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. elaine says:

    a car fixing thingy

  2. jrhotonjr says:

    I think it is something to repair shoes or boots with

  3. chrl09 says:

    I'm thinking shoe horn :)

  4. Joe Brown says:

    Horseshoe nail puller

  5. KevinW says:

    that's the bottle cap opener 3000

  6. Jayme says:

    My husband just got a job at a church that needs a lot of work on the parsonage! He actually requested one of these, I hope we win!!!

  7. Jeny Brooks says:

    A tool to carry ice with? I have a hard enough time with identifying stuff that is used today!

  8. Mgottrocks says:

    Looks like a wrench

  9. Eric says:

    Old tooth extractor. Ouch!

  10. Steger says:

    Old-school tool used by pipe-fitters to cut, bend, score piping for plumbing.

  11. Chris Smith says:

    it looks like you slide the skinny part by the wall and use it to pull carpet back and pull it up using the handle part to remove old carpet.

  12. Ken says:

    For shoeing horses

  13. chris s says:

    I'm guessing a bottle opener.

  14. Sunshine says:

    Welding rod holder ,( hold the rod while welding.. )

  15. lee says:

    nail puller

  16. michele says:

    its a old school dental tool

  17. JJMAGNOLIA says:

    Horseshoe Tool

  18. Nicole Sullivan says:

    Old fashion Nail puller, maybe HUMMMMM

  19. Amelia says:

    some type of clamp

  20. Jaimee says:

    Can Opener

  21. Big John says:

    IT's a gripping tool to retrieve broken pipe.

  22. Dan says:

    Potable tool support

  23. Jordan says:

    It's used to remove stripped screws and broken nails…

  24. LDR says:

    A vegetable peeler.

  25. harleyfire says:



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