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. Marlo says:

    it looks painful

  2. cetruex says:

    plumbing handtool

  3. djvasseur says:

    I think it's used when you are attempting to screw into masonry, when you need a little extra kick.

  4. stanj says:

    some type of bottle opener

  5. jmurphy9077 says:

    I would use it to drill into my basement walls when i start my remodeling project. I could really use this to get started.

  6. Joshua says:

    I believe that's an old dental extractor

  7. Daniel says:

    bottle cap sealer

  8. Wilzard1 says:

    It's called a Basin Wrench:
    When working on an old wall-mounted basin (and some current ones), it is almost impossible to loosen or tighten the water supply pipes at the bottom of the faucet, or the mounting nuts that hold the faucet in place. The compression nuts under the sink are recessed several inches and usually had about 1" of clearance between the basin & the wall, leaving little room for a wrench. Most kitchen faucets have the same problem.
    When you squeeze the handle, the 'hook' at the right end rotates to clamp the sink nuts against the body of the wrench.. The hook only clamps well in one direction, the wrench pictured appears to only tighten nuts — unless you can take it apart so the hook can be reversed.
    I use a more modern basin wrench, & the entire head & hook just flip over to change direction.

  9. Caleb says:

    Antique glass bottle sealer…?

  10. sandy says:

    it looks like an old school clamp to hold things/ with a hammer….

  11. sandy says:

    I Want It!

  12. janice mceachern says:

    I think a tool to pull nails

  13. jts9107 says:

    could be an old pipe threader

  14. joinmyteam1 says:

    I am gong to agree with the bottle opener.

  15. Picky Reader says:

    OMG – It's a tooth puller! No?

  16. Teri says:

    Bottle capper

  17. pepperpolly says:

    Wild guess…a nail puller.

  18. Keith says:

    pipe threader

  19. Julie E says:

    Can opener

  20. Merlyn says:

    It's some sort of clamp.

  21. Kay says:

    It looks like a pulley of some type. Possibly for pulling rope.

  22. Picky Reader says:

    I am thinking it's an opener of some sort…bottles? Wine?

  23. rick tello says:

    tool to remove cork closure from wine barrels???

  24. Cathy Joseph says:

    Clearly this is a boot lacer.

  25. DeboraC says:

    Keg Opener


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