- Italia Sardegna
Other two tools came out also those will be sold soon
I've always found that if something says 'professional' or 'quality' on the packaging, it's usually not.But calling them "Professional" implies a level of quality
I have some Metabo kit and it's very very good, I have mostly Makita kit, after looking at every brand for some time. The price differences at the top is largely irrelevant
Got different stuff from Lidl, but I never really bought a tool, just small stuff and hand toolsGot a Battery Powered Aldi Plane for £30 in Black Friday......I had been looking at one but they were £50 so I was umming and arring ...should I get a Bosch....but for £30 might as well give it a try......tbh they are usually decent
All the X20V performance tools are built by OWIM and they have 5 years warrantyBought this Parkside SDS in Jan 18. Tbh, felt and looked like a quality tool. Sounded a bit ropey though especially in reverse. A few too many sparks visible through the vents for my liking.
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The hammer action just stopped.
I took it back to the store with the receipt but because it was over a year old I had to contact Lidl customer services. Had to chase them up and eventually they put me onto Kompernass. They are super efficient so far, providing a free post UPS label. Drill is with them now.
All the X20V performance tools are built by OWIM and they have 5 years warranty
The rotary hammer (performance) is Kompernass 3 years warranty.
Lidl customer service is something great but only if you contact them directly ....
I know about people who activated the warranty service trusting in Lidl shops and after years they are still waiting .
It's not cause to Lidl but because who work for them
Everything break down , but good stuff usually takes longer to do thatAll this cheap tools, cheap welders warranty talk reminds me of a conversation I heard a few years ago, one of our fabricators talking with a JCB rep:
"Our new JCB telehandlers have 24h support packages with them so any breakdowns are repaired very quickly. Your CAT handlers don't have the same level of support..."
"I don't need the 24h support for the CAT handlers, they just don't break down!"
Which is why I've got a row of Makita drills, drill-drivers and impacts that are well-used, didn't cost much, nice in the hand and still go like the clappers with plenty of life left in them - and can still get spares for if I need them. My usage now is non-pro so they get an easy time of it, but when I decide to do something large like throwing up a wall or another internal refurbishment / extension, I know I can depend on them.I personally would buy 2nd hand quality tools at a little over what new cheap tools cost and enjoy them for years to come ! Don't forget youre more likely to find spare parts for a 20 year Makita drill than a 2-3 year old Owim drill that some bean counter has picked because they could make a quick buck selling it !
Lidl and Aldi have locked up their middle aisle's here in Ireland, so groceries yes, tools, no.