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. Eliza says:

    It is the very first "As Seen on T.V." thing-a-ma-gig" that does that one something that you will never need to do.

  2. PJ Speckman, Jr says:

    Horseshoe tool. Flat part for prying up the shoe. Curved back for removing nails that the head broke off when being pried up and hammer for putting on the new shoes.

  3. steve stone says:

    bottle opener

  4. cheryl losey says:

    possibly a tool used for gun cleaning

  5. Lonnie says:

    I believe it to be a basin wrench

  6. pamspg1 says:

    i think it is used to open bottles of wine

  7. T. Roberts says:

    Looks like a crimper of some kind…

  8. Teri says:

    For using under the sink

  9. sharon says:

    a farrier uses it to shoe horses

  10. Adam says:

    I'm not positive, but it looks as if it's used for bending materials such as pipes…

  11. HandyMike says:

    Antique tooth extractor

  12. angela says:

    some kind of bottle opener

  13. Veronica says:

    To fix kitchen

  14. Roy F. says:

    wrench to remove faucet

  15. Sim says:

    Tooth key, used to twist that sucker right out of the mouth. The handle could be used to anesthetize the patient before extraction of the tooth.

  16. Jeremy C. says:

    It looks like an old wrench that is used under the sink.

  17. Jerry says:

    Jar opener sealer

  18. gfs37 says:

    19th Century Ebony Mechanised Dental Tooth Key

  19. tammy says:

    I think it's for opening and closing valves. Plumbing too?

  20. Robert says:

    It looks like the old fashioned version of a plumber's wrench for tightening sinks down.

  21. mrjlfuller says:

    I believe that object is used to open wine bottles!

  22. Lea says:

    Opener and resealer wooden kegs, not for sure

  23. Clif says:

    It's called an extraction tool key. It's a dental tool used to pull back teeth. Gripping the handle clamped the tooth and then it was extracted by turning the tool like a key.

  24. Bob O. says:

    A tooth extraction tool.

  25. Natasha E. says:

    horse shoe claps


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