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. Drew says:

    for removing the plugs from barrels

  2. coco says:

    looks like it could be used as a cork remover for wine barrels.

  3. Barbara A. says:

    cork grabber for wine bottles or casks

  4. Erin B. says:

    an early version of the grabber…

  5. Bill Hayden says:

    Plumbers nut wrench

  6. Will B. says:

    some sort of clamp

  7. uholt says:

    opener for barrels/casks of wine

  8. Glenn A. says:

    Might not be the most effective use for it but I could definitely open a beer bottle with this.

  9. Ed C says:

    It looks like a Thing-a-ma-jig opener.

  10. Tenille F. says:

    It's used to apply & remove horseshoes?!

  11. ramble1 says:

    early model beer bottle opener

  12. Anna says:

    used to open bottle caps

  13. Deb says:

    A mystery tool for taking up space in the tool bench.

  14. Michael Graves says:

    staple bender

  15. Rick says:

    Bottle cap sealer

  16. Rick says:

    I'm thinking Josh is onto something here. I'm gonna go with bottle capper (or cork inserter if bottling wine)

  17. Ray says:

    some kind of wrench

  18. Charles Alexander says:

    This is some kind of wrench.

  19. Richard says:

    no idea!

  20. Michele says:

    removing bricks or cement pad

  21. Gloria says:

    I have no idea!

  22. smac says:

    I'm stumped!

  23. jegrdo says:

    You got me with this tool.

  24. DSN says:

    for carrying large blocks of ice

  25. Ken says:

    Tooth puller!


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