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. Beatriz Viacava-Goulet says:

    Ring or cap to secure an end.

  2. Jake says:

    A cap of some sort

  3. Jeff says:

    Looks like a ring gear or some kind for a motor.

  4. Thomas Feigleson says:

    Sink installation tool

  5. Mark says:

    mechanic tool for rotary work

  6. ed sindelar says:


  7. Vance says:

    A melting cup

  8. Carol T says:

    A braclet

  9. Mark says:

    rotary for vehicle wheel mechanic uses this

  10. Leigh A Price says:

    I would love to just win

  11. Vivian Reed says:

    I LOVE DIY!!!

  12. Justin says:

    a weightlifter uses it to clamp the weight plates on the bar.

  13. DARRELL says:

    a tool to work with molten lead

  14. Khafre Chapman says:

    a carpenter

  15. Mark says:

    mechanics tool for wheel rotary

  16. Stewart says:

    tough one

  17. Gale says:

    Don't know

  18. Christina Duran says:

    This looks like part of a fire arm.

  19. Amir k says:

    Don't know

  20. Dawn says:

    General Contractor

  21. Daanish k says:


  22. says:

    General contractor

  23. Bob H says:

    I used something like that years back to hold a drive shaft in place.

  24. Debra says:

    A carpenter would use this to anchor like the post or pole to the bottom of a bar stool or maybe even to anchor the bottom of a table.

  25. litlemac says:

    It looks like something a chimney installer might use.


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