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. allenk doty says:

    looks like an axe sharpner!

  2. Steve says:

    Meat grinder

  3. darrell says:


  4. Marjorie says:

    It's was used to sharpen knitting needles.

  5. SLOMATURTLE says:

    looks like an old hand crank bench grinder

  6. Diane says:

    meat grinder

  7. Ja'net says:

    My hubby is call the DIY of Deville…anything break down who do they call….NOT GHOSTBUSTERS!!!…our phonerings…these tools wouldcomeinhandy for him…Thanks…

  8. Daniel Thomas says:


  9. Jerry Huber says:

    Knife sharpener

  10. Jenne says:

    A grinder of some sort

  11. EvansJB1 says:

    Apple Pealer

  12. Richard Kirchner says:

    It is a metal cutter/bender

  13. Brett S. says:

    some sort of grinder?

  14. bh45 says:

    Disk sander

  15. Antia says:

    This appears to be a sander

  16. Vicky says:

    An apple peeler

  17. Valley Girl says:

    It's one of the original hose winders. You know to roll up garden hoses when finished using them.

  18. Teresa says:

    IT's a pattern maker

  19. Sandy says:

    Broom , for cobwebs

  20. Dave says:

    I'm gonna say a pencil sharpener

  21. sisk says:

    Some type of press.

  22. Scottish says:

    A Victorian era wrist exerciser to counteract RSI.

  23. Leah Allen says:

    Chimney sweeper to clean out the fireplace.

  24. Debbii says:

    Ou hardware store in the 50's had one of these. I never asked what it was for.


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