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. jnr1705 says:

    A nail puller

  2. Mary says:

    no clue

  3. stephen says:

    a shoe leather stretcher.

  4. NCOLE says:


  5. Kris J says:

    A Helping Hand used to help hold the other end of items when you are working on one end.

  6. Kristi says:

    A T-Post Remover?????

  7. Kristi says:

    It looks to be used to screw in or unscrew large bolts or srcews!

  8. thepittsmn says:

    A bottle opener

  9. Allandcarr says:

    antique basin wrench

  10. dragonflyzz says:

    Maybe it's a tool to pick up a bale of hay?

  11. Christine says:

    Can smasher

  12. leytont says:

    Please don't yank my teeth. At least not with that key!

  13. gerry says:

    it looks like it is used to open paint cans.

  14. Cynthia A. Waterman says:


  15. martha says:

    used to shoe horses

  16. Kirsten says:

    it removes blocks of ice from frozen lakes?

  17. Larry says:

    a trip lever latch release cam. Ha Ha.

  18. Megan M says:

    To pull teeth!!??

  19. Ellen says:

    Wine bottle opener, for corks.

  20. Sue W. says:

    Possibly part of a tap and die kit?

  21. this will pull a tack strip up

  22. Laura R says:

    a toughie…I like the cask or wine barrell plug remover idea

  23. RoseAngel111 says:

    Does look like it could be for removing horse shoes. Totally a guess!!!

  24. John says:

    a pole or pipe cutter

  25. Jon_D says:

    It seems to be a clamp, but not sure if it is for plumbing or something else.


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