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. Jerry says:

    Looks like an old apple peeler

  2. jacob says:

    hand crank bench grinder

  3. David C. says:

    Used to seal cans !

  4. Vance says:

    Some type of meat grinder

  5. Ann Mountain says:

    It looks like some sort of slicer I look forward to your contest every week. Who knew there were so many strange tools!.

  6. Mike C. says:

    Antique pencil sharpener

  7. Laura says:

    Movie reel

  8. Kathleen says:

    old apple peeler?

  9. T. Searcy says:

    Some sort of cast metal crack tool.

  10. Lori says:

    used to grind corn?

  11. Aaron says:

    Is it an old can opener? The ones used to open the gallon cans.

  12. Angelia Rox says:

    A Metal Press… Like they make pennies into souvenirs with in some historic sights?

  13. Elaine says:

    rube goldberg special

  14. Extreme kahuna says:

    Fishing reel Ha

  15. dakota6093 says:

    A grinder

  16. Christopher Jones says:

    A slicer

  17. Sam says:

    I beleive it is a sander, I hope mine name is drawn for the tool.

  18. Ken Williamson says:

    To me it appears to be a Meat Grinder… Like the old grocers used for casing sausage!

  19. Tom M. says:

    Tang tied freemer.

  20. cyn says:

    antique can opener

  21. Yolanda says:

    18th century pencil sharpener

  22. Audrey says:

    It looks like an old pencil sharpener to me.

  23. Jimmy Zachry says:

    looks like a cherry pitter

  24. jill says:

    Im guessing a grinder.

  25. kjcr58 says:

    Looks like the largest can opener I ever saw!!! lol


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