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. mickey brown says:

    sink wrench

  2. Orleana B. says:

    I am not sure, but looks like a hammer of some sort.

  3. toby says:

    That would be very handy to have around the house!

  4. CCummings says:

    Wiring clamp

  5. Dradz says:

    Tooth Extractor Ow!

  6. Jeanette Jacobson says:

    removing plugs/corks from barrels

  7. Sarah K says:

    Looks like some sort of bottle opener

  8. Joanne says:

    Wine bottle opener

  9. Tammy W. says:

    I thinks its used as a roofing tool… one to pull up old shingles, and two to drill in the new shingles.

  10. jmattus says:

    It's not a bottle capper, there is a thin horizontal slot at the bottom of the main shaft, the screw must hold something in place once slotted. Handle is oversized, nothing back then was over sized for no reason so it had to hold something heavy or had alot of torque when working it. All conjecture, but I hate mysteries, so I hope something I said may jog someone memory.

  11. frogisgreen says:

    Looks like a nail puller?

  12. ronald armstrong says:

    old style plumbers wrench

  13. Kathy says:

    No idea.

  14. Michelle says:

    For shoeing horses

  15. dennis w says:

    don"t know

  16. Connie says:

    I'll go with Gary123X – antique tooth extractor

  17. Baithook says:

    wine barrel sealer tool

  18. Wayne Hicks says:

    bottle cap cruncher.

  19. john oconnor says:

    opens up a closed door

  20. Roger Keniston says:

    Looks like some sort of faucet wrench.

  21. billyfx says:

    For carving

  22. Kathy M says:

    It cuts a hole in the lake ice for a fishing hole.

  23. john says:

    It sure would be nice to win a new tool.this drill would be welcomed in my shed,it would be used a lot.

  24. BlackSheepViews says:

    With a piece of rope attached would be an ergo friendly way to carry my new hammer drill case!

  25. DJC729 says:

    mind bender


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