Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Hammer Drill

We thought last Toolsday’s mystery gadget would be pretty easy to guess, but surprisingly, not a lot of people got it.  Most folks thought the canister and two wire spools were for mixing cocktails (they probably still had New Year’s Eve on their minds). But they’re actually used for developing film. The film in wrapped around the spools (in complete darkness) then placed in the canister and the developing solution is added.     

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Michelle L who thought they were burners.  Congrats Michelle, even though your answer is wrong, you still win. You’ve got exactly one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a cordless Craftsman Hammer Drill. This 19.2-volt drill and driver can handle a multitude of projects and home improvement jobs. The powerful motor generated up to 420 pounds of torque.  It can hammer into masonry, wood and almost anything else you throw in its way.

Do you love turning old junk into something new?  Take a look at some easy projects you can make from garage-sale treasures and old stuff lying around your basement.  Learn how to turn an old wood crates into wall mirrors, or how to turn old cabinets into a bench, and how to make stools out of logs and old chair parts.   

To win the Craftsman Hammer Drill, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this tool (right) is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 15, 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 January 15, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Hammer Drill.  
Official Rules.

2,552 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    sink wrench

  2. liz says:

    wine bottle opener

    • Karen Brooks says:

      Looks to me like you could hammer a nail with one hit into almost any thing

    • Kenneth Greene says:

      It's for picking up very hot metal objects to be placed in a cooling tub.

    • Charles says:

      Its an antique dentist tool instrument, a tooth key molar extractor circa 1800s

      • Sandy says:

        Its a Tooth Key 18th C Lever Handled
        An unusual dental key with an ingenious handle mechanism. Pressure on the metal lever over the handle causes the clasp to rotate the hinged claw against the bolster.

        This allows the clasp to secure the root of the tooth without needing to rotate the tooth key. The handle is elevated by a steel spring which keeps the clasp extended in the resting position. The handle is made from rosewood and has an ivory inset on one side for orientation. Unsigned but high build quality and an extremely rare dental instrument, of French origin.

        • Chuck says:

          Its a Tooth Key 18th C Lever Handled
          A dental key with an ingenious handle mechanism. Pressure on the metal lever over the handle causes the clasp to rotate the hinged claw against the bolster.

    • sherry says:

      It is a mixer tool

    • dannyb says:

      a hammer and drill

  3. SLABBA11 says:

    I'll go with Josh . bottle capper

  4. BRUCE D. says:

    A THING-A-MA-JIG !!!

  5. kathy music says:

    a surgical bone clamp

  6. DIY123 says:

    To help when building my backyard patio!

  7. FredG says:

    sink wrench

  8. Lauren says:

    have no idea!!!

  9. Gary123X says:

    antique dental tool to remove (extract) a tooth

  10. Leah W says:

    used for removing the plugs from barrels/casks

  11. rickey rock says:

    For shoeing horses

  12. Shannon B says:

    absolutely no idea!

  13. crup says:

    for shoeing horses

  14. jose says:

    cork scew

  15. David McMillin says:

    pipe bender

  16. KATHLEEN KTL says:

    Antique jar lid opener/sealer.

  17. Sam T. says:

    I do believe that object is used to open bottles of wine!

  18. Trish says:

    Old fashioned nut cracker or a rim opener.

  19. Lorie Elliott says:

    To work with metal piping. Maybe to join them together

  20. Arleen says:

    I have no guess!

  21. Gene says:

    To open wooden pickle barrels

  22. jenniferedit says:

    I haven't the foggiest…!!

  23. eunice says:

    I dont really know but here is my guess…. is it a under the sink wrench ??

  24. Josh says:

    Bottle cap sealer

  25. Dan Rooney says:

    Looks like it could be used to carry cement blocks or bricks.


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