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Lidl SDS Drill - Impulse Buy

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Maybe I've got the January blues (I have) and  in need of a tool purchase pick-me-up as on a whim I've just bought one of the £34.99 Lidl drills:

 

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Their corded multi tool I have is excellent. Their, again 230V drywall gun is actually OK too.

 

I'd have stopped there but my own Bosch 230V hammer drill has just died after 18 years, the one before that lasted 16 years. Tbh I've been getting a bit sick of hauling in my big Makita SDS and the trannie that goes with it of late. This having rotary stop for a bit of chasing and being so light convinced me. 

 

So...it's slow start & makes a nice enough noise drilling. The selector switch could be better maybe. BUT the reason it's going back is due to the fwd/rev switch on the pistol grip. It's not what you'd call positive in its positioning and when in what must be reverse it's all I can do to pull the trigger it's that hard work!

 

Duff one maybe. Will find out tomorrow!

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I bought the same one a few years ago. Not had a chance to use it in anger yet - the Makita cordless is always more convenient for non-destructive jobs

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5 minutes ago, Alphonsox said:

I bought the same one a few years ago. Not had a chance to use it in anger yet - the Makita cordless is always more convenient for non-destructive jobs

 

Agree but my Makita cordless won't chisel and something stubby that does would have been the ticket. Got something this weekend when it would have come in dead handy.

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I have bought a few parkside tools and found them to be good for the price ( three year warranty if I remember and made in Ireland?)

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I one I got either a year or two ago (not sure) but it doesn't have a forward / reverse. The knob also has three options; chisel, hammer drill and drill. That newer version looks to have four? It's brilliant for the price I paid for it. I've really pushed it over a variety of tasks and it's held up very well. Will get it for my Dad as he keeps borrowing mine.

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5 hours ago, Dudda said:

I one I got either a year or two ago (not sure) but it doesn't have a forward / reverse. The knob also has three options; chisel, hammer drill and drill. That newer version looks to have four? It's brilliant for the price I paid for it. I've really pushed it over a variety of tasks and it's held up very well. Will get it for my Dad as he keeps borrowing mine.

 

The "fourth" option is for chisel position:

 

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I just hope they have a good one left tomorrow. This was one of the few where the box was intact and unopened.

 

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They are a good job. Used mine for cutting pockets for steel and oak feature trusses and purlins. More than paid for itself now.

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8 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

The "fourth" option is for chisel position:

 

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I just hope they have a good one left tomorrow. This was one of the few where the box was intact and unopened.

 

 

Just ask them to put a functioning drill in your pristine box and send the broken drill and a broken box to landfill/Ebay job lot.

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Exchanged the drill tonight for another, again all sealed up in its packaging. Forward function feels/sounds acceptable but reverse doesn't! 

 

:(

 

Need to find A N Other with the same drill and compare notes.

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