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. loveails says:

    An old meat grinder

  2. Dan Nguyen says:

    I believe it is a earlier version of the Grinder

  3. joshh71 says:

    It's a banana peeler

  4. Ed R. says:

    Pasta maker?

  5. Allan says:

    cabbage eater

  6. Nikki says:

    Looks like an old pencil sharpener to me :)

  7. darlene says:

    A meat grinder

  8. Nick says:

    That is a good ole 1896 lumber stretcher, complete with a his and her hair press.

  9. joyven69 says:

    some kind of pulley system

  10. rayxann says:

    It is the first pet nail grinder.

  11. Joan says:

    It is an old drill press.

  12. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    It is a thingamajig.

  13. Greg C. says:

    A can opener

  14. Khulan says:

    meat slicer

  15. bette says:

    Widget grinder!

  16. Norma Smith says:

    Some sort of grinder or old fashioned sausage maker

  17. Angela says:

    Looks like a pencil sharpener

  18. William says:

    Looks like an old Deli Meat Slicer

  19. Patty says:

    A perforator

  20. Carroll says:

    Some sort of corer or peeler.

  21. Chelsea Vandenberg says:

    Antique Pencil Sharpener

  22. patricia caradonna says:

    Can opener

  23. skris22 says:

    it could be a grinder

  24. Christopher says:

    Mill Grinder


About Jackie McGilvray 


When I'm not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of, I'm watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be ...

More About Jackie McGilvray