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.

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  2. madgator says:

    a clamp

  3. william L. Hardister says:

    a ice pick

  4. Zafar says:

    I love to use that tool

  5. Mr Ron says:

    It's definitely not a clamp.. Looks like an adjustable Awl. I can't see the tip very well.. Is there a hole in it? Looks like it could be an instrument to mend Canvas tents etc… or leather shoes!

  6. david says:

    instrument clamp

  7. JAmes Springer says:

    it a pig tail straightner.can only be used once though.

  8. Vel says:

    a paddle to churn butter.

  9. wannatundra says:


  10. njguy12_9056512 says:

    It appears to be a clamp of some sort.

  11. larry says:

    or maybe a ice chipper

  12. larry says:

    i say its a ice pick for block ice

  13. Kathy Greer says:

    I think it may be some kind of tool for designing a mandolin or some sort of stringed instrument…..

  14. Tom J, he's the man says:

    a one armed man's ice pick

  15. derf says:

    a clamping device

  16. ccroy583 says:

    A rug making tool. It holds the wool and the tip then allows you to string the wool to make the rug or cloth.

  17. absolutirish57 says:

    The prototype used for the Guitar Hero game

  18. ML Wright says:

    wood clamp board

  19. Bill says:

    ice pick

  20. Twig says:

    depth scribe

  21. Jeff Smith says:

    With the eyelet and a pencil holder, It looks like an adjustable depth compass marker. Or it's some sort of hot tub time machine!!

  22. vdwarren says:

    rutter of a boat

  23. vdwarren says:

    paddle for making butter

  24. MamaLlama says:

    Old Mandolin case.


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