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. Herm Lamb says:

    paint can opener & sealer

  2. J Frazier says:

    I think it is used for sink plumbing but then that is why I need DIY Books & Shows.

  3. Stefanie says:

    It's a cinder block grabber!

  4. Murry says:

    Old bottle opener

  5. wendy madru says:

    Looks like maybe used to put Rivets in Blue Jeans?

  6. msmimi6x says:

    Really no clue…but guess some kind of press.

  7. Cisco S. says:

    Metal pipe cutter

  8. Tony says:

    19th century dental tooth key

  9. Alex McDonald says:

    Tool for pulling teeth.

  10. joe says:

    Used for bending copper tubing.

  11. June Pearson says:

    some kind of opener

  12. Kathryn says:

    It looks like a bottle cap remover.

  13. latisha m. says:

    this is used as vice & hammering

  14. chris wade says:

    Basin or faucet wrench

  15. Arlena Thomas says:

    to open something

  16. Tarik says:

    Basin wrench

  17. Wayne says:

    Wine bottle cork puller

  18. Rachel O. says:

    This tool is used to make holes on concrete, metal, wooden walls

  19. rickey rock says:

    Tool for cleaning out shoes on horses

  20. sharon z says:

    an old contraption used to remove nails

  21. Debra B says:

    It looks like a tool to remove horse shoes from horses.

  22. mattnneb says:

    pipe bender???

  23. Mark C. says:

    Wine bottle cork puller

  24. leo says:

    a curling iron for horses tails

  25. jeanne conner says:

    this is for sure a Zombie killer..


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