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. Tom M. says:

    Mouse de-horner.

  2. brenda says:

    used to open wine barrels/casts

  3. gail says:

    A horse?

  4. Dradz says:

    Tooth extractor

  5. Dan H says:

    It's used to pull carpet staples

  6. Elise says:

    Guess its not original, but I guess a wine opener as well

  7. Scott says:

    pop bottle capper

  8. Jaime says:

    It looks like a tool to punch holes in metal.

  9. Richard M says:

    Looks like a carrying device of some sort…..

  10. Keith says:

    bottle cap sealer

  11. MMT says:

    I'll go with the wine bottle opener

  12. Mary Jane Osuna says:

    an old sink wrench

  13. Jen Sorber says:

    looks like it could take out stripped screws

  14. mtchains says:

    It looks like an extractor, perhaps as some said, for wine corks or barrel bungs.

  15. Crystal Mackey says:

    Plummers wrench

  16. rmyoung49098 says:

    Nail puller

  17. Marta says:

    An old dental tool?

  18. dennis w says:

    have no idea

  19. Daniel Carlson says:

    lid opener or sealer

  20. Adina Weinstein says:

    to open a bottle of very old wine

  21. Nathan says:

    It looks like one of the old tooth extractors that dentists used to use.

  22. Andrew King says:

    old fashion bottle capper to seal a cap on a bottle

  23. Adrienne says: old fashioned bottle opener??

  24. Randy says:


  25. Tom M says:

    Does it carry big blocks of ice?


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