Aldi are selling a set of garden power tools from 21 May 2020, all designed to use the same batteries. We took a first look to see if investing in this set is the bargain it seems.
Cordless garden power tools, such as lawn mowers and hedge trimmers, have become very popular in recent years as rechargeable battery technology has improved. As they're not constrained by the length of a power cable, they allow you to work wherever you want and there's no danger of cutting through an electric cable.
Aldi are offering the following garden power tools in the range. There are also some diy tools that use the same batteries:
The battery and charger are shared across the range so you'll need to buy one of these (though bear in mind that the 20V battery won't work in all the tools in the range.) This saves you money when you buy the 'skins' of extra tools, rather than buying with their battery and charger each time.
Yes, several brands offer garden power tools that share a battery within the range, allowing you to buy just one battery and charger and save money. However bear in mind that not all the tools in the range are not necessarily as good as each other and you may not have need for more than one or two of them in the average back garden so don't assume that a shared-battery range is always the best answer.
Models from the Ryobi One+ range that we've reviewed
Models from the Bosch Power For All range that we've reviewed
Models from the Stihl COMPACT range that we've reviewed