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. Cathy Spohn says:

    pelt stretcher

  2. kathy fluta says:

    thooth puller

  3. Gale says:

    Don't know

  4. Susan Brothers says:

    This is an old fashioned plane (Or planer) for smoothing a wood surface. It is angled so it is comfortable to glide along the wood and the handle allows it to soften or intensify the effect. (like in sandpapering)

  5. Cheryll says:

    looks like it is to pull something??

  6. Amy says:

    I'm at a lost

  7. ungawhaa says:

    yes a wine bottle operner and clofer

  8. gail says:

    A saddle.

  9. gail says:

    A pony.

  10. gail says:

    A vacuum cleaner.

  11. Betty Hobbs says:

    shoe or boot remover

  12. g snell says:

    opens wine bottles

  13. JoAnn says:

    cork screw remover

  14. Jim Mullen says:

    Water main shut off tool.

  15. Cynthia Salyer says:

    Used for turning off water valves.

  16. Cynthia Salyer says:

    Calf Puller :-)

  17. Alice Ross says:

    Tools are nice around the house and I know I could use it. These tools look real nice.

  18. Tom says:

    To remove plugs from wooden barrels

  19. james wuori says:

    something my grandfather would have used to open lids on canning jars

  20. BigRan1 says:

    looks like a tire seperator

  21. s19l74m says:

    Looks like an old "wrench" that you clamp down on and use the handle to help twist off the bolts.

  22. Jason says:

    It could be used to help me finish my basement… hopefully…

  23. [...] Toolsday, we posted a photo of a metal gadget with a wooden handle and asked you to tell us what it is used for.  Popular answers included bottle opener, a [...]

  24. isis sample says:

    Ooooo very cool!!

  25. Jake says:

    It looks to be some type of pipe wrench.


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