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. gail says:

    A jaccuzi.

  2. Chip says:

    A nail puller

  3. gottaweighin says:

    its a hammer that's a drill
    and its portable…that's a thrill

  4. Wayne Hicks says:

    bottle cap clamp

  5. Theresa says:

    Used for shoeing tiny unicorns

  6. nancy lamar says:

    it is used for tying wire

  7. Candace says:

    Maybe a pipe cutting tool? I know the hammer drill will come in handy when we try to rebuild our shed!

  8. Carol says:

    pipe stretcher…obviously I'm not a handyman, but my husband is!

  9. ANNETTE says:

    It's a nail puller

  10. Bob G. says:

    Some sort of dentist tool.

  11. SQUEEZE says:

    looks like an old basin wrench

  12. tracy says:

    Is it to cut Pipe ..?

  13. mell says:

    3 in one tool….hammer, crowbar, screwdriver

  14. yeooslrac says:

    Cannot identify

  15. Tom M. says:

    Chinese cork screw.

  16. Jerit B says:

    It removes the tracking device from your skull like in total recal

  17. thepittsmn says:

    Bottle opener

  18. john oconnor says:

    tool that is used to release the valve controlling pneumatic fluid levels.

  19. Angel says:

    Love that drill!! Could use it fixing my patio!,

  20. Carol says:

    a sink wrench

  21. Vita W says:

    Looks like a cork screw or some type of bottle opener

  22. Mark says:

    How about a curling iron

  23. maureen says:

    for horses when putting on shoes

  24. Tom Bruce says:

    pipe puller

  25. Lanis says:

    to remove plugs, lids from sealed canisters? or, to pull a spring to tight position as it has notches on the curved part.


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