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. Keenan says:

    Used as a screwdriver.

  2. PAMELA says:


  3. john peterson says:

    looks like something to repair shoes

  4. Nicole C says:

    It looks like it could be use to remove oversize botls and screws

  5. Billy Anderson says:

    Wine bottle opener.

  6. Barry says:

    A basin wrench.

  7. Martin says:

    It's a dental key.

  8. goneifshing07 says:

    bottle utensil..

  9. stephanie teague says:

    leather lacer

  10. ALLEN says:

    bucket opener

  11. Leah Allen says:

    An old Hoe for digging holes and planting.

  12. Sharon Mello says:

    pulling out nails?

  13. Tim H says:

    some sort of plug puller

  14. edd says:

    bottle opener

  15. Karina Arshad says:

    some sort of bottle/barrel opener….at least that's what I'd use it for if I had one!

  16. Jan says:

    Hammer and nail puller

  17. Mikey says:

    boot shoe horn

  18. Louis says:

    weird looking hammer
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

  19. Jan says:

    A cool tool

  20. Diane S. says:

    a door knocker

  21. cesca says:

    well your guess is as good as mine, have not a clue…..

  22. Becky says:

    It could be a wine bottle opener.

  23. Pat says:

    screw ripper

  24. Nancy A Nash Coleman says:

    Looks like something that either sealed something or opened something … or, perhaps, both opened and sealed something. Love looking at all your antique gadgets … takes me back to hanging out with my Dad in his shop when I was growing up … he'd inherited some cool old tools from his Dad and Granddad and picked up bunches more at auctions (usually by the boxful)!

  25. Mark k says:

    Bolt puller


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