Dunno anything about power tools, so dunno if it's any good. Just shopping around for a beginner's drill set.
Me too. I have an IKEA drill which is junk. Looking at ozito and battery for about $80
Alternatively, for that price level, this DeWalt is OzB approved.
Go get the new Aldi brushless drill for $50…just went on sale today!
Saw that, but @pinchies has a point.
Absolutely. Wait for the Aldi sales so Bunnings match on the equivalent Ozito :) That way if there's something you've gotta buy immediately it'll still fit all your batteries, rather than waiting 3 months for Aldi to maybe get the right tool in.
@mattman: Bunnings price matches on Aldi's branded products? 🤔
@wisdomtooth: on the equivalent Ozito
@tanabe88gg: Which one would that be in this case?
@tanabe88gg: Called a couple of Bunnings (in Qld) and they said they only price match to exact same brand (not equivalents).
@wisdomtooth: Yeah it's not a call up and match thing, but usually they will change the price of the equivalent Ozito to match the Aldi, for the duration of the Aldi sale. Haven't seen what's on this week so can't comment specifically, but that's the usual deal.
@mattman: Ah, I see. Interestingly, what I saw on sale for $50 at Aldi was a 16V Workman Driver Drill Kit with battery and charger, not the 20V skin only announced for $50 also at their website. The Ozito driver drill kit is for $99, but the XU1 is $49. Perhaps that's the closest equivalent to Aldi's Workman.
Heads up if u want low end get ryobi, aldi supercheap and ozito are pretty much garbage. Money down the drain
In my experience, at this price point you'll get something that recharges ok …. once, twice if you're lucky.
That might be fine for your use case, but for most people it makes more sense to at least go up to a ryobi/ozito/Aldi level.
if you don't plan to use it often then don't get a rechargeable drill, just get a decent brand corded drill and this will last forever,
Great point. The battery will degrade over time, especially moreso if left flat for a long while.
And corded drills will sustain their power vs battery operated which will drop off after using it.
Depends on your use case.
Terrible if you're looking at doing anything. Great value if you want it to put up a picture once a year.
I have a black and decker one I bought for $20 from SCA a couple years ago. Still going good. Great for minor maintenance or if you are installing things like security cameras or posters. Not major construction like house building. As I live in a housed owned by my parents this is all I need.
How long does the battery last now?
I bought a Black and Decker at least 5 years ago.
Battery is fine. I haven't pushed it to it's limits, but it was good for the odd job.
If you want a power tool that you'll use for a few hours, don't get this one. But as I said above, if you just want to drill the odd hole or put in the odd screw (into a pre drilled hole), this should be fine.
Cheers, I haven't drilled the odd hole for a while now. Looking to get back into it.
@Arthur Dunger: Hmmmm
This is trash.
I bought it on the super sale a while back and regret it.
It doesn’t grip onto bits and then when somehow it does, it’ll be too weak to get through anything.
I would pass.
If you’re in Sydney, you can have my one.