expired Ozito Power X Change Brushless Drill Driver Skin Only $49.89 (Was $79) @ Bunnings Warehouse

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Long time ozbargainer but first post saw this on special for 49.89 down from 79 at bunning hoppers crossing. Probably price matching Aldi specials.

Doesn't have battery but they have 4.0 ah battery on special for $39.89 as well :)

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  • +9 votes

    I knew it! Bunnings response to ALDIs sale :) Lovely. Cheers OP!

    EDIT: Oooh, looks like the Rotary Hammer Drill is also on sale for $49.89 down from $99: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-rotary-... Will be picking up one of them with a couple of 4Ahs tonight then. Awesome :)

    • -3 votes

      lol - 1.2 joules power

      probably struggle to remove a layer of paint let alone tiles or bricks.

      • +14 votes

        Meh, not too worried about specs as much as I used to be. Most of the Ozito Power-X-Change stuff I've bought has worked brilliantly regardless of spec. Does exactly what I need it to do during the major timber house restoration I've been on for the last 18 months and will be for another year or two. After having so many VERY expensive brand-name Power Tools die on me (my $700 Bosch 'Professional' Sander was the biggest disappointment) I now only use Ozito and have only had a few niggling issues… all resolved with their amazing warranty so no problem anyway.

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          Just bought a cheapy Ozito electric chainsaw (first time owning a chainsaw and any Ozito gear). Wasn't sure about it, (just thinking, buy cheap once, if it breaks you use that tool enough to warrant buying a better one) but after reading your comment gives me a bit of reassurance for their gear. Thanks!

        • +3 votes

          @teereb: Yes, it can be hit & miss though. I own a lot of their gear but not all of it. I wouldn't touch the trimmer with it's silly plastic blades and I'm still not too sure about the mower as it just looks sooo weak but I have heard good things here on OzBargain so I may do one day. The Chainsaw is an interesting one… I actually helped a friend get one a few weeks ago as she has a need to cut small trees and branches for firewood. It worked well but it did feel a bit like a toy however I own a pro-grade 85cc Husky beast so it's just no comparison. I'll still be getting myself the little Ozito Chainsaw though as it did do a pretty OK job and at $120 with it's insanely good warranty it's a no-brainer as it saves me kitting up in all the gear just to do small lops & trims here & there. If it fails or isn't good enough then back it goes, simple!

          Whatever you do though, your chainsaw is only as good as the chain so get yourself a file kit and teach yourself how to sharpen the chain OK. It's amazing how quickly chains can blunt… 10-15mins is all I get out of the big Husky however I'm cutting a specific Wattle known for blunting chains faster than other trees. Handy to have a 2nd & 3rd chain ready to go too so look into extra chains as well as the file kit.

        • +1 vote

          @teereb:

          Had the same chainsaw. Take it slow and it d work well

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          I've only had my Ozito cordless (same as this) for 18 months but also suprised at price/quality and warranty generally with Ozito - 5 years on a good cheap cordless blower!

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          @SteveAndBelle: I second your thoughts on the line trimmer, it looks a fair bit lower quality than most of the rest of the range, I have been looking at getting the chainsaw for camping but after owning and using decent ones for work I can't help but feel I will be really disappointed.

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          @SteveAndBelle: Thanks for the tips; the few pieces I cut today it worked a treat. Wasn't sure how long it'd take to blunt it, but no doubt i'll notice when it does. It is definitely toy like in size and feel haha, but beats the axe any day.

          Any chains you recommend? Or is it much the same, keep them sharp, they are all much a muchness?

          Thanks!

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          @yunshi09: Thanks, always good to hear others perspective. Like most tools, can't rush it (Good explanation to the missus why things don't get finished as quickly as she'd like either hahaha)

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          @SteveAndBelle: I purchased an unboxed mower (smaller one), line trimmer and blower kit, heavily marked down. Agree line trimmer was awful, blower was fine, and mower was missing the key to make it go, so I couldn't try it out. :-(

          Took it all back for a refund.

        • +1 vote

          Having renovated 2015-2017 I second everything you posted :)

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          @SteveAndBelle:

          I've got the trimmer and mower kit. As you said, trimmer is not great, plastic blades while cheap to replace get broken like 2 times for a small section a lawn.

          Mower on the other hand is fine, works well, plenty of juice for small lawns. If the grass is really long you may need to do two passes at different heights but as I said, its fine for small lawns.

          I regret nothing buying ozito :)

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          @teereb:

          Hey would this chainsaw be ok for chopping firewood?

          I’ve got 25x20cm logs roughly to chop up into quarters. I got a $20 axe from Bunnings but gave up with that.

      • +1 vote

        Ha, I also just noticed the Ryobi One+ version of this Rotary Hammer Drill is FOUR times the price and has a 'massive' 0.1 joules extra power ;) Specs schmecs.

      • +1 vote

        I own this rotary hammer drill and its powerful enough for most DIY jobs like drilling holes in brick walls. Didn't have any issue with drilling 2 inches through a poured aggregate slab.

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          Yep I can vouch for the rotary drill as well, serve my occasional DIY purposes well.

          As I mentioned before, the circular saw is the only rubbish power tool I have purchased in the Ozito range, but I note there is an updated one now - anyone used the new one? Would I have any chance of returning/exchanging the old one?

        • +1 vote

          @madak: Yep! Exactly what I did only about a month ago for that exact reason :) As per most complaints about the 150mm saw it just flopped around all over the place. Still cut well with a nice blade but not precise enough so I took it back and showed them the movement in the blade but they didn't even care and were already writing it up for a 'no-questions-asked' swap or refund. It looks like the prices have changed a bit but a month ago I managed to get the 156mm version for only $10 more and it's streets ahead of the 150mm! I always use a decent blade ($30+ worth) instead of the supplied blade but yeah the 165mm makes super clean & neat cuts and with far less wobble. It even has the added bonus of a proper dust extraction port instead of just a slot like the 150mm. Only time will tell but hey if it goes downhill then it goes back too however it's already looking like a far better unit. Highly recommended. Take your 150mm back tomorrow, you wont regret it.

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          @SteveAndBelle: I will do just that. Much appreciated mate.

        • +2 votes

          @SteveAndBelle:

          All of a sudden Bunnings has a rush of returns on 150mm Power X saws

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          @tryagain: success! It felt like he was going to give me a hard time about it, but then he took the saw out of the box, wiggled the blade a bit, and said "yeah you can have the new one".

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          @madak: Nice work Madak :) While I was there swapping the Saw I also swapped out
          my Grinder as it had a VERY slight bearing squeal however that was probably from a splash of muddy water after using it to cut 90mm stormwater pipes in situ. Still worked OK but I was just a little worried how it would age so I thought I'd see what they thought. Again, zero problems swapping it over and my new Grinder is the new model which is identical to the old in every way except it's more red than maroon.

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          @SteveAndBelle:

          …identical to the old in every way except it's more red than maroon.

          I swear that will make all the difference.

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          @AngryChicken:

          Red ones go faster :-)

      • +3 votes

        A Joule is a unit of energy, not power, and is for the impact. An apple has about 200,000 Joules of energy so 1.2 Joules would be virtually nothing. Then again it hits thousands of times per minute.

        10 Newton metres torque is nothing to write home about either.

      • +1 vote

        The $419 Makita LXT rotary hammer produces 1.2joules.

  • +1 vote

    Unless you plan on buying those "multi-bits" I think people should always get minimum of a hammer drill for the occasional masonry/brick job around the house. Rather that than brushless feature anyway

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    That is an awesome price for the brushless drill driver

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    Dma was hoping the impact wrench price would drop

    • +1 vote

      For the Impact Wrench, the one from Aldi is standard motor, where as the Bunnings one is a Brushless Motor.

    • +1 vote

      Long shot but check the pawn shops, eg. Cash Converters, etc.

      Picked up the Impact Wrench in as-new condition for $39 … and that included a 4Ah battery and the fast charger.

  • +8 votes

    No deal for me, want me to spend my money at Bunnings make it 25% less than the ALDI price. It simply rewards Bunnings for not having the lowest prices all of the time.

    • +3 votes

      … but ALDI doesn't come close to the Bunnings/Ozito warranty. Instant, no-questions-asked, replacement warranty every week of the year. If not replaced then they're more than happy to refund.

      • +7 votes

        But if ALDI don't see any demand they might stop offering tools, then we'll all be stuck paying Bunnings' full price for everything.

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          All of the above is true, I normally have the peace of mind of being able to instantly being able to swap them out from Bunnings but encourage others to buy from ALDI to ensure the price matches continue You stand by your convictions BlinkyBill.

          Is that bad of me?

        • +2 votes

          A typical example of the tragedy of the commons

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    Might pick one up tonight! Thanks OP

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    Anyone own the hand vac? any good?

    • +2 votes

      Its a bit underwhelming. I wouldn't buy it again.

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        I was thinking of getting it for the car . I will definitely now try before I buy .

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          I bought one . It's pretty marginal and I wouldn't pay anymore than the $35 .
          Usefull but far from amazing . I remember my old school "dust buster" having way more suction .

    • +1 vote

      It's okay. Nowhere near the suction force of a plug-in vac but convenient for the car or small messes in the house.

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    Guys if I have the normal hammer drill do I need the rotary drill?

    • +1 vote

      Possibly not. I'm going to get one anyway just so I have a dedicated tool for the small amount of masonry work I need to do. Spreads the load across more than one tool and saves the potential of screwing up my Brushless Hammer Drill as I need that far more for all the other work. Also, it's $50 so 'meh'.

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        Thanks for your input on this post. Obviously have a fair bit of knowledge and I am sure its helped a lot of us novices!

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          All good TT. I'm about as much of a novice as anyone else here… I just have the opportunity to put tools to use on a serious project (full house restoration). I'm the first to admit I only have a limited idea of what I'm doing until I actually start doing it which is of course the best way to learn. Luckily 98% of the tasks I've completed thus far have turned out far better than anything completed by the so-called 'professional' Tradespeople who totally (profanity) up a very expensive custom new-build we ended up losing lots on a few years ago. It was that experience that put the fire in my belly about DIYing everything from then on and yeah, it's working out beautifully :) The Ozito slogan 'Give It a Go' is something we should all take heed of IMO because you can't trust many Tradies to do anything on-time, on budget or within an acceptable quality any more. Of course there are exceptions but unfortunately I still haven't been witness to any of them.

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          @SteveAndBelle:

          …Of course there are exceptions…

          I don't like getting dirt under my nails.
          That's an exception.

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      No unless you need to chisel or drill big deep holes in concrete often

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    Ia this any good for doung odd jobs at home, like hanging curtain rods or hanging paintings etc?
    Or should I be looking at something else?

    • +2 votes

      Heck yes… probably too good for such basic work TBH but a great way of getting in with the Ozito EcoSystem to expand with other tools in the future.

      EDIT: The problem you have though is the fact that you have to spend more to build up the initial kit as the Drill is a 'skin only' ie. no battery & no charger. They have a lower-spec drill for $10 less however this Brushless one represents great value at $50. Bunnings also have sold a nice little 1.5Ah Battery & Charger combo kit for only $35 but it looks like they've pulled it… probably a strategic move to do with the ALDI sale. Prices on this Ozito gear is extremely fluid and can change from week to week and even day to day so it pays to keep an eye out.

      • +1 vote

        I think on the 1.5ah/fast charger combo they were running out the low capacity battery.
        Only place for us in Qld south of Brissy that had stock was Tweed Heads.
        To compare the 1.5AH & 2AH batteries the external dimensions are identical, they also seem to weigh the same (so the same amount of cells I'd expect).
        Makes sense to drop the less worthy 1.5AH

    • +1 vote

      Perfectly adequate .Rotary for drilling into brick/concrete .
      Mind you the non rotary standard drill is fine for the odd hole in new houses that are fastwall .

    • +3 votes

      If you are thinking of getting this, then look at getting the blower kit (for $99) instead of the battery and charger separately ($39.89+$29.98 = $69.87).

      For an extra $29.13 the blower comes in mighty handy, especially at this time of year.

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        Is the blower any good?

        I’m currently using an electric corded version, it works great, but the cord is a pain.

        Purchased the hedge trimmer earlier in the year and very happy with it 👍

        • +1 vote

          I have the blower . Hasn't got the power to blow out stubborn gutter leaves but great for giving the porch /drive a quick clean .

        • +2 votes

          The blower is pretty good, I grab it every few days to quickly do the driveway and patio and I haven't bothered with the petrol blower unless I'm already mowing

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          As Troy said, great for driveway/carport/patio.

          Haven't tried it on the gutters, as I normally forget about those until winter and I have to scoop out wet clumps in the middle of a storm. lol.

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    So what is people's power X change tool count, I think I am 7, Drill, driver, angle grinder, circular saw, blower, work light and impact wrench. Likely to soon have the brushless driver as well.

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      Brushless drill and impact driver, rotary drill, angle grinder, circular saw, jigsaw, orbital sander, detail sander = 8 for me (USB charger as well but I won't count that, haha)

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        Is the jigsaw any good? I think I might add one to the collection should Aldi sell one and Bunnings price match.

        • +1 vote

          I think it's fine. I'm just a typical weekend DIY warrior who wouldn't know any better.

          I laid a sprung floor for my girls' ballet room which involved some tricky cuts around door jams etc - it did the job.

    • +1 vote

      I have 150mm circ saw, recip saw, jigsaw, impact driver, hammer drill, grinder, detail sander, torch, workshop blower, grass trimmer (if only they had a strimmer).
      Looking to add hedge trimmer, detail sander, 2 extra 4ah batts, another fast charger
      Had the better mower wasn't impressed after years of 4 stroke torque so flogged it off.
      Circ saw has too much play in motor spindle which leads to a couple of mm deflection at blade tip - doesn't make for very clean lines on nice timbers. Will upgrade to 165mm if it doesn't suffer from the same poor tolerances.
      All in all very happy in general with the range keeping in mind it's a fraction of the cost of Ryobi/Bosch/AEG etc. All of which have lowered their standards in recent years to access sales volumes from the DIY market.

      As a vote of confidence I have sold all of my corded tools apart from an old Ozito renovator multi-tool (1/2 stuffed and worth nothing), dremel cos what's the point and blower vac as I'm not spending $169 to replace my corded one which is used 4 times a year.

      Oh and add to the list of recently disposed of gear -
      B&D 18V lithium circ saw, recip saw, drill driver, torch. (soon to ditch the cordless strimmer - batt died, 6 weeks and still no warranty replacement)
      Aldi 18V NiCad 4 piece tool kit (batts died after 14 months)
      Makita corded 1/3 sheet sander & 4" grinder.
      Bosch Pex corded random sander (previously rewound under warranty)

    • +2 votes

      I'm currently up at 11 including: Compact Drill/Driver, Brushless Hammer Drill, Brushless Impact Driver, Rotary Hammer Drill, 165mm Circular Saw, Random Orbital Sander, Detail Sander, Angle Grinder, Jigsaw, Hedge Trimmer, Wet & Dry Vacuum.

      I also have the USB Power Station, Worklight & LED Torch. I will definitely be buying the Chainsaw soon and have always been tempted by the Inflator… but not for $99. Also keen on the Reciprocating Saw however I'm still using an old Black & Decker cheapie that just doesn't want to die. Oh and I'll definitely be getting the Pole Pruner… once the anger of missing out on the bragin kit a year or so ago dissipates :(

      I have two Fast Chargers always on and ready to go but have had many more as they were part of kits however I've donated the extras to friends & family but kept one just as an emergency replacement. Battery wise I've now got 1 x 5.2Ah (mainly for the soon-to-buy Chainsaw), 6 x 4Ah and 3 x 1.5Ah.

      Things I'd love to see would be a proper line trimmer and better mowers.

      • +1 vote

        Clearly you're a man after my own heart.
        Gees and I thought I had more Ozito kit than I could justify……
        The mowers are gutless, they don't cut low enough and turn a quick mow into a long task. The grass clippings invariably end up in all the wrong parts like the battery compartment and height adjustment mech. , emptying the catcher just adds to the mess.
        The grass trimmer has the useless plastic blades, a proper strimmer would make a world of diff. to the garden line-up.
        Just about every other tool in this range is a winner.
        I've owned Bosch, AEG, Makita, Ryobi, Hitachi, Einhell, Aldi (in the various labels) and probably more that I don't recall atm. The Ozito Power Xchange range have proven to be my favourite cordless tools due to (in no particular order) price point, breadth of range and unbeatable warranty (take heed B&D).

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          Ahh you have used a Hilti yet have you. Have the full tool set that are over 10yrs old and still perform like new

    • +17 votes

      It's all relative.

      You say these drills are probably terrible, buy a Makita or Milwaukee.

      Someone working in a mine might say a Makita or Milwaukee are probably terrible, buy a Hilti.

      A home user might say, I just want to build some furniture or install a deck, then maybe mount something on the wall. The other 49 weeks of the year it would just sit unused - I will see zero benefit from a tool that costs maybe 4x more.

      And they would all be right. Different people have different requirements and usage patterns. If someone wants a laptop to use at home literally just to read email and watch youtube, you would not recommend a $2,500 ThinkPad to them. You would recommend a $800 Dell or something in that region.

    • +6 votes

      For what you pay for them they are amazing value .

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    I literally just purchased this yesterday Ozito Power X Change 18V Cordless Blower and Trimmer Kit with 3ah Battery & Charger for $79 which was posted as deal before Xmas on ozb https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/351245

    Great value kit as opposed to buying the fast charger and battery (3ah) separately

    It's still available to buy for that price if you can find some stock! but not listed on the Bunnings Website for some reason. Item # is 9319510020585 :)

  • +1 vote

    I wish ozito would do a cordless nailer, already have ozito batteries so don't want to buy a ryobi nailer and batteries.

  • -1 vote

    Only 55NM? Enough for a man's home workshop?
    I remember the Milwaukee 2753-22 gives 200+ NM

  • +2 votes

    If you are on a tight budget, this Ozito PowerX gear is pretty good. I have the reciprocating saw and it is okay - not as good as my new Milwaukee M18 Fuel but a quarter of the price

    When I was an apprentice, we were taught to get the best hand tools you can afford and skimp on power tools if needs be

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    One thing to be aware of with the PowerX range is that the plastic grooves on the battery where it slots on the tool or charger are very weak and prone to breakage. You should be able to claim on warranty but a PITA

  • -1 vote

    Who calls it bunnings warehouse

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    Impact driver showing as 49 for me…

  • +1 vote

    wet and dry vacuum kit with 4.0AH Battery and Fast Charger $99

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-wet-and...

    or with out the battery and charger $99 as well
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-wet-and...

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      Yep, been that for a while now. Pretty sure they're trying to clear the kits. Not a terrible vacuum but nothing amazing.