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. SimpsonGirl says:

    Antique bench grinder

  2. SpewHole says:

    It's an industrial can-opener.

  3. Gretchen says:

    Some kind of grinder. Would love to receive the gift!

  4. paula says:

    meat slicer?

  5. Steven N says:


  6. Moodyvega says:

    A very old can opener..

  7. sarcophagus breath says:


  8. pabba says:

    Its a thingamagig

  9. Andy Fralix says:

    I agree that the other side might give it away. Several possibalities come to mind. 1 – crimper for sealing cans. 2 – sheller for ear corn (livestock feed , not fresh corn). How are those for starters?

  10. Elaine says:

    Antique pencil sharpener

  11. Rob says:

    I agree with MichaelJ up to a point; you might as well say a pencil sharpener

  12. karenhunter1 says:

    This picture is The Gould & Cook Gem Pencil Sharpener it was patented in 1886 and sold until 1918. The Gem uses a rotating sandpaper disk 5.75” in diameter to sharpen the pencil. When you turn the crank, both the sandpaper disk and the pencil rotate. This large antique pencil sharpener is 7.75” tall and weighs 5 lb. 4 oz.

  13. Taylor says:

    Medieval pancake torture device.

  14. madeline says:

    not sure.. but i would like to win my husband a new tool :)

  15. Lisa Torres says:

    Pasta maker!! Lol

  16. Ned R. says:

    It looks like it may be a manual indexing head also called a dividing head. It is used to make precise circular indexes in a wood or metal project. It is used for tasks such as machining the flutes of a milling cutter, cutting the teeth of a gear, milling curved slots, or drilling a bolt hole circle around the circumference of a part..

  17. Jeff says:

    Fruit or vegetable peeler.

  18. Toby says:

    It's a very cool pencil sharpener – it looks like it would be fun to use. They sure do not make things like they used to huh!

  19. Allyson says:

    Wood sharpener

  20. Jenny says:

    Bow maker

  21. dar says:

    the original meat grinder

  22. tim h says:

    pencil sharpener

  23. Greg says:

    A loom for sewing

  24. Marylou Sonka says:

    sharpening tool, like sharpening axes, big tools

  25. Joseph Menard says:

    Meat Cutter


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