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. ProudVegan says:

    This is definitely an antique Dental Key from the 1810's. "The claw at the end of the shaft was designed to grasp the diseased tooth as the instrument was rotated to loosen the tooth — a crude method that often resulted in broken teeth, tissue damage and jaw fractures."

  2. Jeanine says:

    I think its a Vise grip tube liner upper.

  3. Alexandra T says:

    Looks like a bottle top remover

  4. Kevin says:

    A tool used to control water pressure/flow.

  5. boomerang says:

    Rivet maker

  6. druid9855 says:

    Open wide and say ouch! This is an old-fashioned tooth extraction tool.

  7. Todd says:

    Early socket wrench.

  8. Marie says:

    It reminds of something I saw back in old town in San Diego they used to put stakes for fence.

  9. erin says:

    a corkscrew opener

  10. Shelley Pierce says:

    I believe it is used to drill concrete.

  11. Elizabeth C. says:

    It looks like a part of a factory machinery used for hammering something.

  12. Chuck Feldmann says:

    Bung plug puller

  13. Timmy says:

    This is a dental tool used to extract teeth.

  14. dee says:

    Some kind of clamp, but hope no one gets a finger in it!

  15. looker19 says:

    It looks like an antique tooth remover tool

  16. TexasBolilla says:

    why isn"t it obvious that it will help you hammer your way into fort knox/

  17. Bill Pankow says:

    bung remover for wooden barrels

  18. Bill Pankow says:

    Bung remover from wooden barrels

  19. Joyce says:

    its used to put corks in bottles

  20. David mercad says:

    Some sort of old wrench

  21. Steve says:

    It's an antique dental tool used to extract teeth.

  22. @rickstef says:

    According to Google Image Search, it is a Dentist/dental tool

  23. talonts says:

    Bottle capper

  24. dragontear says:

    Tooth Key 18th C Lever Handled

  25. amfab says:

    An antique dental tooth puller


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