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. Tatiana Bartlett says:

    I have no idea…I first thought wine opener but it would sure suck to have to use that thing to open up a bottle!

  2. Ron Castleberry says:

    I have no idea.

  3. Sam says:

    Pulling plugs from barrels

  4. ccckk says:

    under the sink wrench

  5. howisitnow says:

    It's for ear piecing. You put the stud in the groove. Then PULL !!

  6. Sally L. says:

    Something from Star Treck?

  7. Tina says:

    I think this might be a tooth extractor, as some have suggested.

  8. smww33 says:

    I really don't know but maybe something to help shoe a horse

  9. Tina says:

    I this this might be a tooth extractor as some have suggested.

  10. David says:

    googled it – it was a tooth key from the 18th century

  11. Jack says:

    Horseshoe puller

  12. Jesse says:

    bottle cap capper/sealer

  13. G Baerenwald says:

    I would use it as an extended hand grabber or a big zit popper for someone with really bad acne

  14. Cheree says:

    tire tool

  15. Linda says:

    It is designed to carry and clean a large fish

  16. Kat F says:

    This tool would be used to drill into concrete, masonry and block walls or similar material.

  17. karen stevens says:

    nut cracker

  18. dusty says:

    i think i saw john wayne shoe a horse with one of those once in a movie….i guess

  19. Jim Noreus says:


  20. Gladys says:

    Have no idea but would love to know!

  21. Marguerita Lance says:

    grip plyers

  22. Tony says:

    a tooth extractor

  23. sdivita says:

    looks like an old multi-tool. Hammer, wrench, clamp.

  24. Cynthia Salyer says:

    Old fashioned tire pump without the hose

  25. Collette says:

    To carry heavy blocks


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