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. kckcogan says:

    install fastners

  2. Nancy B. says:

    for trimming the end off of a cigar

  3. edd says:

    copy guide for a lathe.

  4. mose says:

    A dowel creater.

  5. June Pearson says:

    open pickle barrels

  6. Laurie says:

    Tool to lay hardwood floor

  7. Larry G. says:

    Vegetable peeler.

  8. Laurie says:

    Tool to lay hardwood floors

  9. Laurie says:

    Tool to lay hardwood floors

  10. jimjr3rd says:

    bottle crimper

  11. jennifer f says:

    dental tool

  12. liz says:

    no idea

  13. Cheryl says:

    I think it is a can opener

  14. Silverfoxx1956 says:

    My last post is incorrect. After doing research I found the exact tool online. This is the correct answer.

    An unusual dental key with an ingenious handle mechanism. Pressure on the metal lever over the handle causes the clasp to rotate the hinged claw against the bolster.

    This allows the clasp to secure the root of the tooth without needing to rotate the tooth key. The handle is elevated by a steel spring which keeps the clasp extended in the resting position. The handle is made from rosewood and has an ivory inset on one side for orientation. Unsigned but high build quality and an extremely rare dental instrument, of French origin.

  15. david says:

    basin wrench

    • Silverfoxx1956 says:

      That's what I thought at first also. But I did research and it is a dental tool for tooth extraction. 1850's French.


  16. vicky says:

    pulls nails

  17. DJDS says:

    To hammer fast..

  18. momof022010 says:

    My husband thinks it is for cutting threads in wood?

  19. Mary says:

    No clue.

  20. DaFoxx says:

    Basin wrench

  21. Victokirsh says:

    I guess hoof trimmer.

  22. donnag013 says:

    I think that is used to cut thick wires

  23. mnienhu001 says:

    Is it to open paint cans??

  24. plosie says:

    no idea

  25. Tracy says:

    Looks like a corkscrew of some kind.


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