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. JackieL says:

    Getting 2 hands on the tool to first grab something then using the leverage to twist and pry reminds me of pulling the carpet nails out of the hardwood floors 1 by 1. I think it is some type of nail or staple puller.

  2. Beth Welsh says:

    Looks like old fashioned wine or bottle opener

  3. saminder gumer says:

    looks like a corkscrew.

  4. Tim Pierner says:

    I would love to have this drill

  5. Tim Pierner says:

    I would love to have this drill

  6. Ross says:

    looks like it mite crimp a lid for sealing or to remove said plug from a bottle

  7. ManHandy says:

    bottle opener

  8. lisa says:

    bottle opener

  9. DavenGa says:

    An ice sculpting tool.

  10. Dean B says:

    Barrel unstopper

  11. trish clapper says:

    fold up shovel

  12. laura c says:

    hand/grip exercise tool gadget – strong hands for sure on this owner!

  13. Michael F says:

    Basin Wrench

  14. trapper2261 says:

    its a toe nail clipper

  15. coop says:

    looks like something you would use to pull nails

  16. ANTHONY says:

    fruit corer

  17. Chuck says:

    Some kind of opener I would guess, or a paperweight.

  18. bethblogcabin says:

    Looks like a meat hook of some kind…?

  19. Arkie Grandma says:

    I'll go with Bruce D.: Its A THIN-A-MA-JIG!!!

  20. janet B says:

    Used to pull corks out of bottles???

  21. Samantha says:

    Some Kind of Crimper. The hook could be for carving symmetrical grooves but it looks like the handle lifts and then holds something flexible in place.

  22. greg says:

    to hold small ingots of molten steej

  23. Lana Ryan says:

    old fashioned tool – i have no clue

  24. Aussie Dog says:

    Cork remover for wine barrels.

  25. Theresa Osborne says:

    A mallot


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