Aldi has started selling power tools on its website, and as you’d expect from the budget supermarket, the prices are incredibly low.
We’re talking about the kind of price tags where you have to look twice and even then you’d think the decimal point was in the wrong place.
The collection includes a cordless combi drill which is normally priced at £14.99 but is currently reduced to just £9.99. There’s also an angle grinder for less than £10, a hand riveter for £12.99 and a £29.99 cordless lawn trimmer.
Non-powered products include a 100-piece screwdriver and bit set (£22.99, Aldi.co.uk), a torque wrench reduced to £14.99 and a digital caliper (£9.99, Aldi.co.uk).
But while the non-powered tools are really that cheap, the ones that use a rechargeable battery need a few accessories before they work – such as the battery and charger. Aldi sells a battery and charger kit for £43.98 and that battery can be used to power a range of tools sold by the supermarket. Extra batteries are also available on their own, priced at £26.99.
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Spread 20V cordless combi drill: £9.99, Aldi.co.uk
This 20V battery powered drill from Ferrex is one of the cheapest power tools sold by Aldi. It has a keyless drill chuck to lock bits in place, a button to change the direction of the motor, hammer functionality and a belt clip. The drill also has a magnetic bit holder and a hard plastic carrying case.
At £9.99, it’s cheaper than several toy drills we’ve found on Amazon – but there’s a reason for this. Aldi sells some of its cordless power tools without the battery and charger (£43.98, Aldi.co.uk) that they need to work. Add them up and you’re looking at a total price of around £54.
Ferrex 40V cordless angle grinder: £99.99, Aldi.co.uk
Another cheap power tool from Aldi, this 40V angle grinder costs less than £10. It weighs 1.55kg and comes with a wrench, extra handle with three mounting points and a disc protector. As with the cordless drill above, this angle grinder is sold without a battery and charger (£43.98, Aldi.co.uk). It is also supplied without grinding discs, so you have to provide them yourself. Aldi used to sell 125mm Ferrex grinding wheels, but these are no longer available on the supermarket’s website. However, multipacks are readily available elsewhere, with a pack of 12 costing £10.99 from Amazon.
Aldi’s cheap battery powered power tool collection also includes a lawn trimmer. Like the drill and angle grinder, this one is sold without battery and charger. Made of aluminum and plastic, the 20V lawn trimmer comes with 20 nylon blades. It has a plant protection bracket and an additional handle. The telescopic design can be extended up to 120cm and Aldi says the cutting diameter of this trimmer is approximately 26cm.
Ferrex cordless 40V drill with battery and charger: £93.97, Aldi.co.uk
This is a more expensive cordless drill but comes with a battery and charger. It also includes six drills, eight CRV bits and a magnetic bit holder. The drill has a maximum torque of 50Nm, a hammer function, keyless metal chuck and forward and reverse function. Aldi says the battery takes between 45-95 minutes to charge, depending on voltage, and there are status lights on the charger to show how full the battery is.
Scheppach HP110S petrol compactor: £249.99, Aldi.co.uk
One of the larger power tools that Aldi offers is this petrol compactor from Scheppach. This tool is designed to compact soil, sand or gravel in preparation for laying patios, driveways or patios. The compactor weighs 58kg, is powered by a 6.5-horsepower petrol engine and has a compaction force of approximately 11,000N, according to the supermarket. It has a 6.5L tank, powered forward motion and runs at approximately 25 mi per minute.
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