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. vewman says:

    Under the sink wrench

  2. John Hamilton says:

    Wine bottle opener

  3. david french says:

    l'll go with, nut wrench

  4. pigeonhill says:

    a wrench

  5. roger harrison says:

    bottle capper.

  6. GErickson says:

    Old dentist tool?

  7. Jac says:

    Special kind of hammer?

  8. Matt says:

    Our guess is a bolt fastener for tight spaces

  9. Donald H says:


  10. Eileen Damon says:

    This is used for installing decking.

  11. nettie says:

    A tool to carry logs or bricks?

  12. idaholady55 says:

    altho I really like a THING – A – MA- JIG LOL

  13. idaholady55 says:

    fruit pitter..

  14. dnormajean says:

    looks like an early hammer

  15. richard says:

    To remove plugs

  16. debbie says:

    It clamps down on objects so you can carry them

  17. Holly says:

    bottle cap opener

  18. Suem says:

    nail puller

  19. Robert says:

    Garbage disposal repair tool! :D

  20. Laura says:

    A dental surgery instrument

  21. Tom says:

    The object has dual functions. It is a bottle capper for home brewed beer and a deluxe cork screw

  22. Barbara P says:

    A hole digger for planting

  23. don says:

    auto body hammer

  24. camibroad says:

    It looks like something that would unscrew something??

  25. uholt says:

    its to pull the cork out of wine barrels or casks


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