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. TERESA says:


  2. Barry says:

    This is better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door is a phrase attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late nineteenth century The phrase has turned into a metaphor about the power of innovation
    Oatey introduced the Moss Bay Replacement Flange P/N 42777 that is a strong stainless steel 2 piece ring that in addition to locking the closet bolts securely in place also grips onto the plastic part of the closet flange just like the original one piece ring that originally came on the flange. It is by far the best repair
    Thank you and have a nice day!!!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Someone needing to drill into concrete. So Id say any handyman.

  4. Dradz says:

    Tool for putting drains in concrete

  5. AnnMarie says:

    Hammer drill is what every man and woman need for around the garage and home from hanging artwork to fixing miscellaneous items.

  6. annette says:

    just guessing here…looks like it is for leveling something….flooring

  7. Donna Sadler says:

    A Plumber

  8. Jennifer Bremer says:

    plumber? concrete worker? Looks like something my husband would be happy to use!

  9. karen says:

    plumber…toilet anchor

  10. Sheila G. says:

    A construction worker? To drill into foundations or brick structures maybe……

  11. Vanna says:

    I am guessing a carpenter because they do just about anything. They would probably use it to install a front door? Or anything for that matter that requires both a hammer and a drill :)

  12. Melissa says:

    Heavy duty drilling, like into concrete…

  13. darlene says:

    Mechanic use for securing mounts

  14. Adam says:

    A gasket used by a plumber

  15. Dr. Phil says:

    change the tool

  16. john says:

    roller bearing

  17. Tom M. says:

    Pipe collar.

  18. Illuminate1222 says:

    It might be great for installing crown and other types of trim.

  19. lloyd says:

    Auto brake part

  20. Phyllis says:

    I say that this is a plumbers tool.

  21. Sher G says:

    shoemaker, holds rivets

  22. Dorothea Caplice says:

    gasket used for plumbing

  23. Conrad says:

    it is a disk used on a dryer that runs the dryer hot.

  24. Mary B. says:

    General contractor


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