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. judy beeman says:

    Please, not for teeth! But, it definitely is a spreader of some kind.

  2. G Sander says:

    Looks like some kind of bottle or jar opener.

  3. Don Gabriel says:

    have no clue

  4. tom c says:

    You can't buy this any more so it does't matter.

  5. mike says:

    looks like some sort of wood working tool..maybe hand held version of what a spade bit would do

  6. sheri W. says:

    To hold a plug or bolt

  7. Sadie says:

    A Clamp Press

  8. Linda says:

    This tool is used by trades people to fix sewing machines

  9. Barry says:

    A special wrench to remove the springs on drum brakes that keep tension on brake shoes.

  10. Wolf says:

    I like the idea of a bottle cap sealer or bottle opener.

  11. lvalencia76 says:

    I have no idea I have never seen anything like it before.

  12. Shirley says:

    It looks like a combination hammer and pryor with a bottle opener.

  13. DanMan says:

    Some sort of peeler?

  14. 14boys2 says:

    old school spanner wrench?

  15. Dorothy B says:

    A tool to put bottle caps on?

  16. Gary B says:

    Something to do with the sink?

  17. Cathyh says:

    Bottle sealer.

  18. Gloria says:

    Some kind of hook to lift something

  19. sunny1 says:

    I'm guessing some type of farrier tool.

  20. Natasha F says:

    used to fix my house! :)

  21. William Stamm says:

    How about a rubber plug remover.

  22. Jerry says:

    I think it is an old fashioned (early 1900s) body and fender tool.

  23. msowen says:

    Nail Puller

  24. carolyn says:

    To carry kegs of beer, then open top

  25. rceb says:

    pipe cutter


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