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. CAGreenstein says:

    potato (and/or apple) peeler

  2. Kerry says:

    a meat grinder

  3. Andre LaDeau says:

    I would guess an apple corer

  4. Kay says:

    Meat grinder

  5. Larry says:

    An apple peeler/corer.

  6. randall f says:

    randall f

  7. lindsay says:

    lindsay f

  8. melissa h says:

    melissa h

  9. michele says:

    michele f

  10. Barry says:

    This is antique pencil sharpener.made by Gould & Cook, Leominster, Mass. with a patent date of May 25, 86 which is all marked in raised letters at the base. The Gould & Cook Gem Pencil Sharpener was patented in 1886 and sold until 1918. The sharpener is made from heavy cast iron with a three gear mechanism that uses a rotating sandpaper disk 5.75" in diameter attached to the wheel to sharpen your pencil. When you turn the crank, both the sandpaper disk and the pencil rotate.
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  11. Kim says:

    Looks like an old school can opener

  12. staledoubles says:

    Can opener, fruit peeler or pencil sharpener?

  13. George Boyce says:

    This is an Apple Pieler

  14. Leigh Ann says:

    Any tool is a good tool to have.

  15. scott says:

    can opener

  16. Mose says:

    A hand powered drill.

  17. sprklndaygrl says:

    It looks like a grinder of some kind

  18. ricky says:

    coffee grinder!

  19. Mary Brawner says:

    Gears of some kind. Not enough information.

  20. Jared says:

    Its a grape peeler

  21. bob_n says:

    A meat grinder.

  22. Bradley says:

    a paddle

  23. renee moye says:

    a grinder for things like sugar cane or corn and other garden varieties im assuming.

  24. Gleide P. says:

    orange peeler

  25. Susan M says:

    For hoisting a sail on a sailboat


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