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. blt955 says:

    an old ice pick

  2. shooshanre says:

    Circle scribe.

  3. scott says:

    Shuttle Needle Rug Hook

  4. Robert says:

    looks like an adjustable scribe for woodwokers

  5. Phil Kretchmar says:

    It is a surgeons bone gripper!

  6. Torin says:

    Locking plyers

  7. Victor Galbraith says:

    It is a tool to punch a hole in something

  8. Margaretta Bir says:

    I think it’s used to pick yp something – but not ice. Handles aren’t thick e3nought.

  9. Bobby G says:

    I like the idea of a form used when glueing the sides to the base of guitar etc to keep the sides at a perfect 90 to the base..

  10. Roman Milanowicz says:

    a compass

  11. TamiRen says:

    A tmpkate used to create equidistant scoring…..or an early torture tool…

  12. David Roach says:

    It's a horizontal osillator for a kanooter valve

  13. John D says:

    It is used to poke holes in something – maybe leather.

  14. gale says:

    wood clamp

  15. kyskeezin says:


  16. moon says:

    twine winder

  17. moon says:

    cotton spooler

  18. shirley says:

    ihave no idea

  19. Tim says:

    a clamp

  20. Denise says:


  21. Calley Hurley says:

    A beer opener

  22. [...] finally found a mystery tool that stumped almost all of you.  Hardly anyone correctly guessed that last week’s mystery tool was a seamstress’ seam ripper.  A lot of people thought it was a mold to make guitars, or some kind of clamp, or an ice pick and [...]

  23. Roxanne says:

    Looks likes something used in leather work.

  24. at00 says:

    Is it a yarn spooler?


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