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. Mikw W. says:

    for leather

  2. William L. Hardister says:

    a pencil sharpener

  3. william L. Hardister says:

    How about an apple peeler?

  4. Marianne says:

    Used to sharpen tools

  5. Allan Kracl says:


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  7. scubaron says:

    a grinder or sander

  8. Dana says:

    It looks like a leather poker

  9. lynnie24 says:

    it is a apple pealer used by a cook. I was looking at the wrong knee pads before. oops!

  10. lynnie24 says:

    Roofer knee pads

  11. Herm Lamb says:

    It's a pencil sharpener. my teachers had one on their desks in grammer school. that was before the ball point pen was invented!!!!

  12. Ana says:

    old fashion wood cutter?

  13. WNewman says:

    LOL Its one that my Grandma used on her counter from way back in the 60's, Its a Peeler for "Apple, Onion, or anything you need to skin". Very unusual to see some even knew what this is!

  14. Ninette Perez says:

    If not for Print Press; could it possibly have something to do with Film (show's)?

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