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. Dan Larson says:

    wine bottle opener!

  2. azkodiac says:

    bottle opener

  3. Sue Lowry Hare says:

    I think it is an old dentist tool to remove or work on teeth.

  4. Laurel T. says:

    A wood shaver??

  5. Dom says:

    Used to cut ice

  6. Joseph Hare says:

    An antique dental tool – oh my!

  7. Michael Bird says:

    it's an old masonry hole tool.

  8. Olivia says:

    This tool is an oldie bottle opener.

  9. Dinonut says:

    It's a good old-fashioned conundrum.

  10. A C Hander says:

    rim-opener, something quite large

  11. Duane says:

    a portable bottle capper

  12. Barry says:

    Thing-a-ma-jig opener
    Best answer is used to remover remove Horseshoe nails

  13. Linda says:

    Thing-a-ma-jig opener
    Best answer is used to open and then reseal a wooden barrel for the fermintation. The semi circle paddle to lift the cork without damage, and help to slide the cork back in without damage.

  14. Kenneth Motheral says:

    This is a very early nut cracker

  15. Dave says:

    I believe that it is an under sink wrench

  16. lari says:

    An opener of some sort.

  17. Terry says:

    no clue this week

  18. Hurley says:

    It's a dental tool, a tooth key.

  19. nhkiwi says:

    really cool bottle opener…

  20. Scott Winner says:

    Bottle capper

  21. jeff hirsch says:

    I was just at the dentist today and I'm sure glad I didn't live in the era when a dentist used this tool.

  22. MikeA says:

    bottle or jar sealer

  23. Herm Lamb says:

    paint can opener & closer

  24. Kellie says:

    Cork Screw with Champagne gripper

  25. haslem says:

    it's a hair curler


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