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. Ron Boring says:

    Look like some kind of a nail puller. Maybe a horse shoe nail puller?

  2. Penny says:

    an embosser

  3. gatortrojan says:

    Removing railroad spikes.

  4. TheDoodler says:

    Horseshoe remover!!!

  5. Blue Sue says:

    railroad tie nail remover.

  6. haslem says:

    It's a hair curling iron

  7. Margo says:

    Something for cutting pipe? I don't know…and for the people that commented on "shoeing horses" I'm 100% positive it's not for that.

  8. rgmk says:

    Well here we go again, another tool to drive us crazy.! Again

  9. Linda says:

    Tooth Key OwOwOw! The claw at the end of the shaft was designed to grasp the infected tooth as the tool was rotated to loosen the tooth.

  10. Pamela Boone says:

    Plugging Tires?

  11. Kayla says:

    Basin Wrench

  12. Barry says:

    antique dental tool to remove (extract) a tooth

  13. Courtney says:

    It looks like it's used to lift up something heavy.

  14. Saralvd says:

    Fabric smoother

  15. Christopher Jones says:

    Bottle capper

  16. rono says:

    you need a horse to use this

  17. jason hatfield says:

    a tool used to install glass or windshields is my guess.

  18. My fair lady says:

    Looks like a handle of some kind

  19. Tina says:

    maybe some kinda of a press that you can heat up with a grabber at the end.

  20. Dradz says:

    Tooth Extractor OwOwOw!

  21. Mary says:

    Used to open barrels.

  22. Frank Polgar says:

    early hacksaw

  23. Sylv1anne says:

    To open kegs/casks

  24. Bob Bates says:

    it's a civil war era field surgeon's tool

  25. Dr. Phil says:

    bottle capper


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