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. Ronnie says:

    a bunghole opener/puller for wooden barrels

  2. Bill says:

    Wine botle opener

  3. mjnold says:

    It's gotta be a shoe stretcher.

  4. A. Martin says:

    a faucet wrench

  5. ana larose-smith says:

    We justed rented a hammer drill and used to drill hole in a sound wall for trellising a vine. Worked great!!! I would like to own one some day.

  6. Susan R says:

    An odd looking tool!

  7. denis says:

    bottle opener

  8. Bob KC says:

    a blacksmith tool

  9. terrim says:

    a tool used for building wine barrels.

  10. tiffany says:

    An old hoof trimmer???

  11. Kamrud says:

    An early wrench for reaching tight places.

  12. Linda S says:

    not sure, possibly a bottle or jar opener

  13. idaholady55 says:

    to carry a cement block

  14. Audrey says:

    Pipe cutter

  15. Miranda Richardson says:

    I am going to guess that it either will help carry something or seal something! For example, maybe close off another piece of metal tubing?

  16. C Maxwell says:

    Sink wrench

  17. Karen M says:

    A toe nail clipper!

  18. James says:

    I think it was used as a way to torture people by snipping off fingers one at a time!

  19. pat says:

    nail puller

  20. Robert S says:

    A basin wrench used by plumbers.

  21. kpc says:

    old time dentist tool tooth remover

  22. BEN says:

    To space concrete blocks?

  23. Mary says:

    no idea

  24. Michele D. says:

    An old fashioned tool to remove a bottle cap off a glass bottle.


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