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. robinsoncr says:

    a form for making guitars

  2. Lhudspeth says:

    Looks like a sewing tool.

  3. Jim says:

    some kind of a clamp.

  4. larry says:

    instrument pattern

  5. cody says:

    A weaving tool

  6. Susan Polk says:

    It’s a rug shuttle – bug killer.

  7. tanai says:

    Rug making tool

  8. tanai says:

    This is a rug weaving or making tool. A tool way before my day it seems

  9. Teri White says:

    Ice pick, carver or engraver

  10. christa wagner says:

    Held metals and a hammer was used to shape the piece.

  11. RVT says:

    Looks like a paddle to me, the kind you use on your butt!

  12. Tara Hudson says:

    It looks like something used to drive a nail into wood

  13. Terri McMillan says:

    Old weaving tool??

  14. crystal e says:

    it looks to be a guitar form. something that was used to clamp onto whatever was being used in guitar making. wether it be wood or metal back in the day.

  15. Jim Noreus says:

    I still think it's a shuttle for weaving.

  16. joyce franks says:

    Great to have to learn to be a "do it yourselfer" thanks for the opportunityA

  17. Thomas Pitts says:

    I think it's a form for bending thin wood and steaming it to hold the shape for guitar making.

  18. nessa says:

    looks like some sort of clamp but it probably has some sort of off the wall use.

  19. cayce says:

    A paddle

  20. extraordinary45 says:

    Looks like some kind of a clamp to hold things together until they are glued together.

  21. Brent says:

    I think it's some sort of a depth gauge.

  22. Sharon says:

    Looks like the insides of a butter churn

  23. isaac1020 says:

    it looks like a old duster for big carpets to hit the dust off

  24. Estephanie says:

    Intitially it looks like a guitar casing but it might have been used for some type of support/clamp?

  25. Will says:

    Tool for musical instuments


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