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. Mike says:

    This could be a shoemakers tool..

  2. Don Shoup says:

    a tool to pull up wood flooring and then use the hammer part to put down the new flooring

  3. Rick says:

    some kind of antique opener

  4. mose says:

    A fancy gumball cutter.

  5. Danny M. says:

    Faucet tool.

  6. Tim O says:

    It looks like it hooks on and then from the shape of the handle you would either turn it or pull it. I'm going to guess some form of valve reclaiming tool.

  7. Denis says:

    used to cane furniture

  8. John Backovsky says:

    I Havennt seen one of these in over 40 years and that was at a Vineyard in Madison OH. It was in the barn where the farmer would ferment the grapes for his own consumption. The grapes were mostly sold to Welches for juice and jelly. But the tool in question looks like what the farmer used to remove and reinsert the cork in the barrel without damaging the cork.

  9. John Wilimczyk says:

    I dunno pull large wooden pins

  10. Adrienne B says:

    Bottle opener of some kind

  11. Richard says:

    its an under the sink plumbers wrench

  12. Jerry says:

    Looks like an old under sink wrench

  13. John says:

    Is it an old Basin Wrench???

  14. bontai Joe says:

    I'm gonna say it is a castration tool for livestock.

  15. Jan Thomas says:

    A tool of some kind

  16. Jimmy says:

    Tool for working leather

  17. yeooslrac says:

    Still don't know what it is

  18. Kristy W says:

    I would say for hammering ice or picking/digging into ice

  19. selena says:

    The black part looks like the handels, some type of pipe bender?!



  21. vandyvirg says:

    I think it looks like a cold knife. I've seen this tool used to remove windshields on vehicles. Or something just like it

  22. David says:

    It looks like a cobblers tool for shoes.

  23. karen g says:

    i'm going with the wine bottle opener too!

  24. Mary says:

    No guess.

  25. LISA says:

    Could it be an old time can opener…haha!


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