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. Justin says:

    bottle capper

  2. Maggie says:

    Pipe bender

  3. laurie k says:

    could it be some kind of pincher or curler?

  4. Vance Cook says:

    basin wrench

  5. AnthonyE says:

    sink faucet nut wrench

  6. Jneille says:

    It's for twisting twine.

  7. Sharon says:

    To remove plugs from wood barrels

  8. Blue Lady says:

    Wine sealer

  9. G-Man says:

    cap sealer

  10. Gay says:

    It's an antique hair curler (complete with hook for securing near the fire while heating).

  11. Stephen D. says:

    The tool shown is used to implant microchips in monkeis. The U.S. government now tracks them, because they may spread the Gyhxdef-6 virus when trying to crossbreed with flamingos.

    • DaFoxx says:

      is the Gyhxdef-6 virus contagious to Democrats?

      • Stephen D. says:

        Yes, the virus was specifically engineered to only affect the communist / democratic monkeys. It also has little affect on the flamingos, besides the fact that they are shunned by their own kind after the monkeys have their way them.

  12. Jeff says:

    Some type of old bottle sealer or opener

  13. LadyBrett says:

    shoeing horses

  14. louis says:

    A basin wrench

  15. blp says:

    old fashioned open of some sort

  16. Starr says:

    Its a cork puller,or a door knob installer I really don't know

  17. at00 says:

    A pipe wrench

  18. dave says:

    to carry some thing log or pipe ?

  19. Joe says:

    A new torture device

  20. Ed91 says:

    mounting things on masonry walls

  21. Gail says:

    An old fashion can/bottleopener

  22. P W B says:

    Wow, this is the first time that I don't have the foggiest idea. I'm going to guess that it is used to clean a horse's hoof before shoeing. :-/

  23. Craig Slocum says:

    Blacksmiths tool to hold hot metal

  24. Neil says:

    I'll go with the bottle capper too.

  25. TIM says:

    A nail puller (?)


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