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. Gleide P. says:

    I don't know what it is.

  2. Stacey Roberts says:


  3. Alma says:

    Well kinda looks like the shape of tools you use to put together cheap furniture

  4. jackadamsjackad says:

    A framer would use this to erect the framing of a structure.

  5. Daniel B says:


  6. Adam says:

    A plumber uses this devive to clamp pipe flanges together

  7. tamlyn07 says:

    I believe this is a tool that starts the screws with hammer action, and finishes with screwing the rest of the nail in.

  8. Jeff Gabby says:

    mechanic uses it for bearings

  9. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    a railing fastener.

  10. Susan says:

    A general contractor would use this.

  11. Craig MacFarland says:

    A flange used in plumbing

  12. Shelly says:

    I have no idea. maybe a plumber I guess for pipes

  13. PAMTOM88 says:

    I think its for concrete, but I will have to ask my husband.

  14. Brenda Davalos says:


  15. Cyrinajo says:

    construction worker or farmer

  16. Irving R. says:


  17. Kathy Gabriel says:

    Handyman uses it for screws.

  18. Michelle Witthoft says:

    Any number tradesmen could use a hammer-drill. One would be a framer while framing up a house…drilling into the cement foundation.

  19. belairbelle says:


  20. KaLeigh says:

    a contractor

  21. JohnnyW. says:


  22. harry says:

    dont know what it is but would like to have the hammer drill

  23. Angela Johnston says:

    Mechanic maybe?

  24. rgmk says:

    Another object to drive us all crazy.


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