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. Blech100 says:

    Some type of mixer.

  2. Caroline says:

    a meat slicer

  3. FredG says:

    bean slicer

  4. Diane S. says:

    A Corn Shucker

  5. Melissa says:

    Antique pencil sharpener

  6. Buster says:

    potatoe peeler

  7. Daddy Ferg says:

    it's a manual electricity generator.

  8. at00 says:

    A thread spooler

  9. Traci Johnson says:


  10. Sarah says:

    Apple corer

  11. Tim Brown says:

    corn sheller

  12. fbl says:

    a pealer, juicer , slicer, plucker, take your pick,could be one or all.

  13. Martina says:

    Something that makes music?

  14. rickey says:

    takes the dry corn of the cob.

  15. Mary Sweeney says:

    antique apple peeler

  16. Del Behnken says:

    Vintage pencil sharpener

  17. prince66502 says:

    It looks like an old fashioned wood cutter

  18. karenmmmm says:

    It's an antique drill bit sharpener.

  19. FooseFan says:

    can opener

  20. gerard says:

    victorian era apple peeler

  21. izy1 says:

    dowel shaper

  22. Donald says:

    deli meat slicer

  23. pastabakes says:

    Corn shucker?


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  25. momsandner says:

    makes rope or bailing twine


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