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Lonsdale73

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I can't honestly remember how much I paid for mine but I don't and won't regret a single penny of whatever it was I paid for it because it has made drilling so much simpler.
 

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The newer rebadged versions are of a lesser spec than the Bosch from what I've seen. Pennies have been pinched to get to a lower price point from the sounds of things - I can't remember where I read that or I would attempt to back up my hollow words :geek:
 

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I have the Bosch in the teaching workshop as the 90mm travel is ideal for pens. Never had a problem with it.
If you look closely at the packaging you will find some of the Aldi range of tools are Scheppach.
 

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I wasn't aware the Scheppach one existed - looks almost identical to the Bosch and at £130 on the Aldi website looks to be a great deal.
Just ordered from Aldi, the site says that 25 have been sold in the last 24hours, wouldn’t mind betting they’re all for this post.
 

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The Scheppach doesn't appear to be variable speed. Only a choice of two speeds.

Still looks good value thou 👌
 

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The Scheppach doesn't appear to be variable speed. Only a choice of two speeds.

Still looks good value thou 👌
  • Powerful 710W motor
  • Easy-to-read LCD screen
  • Aluminium base plate with parallel guide
  • 2-speed gear box
  • Keyless quick-lock chuck
  • Stepless speed adjustment
  • Integrated laser for easy, precise drilling
  • Speed range of 170-880/490-2600 min-1
  • Provides easy reading of the exact drilling depth
  • Integrated LED to light up your work area
  • Quick-action clamp for fast fixing
  • Motor 220-240 V~/50-60 Hz
  • Chuck to base measurement: 280mm (max.)
  • Drill stroke: 100mm
  • Drill-Ø in wood: 40mm
  • Drill-Ø in steel: 13mm
Looks like it is variable speed with a 2 speed gearbox , Low rpm / high rpm
 

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  • Powerful 710W motor
  • Easy-to-read LCD screen
  • Aluminium base plate with parallel guide
  • 2-speed gear box
  • Keyless quick-lock chuck
  • Stepless speed adjustment
  • Integrated laser for easy, precise drilling
  • Speed range of 170-880/490-2600 min-1
  • Provides easy reading of the exact drilling depth
  • Integrated LED to light up your work area
  • Quick-action clamp for fast fixing
  • Motor 220-240 V~/50-60 Hz
  • Chuck to base measurement: 280mm (max.)
  • Drill stroke: 100mm
  • Drill-Ø in wood: 40mm
  • Drill-Ø in steel: 13mm
Looks like it is variable speed with a 2 speed gearbox , Low rpm / high rpm
Bought one of these from Aldi last Thursday, it is variable speed. Very impressed with it for £130!
The only thing not to like is the handle especially if you want to use the full 100mm stroke.
 

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I've had one of these for about a year - it was last year's birthday prezzie from SWMBO, and I've been very happy with the performance.

The only downer for me, was that the round wheel handle was awkward compared to a 3-spoker and I tried to make it more acceptable by adding 3 stainless boat wheel spinners from Amazon - these ones https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HMJX39V

I kept looking to try to find a 3-spoke wheel for the drill and always had an issue with spindle diameter. Then someone posted a link to a video of someone fitting a 3-spoke wheel, the video description had a link to the German eBay Local site where you can still buy it from the guy who makes them. I ordered one and it fits perfectly, I've only had it a day or so but it definitely improves the ergonomics - Total cost was ~£30 inc. shipping

The 3-spoker is at https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s...osch-pbd-40-tischbohrmasch/1118184276-84-1309
The guy making them speaks (?writes?) excellent English and also has versions available for the Parkside and Scheppach versions

This is my first post but I've been a lurker on here for a while and joined so I could reply to this thread - I've no affiliation with the seller other than as a customer.
 

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Hi, I have just picked up one for £188 from Amazon. Only had it a week but pretty pleased with it. Yes I was concerned with the runout but as it's not Formula 1, I will live with it. As there is an upgrade chuck available.....................
 

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I bought the pd60 scheppach one today in Aldi £99 ... cant justify even spending the £200 for the Bosch one even though it's now on deal, I only need it for forstner bits in timber to get nice vertical holes
 

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I bought the pd60 scheppach one today in Aldi £99 ... cant justify even spending the £200 for the Bosch one even though it's now on deal, I only need it for forstner bits in timber to get nice vertical holes
be interested to know your thoughts on the drill, It Would only be for occasional hobby use
 

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I bought the PBD 40 during the summer as I had a number of holes to drill in 2.5mm angle iron bars. Once set up it was so much easier than trying to do it with a hand held drill, even with good metal bits. I agree that the wheel can be a bit awkward to use but it's good to see there is an alternative. However, it's not been a big problem for me and something I got used to. Maybe if you are drilling deep holes it might be more of a problem. On the whole though, I'm happy with the purchase...even though I didn't get it on sale. If you register with Bosch I think you also get a 3 yr warranty.
 
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