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. Tom Bruce says:

    It does look like some kind of plug puller and installer

  2. cliff says:

    it is a wrench of some kind, i believe a sink wrench.

  3. Larry says:

    cable streacher

  4. matt says:

    i have no clue

  5. Patti R says:

    It looks like a tool used to install carpeting.

  6. Vince says:

    A guage glass cutter used for cutting thr gsuge glasss on a boiler to the proper lenght , each boiler was differrent and it gave you and eye into the closed sstem.

  7. John Backovsky says:

    Well if you look back You will see my comments and that is what I think about that and I just am not going to change my mind.

  8. Linda Lauer says:

    To pull plugs out of winw barrels.

  9. BARBARA says:


  10. 1joyce says:

    Great looking tool

  11. themugster says:

    That's a toothkey!

  12. martha says:

    used on horses hoofs

  13. Momma d says:

    Looks like a tool to hammer wooden crates closed or to open them with the hook

  14. Sharon says:

    Have no idea……

  15. kathleenl gentry says:

    have no idea but it is cool

  16. CL Wu says:

    19th C Ebony Mechanised Dental Tooth Key

  17. Albert says:

    Used by roofer

  18. george says:

    barrel tool

  19. Trudie says:

    was it used for some kind of canning/bottling procedure?

  20. Laura says:

    deshoeing horses

  21. melanie stir says:

    Used to carry cement blocks

  22. Bob says:

    Ring Cutter

  23. Amos says:

    Bottle Opener.

  24. George Graubner says:

    Something to use to carry stuff.

  25. cheryl asher says:

    Iy sure is an interesting too; . It looks like one end taps things in yo the space while the other holds it and the back end splits? Masonry tool perhaps?


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