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 Post subject: Re: Lidl SDS drill
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:44 pm 
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stevec59 wrote:
I wasn't sure what a rotor stop was, so I googled it

"The final advantage of many SDS drill is rotary stop. This means you can attach a chisel and rip tiles of walls in seconds (they just wouldn't come of easily with a bolster chisel and hammer)"

So I guess the one I put the link to you can't use for chiselling.

What about this one from B&Q

http://www.diy.com/departments/mac-alli ... 872_BQ.prd



Yep that one as roto-stop and looks to be light weight too. No good for concrete or anything but should be fine for tiles as you want.


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Rorschach wrote:
The 2kg relates to the Impact weight, not the weight of the drill itself.

I bet that somebody was fully aware how misleading that looks like... I have always had a bad opinion about lidl..

ps: cheap tools often end up costing more is what I've learned from this story. That's why I would prefer to spend a few quids more and have less to worry about :scratch:


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Rorschach wrote:
The 2kg relates to the Impact weight, not the weight of the drill itself.

I bet that somebody was fully aware how misleading that looks like... I have always had a bad opinion about lidl..

ps: cheap tools often end up costing more is what I've learned from this story. That's why I would prefer to spend a few quids more and have less to worry about :scratch:



I would have to disagree, I have a workshop containing both very cheap and very expensive tools, the key is spending the correct amount for the job in hand. A full set of festool tools for the occasional DIY'er that mostly works with Ikea flat packs is silly, as is a full time tradesman trying to get get away using Silverline tools. Right tool, right price for the right job :)



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I reckon Lidl's tools are good value in general. The tools are good enough for "light trade" or DIY I'd have said. Certainly the belt sander I have, bought almost "accidentally" at half the price of repairing my ELU belt sander, has done loads of work, and is still going strong.
You get what you pay for though, and as Rorsch says I wouldn't expect the tools to do "All day every day" although reading online it seems that some of the "pro" tools have trouble with that!
My neighbour is a one man builder and handyman. He dropped in one day and saw me using one of Lidl's tools. He said he bought one of their SDS drills as a "distress buy" when his professional quality drill packed up during a job he was doing nearby, and he happened to call into Lidl to get something to eat on the way to replace it. He said he thought he'd chance it at the price as he hadn't got much more to do on a particular job, and a replacement for the proper tool meant a 30 mile round drive. Worth it to him to get the job finished that day. He was still using it several months later. Comment: "At that price it's been a good tool, and I'll bin it when it breaks"


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Lucky man to be able to use 230 volt tools. Many of us pro tradies have to use 110 volt stuff - no option but to divvy up the ponies, there.

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I don't know for sure, but I expect he's doing mostly smaller stuff, house maintenance and so on.

30+ years ago, working in the steel industry, I don't know how many times we would have to tell contractors that they couldn't bring 240V (I should say 230V now) tools on site, and that there was no provision for supplying anything apart from 110V for power tools.


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BillyGoat wrote:
What are you wanting to do?

I've got one of these: http://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-hr2470 ... 240v/29604 and I LOVE it.

Wouldn't core with it though.....

BG


Just to add to my comment above, I actually used it to core two 50mm holes this weekend and it managed it without any problems at all. It's even got a clutch that works VERY well. Wouldn't want to do it all the time though. The bricks were from the 1930's and VERY weathered.

As it done that so easily, I done a 102mm core too......new bricks, that have holes in - it minced it and didn't even catch once.

Very good drill, just a shame it didn't come with an SDS to chuck adaptor, as it would have been handy a few times.

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