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. Suzanna says:

    I think it is an under the sink wrench

  2. Tammy Critchlow says:

    It is a… Ok I have no idea:)

  3. Sylvia says:

    Antique milk bottle capper (the foil seal on milk bottles)

  4. Gretchen says:

    Wine opener!

  5. Mara says:

    - I Could Really Use That. !

  6. Barbara says:

    I gotta go with it being used to remove a tight cap of sorts . Opens, clamps down and you twist and off it comes!

  7. Mark R says:

    Old offset plumbing wrench

  8. Gary C says:

    Used to open bottles of wine.

  9. lisa says:

    A bottle capper.

  10. Thomas Hicks says:

    looks like a wine bottle opener

  11. John F Walker says:

    A barrel-cask tool

  12. Clark says:

    A bottle opener?

  13. Eugene Patoka says:

    wine barrel cork puller

  14. Rob says:

    Old Dental Tooth Extractor

  15. JimM1953 says:

    It looks almost exactly like an old dental extraction tool I saw once.

  16. JanetDunn says:

    My grandfather was a carpenter in the early 1900,s. If they would have had TV back then it would have been the new hot Christmas item for men. A hammer, wrench, and an anvil all in one.It may have been marketed with other abilities. But, I do know for sure I would love to have the Hammer/Drill because I can,t hit the head of any nail. I just hit my thumb.

  17. SALLEN6366 says:


  18. Abra says:

    No idea. But I want the hammer drill. LOL

  19. Jonathan Aldeghi says:

    Shoe stretcher.

  20. rono says:

    horse shodding tool

  21. Steven Blaser says:

    It is a toenail clipper for those hard to cut nails.

  22. Bill says:

    tool to lift a man hole cover

  23. Karen O says:

    Use to remove a tire from a rim

  24. Wayne says:


  25. karen says:

    tool used to remove a horse's shoe


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