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. Teri says:

    I will say a bottle capper

  2. bambam306 says:


  3. Maxine says:

    To lay carpet.

  4. Willa Luthi says:

    This is used in the making of leather cowboy boots.

  5. Rachael says:

    I think it is a jar lid opener.

  6. almck says:

    Looks like a water shut off/on wrench.

  7. Kevin says:

    Its a tool to reset someone's knee, nah I have no idea??

  8. Demand313 says:

    It's a mid evil tooth pulling device!

  9. greeneyes says:

    this tool looks like it is for turning a small round object, so I have to guess its a bottle opener of some sort, or it may remove a wooden peg…

  10. Mike says:

    Its a brain puller that morticians use to remove the brain (through the nose) before embalming.

  11. librarypat says:

    I have seen one, but for the life of me can't remember what it was.

  12. Fernando Viveros says:

    wine bottle opener

  13. biessy says:

    Keg cork remover

  14. Brenda Herd says:

    a basin wrench

  15. Eva Mack says:

    rope maker

  16. Nora says:

    i think it some kind of crimper

  17. HILDA GARCIA says:


  18. Pat says:

    Looks like a "thingamajigger" to me.

  19. Don says:

    Paint Can Opener

  20. jeff says:

    bottle capper???

  21. bill says:

    uppolstry tool

  22. john Riley says:

    My dentist stills uses one of's a tooth puller. Come on Doc, a little novocain next time …PLEASE !!!

  23. joseph says:

    jar lid opener

  24. joann says:

    sink wrench maybe

  25. terry says:

    bottle capper


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