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. Amanda says:

    Bottle Caper

  2. Brandy towler says:

    Something to do with flooring

  3. flieslow says:

    A bottle cap crimper

  4. AndrewMDA says:

    No real clue, but it could be the inside od a butter churner

  5. Justin says:

    Looks like some kind of crimper

  6. Teresa Stebbins says:

    It looks like some kind of a bottle opener

  7. gabriel ramos says:

    it is for working on horseshoes

  8. Brad P. says:

    some sort of blacksmith tool.

  9. Ripton says:

    Plough Gague

  10. 4greatkids says:

    Hmmm…Maybe some kind of nail remover???

  11. Heather says:

    For removing horse shoes.

  12. sarcophagus breath says:

    Andre the giant's toenail cleaner

  13. An old school bottle opener of some sort??

  14. Brenda Davalos says:

    antique tooth puller

  15. shelly says:


  16. jeiesee says:

    did a quick google search and it looks like an old dentist tool.

  17. Ed_W says:

    Used to bend tubing?

  18. Pappy444 says:

    Antique tool for removing cherry pits.

  19. Trista says:

    Can opener!

  20. floormatt6 says:

    It's a dental key! Used back in the day to pull out teeth! It looks more painful that if you used the Hammer Drill as a dental tool! Yikes!

  21. Moodyvega says:


  22. JOAN says:

    It looks like a cork screw.

  23. Autumn says:

    A tree branch cutter.

  24. Autumn says:

    A tree branch cutter.

  25. Denny L. says:

    cork screw


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