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. betsy acquavella says:

    violin or guitar clamp

  2. randee says:

    Looks like a leather a leather punching tool

  3. Lisa Bragg says:

    Streamline level

  4. Dan says:

    form for a yarn or twine spool.

  5. John says:

    violin form

  6. Tractor1122 says:

    a really old kyak paddle, with a sharp spike at the end for catchin fish as you get hungry going down the river and the loop on it is so you can keep the fish in the watter attached to a fish stringer so the fish will be fresh for when you get back to shore to eat… or serriously some kind of support for something

  7. Cindi says:

    This old tool is really difficult to even guess for me…
    How about some type of butter churn?!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  8. John Chalus says:

    Looks like a adjustable jig for a guitar like instrument.

  9. Michelle N. says:

    I think its a form which you wrap wood around to make a guitar!

  10. dawn says:

    a clamp for an instrument maker

  11. Robert says:

    it's a violin mold.

  12. Wayne says:

    Guitar glue-up form

  13. Juan says:

    looks like some sort of carving tool

  14. Lorey says:

    form for making guitars

  15. Paul Armstrong says:

    a cat gut stretcher

  16. NICKY B. says:


  17. norene says:

    stretcher of some kind

  18. Margaret says:

    Some sort of clamp.

  19. wanda says:


  20. G and J says:

    My husband thinks it is a knitting tool. I think it is to card wool.

  21. Judy W. says:

    It's a garment clamp used for hemming.

  22. MichaelJ says:

    Boy, this time i haven't the foggiest idea.

    • MichaelJ says:

      Now that i look at the background it looks like it may be used with Ice. Maybe walking or climbing.

  23. scott says:


  24. Jimmyswo says:

    Clearly it is an emergency paddle

  25. keith says:

    used to pour liquid into molds


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