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MIG Welder $179, Digital Multimeter $19.99, Smartwatch $49.99 (4/8), Boltless Shelving $39.99 @ ALDI

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Details in catalogue. I'm way too tired to copy them tonight.

Watch on the 4th, other items on the 7th August.

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  • +8 votes

    I come for the knopper chocolate
    I stay for the mig welders

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      Love your knoppers

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    LOL the mattresses are back already?? Our Aldi had the silngles on clearance for $50 just 2 days ago now they are coming back at $150

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    If the sweet dreams gummies are just melatonin infused, not only do they not help you get to sleep but the side effects of melatonin supplements are the opposite of "sweet dreams".

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      My melatonin helps me get to sleep and they don’t do anything bad to me except make me feel sleepy if I wake up too soon, but they can interfere with birth control.

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        Same, I wake up a bit groggy if I don't get a full sleep.

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      What 'side effects' are you talking about?

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        You can easily find it if you google it (nausea and headaches are the most common side effects, although the one you guys have listed is interesting). They pretty much only work as a placebo. Which if it works for you is fine, but I'm primarily annoyed by the claims a lot of these supplements make, especially since it's part of a billion dollar industry of snake oil.

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          Despite your ramblings, melatonin deficiency exists. Hardly snake oil lol. Although I buy high strength stuff from iherb, not the crap from CW, which is filled with filler and overpriced.

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            @Skinnerr:

            Despite your ramblings, melatonin deficiency exists.

            Yes, melatonin exists and is a hormone involved in the circadian rhythm, sleep, and other processes (these are less understood). No one is arguing melatonin doesn't exist. Melatonin as a supplement is what I'm arguing against. From memory melatonin helps people with insomnia fall asleep 6 minutes faster, so the impact is minimal.

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    I wonder who's the OEM for the multimeter.

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    I have one of those multimeters. Still going strong after 2 years.

    Recommend getting gold plated probes for it if you're using it to diagnose faults.

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      For $20 you may as well buy one of those auto-ranging ones.

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        Interesting, Where can I get those for $20?

        • +1 vote

          Can't see any on special at the moment, but look for Aneng AN8000, AN8001, AN8004 or AN8007 multimeters. They're about $25 at the moment. Main differences between these models is how high a number the display can show (2000, 4000 or 6000 count), and whether they have true RMS (if you don't know what that is, you almost certainly don't need that feature).

          They run from a pair of AAA batteries, and NiMh batteries (e.g eneloops) work just fine in my AN8000, so I assume the other models will work with NiMh batteries too.

          Only disadvantage I've found is that the multimeter is very lightweight. Easy to pull it off the desk when using the leads. I just put a book on the leads to stop the multimeter from moving.

          Importantly, all of these models have fuses on all the current inputs. Important safety feature. If ever you accidentally leave the leads plugged into the 10A socket, and then try to measure the voltage of your car battery, you'll have a VERY "exciting" time with an unfused multimeter!

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            @Russ: Is there any better place to get these kind of tips? I came to this thread to see what folks were thinking about the Aldi MIG welder. Got that (the feedback, not a MIG welder). I have now purchased an Aneng multimeter. Not sure if this makes me a good Oz Bargainer or not. Possibly not. Almost certainly not. But - thanks @Russ. Maybe :)

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              @innocent bystander:

              Is there any better place to get these kind of tips?

              If you can, ask someone for whom the item is one of their "tools of the trade". For example, if you're looking for spanners, ask a mechanic.

              Otherwise, ask on OzBargain. I've found that usually only someone with relevant experience will answer, and if bad advice is given, others will shout it down.

              I'm an electronics engineer with 30 years of experience, and I've seen a few cases of what can go wrong with multimeters. Fortunately only one of those wrong things occurred to me, and luckily it only caused me inconvenience, no physical harm. I found out why you shouldn't use multimeter probes made of hard plastic, eventually they will snap when you're putting pressure on the probes, and there's potential to be electrocuted. Luckily, at the time, I was measuring low voltages.

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            @Russ: SCA have pretty good priced meters, in particular one with built in AC and DC clamp meter for $60. Good price for a DC clamp meter.

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              @tunzafun001:

              Good price for a DC clamp meter.

              I have a Tenma-brand AC/DC clamp meter, but I don't use it. I was disappointed that they're not useful for measuring DC currents under 100mA, even though it has a resolution of 10mA, which is 90% of what I wanted it for. For electrical engineers and electricians they would be useful, but not for everyone.

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    Are those boltless shelvings any good? Or should I pay more for something from Bunnings etc?

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      Last time I looked into this, the Bunnings ones were much better for around the same price.

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      Go the Montgomery for 5 bucks more at Bunnings. Got some to replace ebay units and the MDF was thicker & frame was much more secure. Not sure how these would go but the Bunnings ones are cheap and a known quantity.

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        I'll second this, i've got both and the bunnings racks are much better quality and sturdier than the Aldi ones

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    Thanks OP! Have you got the upcoming JB catalogue also?

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      Nope, sorry dude.

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        np thanks anyway :)

  • +5 votes

    MIG Welder $179

    Thanks, I need to do some work on my MIG-35 during lockdown…

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      Someone is selling a Mig-29 on Facebook marketplace for $75k…. What a world!

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        cheap…

        Does it include a roadworthy?

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          Nah, you'll be Russian around yourself for a Roadworthy.

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        I saw that too.

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    I've always been interested in having a MIG welder, is it hard to use? I'm a skilled solderer (electronics assembly), can I learn MIG welding from YouTube videos?

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      No not hard and YouTube can teach but best is practice

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      Also: would this tool be a good one to learn with?

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        Usually the Aldi MIGs are gasless, which means that it requires flux core wire. Don't expect anything pretty from it and expect to outgrow it quickly.

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          Thanks. Any pointers to a reasonable beginners tool? Or would a beginner be better learning standard (stick?) welding first?

          I am similar to Russ - competent electronics soldering, no welding (or brazing) but would like to learn.

          I guess that an expert would get reasonable results from a poor tool, but a beginner will mostly get bad results and end up discouraged.

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            @gesco: I've done a bit of research, and the price doesn't seem that special. Just looking around Google shopping turned up one with a higher current rating, lower price, and can take both gasless and (needs gas) wire, and has free delivery: https://www.edisons.com.au/rossi-130amp-mig-gas-gasless-weld...

            But, that welder has a 15A mains plug, so it won't fit in a standard power point. The video on Aldi's page says their welder runs from "a standard domestic power supply", so sounds like a standard mains plug:
            https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-7-a...

            The Aldi one doesn't appear to have a gas input, so it's gasless wire only. I'm guessing this is why commenters are saying the result won't be pretty - unlike soldering where the flux becomes a liquid, with gasless wire the flux becomes a gas, which probably results in some spattering.

            However, the ease of returns to Aldi is a factor too. Just make sure you don't open or use any of the supplied wire, buy some from elsewhere if there's a chance you'll want to return it.

            And don't forget you'll need a welding helmet too, and appropriate gloves/clothes/footwear. Welding spatter will go straight through running shoes with synthetic cloth uppers. The Aldi unit comes with a mask (not a helmet), but have a look at the video, it's really basic.

            All mig/arc welders can give you an effect like "instant sunburn", as the arc produces lots of UV. Make sure you cover up completely!

            • +2 votes

              @Russ: A big advantage of gasless is that it ti easier to use outside as its not affected by wind.
              Good for the beginner and easier to use than with gas although gas gives a superior weld.
              You just brush away the slag no problem

    • +1 vote

      Hard? To be really good, yes. To get a decent, workable weld, no, not too hard. You will have to put in at least a dozen hours to become proficient, and like with many things having it takes a pro to get good results with shitty equipment. Given the number of hours training involved, I would get something better that used gas.

      Gasless is a bit like soldering without flux. You can do it, but its not as forgiving.

      source: I did a class at tafe, and can produce a shitty weld if my life depended on it.

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    no tv in this upcoming catalog?

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    The mattresses are pretty good value for money at these price points, bought a few last time round.

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      Have a few peas scattered around your bedroom, Princess?

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    Just noticed Bunnings dropped the Ozito 680W jigsaw to be 10c cheaper then the ALDI one.

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    Bunning just dropped the price of there shelving to be less than Aldi.
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/montgomery-1830-x-910-x-410mm-5-...
    for $39.89

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    Whats the Ozbargain advice on the Ferrex multimeter from Aldi?

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      Cheap and basic. Will probably do all the simple stuff it says it does, but it isn't modern and I probably wouldn't trust it to do anything with mains power.

      I would go with something auto-ranging (can just select "ohms" and don't have 5 different options with different detection ranges) for a bit more.

      This is one I got recently, mostly because it has a nice screen lol but it's $50. https://www.amazon.com.au/FASTTOBUY-Multimeter-Resistance-Ca...

      There are cheaper options out there tho, e.g. https://www.amazon.com.au/AstroAI-Multimeter-Resistance-Tran...

      • +1 vote

        Whoa, some actual advice on Ozbargain. You Sir…..plenty kudos to you.

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    Anybody actually used the watches???