Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Craftsman Hammer Drill

Last Toolsday, we posted a photo of a strange-looking pair of tongs with little feet on the bottom and asked you to identify it.   We had a variety of answers, everything from shoe stretcher to a door stop. But the correct answer is a pike gag, which is used to hold a fish’s mouth open so a fisherman (or fisherwoman) can remove the hook without being bitten. 

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Wallace, who thought it was a gripper or some type of clamp. Congrats Wallace, you won even though you were wrong; you have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

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Next Tuesday we be giving away a Craftsman 1/2″ Hammer Drill.  This powerhouse tool is convenient and compact and works at variable speeds to in order to drill through a variety of materials.  The keyless chuck and spindle lock make bit changes fast and easy.

To win the Craftsman Hammer Drill, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what tradesperson uses this device and for what.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, September 25, 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 September 25, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Hammer Drill.

Official Rules.

1,768 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    A plumber for pipe fitting.

  2. obxster77 says:

    Brake for an electric motor???

  3. Moodyvega says:

    An Auto Mechanic / part of steering wheel..

  4. Wallace Everett says:

    It looks similar to a collar that is used to hold a pulley or shive on a shaft , or other item that might be assemble on a shaft! since I won last week; I sure could use this tool also!!

  5. Frank says:

    Router circle cutting template

  6. Rich says:

    sealing a toilet to the plumbing

  7. maureen ulma says:

    I would love this. My husband hids all the tools so I can't do any damage

  8. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I have no idea so I'll guess something to fix bearings used by an auto mechanic.

  9. Wayne says:

    Plumber, looks like a drain outlet fir a subfloor

  10. S.W. says:

    A plumber

  11. Sara N says:

    Something for plumbing?

  12. Larry T. says:

    looks like a flange clamp??

  13. SusanG says:

    A carpenter would use it to install a "lazy Susan" in a cupboard. It's a ball-bearing case. (I really don't know, people. This is just my guess.)

  14. Neil says:

    A plumber for a toilet.

  15. B. Kleinert says:

    plumber- pipe fitter

  16. Mark Emerson says:

    A plumber uses it to connect a toilet seal

  17. Blech100 says:

    A gadget

  18. Mauricio says:

    Interior designer

  19. Roxanne Landmann says:

    Is it a bobbin thread holder for a sewing machine?

  20. Paola says:

    A carpenter

  21. Harvey L. Hicks says:

    A plumber's tool for securing pipe for threading

  22. Joseph Menard says:

    Bicycle repair person. To fix bikes.

  23. Leo says:

    I have no clue

  24. Valerie says:

    Common use for a hammer drill is for a concrete job.

  25. Donna C says:



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