Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Power Wrench

We had quite a variety of answers regarding the identity of last week’s mystery gadgets: dream catcher, fly swatter, fruit picker, a tool to remove beehives, a big spoon used in large vats of cheese.  Those are great answers, but they’re all incorrect.  The correct answer is what most folks guessed: old lacrosse sticks.  (Although you could probably use the lacrosse sticks for all those other things too.)

We randomly picked the winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Phillip, who was way off; he thought they were cotter pins.  Congrats Phillip, you win anyway. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Skil Power Wrench. This 7.2-volt wrench is a must-have tool for every DIYer. It is easy-to-use, lightweight and compact enough to fit into tight spaces. The long-lasting lithium ion battery can hold a charge for up to 18 months. Use the power wrench for assembling bikes, toys, decks, fences, small engine repair and much more.

October 31 is not that far off, it’s time to start decorating and planning your Halloween bash.  We’ve got cute decorating projects that cost no more than $5 and they’re easy-peasy to put together.  If you’re throwing a kid’s party we’ve got fun ways to decorate and yummy treats for the little ones. For the adults, find cocktail recipes and ideas for creating a spooky beverage bar.

 To enter the Skil Power Wrench giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this contraption (pictured below) was used for? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, October 16, 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 October 16, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Skil Power Wrench.  

Official Rules.

1,810 Responses

  1. Eric says:

    Maybe a peanut grinder

  2. MichaelJ says:

    Not sure what it is but i bet if we saw the other side it would give it away. I'll guess a tool sharpener.

  3. jaimee says:

    Can opener

  4. liz says:

    some kind of grinder

  5. Lindy says:

    It's a clamp!

  6. Sharon Conlon says:

    An apple corer.

  7. Sharon Conlon says:

    I would love to win this prize. There are so many things I cannot open with a regular wrench. Thank you for this opportunity.

  8. Deb B says:

    Looks like an antique vise.

  9. Jim D says:

    From this angle, it looks like a apple peeler.

  10. martin bodnar says:

    an imprinter

  11. Chris P. says:

    It is a Jointer

  12. kim charlton says:

    A slicer

  13. George M says:

    It's an apple corer (decorer?).

  14. DAN OLIVER says:


  15. Lisi says:

    Pencil Sharpener ;-)

  16. diana says:

    A grinder that you'd use to push peas out of their pods!

  17. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    I have no idea.

  18. Joseph Ventimiglia says:

    Looks like Chicken Feather Plucker!

  19. Rosanne Berta says:

    A pencil sharpener

  20. german torres says:

    bread slicer

  21. Mark Dayton says:

    This is a awsome tool to have

  22. german torres says:

    meat slicer

  23. neil nichols says:

    cabbage cutter

  24. Larry says:

    How about an apple peeler?

  25. erica n says:

    Some type of grinder


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