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. Richard says:

    A polishing wheel

  2. Steve says:

    Antique Gould & Cook Cast Iron Gem Pencil Sharpener

  3. Ned C. says:

    My quess is an apple peeler.

  4. Aaron Alter says:


  5. Richard says:

    Hand-cranked Tom Cruise nose shaver.

  6. Debbie Rizzo says:

    a can opener?

  7. lilypad128 says:

    Something used to reel something in?

  8. Alea says:

    Apple cider press.

  9. Tiffany says:

    Some kind of pealer, maybe for apples or potatoes?

  10. the_suspect says:


  11. Frances says:

    A fruit peeler

  12. tamsyn logan says:

    Coffee Mill?

  13. MESCHAFF says:

    Meat Slicer

  14. Edna says:

    I like the cabbage grinder

  15. Karen Thurn says:

    Flour grinder

  16. BOB M says:


  17. Robert says:

    Too small to be a meat slicer. I'll say antique apple slicer.

  18. TwinMom:):) says:

    An apple peeler:)

  19. Mike24090 says:

    Looks like a corn sheller like my Uncle used when I was a kid.

  20. tjones says:

    pasta maker

  21. Samantha says:

    A hand turn sander

  22. bluenite says:

    apple peeler

  23. m pilon says:

    a geared tool

  24. looker19 says:

    How about a sheller blade truing machine.

  25. Shawna says:

    An apple peeler I think!


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