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. sam chang says:


  2. Cynthia Grady says:

    Some sort of clamp

  3. William says:

    Pass the novacaine, it's a tooth extractor. Its either that or something even more painful, a Rocky Mountain Oyster shucker.

  4. kit says:

    Yeaaaah, tooth puller. CRUNCH!

  5. Roberta says:

    something a farrier would use in shoeing horses, I think. :)

  6. Douglas Aldridge says:

    A left handed pooper scooper

  7. Shelly says:

    It looks like something you open or crack something open with – But really I have no idea…..:)

  8. Amy G says:

    Maybe something used with pipes and plumbing??

  9. Susan Willman says:

    I think I got last week's right about photography equipment, but this one? Some sort of an old fashioned curling iron? Thankfully we're not winning that, but the hammer drill!

  10. Julie says:

    I think it's a clamp and that the "do hickey" at the end locks it in place.

  11. Cindy K says:

    Maybe for horse shoes?

  12. Analissa says:

    softdrink opener

  13. Dafoxx says:


  14. D MAROZZI says:

    bottle opener

  15. George Roberto Jr says:

    bottle opener

  16. mark says:

    no idea

  17. Tucker Boy says:

    Used to pick up cooking grates on an old wood stove and/or removing cinders.

  18. dave says:

    leather cutter

  19. driver2097 says:

    a 19th century Dutch antique tooth key

  20. jim says:

    Gasget cutter,remover.

  21. uholt says:

    opener for wine casks or barrels

  22. Kathy says:

    bottle cap or wine bottle opener

  23. John H Farmington says:

    First thought it was a pipe wrench but it did not have the proper grip. Then noticed the very small teeth, so it is a bottle capper for to apply screw top bottle caps.

  24. jon says:

    Turn of the century vasectomy tool.

  25. James says:

    keg opener


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