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. cheryl says:

    Some sort of clamp

  2. Naomi says:

    I like the paint can opener (and re-closer) suggestion, but really, I'm confuzzled by this contraption.

  3. Greg Cohen says:

    faucet wrench for under the sink for those backward moments

  4. Wallace Everett says:

    I could only guess!!

  5. pastabakes says:

    A cherry pitter?!

  6. Chris P says:

    I think it's a paint can opener

  7. toolsatdiy says:

    horse shoe tool

  8. Linda DellaValle says:

    have no clue

  9. Regineer says:

    Looks like some kind of pipe wrench

  10. Jerry bob1968 says:

    a plug remover for barrels i hope?

  11. Ron Williams says:

    Used to open or seal a bottle

  12. Mark says:

    Bottle Opener

  13. Terry says:

    Looks like something used to pick up blocks of ice.

  14. Jason L says:

    Jar lid opener

  15. Mike-O-Jay says:


  16. regularguy/diy'er says:

    Is it a antique bottle opener? Honestly, not sure at all!!!

  17. Tom says:

    Antique curling iron.

  18. LynnHelbe says:

    It is a shoe making tool

  19. Richard says:

    Leather worker's tool.

  20. Paulette M says:

    shoe horn with hammer to help adjust once o0n foot

  21. Tim Jackson says:

    Cork cutter

  22. Vince says:

    strap cutter

  23. cindy says:

    Bottle opener.

  24. Suzanne Davis says:

    Some type of opener….not sure if it is wine or barrel. Seems quite large for a wine bottle.

  25. Tracy says:

    Hot Iron Holder


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