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. Robert says:

    It is a grinder for grain.

  2. Roxanne Landmann says:

    Maybe a grinder

  3. joe says:

    a grinder

  4. silvia says:

    a grinder

  5. sveta says:

    some kind chopper

  6. Eva Mack says:

    meat grinder

  7. Michael485 says:


  8. Mary Wright says:

    Cabbage slicer sounds good to me!

  9. April Morrison says:

    can opener

  10. George says:

    an apple peeler

  11. BrianF says:

    It's an antique cutter to french cut green beans.

  12. Nell says:

    A rope maker

  13. creakyhinges says:

    this is a buffer for silver polishing

  14. Gary C says:

    Antique can opener

  15. karen says:


  16. Matthew W. says:

    its a tortilla maker

  17. Jamie says:

    I want to say that it's some sort of cutting machine – it's hard to tell without seeing the other side

  18. Lucy Begley says:

    Looks like it could be a wood working tool to sharpen tools.

  19. fred weigle III says:

    industrial cheese grater

  20. David McMillin says:

    apple corer

  21. Anthony E says:

    Rope twister.

  22. Wayne says:

    Hard to tell from the angle we have, but it looks like a slicer or grinder of some sort

  23. Diane says:

    A tomato slicer

  24. TheresaM says:

    looks like an old apple peeler (and maybe slices and cores them too).

  25. BRUCE D. says:



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