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. Jim Noreus says:

    Bottle capper

  2. Chrissie says:

    Beer tap!

  3. Omar says:

    tooth extractor

  4. TerColSmiles says:

    Basin Wrench

  5. SheilaRC says:

    It looks like something you remove and put on horse shoes with…..but I could be wrong. lol :-)

  6. biessy says:

    Its to remove the plug from the barrel at a distillary

  7. Tim says:

    Bung opener

  8. Mitch says:

    Can opener

  9. Alice says:

    antique tooth puller…so glad I don't have any teeth, scary

  10. Richard says:

    A basin wrench

  11. jason says:

    Faucet wrench

  12. Lea81194 says:

    Ok, some type of vice grip that probably attaches to a piece of wood or something of that nature.

  13. Stephanie says:

    I have no idea but would love to find out when it arrives in the mail.

  14. Kirstin says:

    Bottle opener

  15. Stephanie says:

    I have no idea but would love to find out when it arrives in the mail.

  16. Myra says:

    It appears to be an older model of a drill.

  17. susan says:

    a notch cutter

  18. Amelia says:

    Can opener

  19. Susan Stewart says:

    tooth extractor

  20. robin sommer says:

    old faucet wrench

  21. cathycountry says:

    Some kind of opener.

  22. Doug L says:

    it's a old grooving tool

  23. @cameomarie says:

    Hmmmm….I will guess some type of farming tool.

  24. Lawrence Ponce says:

    bung remover

  25. RobS says:

    It is a tooth key, early dental implement from the late 1700s early 1800s used to pull teeth.


About Jackie McGilvray 


When I'm not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of, I'm watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be ...

More About Jackie McGilvray