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Aldi - Ferrex 1700W Demolition Breaker
£ 99.99
"A powerful, heavy duty demolition breaker."

https://www.aldi.co.uk/ferrex-1700w-dem ... 9333114100

These have now come back on sale. There aren't any customer reviews, even tho' this model or a similar one has been on sale at Aldi previously.

Has anyone experience of this machine +/ a better alternative for the types of job it's claimed it can do, please?

Tear through concrete, tiles and masonry with this powerful, heavy duty 1700W piece of kit. Ideal for patio tiles, bricked-up windows or concrete surfaces, this heavy-duty, electro-pneumatic hammer has an impact rate of 1900 bpm, a 360° movable handle, lock handle for continuous operation and anti-vibration handle and additional handle.
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I have one , it’s ok did what I needed , will soon be on e bay !
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Thanks for that info, Chippo1!
I now realize why there aren't any customer reviews of the Ferrex model. It's 'cos the previous one had a "Workzone" badge and looked decidedly chunkier than the Ferrex. Is yours the Workzone or the Ferrex, please?
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It’s the work zone one. Pretty powerful , I would guess as powerful as the older Kango that I had experience of , although heavier in the hands.

I just have some concrete footings to breakup before the end of the month before i sell it , hopefully that will work out considerably more economic than hiring a breaker for what has been at least 4 weekends when I needed one during my bungalow refurb
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I have not used a demolition gadget, but I had a heavy workzone SDS. Fine, it did the job but the chisels got rounded very quickly. I had to get some new ones (Heller). Can you buy alternative chisels for the gadget?
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I would have thought you can but replacements , they look identical to those used in Kango and Bosch hammers

No reason you couldn’t regrind them to some extent
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Ahhh, whatever is the cold hot metal stuff, I find regrinding heats the blade and it does not last that long afterwards. I don't think I tried it for those chisels although I have done it many times for Eclipse (cold?) hand&hammer chisels. My grinder is too weak to take anything largish.
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Thanks for the info to date - I'll have a shuffle thru' my Heavy Duty "Drills" to check if I've got a "smaller" machine that might do the job.
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APDIY wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Thanks for the info to date - I'll have a shuffle thru' my Heavy Duty "Drills" to check if I've got a "smaller" machine that might do the job.
What are you intending to use it for?

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Longterm:
Most, if not all, of What's on the Box.

Immediately:
A cellar floor - concrete - has to be partially removed to put in drainage to a Pumped Sump, also to be enlarged in width thru' concrete.
Rock-hard clay to carve out for same - headroom very limited.

What do you use and for what, please? And what would you advize?
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APDIY wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Longterm:
Most, if not all, of What's on the Box.

Immediately:
A cellar floor - concrete - has to be partially removed to put in drainage to a Pumped Sump, also to be enlarged in width thru' concrete.
Rock-hard clay to carve out for same - headroom very limited.

What do you use and for what, please? And what would you advize?
I think you'll be fine. I'm sure a friend of mine bought a similar one.

He discovered a concrete slab where his extension was to be build, builders wanted a silly money to pull it up so he bought a cheap breaker and did it over a weekend.

I have a smaller titian breaker like this which I used for breaking up concrete footings along side a path where I needed to place fence posts. I wouldn't use it for a larger area.

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