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. Joe H. says:

    Looks like it could help put tires on rims?

  2. Margo says:

    What a farrier uses to shoe horses and/or remove old shoes.

  3. Gail_T says:

    Horse shoe nail puller

  4. DP59 says:

    Some type of cutter

  5. Dan J. says:

    Looks like it could be used to remove horseshoe taps from shoes.

  6. Jim says:

    Used to remove shoes from a horse?

  7. poppy says:

    used to remove and replace lids on bottles

  8. BettyAnne C. says:

    a valve wrench

  9. Christy F says:

    bottle opener!

  10. sammyj99 says:

    to remove corks

  11. misscaroline says:

    a bottle cap opener

  12. jmattus says:

    Ice For grasping ice blocks for hand delivery

  13. Peggie says:

    a gadget used to pull something??

  14. Hakhazar says:

    A pipe wrench

  15. clacy says:

    looks like an antique jar opener

  16. bibi says:

    bottle opener

  17. Brandon G. says:

    Maybe something to seal or open old bottles or jars?????

  18. Lesa Neace says:

    Can opener.

  19. Philip Jarrach says:

    cork pusher

  20. George says:

    A bottle capper

  21. Karen says:

    looks like a bottle opener

  22. Tam says:

    Ithink it's a hand corker, to put corks into bottles.

  23. ehuebert says:

    Woodworking tool for creating decorative mouldings.

  24. cstrasba says:

    I have no idea but I hope I never see one at the dentist.

  25. bernardina sims says:

    a tool for gardening


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