Aldi has started selling power tools on its website and as you might expect from a cheap 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 might think the comma is 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 under £10, a hand riveter for £12.99 and a cordless lawn trimmer for £29.99.
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 really are that cheap, those that use a battery will need a few accessories before they’ll work — like the battery and charger. Aldi sells a battery and charger kit for £43.98 and this battery can be used to power a range of tools sold by the supermarket. Additional batteries are also available individually and cost £26.99.
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Ferrex 20V Cordless Impact Drill: £9.99, Aldi.co.uk
This Ferrex 20V cordless drill is one of the cheapest power tools Aldi sells. It features a keyless chuck to lock drill bits, a button to toggle motor direction, a hammer function, 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 that. Aldi sells some of its cordless power tools without the battery and charger (£43.98, Aldi.co.uk) they need to work. Add these and you’re looking at a total cost of around £54.
Ferrex 40V cordless angle grinder: £9.99, Aldi.co.uk
Another budget power tool from Aldi, this 40V angle grinder costs less than £10. It weighs 1.55kg and comes with a wrench, an extra handle with three attachment points and a disc guard. As with the cordless drill above, this angle grinder is sold without the battery and charger (£43.98, Aldi.co.uk). It also comes without grinding wheels, so you need to provide them yourself. Aldi used to sell 125mm Ferrex grinding discs, but these are no longer available on the supermarket’s website. However, multipacks are readily available elsewhere, with a 12-pack costing £10.99 on Amazon.
A lawn trimmer is also part of Aldi’s range of inexpensive cordless electrical appliances. This is sold like a drill and angle grinder without a battery and charger. Made of aluminum and plastic, the 20 volt grass trimmer comes with 20 nylon blades. It has a crop protection bar and an additional carrying handle. The telescopic design extends up to 120cm and according to Aldi the cutting diameter of this trimmer is around 26cm.
Ferrex cordless drill 40V with battery and charger: £93.97, Aldi.co.uk
This is an expensive cordless drill, but it comes with a battery and charger. It also includes six drill bits, eight CRV bits and a magnetic bit holder. The drill has a maximum torque of 50 Nm, an impact function, a keyless metal chuck and a forward and reverse function. According to Aldi, charging the battery takes between 45 and 95 minutes depending on the voltage, and there are status lights on the charger to show how charged the battery is.
Scheppach HP110S petrol compressor: £249.99, Aldi.co.uk
One of the larger power tools that Aldi offers is this petrol compressor from Scheppach. This tool is used to compact soil, sand or gravel in preparation for laying a deck, driveway or decking. The compactor weighs 58kg, is powered by a 6.5hp petrol engine and according to the supermarket has a compaction force of around 11,000N. It has a 6.5L tank, has powered forward motion and travels at around 25m per minute .
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