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. thepittsmn says:

    Wine bottle opener

  2. Mary Sattler says:

    Antique dental tool

  3. jeffrey stein says:

    wune or beer barrel tool

  4. Lily says:

    crimping tool

  5. Mitch says:

    Bottle cap sealer

  6. Thomas Ferguson says:

    I don't no

  7. toolman153 says:

    I can't wait to read the answer…i've no idea.

  8. kate g. says:

    an old fashioned nut wrench?

  9. Matthew Brinlee says:

    Bottle tool

  10. Ken S says:

    Wire puller for fencing.

  11. MESHELL MILLER says:

    a horeshoer

  12. NancyBee says:

    Wow ProudVegan and others got it right – a dental tooth puller from 1810,

  13. shooshanre says:

    Nail puller

  14. Jomacp says:

    antique basin wrench?

  15. donin says:

    Maybe it picks up ice blocks.

  16. Frank says:

    Antique Dental Pliers…to pull your, (NOT MINE), teeth…Yikes!

  17. NancyBee says:

    Whatever it is, you would attach the object using the screw. The round part is on a spring to apply pressure. I would guess it is a cutter or edge finisher/burnisher. Maybe it cut lace from leather.

  18. JJ Gandy says:

    Line holder for block layer.

  19. JPCIII says:

    Cork screw

  20. Mark B says:

    It looks like an old bottle capper.

  21. Cynthia says:

    A cask opener?

  22. Allandcarr says:

    let me ponder awhile

  23. Roger says:

    nut wrench

  24. brian gray says:

    well that would be used to cap glass bottles!

  25. BKBATES says:

    A prying device


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