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. Rodney Hytonen says:

    Plumber's Drain pipe anchor

  2. Valley Girl says:

    It looks like the bottom view of an insert used on a bullet clamping machine. It would rotate after each time it clamps the metal bullet into a casing.

  3. Paul Goodpaster says:

    plate for mounting a router onto a router table.

  4. Paul Goodpaster says:

    drilling anchor bolts in cement

  5. [...] anyone correctly guessed the identity of last week’s Toolsday mystery gadget — it was a bracelet form used by a jewelry maker.  A lot of people thought it was part of a [...]

  6. KAPRI DACE says:


  7. Goatybug says:

    Anchor ring to make screws with.

  8. Mark says:

    a mechanic uses this on car wheels it is a rotary

  9. ron says:

    some tipe of bearing

  10. Bob KC says:

    a plumbers tool

  11. natalie says:

    a plumber

  12. AllanC says:

    plumbing seal

  13. Bubblehead601 says:

    You’ve heard of a “Round 2it”, well this is the long waited for and greatly improved “Round 6it” able to fend off the dreaded “Honey do list” with confusion and frustration, possibly involving man’s best friend and/or couch!

  14. Cathy McAdams says:

    Well this is my first time to leave a message hahahh I watch ya'll bust your butts getting those great results, at least 6 hrs a day! I love reburshing old stuff haaaha , I am working on myself right now ! haha, anyway a serious person uses the hammer drill , he or she ain't fooling around! they don't have time for the bolt or screw to give em a hard time hahahah , so they use this great tool to put the hammer to the head ! Oh , I could use one of these cockeyed things , if you have an extra one to spare! Besure and get some rest in between your crashes! later ccmcadams

  15. J Salama says:

    extraction tool

  16. sharshee says:

    A general contractor working with masonry or cement

  17. Marcel says:


  18. Elaine says:


  19. Lisa Kay says:

    Me thinks a plumber might use it when installing a terlet. =)

  20. GSpetka says:


  21. liz says:

    mechanic it's a disc brake

  22. Chelsea says:

    My husband's birthday IS coming up :) This would definitely sweeten the deal!

  23. Melinda Tracy says:


  24. Maggie says:

    Framers would use a hammer drill for securing wood ( and other things) to concrete or any other hard surface that needs more force to be drilled.

  25. Cindy says:

    oops, forgot to include trades person….I think it is some type of washer that a plumber would use.


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