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. [...] be eligible to win last Toolsday’s (a.k.a. Tuesday) prize, you had to guess the identity of a hand-cranked machine with a couple of cog wheels.  We had a variety of amusing answers; everything from sauerkraut maker, to a movie reel rewinder, [...]

  2. Adam Hoffman says:

    A saw with a vice maybe grinder.

  3. vinnie says:

    an old fashion can seamer..

  4. Dale says:

    Apple peeler.

  5. deborah bassett says:

    Perhaps a grinder?

  6. Dave says:

    Can opener

  7. Tylyndah Tejada says:

    what would i do with!

  8. zeeman632 says:

    a old fashioned boat fishing reel .

  9. Holly says:

    Antique table saw

  10. Katiria moran says:

    type of contraption to hold wood in place to be able to cut….

  11. Peanututter maker…or vise of some kimd

  12. Danielle Porter says:

    Something to repair motorcycles?!?

  13. Betty says:

    This is a cherry pitter to take the pits out of the cherry

  14. Susan says:

    a vice or clamp … something that hurts if you catch your finger in it!

  15. zahid khattak says:

    some kind wood cutter

  16. stephanie says:

    a can opener

  17. john says:

    a manual hand crank to move an object by rotating the cranh wheel.

  18. Bill says:

    Its a grinder

  19. Gary Martinez says:

    No idea

  20. lorrainear says:

    Vintage vice grip

  21. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    Is it a can opener of sorts?

  22. Margaret Cordero says:

    Crank on boat

  23. Kelly says:

    Some kind of strainer?

  24. Sarah says:

    meat grinder

  25. Ronald Wright says:

    hand wrinch


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