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. Melissa says:


  2. Erma says:

    Some kind of wooden instruement that would use strings.

  3. Gerard LaVallee says:

    My guess would be a marking tool or trammel

  4. Cheryl Voss says:

    I think the tool looks like a bango form clamp to press together the wood so the adhesive dries.

  5. mike k says:

    looks like a shoe stretcher.

  6. Drew Williams says:

    I think it is a jig of some sort.

  7. angela cash says:

    It looks like a form for shaping a violin or viola.

  8. emb says:

    looks like a guitar measuring device

  9. cccoach says:

    Tool to punch holes in leather.

  10. sean brogna says:

    Wooden Violing Template

  11. Bob says:

    plum line

  12. Raven Pease says:

    It looks like some sort of clamp

  13. john says:

    looks like a first version of wire cutter, probably did not work though

  14. Arthur Spinnler says:

    It looks like a scribe or compass to reproduce a curve or line into virgin material.

  15. toolman153 says:

    I'll know when you post it!

  16. Larry says:

    This will be the last time I'm gonna tell y'all. It's a rug making tool.

  17. karyn says:

    Hmmm looks like some sort of case…

  18. clifdwllr says:

    Hard to tell without knowing the actual 'size' of it, but I say it is a shoe stretcher.

  19. ALlyson Bossie says:

    I think it is used to pick a hole in ice for fishing.

  20. Clint says:

    A wooden thingy for making guitars.

  21. sunshinellf says:

    No idea – looking forward to learning what it is

    Big problem to get the most recent contests to show up on my computer

  22. Steve says:

    violin frame clamp

  23. ed sindelar says:

    a clamp to hold two pieces of wood while glue is drying


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