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. Heath says:

    Stone sort of barrel cork remover

  2. Valley Girl says:

    It looks like an old fashion staple remover.

  3. AllanC says:

    basin wrench

  4. philip halter says:

    maybe to pull out teeth

  5. liz says:

    not sure

  6. GCE says:

    Tooth extractor

  7. Caitlin S says:

    A wood clamp. For holding parts down…?

  8. Juan Muniz says:

    Instrument used by dentist.

  9. John Hamilton says:

    a device 4 a little of this & that

  10. cathy denn says:

    Cleaning and replaceing horse shoes.

  11. Jim Noreus says:

    Bung extractor

  12. Jerry Duggan says:

    My first impression is that it is a wine bottle cork screw

  13. Jodie says:

    I think you hold the wooden handle & twist the curved metal piece into a block of ice to hold it. (Another such tool would be required for the other side of the block of ice.)

  14. melissa k says:

    It could be used to cut the end off wooden spools.

  15. keithc says:

    something to be used on a bottle

  16. Sue Boone says:

    It looks as if the end could be used as a wrench of some sort…….other than used as a hammer at the other end and maybe a tool to pry something as in refinishing a chest…..I really tried!!!!!

  17. Marlene Harrison says:

    I think this is a tool used to make round holes for pegs or to make the pegs for the round hole. LOL

  18. cynthia m says:

    Shoe widener

  19. bob says:

    top popper

  20. Kyle says:

    Service wrench for water lines sinks?

  21. debaliz1 says:

    it is a tool to open a type of container

  22. bigcountrypsk says:

    Tooth extractor

  23. debaliz1 says:

    i think that it is a tool that sticks into something and you turn the handle to get whatever is in there out!

  24. mcnallcw says:

    does it pull out nails?

  25. joyce says:

    looks like a basin wrench to me


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