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. tiffiny c says:

    A roofer to attach a boot

  2. Minnie T says:

    This tool is for carpentry, its made for making holes in masonry or concrete…

  3. pam says:

    Okay it is a tool plumbers do use to secure pipes

  4. Matthew W. says:

    i don't know

  5. pam says:

    I sure could use that tool

  6. Delana M. says:

    My husband says it looks like a gas door cover for a car, installed by a mechanic, and he really needs an electric drill.

  7. Richard says:

    Its a Tom Cruise nose straightener.

  8. Daniel M. says:

    At first glance I would say it's used by a plumber and it's a retaining ring for a garbage disposal.

  9. Raul Zuniga says:

    A plumber for pipes

  10. Sally L. says:

    A Mechanic would use this to fix a vehicle.

  11. ronald wright says:

    bottom of a lazy susan for kitchen cab[nets

  12. jeff says:

    Mechanic, for brakes

  13. kelley says:

    a plumer? A toilet thing?

  14. kitty says:

    plumbing deal

  15. Daddy Ferg says:

    I have no clue. I cant even think of something kind of funny.

  16. KELLY says:


  17. Martina says:

    plumber- fasten on something you are putting a hole in.

  18. Bleeckerwoods says:

    Used to wheel hub to axle.

  19. Stan J. says:

    A plumbers tool

  20. Maucat01 says:

    A Fish tape

  21. Dave T says:

    Any Tradesperson who requires boring a hole into a hard surface such as concrete.

  22. Dee Sparrow says:

    Look like a coupling used for a drill for a contractor……Or a coupling for a pipe for a plumber. I guess with me being a female I really don't know. But I would love to win the drill….

    • Jacqueline S. says:

      Please don't put yourself down just because you're a woman. There are many great craftswomen out there. Thanks.

  23. agcunningham says:

    A plumber would use it to tighten one pipe against another.

  24. Steve Christopher says:

    A Plumber

  25. Ed Coleman says:

    seal on a meat grinder used by a Butcher


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