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Old Dec 11, 2006, 09:11 PM
Dave Croft
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Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

I was considering this for next thursday at 20 with two 18 Volt batteries.
I looked at the brochure & it says the batteries are "1.3 mAH NiCd batteries"
Perhaps I don't talk brochure talk right but this seems to me to be incredibly small.
If I am right in reading this as milli-ampere-hours?
TIA
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 09:11 PM
Dave Croft
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

"Dave Croft" <davecroft@nospammershere.co.uk> wrote in message news:4u6a9gF16qluhU1@mid.individual.net...
I was considering this for next thursday at 20 with two 18 Volt batteries.
I looked at the brochure & it says the batteries are "1.3 mAH NiCd batteries"
Perhaps I don't talk brochure talk right but this seems to me to be incredibly small.
If I am right in reading this as milli-ampere-hours?
TIA Dave Croft

I forgot to add that it is at
http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/special_buys/index.html
I tried to ring the helpline & got the response that the number didn't exist.


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Old Dec 11, 2006, 09:11 PM
Mark Rand
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:09:31 -0000, "Dave Croft"
<davecroft@nospammershere.co.uk> wrote:

>I was considering this for next thursday at 20 with two 18 Volt batteries.
>I looked at the brochure & it says the batteries are "1.3 mAH NiCd batteries"
>Perhaps I don't talk brochure talk right but this seems to me to be incredibly small.
>If I am right in reading this as milli-ampere-hours?
>TIA


I had a laugh at that as well. Lidl had some similar ones, but with a 1.5mAhr
capacity :-)

Annoyingly, The Lidl ones looked to be the same as the one that I got from
them a year or two ago but didn't seem to be showing spare batteries, I could
have done with some new batteries for mine, since all three sets are at the
end of their life. I'll probably pay Aldi a visit instead


Mark Rand
RTFM
Old Dec 12, 2006, 03:11 AM
Tony Jeffree
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:09:31 -0000, "Dave Croft"
<davecroft@nospammershere.co.uk> wrote:

>I was considering this for next thursday at 20 with two 18 Volt batteries.
>I looked at the brochure & it says the batteries are "1.3 mAH NiCd batteries"
>Perhaps I don't talk brochure talk right but this seems to me to be incredibly small.
>If I am right in reading this as milli-ampere-hours?
>TIA


Considering that the NiMH "AA" cells I use for camera flashguns are
rated 2400 mAH, I suspect that they have put the decimal point in the
wrong place. 1.3 AH sounds nearer the mark.

Regards,
Tony
Old Dec 12, 2006, 03:11 AM
Tony Jeffree
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

Looks like there are a couple of other interesting items there - the
"combi tool" with flexible drive for 15 quid sounds interesting. Not
sure about the 15 piece stone drill set "...made from high quality,
sandblasted carbide steel..." can't say I have come across that
particular exotic material before...

Regards,
Tony
Old Dec 12, 2006, 05:11 AM
ravensworth2674
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill


Last time round, this Forum brought out notices of these tools.
I bought the drill drill, the smaller bits and bobs and wirring sanders
and accessories.
With fading memmmmm(?) I spent about =A380( tite arsed git) and apart
from one of the small drills which was really weak, I felt more than
delighted- until my son buggered off with most of them to decorate his
flat. He's a snotty nosed so and so and I thought that my ropey tools
would be beneath him. Full of praises!

Regarding Aldi, five years ago I bought a battery drill in from them in
Garmish Partenkirchen.
It is still in use.

My considered opinion is that the Aldi, Lidl and Netto sources are
excellent. No one is going to get top top quality but there is no doubt
that if you are short of a tool and work off the principle of a tool
which will do the job- perhaps end of tool. Buy it and be surprised.

Digressing- it's Christmas. Lidl flogs excellent French wines. I have a
house in France and the locals flock their. Nuff said?

Cheers

Norm

Old Dec 12, 2006, 05:11 AM
John Stevenson
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

On 12 Dec 2006 00:22:04 -0800, "ravensworth2674"
<norman@n-atkinson.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote:


>
>Regarding Aldi, five years ago I bought a battery drill in from them in
>Garmish Partenkirchen.
>It is still in use.
>
>
>Cheers
>
>Norm


I bought the same drill but mine was in Blue Plastic
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 01:11 PM
Guy Griffin
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Re: Aldi's 18 volt cordless drill

Dave Croft wrote:
> "Dave Croft" <davecroft@nospammershere.co.uk> wrote in message news:4u6a9gF16qluhU1@mid.individual.net...
> I was considering this for next thursday at 20 with two 18 Volt batteries.
> I looked at the brochure & it says the batteries are "1.3 mAH NiCd batteries"
> Perhaps I don't talk brochure talk right but this seems to me to be incredibly small.
> If I am right in reading this as milli-ampere-hours?


Yes; it's definitely a mistake, 1.3mAh batteries would power a drill for
about a second before running flat. These types of battery pack are made
of 'Sub-C' sized cells from 1Ah to 2.4Ah, even up to 3.8Ah for RC
models. Buying tagged cells & soldering them is a lot cheaper than
getting new battery packs...
 


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