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. Wendy says:

    I don't know what it was used for, maybe a tool for making shoes or repairing shoes.

  2. Jonathan says:

    I think its a surgical clamp of some sorts

  3. John says:

    bung wrench

  4. Andy Fralix says:

    It is a special tool to change plasma jets in an antique FTL starship drive. In other words, I haven't a clue.

  5. Ed S. says:

    A [scary] dentist tool of some sort.

  6. Tracey L. says:

    It's used to tighten screws and bolts, an old fashioned torque wrench.

    Pick me please, I'm a woman in need of some power tools around the house for my many DIY projects. :-)

  7. Laura says:

    One of the first 3-in-1 tools. It can hammer, work as a wedge, and pull nails out.

  8. Lacey says:

    it is used to complete my list of tools in my tool box.

  9. Anita says:


  10. Juan Muniz says:

    That looks like basin wrench.

  11. GTRSLNGR says:


  12. Joe A says:

    An old Barber's tool!

  13. cynthia says:

    tongue depressor

  14. Steve says:

    Hand pipe wrench

  15. Ben Horton says:

    A stopper puller

  16. george says:

    barrel lid opener

  17. Marcia says:

    It's an auger for opening a hole in wood.

  18. Mike S says:

    Old dental tool?

  19. byron says:

    the firest bottle cap instaler

  20. gspice2315 says:

    a bottle opener. some awesome guesses on here. cracking me up.

  21. fjh3566 says:

    Used to seal drums or barrels.

  22. Ed A says:

    reminds me of a barrel opener

  23. janet B says:

    It's a wine bottle opener from long ago!

  24. Brian N says:

    I'll go with Pipe scraper

  25. stan says:

    A old wine bottle opener [ A press]


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