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. Josephine says:

    a hair brush for those people that are bald.

  2. Jon_D says:

    If it is very small, it could be a tool to press the edges out when you sew inside out. If larger, seems like a clamp.

  3. Jonathan says:

    It's a pan-galactic hemulator, of course!

  4. KellyB says:

    Guitar mold/spreader

  5. Patti says:

    Some sort of measuring device.

  6. Sim says:

    A scratch awl

  7. Jason says:

    It is some sort of clamping tool….shaped like a guitar so I'm gonna guess it has something to do with that!

  8. charlie h says:

    used to glue a violin together

  9. Travis Snyder says:

    Some type of clamp, want to get the drill, thanks!!

  10. Danielle Vaughan says:

    Paddle Clamp used to hook wool rugs.

  11. Marilyn says:

    It is a rug hooking tool.

  12. wakedaddy820 says:

    Might I mention the resemblance to a guitar (minus the strings)? However, it looks like some type of clamp to keep items straight while fastened.

  13. Angela Crispo says:

    I also believe it is a wooden hooked rug maker, love to win the cordless drill driver, thanks!!

  14. WestTexMac says:

    Looks like a device to scribe marks onto a board

  15. Sampson's Dad says:

    This highly resembles "the board of education" our high school coach used in gym class on those who failed to follow instructions.

  16. GreaseEA6B says:

    Looks like a musical instrument building tool

  17. ANTHONY says:

    got me

  18. Chris says:

    It's a rug making tool. The point penetrates the material and the loop holds the yard, thread or fabric. It slides back and forth to weave the rug.

  19. Lucky says:

    I think a form for bending guitar bodies into the right shape is as good a guess as any.

  20. Norm Barney says:

    It is definately a shapely corset mold device for fabricating corsets!

  21. Kristina G. says:

    It looks like an oar!

  22. Lyn Javier says:

    Form cutter to make blocks of ice. That's my guess.

  23. pabba says:

    paddle to mix butter

  24. collingsr says:

    yup your right its a rug making tool

  25. jeanne conner says:

    Thats what my mom used to paddle my behind!!!


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