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. Roy says:

    shoe stretcher

  2. Alisha Caolinger says:

    It reminds of an instrument you would have found long ago at my womans doctor office…you ladies out there know what I'm referring to uhh :-/ lol

  3. Alchemist62 says:

    An upholstery tack puller?

  4. Roy says:

    Wish I knew

  5. Alex Pawlowski says:

    Dentist's Tooth Extractor

  6. SamT says:

    antique dental tool

  7. Betty says:

    it holds onto something, I will go with the barrel plug remover idea.

  8. ShelleyGardner says:

    Looks like some type of two-part horse shoe tool…hammer at one end and actual horseshoe tool at the other?!?!

  9. JoAnn says:

    I really don't know what that is.

  10. Guy says:

    Eyelash curler.

  11. wendy says:

    something used for shoeing horses

  12. Larry G. says:

    It's a leather worker's tool

  13. Arthur S. says:

    An antique basin wrench. ( A basin wrench is a plumbers tool used to secure faucets on sinks.)

  14. Jeff Gabby says:

    bottle capper for beer or pop

  15. Levi says:

    Bottle opener like for pop bottles and such.

  16. Jimmie says:

    jar or bottle opener

  17. Judi says:

    some sort of remover/opener of what I can't say

  18. Ron says:

    can opener

  19. NumberOneJewel says:

    Something that clamps onto something and removes something. You know…a whatchamacallit :-)

  20. Mike says:

    A bottle cap opener

  21. Mike says:

    Bottle cap opener

  22. mose says:

    A dowel cutter.

  23. mose says:

    A piece of medical equipment to amputate fingers.

  24. Gryphon says:

    These are Flange Folders, for folding flanges. Foremost in the field of flange folding, Fosters (founded in 1554) failed to find fame and fortune until the fourties. It was just a flash, and they faded quickly after, folding in '55.

  25. Matt says:

    Not sure, some type of pipe or wire cutter


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