Aldi tools on special next week (Syd)

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**I purchased a set of these:

http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_24634.htm?WT.mc_id20%12-12-07-04-33

about a year ago. The tools are made from S2 or CrV steel. Best of all,  
the stuff is made in Taiwan. For $60.00 the set is remarkably good  
value, IMO. Although I've used the tools quite a bit, there's barely a  
scratch on them. I checked out my local Total Tools and I reckon the  
Aldi set is approximately equivalent to a set in TT that sells for  
around $130.00.

For the record: The socket set alone makes it great value. As far as I'm  
concerned, the other tools are just a bonus.

--  
Trevor Wilson www.rageaudio.com.au

Re: Aldi tools on special next week (Syd)
On Sat, 08 Dec 2012 08:20:17 +1100, Trevor Wilson

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As long as you dont extend your philosophy to tap and die sets, I have
never come across a set in any of the cheap shops Aldi Lidl etc, that
were HSS, they never say what steel they are made from but they are
invariably poor quality sets, not high speed steel,  suppose most
punters wouldnt  know the difference!

Re: Aldi tools on special next week (Syd)
Charlie+ wrote:
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till they try to cut a thread
I think diy ers just use them to clean existing threads
I get lots of aldi tools and some are quite good for the money
but not their tap and die sets.


Re: Aldi tools on special next week (Syd)
On 12/8/2012 7:09 PM, Charlie+ wrote:
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**I've purchased a bunch of stuff from Aldi. Most was decent enough  
value for money. Some of their tools are cheap crap (yes, I've been  
burned) Their hand tools are, OTOH and IMO, very good value for money. I  
have a mate who is a professional metal worker and agrees that their  
ring spanners are astonishingly good. He performed some informal  
hardness tests and was completely satisfied with the results. I'm real  
happy with my set, which was 10 Bucks. I think the socket set originates  
from the same Taiwanese manufacturer, who has an excellent reputation.  
FWIW: The Aldi set has replaced an old Sidchrome (Australian made)  
socket set and is, IMO, a far higher quality, nicer to use set. Do  
yourself a favour and look at the quality of this set. It's damned good.

--  
Trevor Wilson www.rageaudio.com.au

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Is LIDL in Australia too?
Last time I was back in OZ (2011) there was only ALDI.
The German discounter market is very competitive, as WALMART
found out. The Yanks couldn't cut it and sold out to REAL.






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