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 Abramson says:

    It was used to losen the corn kernels from the cob.

  2. stephanie teague says:

    some sorta torcher device to make your kids behave

  3. Eric Cruz says:

    It's a can opener.

  4. Elizabeth C. says:

    It looks like it was used for transmitting sound… perhaps a speaker.

  5. leo says:


  6. Joanne says:

    A grinder the question is what kind of grinder?????????

  7. makeroom says:

    Pencil sharpener.

  8. Greg says:

    I'm going to guess a beef grinder.

  9. Frumonce says:

    Apple Pealer

  10. E. Gamez says:

    It looks like the back, handle side, of the hand corn sheller I used as a kid on the farm so many years ago. We put an ear of corn in at the top, turned the crand and as it pulled the corn down through it would shell the hard kernels off of the cob for the chickens. Ah, the memories.

  11. nelson says:

    a meat silcer

  12. KIMBERLY HODGE says:

    meat or vegetable SLICER

  13. John D says:

    meat grinder?

  14. kpfields says:

    a coffee grinder

  15. Sally L. says:

    Used to slice something?

  16. debra says:

    grain huller

  17. GAS says:

    a hand cranked peeler / slicer machine

  18. Susan F. says:

    A grinder?

  19. whidone says:

    corn sheller

  20. Teresa says:

    Part of a meat grinder.

  21. Looks like some kind of meat grinder???

  22. Andrea says:

    Looks like a meat grinder. :)

  23. Donna says:

    this is an old apple peeler

  24. Ruth says:


  25. Craig Wiggins says:

    Looks like some type of antique slicer.


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