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. fred weigle III says:

    tooth puller

  2. Janice says:

    Looks like it could be used to turn a valve

  3. Ron Jeka says:

    barrel carrier

  4. Kenneth says:

    I think this would work good as a sheet metal punch. Just a good guess.

  5. Linda says:

    It looks like a "cork" puller of some kind. Wine, whiskey and/or barrels.

  6. Linwoo says:

    Looks like a corkscrew, but where is the screw part?

  7. Robert Dufrasne says:

    horseshoe remover

  8. cheryl says:

    Looks like it might be used to carry something or pick something up but I don't have a clue as to what.

  9. Bill C. says:

    I think it is used to hammer nails and pull nails!

  10. G. McCracken says:

    My husband the plumber said it looks like a basin wrench

  11. Heather Martin says:


  12. Julian Lauria says:

    It resembles th tool they used to use to carry blocks of ice back in the day when people had ice boxes. Is that what it is, and Ice Block Carrier?

  13. ormondalliance says:

    Something to do with Horse shoes

  14. care061392 says:

    To pull up the wood lats around your room on a floor that hold down your carpet???

  15. SmoknDragon says:

    Looks like a plumber's basin wrench, but I think we'll find that it was actually used to pull teeth.

  16. William Richardson says:

    It a screwsn bolts.

  17. Tim says:

    Horse hoof trimmer

  18. Madelyn says:

    Looks like a torture device for ripping off toenails!
    No practical idea…

  19. Eddie R. says:

    Used to lift swords off burning coal by blacksmith

  20. Ann King says:

    It look like the gadget the blacksmith used to pull horse shoes out of the fire after heating them.

  21. Valerie says:

    used to stretch the leather for boots

  22. Mike says:

    looks like an old tooth retractor

  23. Samantha Bassett says:

    It's a tooth key used back in the day by dentists to loosen teeth.

  24. txcoffey says:

    its a very old dentist's tooth extractor

  25. Sherry says:

    Lid puller


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