Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Drill/Driver

Last Toolsday (a.k.a. Tuesday), we asked you to identify a piece of machinery with a liquid reservoir on top. Many people thought it was a laminator or some kind of printing machine. Both are sort of close, but not really.  It is a bookbinder’s gluing machine. The reservoir holds water to help keep the viscosity of the adhesive consistent.    

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is 4EyesJim who thought it was a glueing machine. Congratulations 4EyesJim, you’ve got one week to reply to the email that we sent you before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Milwaukee cordless drill driver. This 3/8″ drill is powered by a lithium ion battery that gets to a full charge in just 30 minutes. Its compact, lightweight design delivers 250 lbs of torque and it is the only tool in its class with an all-metal locking chuck. The on-board fuel gauge displays remaining battery time, and the built-in L.E.D.  light illuminates your work surface.  

To win the Milwaukee cordless drill driver, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the old tool pictured below is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Have you got a honey-do list the length of your arm and don’t know where to begin?  We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common household fixes and put together easy step-by-step instructions just so you can “git r done”. We’ve covered plumbing tasks like toilet repair and clogged drains; how to unstick a stuck window, how to replace a cracked tile, and even how to fix furniture that your dog chewed up.  

On Tuesday, March 20, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until March 20, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Milwaukee cordless drill driver.  

Official Rules.

1,012 Responses

  1. Sim says:

    It's a wife trainer that also looks like some sort of stitching tool

  2. Patti says:

    ice pick

  3. uncajimmy says:

    Its a paddle for spanking. If there's more than one miscreant, it splits in two. One for each hand.

  4. Melanie Plum says:

    of course it looks like a paddle but I’m gonna guess some sort of fireplace tool

  5. patty says:

    Is it a form for a Bass Guita

  6. Bob P. says:

    It's used to make yarn out of wool.

  7. Clark says:

    A very complex shoehorn

  8. patrick ellison says:

    it is a clamp or a old fashion carving tool because of the pointed metal tip at the end of the tool

  9. Rich says:

    I think it has to do with musical instruments…

  10. Lee says:

    Maybe something to do with planing mold or trim?

  11. Harold says:

    Used as a form for the construction of a guitar

  12. Sandra Brower says:

    Since it doesn't have a lot of depth I am going to guess and say that is a mold of some sort, like for pouring molten metal in to form some kind of shape. That was my best guess.. :)

  13. Aussiedog says:

    Clamp, but can not really tell. It is probably a lot smaller than I think.

  14. rono says:

    wooden template

    • mitzigirl says:

      Going to agree with the wooden template. Has what looks like nails in end and side so must sit in or on something.

  15. Andy says:

    Some sort of clamping device

  16. Neil says:

    Looks like some sort of clamp.

  17. Larry says:

    A safety device to help you climb out of water if you fall through the ice.

  18. Lynn says:

    I think it's an old tennis racket form. But what do I know?

  19. John Roberts says:

    A guitar body form.

  20. Lindsey says:

    looks like a form used to clamp wood together for a hairbrush

  21. APF says:

    I would like to see the photo blown up a bit more. It's hard to make out some of the metal work. I'm going to guess a device used to expand forms of some sort. Perhaps when making garments, like a form for bell bottoms or something.

  22. RMCK says:

    I think its used to hold the front and back of a instrument in place while its glue is drying.

    • sherryholzwarth says:

      agree a Mandolin or some sort. It, has a Nail/and/hook at the top to hold in a place for balance. Then a slide whick looks like a clamps but, if you look close it is sliding back and forth,,could be for making a simple knotch to drill out holes later. and up the handle,, it is balanced looking or centered. HUMMMM> We could be right!

  23. gtvr6 says:

    Looks like a clamp of sorts…or something you'd threaten to reach for when you kids got out of hand….

  24. Margo says:

    It looks like a old device used to paddle a child's behind.


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