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. Lou B says:

    A bushing used by a mechanic.

  2. Stacey says:

    mechanic tool for brakes

  3. Irate Mormon says:

    Great tool if you need to drill into concrete or masonry.

  4. VERA says:


  5. Helen Picone says:

    mechanic, to gap sparkplugs

  6. Debra says:

    Plumber uses this. Looks like a ring to repair the toilet flange.

  7. Mike says:

    A carpenter to attach a wall frame to a footing, or to attach wood decking to the exterior of the home?

  8. Barbara says:

    I think a mechanic uses this for some sort of car part?..

  9. Mary Sweeney says:

    Anchor flange

  10. Lisa Ann Fury-Smith says:

    A Hammer Drill is used when you need to drill into concrete or brick, like hooks for hanging planters on your brick house and anyone can use it with the proper instruction and safety.

  11. William says:


  12. Dave says:

    Some kind of bushing?

  13. Marsha Zero says:

    I think an auto mechanic uses it. It looks like part of a brake. disc to me or measuring tool for brakes.

  14. JMC says:

    it is a mechanic who would use it, and it is a locking disk or brake rotor spacer maybe?

  15. Richard Y says:

    Looks like some kind of lock ring; perhaps used on a lathe by a machinist.

  16. iwondogs2 says:

    A plumbing seal

  17. martin bodnar says:

    a plumber…

  18. TwinMom:):) says:

    Here's guessing…it's used to connect a pipe to another pipe to tighten it?

  19. Robert says:

    bearing retainer

  20. Lee Ritchey says:

    General contractors that need to drill through concrete for things like installing door thresholds.

  21. Neil says:

    It looks like a flange adapter.


    A machinist. Used on a lathed.

  23. John Fry says:

    Mechanic–Adjust disc brakes?

  24. sarcophagus breath says:

    IT's a handheld wormhole portal activator, useful for quick trips to Betelgeuse.

  25. Brad M says:



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