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. kmkalicki says:

    Horse farrier's tool

  2. Donna says:

    used to cut pipe

  3. elaine says:

    something to do with a car

  4. Charles Moore says:

    horse shoe remover

  5. nanee2many says:

    I could have used this yesterday on a volunteer project as a nail puller!

  6. Wade says:

    This tool looks to me like wallpaper border roll holder.

  7. Lisa says:

    Antique hand drill

  8. Brandie says:

    Hmmm.. I would say it looks like a pipe bender.

  9. Sally says:

    Pipe bender

  10. MaryBeth61 says:

    It looks like it could be used to pull nails out of something way back in the day. If not that then maybe something used by builders for marking something, doesn't really look like it could carry anything……….

  11. Dryfire says:

    It's a hoof pick

  12. Art says:

    old undersink wrench

  13. Paul says:

    hammer and nail puller

  14. denise clarke says:

    used to install or remove wood flooring

  15. Alex McDonald says:

    used to pull teeth

  16. riyankga says:

    It's a wrench…..could use to fit down a toilet tank and unscrew a fitting.

  17. Ruth says:

    Wrench of some sort

  18. Clyde says:

    Looks like you could do dental work with it, ouch !

  19. Randy says:

    pipe crimper

  20. Marie says:

    Pipe wrench

  21. Nancy Mitchell says:

    Lockset puller

  22. j eng says:

    too to emboss leather

  23. Linda says:

    The dental key is an instrument that was used in dentistry to extract diseased teeth. Before the era of antibiotics, dental extraction was often the method of choice to treat dental infections, and extraction instruments date back several centuries.

  24. Barry says:

    The dental key, (also known as Clef de Garengeot, Fothergill-Key, English-Key, Dimppel Extractor or Tooth Key) was first mentioned in Alexander Monro's Medical Essays and Observations in 1742, but had probably been in use since around 1730. It remained popular into the 20th century when it was replaced by the more modern forceps.

  25. gail says:

    A dog whistle.


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