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. KELLY C says:


  2. Judy says:

    a tool to remove horseshoe nails if one needed repaired or remove all nails so new shoe could be put on. Got my info from a old horse. :)

  3. 28kelly says:

    the original hammer drill

  4. gatormomx2 says:

    Used by farriers to clean horses hooves.

  5. Dawn says:


  6. Wayne says:

    It's a leftkowitz file…

  7. Deena Cody says:

    a keg tool

  8. Gary says:

    old cork screw

  9. sharron says:

    to seal caps on glass bottles

  10. andrew says:

    can opener

  11. felicia says:

    can opener

  12. Dominic says:

    Its a tool for pulling nail from cork screws.

  13. carol says:

    steady or turn large pipes

  14. Lindsey says:

    I think its a black smith tool used to shape the metal

  15. Blue Lady says:

    19th C Ebony Mechanised Dental Tooth Key
    Here is the link with pictures:

  16. Stan J says:

    A Dentist tooth extractor

  17. Blue Lady says:

    floormatt6 is the winner: HE GOT IT RIGHT:
    Here is the link, see 4th picture down

  18. Robert Abramson says:

    It's a barrel plug remover

  19. Michael485 says:

    cap sealer

  20. Angelina says:

    looks like some type of shoe horn

  21. Blue Lady says:

    George, I think you are more right than I am, it might just be used to remove horseshoes. Thanks

  22. Blue Lady says:

    Wine sealer

  23. George says:

    Used to remove horseshoes.

  24. G-Man says:

    Wine sealer

  25. Harvey says:

    Used to seal bottle caps


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