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. virginia says:

    milk bottle opener

  2. Lucky says:

    Looks to me like something that would be used to open kegs of some sort.

  3. Zirtnin says:

    It looks like a dental key to me. It is used to remove teeth. I prefer to go to the dentist down the street!

    Have a nice day!!

  4. Gary says:

    Wine Opener

  5. Still says:

    Looks like it's used to hand drill a hole in wood

  6. Elliott E says:

    Opens wooden kegs

  7. Tammy Bowen says:

    Looks like it opens and locks down on something and maybe pulls. Got me!

  8. JUAN says:

    19th C Ebony Mechanised Dental Tooth Key

  9. Kenneth Rhoads says:

    plug remover

  10. Matthew says:

    plumbing wrench.

  11. Matt says:

    Wrench used for plumming under the sink

  12. Tabetha says:

    Under the sink wrench.

  13. Glen C says:

    dental work item

  14. TheresaM says:

    I guess I'll go with some kind of bottle capper

  15. BEV MACKIN says:


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  17. John Crowdis says:

    Nail puller

  18. AliB says:

    I don't know why my mind went to my younger days , but the first thing that came to mind was a outside water meter tool. Maybe because of the handle {;) Oh well , guys, I 've got to guess right some day ~ lol

  19. kjgroberts says:

    Is it some type of old hammer

  20. Doug says:

    Looks like a plumber's wrench to me!

  21. Sandy says:

    Peg trimmer.

  22. Lisa says:

    basin wrench

  23. Harvey says:

    bottle cap sealer or installer

  24. Doreen I says:

    nut cracker!

  25. Michelle S says:

    This looks like an instrument used to pull teeth. Can you say "YEAH!!" for advancing technology and novocaine. LOL


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