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Cordless - Dremel or Aldi special?

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Andy C17/05/2019 17:40:48
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Been thinking about dding to my dremel a cordless version,but just seen in Aldi they have their own one. Aldi is £17,Dremel is anything up to £100.

Do you get what you pay for?


Doc Marten17/05/2019 17:58:37
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I've had a genuine Dremel for over 20 years, it broke once but was worth repairing however, looking at recent reviews is appears that they are not what they once were and the parts are either stupid prices or unavailable ........sooooo......... if it were me I'd take a chance on the Aldi option, I looked at one a few days ago and I must say it looked pretty good plus you get a 3 year waranty as long as you keep the receipt.

Attilio Rausse17/05/2019 18:05:40
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i bought one from lidl so impressed i bought another, would agree with doc Marten buy it, not a lot to lose.

Julian Murch17/05/2019 18:05:42
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I have no experience of this particular thing but I have several Aldi tools - Routers, cordless drills, Jigsaw, Aligator saw and SDS Megadrill !

I have always found them to be very good and indeed I had 3 Black & Decker Aligator saws that all broke but the Aldi is now 4 years old and going strong (it will probably fail next time I use it but I have had my money's worth). I also have an angle grinder.

I had a 24 volt cordless drill and the chuck jammed and I could not change speed. Brief phone call to the company and a postage label was emailed to me. Off to Germany and came back within 7 days with a completely new drill. Same with a floor steam mop a new one came very quickly.

Don Fry17/05/2019 19:21:10
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I had a Dremel cordless for a long time. Eventually the (NiCad) battery wore out. A fine tool, just balance the work rate against what a battery can support.

i bought a Lidl replacement, Lipo battery. It's Ok for light load jobs, but if cutting or sanding, loading the drill is a nightmare. Slightly overload, and it stops. The old drill slowed, and you backed off pressure.

So the 240 volt job does the real work nowadays.

In fairness to Lidl/Aldi tools. If I were thinking of laying out the thick end of £100 on a cordless drill, I would like a grind with it first..

will -017/05/2019 20:40:48
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I've had a woolworths corded one for ages. Not sure that's much help thoughcrook


Edited By will -0 on 17/05/2019 20:41:21

John Robertson 319/05/2019 23:35:07
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I have both a Dremel corded and one of the Aldi cordless machines. I'm happy to use the cordless for most work, simply because it is convenient. It wheezes a bit if overloaded (that is, it stops!), but I haven't found that to be a problem. I simply unload the motor or go over to the Dremel corded machine.

Cuban820/05/2019 07:26:36
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I've had several cheap copy 'Dremels' over the years, and with the exception of the Aldi example that lasted all of 15 seconds from new before failing (money refunded no problem) they've been ok but nowhere near as good as the genuine article that I got from B&Q three or four years ago. It's a corded, mains power type and cost around £45 - personally I'd pay a bit more and go for the genuine article.

malcolm woodcock 120/05/2019 15:04:00
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I bought a Lidl 'Dremel' style rotary tool and it worked fine it just didn't have the same torque as the real thing but was still very useful.

timg20/05/2019 17:46:05
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I have just bought the aldi cordless (dremel) £17 , more than happy with it , i don't have any experience using /owning a genuine dremel so i can't compare.

I don't always think you get pay for

hopefully you will be happy wih whatever you choose


Martin McIntosh20/05/2019 18:34:02
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I bought a cordless Dremel when I was working in the US in 1998 (had to get a 240 to 110V transformer). The 7.2V NiCad still holds full capacity, the drill permanently has a 1/16th" bit in it and is so small and handy it is untrue. Would not be without it. Current ones are not US built (Russian I think). I bought an Aldi (or was it Lidl) one as a spare. Works fine and can recommend it. Also have mains B&Q one (Skill) which is great for the heavier work and you can still get spares for them.

Phil Olson - Model Technics21/05/2019 10:27:11
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I've had the Lidl one for at least 3 years and its still working fine - I would highly recommend it

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