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. Joy says:

    A narrow wood peg clamp.

  2. Alex McDonald says:

    Snap ring installation tool.

  3. mary says:

    not to sure but it is a must have

  4. Sandra Gruabner says:

    keg opener

  5. George Graubner says:

    i don't know

  6. baystates says:

    A bottle corker

  7. jan says:

    a GIANT nut cracker

  8. Rob says:

    Under sink wrench

  9. Larry G, says:

    A vegetable pealer?

  10. Leo says:

    bottle cap clamp

  11. Anne says:

    For ice…when they collected ice in the winter to store for the summer

  12. Becky Losh-North says:

    Looks like it came off of the Mayflower!! I havent a clue!

  13. acehy says:

    a metal crimper

  14. Kay says:

    looks like a tool to help curl the wire on fencing staples. i could use it!

  15. peter minkel says:

    bottle cap sealer

  16. Jim says:

    cork puller

  17. Robert says:

    Looks like an old basin wrench

  18. D. Bigham says:

    hand vise/shaper?

  19. Brian says:

    It's for curling eyelashes.

  20. Alisha Ashworth says:

    Can Squisher!

  21. Lucy says:

    Seals bottle caps

  22. Kathryn V says:

    Pipe cutter

  23. Heather says:

    I believ it's some sort of pipe cutter.

  24. donald jacques says:

    a tool to help with dense children, or masonry, whichever is thougher for you.

  25. DIANE says:



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