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. ffrank says:

    cabin blog is one op the best tv shows on!

  2. Beverly says:

    Valve Wrench

  3. Momi Ventura says:

    A Grinder (right-angle)

  4. Carol says:

    You slide this under a door you are either installing or taking out, step on it and it holds the door in place so you can take out the pins! ???



  6. Suzi c. says:

    I think it's an old fashioned peg for a clothes line.

  7. gail says:

    a kitty cat.

  8. gail says:

    A bear.

  9. alexander says:

    a boot jack

  10. Paulina Valdez says:

    it looks like an multi tool. Some sort of instrument a iron worker would use to handle hot metal?

  11. Steve says:

    Does it come with coconut on it?

  12. Steve says:

    1Is it used to make a machine that goes PING!

  13. steve says:

    Is it a Finkestiener?

  14. jrip6962 says:

    its a hang nail remover haaaaaaa oh yaaaaaaa pick mee

  15. George graubner says:

    No idea

  16. Sandra graubner says:

    Don't know

  17. gail says:

    A carport.

  18. gail says:

    A carpor.t

  19. gail says:

    A dishwasher.

  20. Charles Holden says:

    Cork screw

  21. Natasha says:

    Cork screw

  22. staci says:

    Something to open or clamp some kind of ring or band?

  23. michael c says:

    Sink wrench.

  24. LandisTwo says:

    ? curling iron? …. lol

  25. Stephen says:

    Looks almost like a modern day sink wrench,….


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