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. ronald says:

    from the back side no idea . turn it around

  2. educatoranne says:

    A grinder perhaps

  3. bonric says:

    Antique pencil sharpener.
    Found it at —

  4. goldwing says:

    Leather cutter

  5. Nancy says:

    Antique large pencil sharpener.

  6. Jacqueline S. says:

    No clue, but Geneman66 sounds like he knows what he's talking about!

  7. Geneman66 says:

    Rope maker. Several strands of cord are twisted together and exit the collar to the left.

  8. Samantha Bassett says:

    Coffee grinder!! =D

  9. Lynn says:

    No clue either. How about a corn husker!?!

  10. Lorne says:

    An apple peeler/corer

  11. MARILYN says:

    think it looks like some kind of grinder

  12. Gerry Gradala says:

    Old fashion can opener.

  13. Mike says:

    meat slicer

  14. Paula says:

    How about a coffee grinder!

  15. jose says:

    some type of grinder

  16. Joe R. says:

    Pencil sharpener.

  17. Gryphon says:

    It's a grinder, for grinding. The handle makes the two plates rotate in opposite directions. Very cool.

  18. Theresa Richards says:

    Its an antique pencil sharpener!

  19. Ron says:

    Looks like a grinder maybe to sharpen chisels or blades

  20. Dan Nguyen says:

    In order to be able to identify the tool; I need to have more pictures of the item.

  21. Bob says:

    coffee grinder

  22. Gleide P. says:

    orange piller

  23. Blessing Mushonga says:

    looks like a can opener of some sort!

  24. Wayne says:

    Onion Peeler

  25. Jessica G says:

    a wood grinder


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