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. John J. says:

    Maybe it's an antique bottle opener.

  2. S. Wolf Britain says:

    Removing horseshoes?

  3. elite324 says:

    Bottle opener

  4. saul b says:

    Looks like a tooth remover

  5. BIG JOB BOB says:

    sink wrench

  6. makeroom says:

    Dental key used to extract teeth. Ouch!

  7. Carmel j says:

    To take out nails

  8. Donald Poole says:

    Bottle opener.

  9. Patty D says:

    It looks like something you would use to an ingrown toenail

  10. kelley says:

    hammer on bottle tops

  11. kelley says:

    lid sealer

  12. Roxanne Landmann says:

    Gee, I'm going to have to do some research on this one.

  13. nicolette says:

    tooth extracter with a mirror attached

  14. LaVal Houskeeper says:

    To pull ring from an auto.

  15. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    I'd say a tooth extractor

  16. Hailem says:

    It's an apple peeler

  17. Tiffany says:

    Ice block carrier

  18. June Pearson says:

    a nail puller

  19. thebobW says:

    For removing the plugs from barrels or casks and tapping the seal back in.

  20. saminder gumer says:

    looks like a tool to remove teeth or big nails stuck in a wall.

  21. terry says:

    dental tool

  22. Greg says:

    plumbing tool

  23. Robert Olinger says:

    Old wooden barrel cork remover.

  24. tedtindy says:

    antique can opener

  25. Emmilia G. says:

    Not sure… a doohickey….has a hammer and tongs? and something else. all around handy tool.


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