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. Mel Prewitt says:

    Is it a siren from a firetruck?

  2. henry cole says:

    its an apple peeler!

  3. Tamara C. says:

    an apple peeler

  4. Jesus says:

    Looks like an antique pencil sharpener

  5. Terry says:

    gasket cutter

  6. Carrie says:

    It looks like some kind of gear driven saw

  7. Pilar says:

    Some sort of meat grinder perhaps

  8. haslem says:

    an apple peeler

  9. Harvey L. Hicks says:

    A grinder of some kind

  10. Lisa Smith says:

    It's what i'm gonna use on my husband if he 'forgets' to take the trash out one more time

  11. Crystal Mackey says:

    I believe it's a peeler/corer for vegetables or fruit, possible shredder to for vegetables.

  12. mplowe says:

    Pea sheller

  13. Ann King says:

    that looks like a grinder or a sander or some kind of sharpener.

  14. Scott says:

    Twine bailer

  15. N. Jackie Brooks says:

    Cabbage slicer

  16. Joyce says:

    Could be a pencil sharpener .

  17. lynne cahill says:

    this would really come in handy for assembling christmas gifts.

  18. Teresa says:

    It looks like something you would use with metal to make two pieces stick together.

  19. Shawn Andree says:

    I think it could be an apple peeler, corer.

  20. Martin says:

    I would guess a hand cranked honing wheel.

  21. Frank Polgar says:

    pipe bender

  22. Charity B. says:

    A meat slicer?

  23. Vanden says:

    some kind of tool sharpener

  24. Marcie says:

    Love this Power Wrench!

  25. Debbie Ramsay says:

    a hand sander / grinder


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