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Recently bought an Aldi multi-tool (reduced).

Now I see that Lidl are about to sell their version plus an accessory kit.

Does anyone know if the Lidl accessories fit the Aldi multi-tool?

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Recently bought an Aldi multi-tool (reduced).


Now I see that Lidl are about to sell their version plus an accessory
kit.


Does anyone know if the Lidl accessories fit the Aldi multi-tool?


No. The centre hole which fits over a collar on the tool is too small. For
my Aldi cordless one, if that's the same as the mains one. They don't fit
my Fein either.

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David.WE.Roberts wrote:
Recently bought an Aldi multi-tool (reduced).


Now I see that Lidl are about to sell their version plus an accessory
kit.


Does anyone know if the Lidl accessories fit the Aldi multi-tool?


No. The centre hole which fits over a collar on the tool is too small. For
my Aldi cordless one, if that's the same as the mains one. They don't fit
my Fein either.



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On 07/02/2013 16:33, David WE Roberts wrote:

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David.WE.Roberts wrote:
Recently bought an Aldi multi-tool (reduced).


Now I see that Lidl are about to sell their version plus an accessory
kit.


Does anyone know if the Lidl accessories fit the Aldi multi-tool?


No. The centre hole which fits over a collar on the tool is too small.
For
my Aldi cordless one, if that's the same as the mains one. They don't fit
my Fein either.



Thanks.



Google for Saxton Blades, they do cheap blades for most makes & also
adaptors.

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Google for Saxton Blades, they do cheap blades for most makes & also
adaptors.


From memory, you were thinking of giving these a try some weeks ago.
In the event that you did, what was the outcome - how do they compare
from a performance/wear viewpoint compared to other makes?
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On 07/02/2013 20:59, rbel wrote:
On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:02:11 +0000, The Medway Handyman
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Google for Saxton Blades, they do cheap blades for most makes & also
adaptors.


From memory, you were thinking of giving these a try some weeks ago.
In the event that you did, what was the outcome - how do they compare
from a performance/wear viewpoint compared to other makes?


The blades were pretty good, at least as good as Bosch but much cheaper.

The velcro on the sanding pad holders wears out just like the Bosch
ones. They are a lot cheaper & have a foam holder that allows you to
get into mouldings much easier.

I shall be buying from Saxton in future.
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On 07/02/2013 16:33, David WE Roberts wrote:

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David.WE.Roberts wrote:
Recently bought an Aldi multi-tool (reduced).

Now I see that Lidl are about to sell their version plus an accessory
kit.

Does anyone know if the Lidl accessories fit the Aldi multi-tool?

No. The centre hole which fits over a collar on the tool is too small.
For
my Aldi cordless one, if that's the same as the mains one. They don't fit
my Fein either.



Thanks.



Google for Saxton Blades, they do cheap blades for most makes & also
adaptors.


Handy to know; thank you (I just bought the LIDL one; maybe I should
have double checked Aldi first, but have some unpleasant cold/flu/virus).

Out of curiosity, are the two units identical except for the mounting
point for the accessories, or are they different designs?


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On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:00:19 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Does anyone know if the Lidl accessories fit the Aldi multi-tool?


No. The centre hole which fits over a collar on the tool is too small.
For my Aldi cordless one, if that's the same as the mains one. They
don't fit my Fein either.


Oh that's not nice. I thought we had decided that most spare blades were
"universal" now. The last sentance implies that the Lidl blades won't fit
Bosch either or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

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Oh that's not nice. I thought we had decided that most spare blades were
"universal" now. The last sentance implies that the Lidl blades won't
fit Bosch either or have I got the wrong end of the stick?


Dunno. If it helps, the hole in the centre of the Lidl ones is (approx)
6mm diameter. That's measured without taking them out of the packaging, as
they're going back today.

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On Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:28:01 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Oh that's not nice. I thought we had decided that most spare blades
were "universal" now. The last sentance implies that the Lidl blades
won't fit Bosch either or have I got the wrong end of the stick?


Dunno. If it helps, the hole in the centre of the Lidl ones is (approx)
6mm diameter.


Bosch blades have 10mm dia hole but that doesn't fit over a spigot. The
blade location is done by 12 little pins into holes in the blade. The
fixing is via a 6 mm OD bolt into the machine.

So they might fit if they have the 12 holes... If I happen to be passing
a Lidl I might drop in to look but I don't often pass a Lidl.

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Dave Liquorice wrote:
On Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:28:01 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:


Oh that's not nice. I thought we had decided that most spare blades
were "universal" now. The last sentance implies that the Lidl blades
won't fit Bosch either or have I got the wrong end of the stick?


Dunno. If it helps, the hole in the centre of the Lidl ones is (approx)
6mm diameter.


Bosch blades have 10mm dia hole but that doesn't fit over a spigot. The
blade location is done by 12 little pins into holes in the blade. The
fixing is via a 6 mm OD bolt into the machine.


So they might fit if they have the 12 holes... If I happen to be passing
a Lidl I might drop in to look but I don't often pass a Lidl.


I have an Aldi cordless, and that does have a boss that the blade is a
tight fit to - presumably to centre it accurately. Although you would
think the outer ring of holes would be enough. The Lidl ones have sort of
slightly elongated outer ring of holes. I did wonder if it would be
possible to enlarge the centre hole as the outer ones would fit the Aldi.

My problem is lots of Lidl close - but the nearest Aldi miles away.

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On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:56:54 +0000, The Medway Handyman
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On 07/02/2013 20:59, rbel wrote:
On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:02:11 +0000, The Medway Handyman
wrote:


Google for Saxton Blades, they do cheap blades for most makes & also
adaptors.


From memory, you were thinking of giving these a try some weeks ago.
In the event that you did, what was the outcome - how do they compare
from a performance/wear viewpoint compared to other makes?


The blades were pretty good, at least as good as Bosch but much cheaper.

The velcro on the sanding pad holders wears out just like the Bosch
ones. They are a lot cheaper & have a foam holder that allows you to
get into mouldings much easier.

I shall be buying from Saxton in future.


Many thanks. I will order some.
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On Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:00:47 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I have an Aldi cordless, and that does have a boss that the blade is a
tight fit to - presumably to centre it accurately. Although you would
think the outer ring of holes would be enough.


Works on the Bosch that I have.

The Lidl ones have sort of slightly elongated outer ring of holes.


Genuine Bosch blades have slightly oval holes, along the radius. The pins
are oval as well.

I did wonder if it would be possible to enlarge the centre hole as the
outer ones would fit the Aldi.


If it was just a few touches with a round file probably but I'd expect
the blades to be tool steel so a bit tough to drill or Q-Max. And
drilling thin materials can be tricky.

My problem is lots of Lidl close - but the nearest Aldi miles away.


Either are 20+ miles away for me. I dropped into the one I was "passing"
in Leyland on the way back from work at Stoke this evening. No multi
tools or blades. B-(

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