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twinturbo 14th February 2010 05:52 PM

B&Q Do their own Brand one with variable speed for 25ish.. I have the older version and it's the best grinder I have had ( Bosch, B&D, Clarke not as good)

TT

gingea1pom 14th February 2010 06:07 PM

I might invest in another one soon.

My problem at the moment is I have 1.58 in my build account.

I need to sell a scooter I have to inject some cash.

Cheers Ginge

Bonzo 14th February 2010 07:10 PM

Yes the B&Q Power Pro range is a lot better quality than their old Power Devil stuff ;)

The flap disk does put quite a load on the poor angle grinder .... Poor buggers don't stand a chance :D

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Know how it feels Ginge .... Very, very soon my build pot will be empty once more ( Paying for my last major purchace ) ;)

Been spending quite a bit this year .... Just keen to give the build a boost this year.

Besides the IVA, I have no more major spending to do, it's all here :cool:

Davey 20th February 2010 07:37 AM

For anyone contemplating getting a new 4.5" grinder check out Aldi tomorrow. They have one in at 14.99 and don't forget that all Aldi electrical equipment has a 3 year guarantee on it:D . i was going to my local B&Q today for one but now I'll hang fire till tomorrow and get the Aldi unit.

D.

twinturbo 20th February 2010 08:06 AM

I have given up buying Aldi stuff. It just does not last.

Hand Files.. Droped one and it shatterd!
DVD Player. #1 did not work , #2 lasted 40 days.
Compressor. Worked for 30 seconds then burnt out!
Jumper Pack. Lasted 18 months and would never start a car properly.

Think there have been a couple of other failures or underperformance issues..

TT

dogwood 20th February 2010 09:10 AM

I bet I hold the record for the most grinders burnt out during the build......:rolleyes:
8 so far and still counting.......:eek:

Admittedly they were cheap as chips..7.50€ each:eek:
I know I know, I could have bought a good one instead of loads of cheapies.
But I also burned out my best Bosch one.

Bonzo 20th February 2010 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dogwood (Post 31998)
I bet I hold the record for the most grinders burnt out during the build......:rolleyes:
8 so far and still counting.......:eek:

Admittedly they were cheap as chips..7.50 each:eek:
I know I know, I could have bought a good one instead of loads of cheapies.
But I also burned out my best Bosch one.

Can't match that, only killed 3 so far ..... Like I said ..... Your a harsh man :D

spud69 20th February 2010 11:16 AM

The only good tool i've had from Aldi to date is a pillar drill even though i did bend the shaft on my first one, my fault not clamping the steel properly, and they changed it straight away.

Must have gone through 6 grinders over the last 4 years, including Aldi ones, since bought a Makita grinder for 45 and its been great. Always worth buying good gear.

Just bought a nice big lathe for Saturn, coming on Wednesday, was going to buy one that Ash had for sale but needed to pay by credit card. Gonna be like xmas again.......;)

AndyH

alga 20th February 2010 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dogwood (Post 31998)
I bet I hold the record for the most grinders burnt out during the build......:rolleyes:
8 so far and still counting.......:eek:

Admittedly they were cheap as chips..7.50€ each:eek:
I know I know, I could have bought a good one instead of loads of cheapies.
But I also burned out my best Bosch one.

I had to replace the brushes on my 9€ grinder. A bit cheaper than replacing the whole thing. Good thing it has the screw-in plugs on the sides to access the brushes.

Davey 20th February 2010 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twinturbo (Post 31993)
I have given up buying Aldi stuff. It just does not last.

Hand Files.. Droped one and it shatterd!
DVD Player. #1 did not work , #2 lasted 40 days.
Compressor. Worked for 30 seconds then burnt out!
Jumper Pack. Lasted 18 months and would never start a car properly.

Think there have been a couple of other failures or underperformance issues..

TT

I've been buying and using Aldi gear for years and only had two failures, a 9"angle grinder died after 3 weeks and a digital camera failed after 18 months, both were replaced under warranty with no problems. I have several pieces of Aldi electrical equipment in the workshop and as long as you treat it as a hooby tool and not a real industrial item they're fine, certainly no worse than B&Q's offerings. I bought a B&Q own brand battery drill, 18V, hammer action etc. first time I tried to drill a 5mm hole in a concrete block the gearbox self destructed. I replaced it with one from their "Pro" range and that has been brilliant, now 6 years old and still going strong despite being dropped from the top of an eight foot ladder on more than one occasion.

D.


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