 and six drill bits ranging from 3mm - 8mm, all contained within a practical nylon bag.

Contents
2 x Double-sided bis
Slotted 5-6mm
PH1 - PH2
6 x Steel Drill Bits: 3 - 4 - 5 - 6- 7- 8mm
Charger
Features
No load speed (rpm) - 1.5Ah
1st gear 0-400 1/min
2nd gear 0-1500 1/min
Max. torque (Nm): 25
Automatic spindle lock function
Variable speed with electric brake
Forward/reverse function
Torque settings 21 + 1 + 1
With drill and hammer drill function
Keyless chuck (plastic, max 10mm)
Removable battery pack
LED battery capacity indicator
LED charging state indicator
LED working light
Electric brake
Idle speed 0-400 and 0-1500rpm
Impact rate 0-6400 and 0-18,400bpm
Guarantee/Warranty
Free 3 year warranty
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    Original Poster
    Meanmum50 m ago

    Are these any good? What are the main negatives?


    These are a good tool to have around the house for general light diy use.
    Main benefits of this it’s a combined drill / screwdriver so as a stand alone screwdriver it’s good value for money, bonus part is it can be used as a drill, the additional hammer function means it can be used for masonry drilling as well.
    Main benefits are the above with a fairly good amount of torque ( 25nm ) that’s a fair amount of power for the money being paid.
    The only negative I’d say honestly is that it only has 1 battery, but most of these types of tools have only 1 in this price bracket as well.
    Hope this helps you out.

    Edit - the above comment from foxtwist is extremely dramatic ‘ burn out in over a week ‘ and then offers alternatives at 3 times the price

    Seriously it’s your choice obviously, the Aldi one has a 3 year warranty which should help towards offering some sort of reassurance in deciding if it’s for you or not.
    Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 25th Mar
    Wow, 2 very different opinions!
    “Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, unless it’s not being used for the intended purpose, or constantly for 7x24hours.....
    ”spend a little bit more” = 3 or 4 times as much.
    All I want it for is light DIY, not professionally, so maybe it will be good enough. I’m quite old already so maybe the “last a lifetime” Makita would be an excessive purchase 😬
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    What's the chuck size?
    Are these any good? What are the main negatives?
    Meanmum31 m ago

    Are these any good? What are the main negatives?


    They will last about a week before they burn out. Or less if you try to drill an inch deep hole. On a more serious note spend a little bit more on 10 volt Makita/DeWalt/Bosch lithium ion drill and it will last the average diyer a lifetime.

    powertoolworld.co.uk/mak…tts

    ffx.co.uk/too…ill

    Just 2 examples.
    Original Poster
    Meanmum50 m ago

    Are these any good? What are the main negatives?


    These are a good tool to have around the house for general light diy use.
    Main benefits of this it’s a combined drill / screwdriver so as a stand alone screwdriver it’s good value for money, bonus part is it can be used as a drill, the additional hammer function means it can be used for masonry drilling as well.
    Main benefits are the above with a fairly good amount of torque ( 25nm ) that’s a fair amount of power for the money being paid.
    The only negative I’d say honestly is that it only has 1 battery, but most of these types of tools have only 1 in this price bracket as well.
    Hope this helps you out.

    Edit - the above comment from foxtwist is extremely dramatic ‘ burn out in over a week ‘ and then offers alternatives at 3 times the price

    Seriously it’s your choice obviously, the Aldi one has a 3 year warranty which should help towards offering some sort of reassurance in deciding if it’s for you or not.
    Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 25th Mar
    Wow, 2 very different opinions!
    “Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, unless it’s not being used for the intended purpose, or constantly for 7x24hours.....
    ”spend a little bit more” = 3 or 4 times as much.
    All I want it for is light DIY, not professionally, so maybe it will be good enough. I’m quite old already so maybe the “last a lifetime” Makita would be an excessive purchase 😬
    Meanmum57 m ago

    Are these any good? What are the main negatives?


    They get good reviews and with 3 year warranty their isn't much to worry about. Keep the till recipe and your good.
    Meanmum7 m ago

    Wow, 2 very different opinions!“Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, …Wow, 2 very different opinions!“Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, unless it’s not being used for the intended purpose, or constantly for 7x24hours.....”spend a little bit more” = 3 or 4 times as much.All I want it for is light DIY, not professionally, so maybe it will be good enough. I’m quite old already so maybe the “last a lifetime” Makita would be an excessive purchase 😬


    If you’re planning on drilling brick walls or anything concrete, don’t get this.

    If you just want it for screwing, and possibly making holes in wood or plastic (you may already have a corded hammer drill for masonry) then it would be fine. But keep the receipt for warranty.

    I personally have 3 Makita cordless drills and would never buy anything like this.
    Meanmum15 m ago

    Wow, 2 very different opinions!“Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, …Wow, 2 very different opinions!“Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, unless it’s not being used for the intended purpose, or constantly for 7x24hours.....”spend a little bit more” = 3 or 4 times as much.All I want it for is light DIY, not professionally, so maybe it will be good enough. I’m quite old already so maybe the “last a lifetime” Makita would be an excessive purchase 😬


    25 quid is not very much for a battery operated drill, so don't expect much. For example:
    Max. torque (Nm): 25
    That means it won't be much good for screwing screws in.

    I very much doubt it will break quickly, but it won't be very good at drilling into hard materials as the hammer action won't be very powerful.

    If you only want to spend that amount of money, you may be better off with a mains powered drill. It will be more powerful, and you won't have to worry about the batteries going flat.

    Or spend a bit more. You can get an okay battery drill-driver for around £50. There was a Bosch one on here a little while ago that looked okay.
    If you can stretch to £40, the Lidl one looks a lot better.

    hotukdeals.com/dea…415
    Original Poster
    GDB22223 m ago

    If you can stretch to £40, the Lidl one looks a lot …If you can stretch to £40, the Lidl one looks a lot better.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/parkside-20v-cordless-hammer-drill-3999-lidl-from-29th-march-2913415


    That’s a drill though - no good as a screwdriver ?
    Just use it for its intended application i.e light duty DIY in a 'clean' environment. I imagine it will be fine for drilling relatively thin softer wood. Plastic and maybe aluminium and some sheet steel.

    Wonder how good the chuck is? Hardened jaws? I'd be surprised if they were hardened and actually held a bit true.

    Metal gears or plastic etc etc

    Buying a cordless prosumer tool is massively overkill for most people. I have an 18v dewalt and yes it can drill through thick hardened steel with a good HSSco bit but it also costs 5-6 times as much.

    I wonder what the terms are of the warranty.
    Ordered and now emailed to cancel now that i read the comments.
    Original Poster
    ALBO4EVER5 m ago

    Ordered and now emailed to cancel now that i read the comments.


    Out of interest what has put you off ?
    pennyfarthing8856 m ago

    That’s a drill though - no good as a screwdriver ?


    No, it's fine as a screwdriver:
    • 20 torque settings, drill setting & hammer drill setting
    • Max. torque: 40Nm

    That's 40Nm versus only 25Nm on the Aldi one. So, it's less likely to stall with the screw halfway in.
    Not sure why everyone is slating them. I've had mine for two months and it's brilliant! Does the job, drills through metal when I need it to. Perfect. Goes through wood like butter.

    Never flat, battery has the incredible ability to always be charged. Honestly best buy in a while for me.
    Original Poster
    GDB222231 m ago

    No, it's fine as a screwdriver: 20 torque settings, drill setting & …No, it's fine as a screwdriver: 20 torque settings, drill setting & hammer drill settingMax. torque: 40NmThat's 40Nm versus only 25Nm on the Aldi one. So, it's less likely to stall with the screw halfway in.


    Not true - the 2 deals are different explain how you can drive a screw in at 440RPM with the Lidl drill
    Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 26th Mar
    pennyfarthing8825 m ago

    Not true - the 2 deals are different explain how you can drive a screw in …Not true - the 2 deals are different explain how you can drive a screw in at 440RPM with the Lidl drill


    Good gracious. What an odd question. All these have on off trigger switches that adjust the speed according to how hard you press it. Even the B&D I bought nearly 40 years ago had that.

    Let's just be clear:
    The Lidl drill is much more capable than the Aldi one.
    They both do much the same, just the Lidl one is much better at it. Particularly jobs like drilling into masonry.
    The Lidl one costs 60% more, so it ought to be better.
    Ive had one of these before and it done every DIY job around the house i lent it out and never got it back ive been waiting for this to come back in the aldi .for diy jobs around the house its fine i had no trouble and it worked on walls i put up a big mirror im so pleased ive got this again dont forget its for around the house llittle jobs and for the price you cant go wrong
    krisward79554 h, 28 m ago

    If you’re planning on drilling brick walls or anything concrete, don’t get …If you’re planning on drilling brick walls or anything concrete, don’t get this. If you just want it for screwing, and possibly making holes in wood or plastic (you may already have a corded hammer drill for masonry) then it would be fine. But keep the receipt for warranty. I personally have 3 Makita cordless drills and would never buy anything like this.


    It works on walls ive used it on walls its worked everytime but why have 3 makita drills you stick with them and i will stick with this you will get your jobs done but so will I but who has spent the most money for the same jobs
    pennyfarthing888 h, 54 m ago

    Out of interest what has put you off ?


    Wanted more of a proper drill so i have it for all kind of work. Already have a cheap drill. Will wait for a better one.
    Be aware only one battery
    oppkuk2 h, 21 m ago

    Be aware only one battery


    The whole thing costs only 24.99! A cordless drill with 2 batteries would cost at least twice/three times this price.
    Edited by: "Hra77" 26th Mar
    mickey_brock9 h, 20 m ago

    Ive had one of these before and it done every DIY job around the house i …Ive had one of these before and it done every DIY job around the house i lent it out and never got it back ive been waiting for this to come back in the aldi .for diy jobs around the house its fine i had no trouble and it worked on walls i put up a big mirror im so pleased ive got this again dont forget its for around the house llittle jobs and for the price you cant go wrong


    Just like to back this up I've had one of these for about a year now and I've done countless DIY projects with it, not had any issues at all. If you're not building houses with it you will be fine and for the cost it cant be beat.
    mickey_brock10 h, 41 m ago

    It works on walls ive used it on walls its worked everytime but why have 3 …It works on walls ive used it on walls its worked everytime but why have 3 makita drills you stick with them and i will stick with this you will get your jobs done but so will I but who has spent the most money for the same jobs



    I didn't day walls. I said Brick walls. Have you ever tried going through lintels with this ? or a Concrete ground ? and yeh I have 3 drills, not including a corded drill. 1 x Makita SDS Drill with Chisel function, 1 x Makita 4 Mode inpact driver/Combi Drill, and 1 x Makita Blushless Combi Drill.
    pennyfarthing8815 h, 16 m ago

    explain how you can drive a screw in at 440RPM


    I guess you've never used a pneumatic screwdriver then?
    Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 26th Mar
    I own one of these, have used the screwdriver and drill plenty for light DIY use.
    I bought a couple of the similar sorts of drill three years back though NiCd rather than Li-ion (ie not as good as the current one on offer) and they are still going strong; one wore out and was replaced by the German company that made them fast & no quibble....they still go through brick. Bargain I’d say.
    Meanmum16 h, 30 m ago

    Wow, 2 very different opinions!“Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, …Wow, 2 very different opinions!“Last about a week” - I can’t imagine that, unless it’s not being used for the intended purpose, or constantly for 7x24hours.....”spend a little bit more” = 3 or 4 times as much.All I want it for is light DIY, not professionally, so maybe it will be good enough. I’m quite old already so maybe the “last a lifetime” Makita would be an excessive purchase 😬



    I bought this level of tool a year or 2 ago from Aldi and it has been fine for me for DIY use. As long as run the battery down before recharging it will last you for a good few years. Remember you are normally only going to use it for the odd 20 mins not for hours on end. A professional would not use this level of tool due to their level of useage
    Edited by: "grimm6" 26th Mar
    Only one hour charge time.
    Recently bought the 20v in this so obv more powerful. Doesnt even compare with branded 14v and 18v. Having owned branded drills before you'd be much better off spending 2 or 3 times the price in terms of life of the product and also in power/performance.
    As per previous comment, I really would go for the Lidl on this Thursday instead. It's a better spec, and you can buy extra batteries, and you can interchange them with the cordless jigsaw and circular saw.
    Hows the quality for the drill bit set???
    Gaxo3 h, 2 m ago

    Hows the quality for the drill bit set???


    Very cheap. Wont last very long.
    GDB222223 h, 20 m ago

    Good gracious. What an odd question. All these have on off trigger …Good gracious. What an odd question. All these have on off trigger switches that adjust the speed according to how hard you press it. Even the B&D I bought nearly 40 years ago had that. Let's just be clear:The Lidl drill is much more capable than the Aldi one. They both do much the same, just the Lidl one is much better at it. Particularly jobs like drilling into masonry. The Lidl one costs 60% more, so it ought to be better.


    Actually not necessarily true the cheap argos one is practically on or off there's next to no speed control at all so it's possible could be the same here too
    FoxTwist25th Mar

    They will last about a week before they burn out. Or less if you try to …They will last about a week before they burn out. Or less if you try to drill an inch deep hole. On a more serious note spend a little bit more on 10 volt Makita/DeWalt/Bosch lithium ion drill and it will last the average diyer a lifetime.https://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/makita-hp331dwae-10-8v-cxt-slide-combi-drill-inc-2x-2-0ah-battshttps://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Draper-16048-5010559160488-10.8V-Li-Ion-2X1.5Ah-Cordless-Hammer-Drill Just 2 examples.


    I Have had mine since they last came out 6+ months ago and have used it loads even used the hammer function into brick to put up 12+ meter of guttering. Put up 6 outdoor security lights into brick as well with no problems...

    Going to get another so I have 2
    One battery isn't a deal breaker, it can be slightly inconvenient but this is a £25 drill !

    This is definitely a odd job drill, the one you'd find at your mum's cos she need one for "never".

    The charger seem strange, just a toy adapter in the top ? Not see one like that other than those small bendy hand screwdrivers.

    Voted hot for what it is, a basic drill for basic jobs round your mum's house.
    A HAMMER drill at £25 is great value as long as you're aware of its limitations. 25nm torque is very low. I do think the Lidl one would be better in the long run for most buyers and Lidl make it easier to get additional batteries too.
    For low use diy , 3 year warranty, £8.33 a year if you only even get 3 years out of it , bargain for the right people
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