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. Melanie Plum says:

    ole timey can opener

  2. Chuck Havel says:

    Looks like something that could be used to pull plugs out of wood barrels,,,,

  3. Beth Peacock says:

    Its an antique shoe horn??? LOL

  4. farmer11 says:

    hair curler

  5. ButterflyHome says:

    I think it is used To loosen nuts

  6. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Milk bottle lifter for old fashioned milk men. Really have no idea.

  7. Betty Baez says:

    Some type of clamp

  8. Matthew W. says:

    used to remove carpet

  9. Karen Thurn says:

    brick carrier

  10. Jennifer says:

    Possibly an antique doorknob shaper? :)

  11. Jimmy Mac says:

    Pipe cutter

  12. greg says:

    Once again a different angle would make it more apparent as to what this tool is. Can't wait to find out what it is.

  13. favauntiejenn says:

    pipe cutter

  14. Doris says:

    I really don't have the foggiest! I'll guess it has to do with cleaning the hooves of a horse and possibly removing an old shoe.

  15. Hannah says:


  16. tacw2000 says:

    Rubber hammer & mechanical grip

  17. sue says:

    bottle opener

  18. Daniel Roth says:

    Tire tool, to take tires off of the rims. guess

  19. Steve says:

    bottle cap crimper

  20. Lynn says:

    I'm guessing a faucet wrench.

  21. Big Daddy Ferg says:

    a tool to put bottle caps on manually


  22. Elizabeth says:

    A toe nail clipper for bigfoot?

  23. fbl says:

    sink & faucet wrench

  24. Mitchell Bostian says:

    It looks like a tool to remove a plug from a barrel so you can put in a spigot to get the liquid out.

  25. bryce says:

    its a tool to pull teeth


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