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. Sue Walker says:

    Well all I know is it is a tool I do not have.

  2. SusuF says:

    under sink wrench

  3. wendy says:

    a whatchamacallit

  4. Debbie Tafoya says:

    an old fashion can opener.

  5. Dianne says:

    a faucet wrench

  6. Beth says:

    Blacksmith tool

  7. mark says:

    Horse shoer

  8. Brad says:

    To remove railroad spikes

  9. Catharine R says:

    Jar opener?

  10. June says:

    bottle capper

  11. Nancy Gilley says:

    Screw or small pipe cutter

  12. jennifer says:

    going with a sink wrech

  13. Lena635 says:

    this is an old fashioned ice tong for handling large blocks of ice.

  14. cindy den says:

    opens wine bottles

  15. BillH45 says:

    a puller of small gears from their shaft

  16. Randy says:

    It is a shoe stretcher

  17. gail says:

    A monkey.

  18. gail says:

    A monke.y

  19. Jim says:

    Used to carry a brick stack?

  20. gail says:

    A unicycle.

  21. Sonshine says:

    the wooden roller is for you to put your foot on and massages it. Other thing? to lift something off of something! Maybe to take hardwood floor old or destroyed pieces?

  22. ana larose-smith says:

    It could be used to drill screws into really hard surfaces.

  23. Sadie says:

    A Latch/Hinge Remover

  24. Amiable Amy says:

    I am pitite so; this hammer drill is a handy tool to fix my back porch door … It's hanging loose.

  25. Stefany Hill says:

    This is a plumbing tool used to tighting the supply lines under the sink..there have been many times I wish I had one


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