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. vanno says:

    Looks like an old lulley.

  2. Karl Devenport says:

    a rock polisher

  3. Jo. says:

    Grinding stone

  4. rickey says:

    peanut grinder

  5. darrell says:


  6. Renata C. says:

    Antique can opener.

  7. Alex McDonald says:

    cabbage shredder

  8. rono says:

    diamond cutter/polisher

  9. Mark says:

    Making cotton candy?

  10. Harold says:

    I say its a meat grinder of some sort.

  11. Kevin says:

    Where is the new contest??

  12. kathy pendley says:

    looks like a meat grinder

  13. Joe the ONE says:

    rope maker

  14. David Irwin says:

    Oh….forgot….the item is a meat slicer I believe.

  15. David Irwin says:

    My wife is going to buy me an air compressor soon…I very much need this power wrench!

  16. sharshee says:

    very very sure it is a antique pencil sharpener

  17. melissa k says:

    I think it is used when making sausage… pushes the meat into the casings.

  18. Dradz says:

    Manual sander/grinder

  19. Joey Carnes says:

    It was a woodworking tool . . to turn the wood to make carving details and even cuts.

  20. Jessica Rodriguez says:

    torture devices or meat grinder…

  21. Bryan F. says:

    Its a corn cobber. It removes corn from the cob.

  22. Caroline says:

    meat slicer

  23. Julie says:

    an old movie reel

  24. cmachado99 says:

    Antique Grinder

  25. Allison says:

    manual disc sander


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