November 13, 2007

Irwin Parallel Jaw Clamps Sweepstakes

irwin_clamp.jpgIrwin is giving away a set of their new Parallel Jaw Quick Clamps and if you want to get into the running, you just have to go to their site and fill out a quick form. The clamps have a big 3-3/4" jaw depth which can exert 1150 lbs of pressure on the work piece.

Irwin is accepting entries until December 14th and you can keep entering every day until then to increase your chances. The random drawing to determine the winner will be on December 17th.

Enter the contest here.

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November 7, 2007

Home Depot $25,000 Gift Card Contest

winner.jpgHome Depot has just started a contest that's perfect for all of you who enjoy putting yourself on camera. To enter, just video yourself talking about what you would do with the $25,000 grand prize and post it up on

Videos can be submitted from November 10th (this Saturday) until December 15th. A winner will be announced on December 17th. Your insane spending spree starts moments later.

Submissions will be judged on creativity, originality, and number of viewers. Official rules can be accessed here.

There are a few submissions up already and so far they're pretty underwhelming. At this point, Melissa's the clear winner, but that isn't saying much. So until the contest really gets rolling, you're better off watching flaming pianos get catapulted across the desert.

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October 30, 2007

Northern Tool Milwaukee Giveaway

milwaukee_contest.gifThe guys at Northern Tool are giving away a Milwaukee V18 Li-Ion 4-Piece Combo Kit and all you have to do to get in the running for it is to rate a product on their site. It looks like a simple three step process; find an item you know about, create an account (it only takes a sec, we've done it), and then rate the product.

The combo kit comes with a circular saw, a hammer drill/driver, a work light, and a reciprocating saw. It's got a value of about $600. If you're not lucky enough to get the combo kit, you could still walk away with one of five $50 gift certificates to Northern Tool.

The best part about the contest is that it started yesterday (Oct. 29th) and it ends Friday (Nov. 2nd), so there's not a whole lot of time for people to hear about it and enter. That translates into higher chances of you hitting the jackpot.

More information at Northern Tool.

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October 19, 2007

Home Depot Holiday Gift Cards

hd_giftcard.jpgIf you're one of those people who is desperately trying to get all of your Christmas shopping done by November, you should investigate Home Depot Gift Cards as a way to knock at least a few people off your list.

They've just rolled out all of their holiday designs and there are a few different types of gift cards to choose from. They've got the standard card, one that comes with a free coke, one that has an added security feature, one in Spanish, and one that comes with a little DVD filled with DIY tutorials.

So head to Home Depot, throw them some cash, and walk away with no more Christmas shopping to do until October 2008.

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October 10, 2007

DeWalt Nano Hammerdrill Sweepstakes

DeWalt is giving away one of their new Nano-powered hammerdrills. All you have to do to get in on the action is go to their website and enter to win. It's pretty easy.

Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2007 and the random drawing will be held on or about January 10, 2008. The winner has a choice between a 18-volt hammer drill, a 28-volt hammerdrill, or a 36-volt hammerdrill.

Enter the contest here.

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August 3, 2007

We Have a Winner

scrabble_winner_170.jpgWell we put all the names in a hat and did our drawing and are happy to say that reader Joe is now the owner of Ridgid's new 18 Volt Li-Ion drill. We want to thank everyone who entered and shared their thoughts on the website. There was a lot of great feedback and we really appreciate you guys taking the time to let us know what you think. So, for Joe, congrats, and for the rest of you we can guarantee that there will be other tool give aways in the future. Thanks again.

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July 27, 2007

Vent Your Spleen - Win a Drill

drill_top.jpgThis is your last chance to win a drill just by letting us know what you think of us. Since we're going to be clearing out of town for the weekend, we'll extend our timeline and accept entries until Sunday at midnight. Remember, the drawing is random, so you can be as honest (read: brutal) as you want to be. We'll have a winner early next week.

Everything you need to know about the contest is here.

Trust us, it's a killer drill.

Good luck and have a great weekend.

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July 23, 2007

AWFS 2007

awfs_fair_logo_50th.jpgOur buddies over at Toologics spent the weekend in Vegas at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers show. There was a lot of buzz about the show and they've covered it all. From Porter-Cable's new line of tools to DeWalt's new battery to Fein's next generation of MultiMaster. Check out their coverage here.

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July 22, 2007

Win a Ridgid Drill from Tool Snob

drill_top.jpgThere's still one week left to get your entries in for your chance to win a Ridgid Compact 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Drill from Tool Snob. It's a great drill and you really don’t have to do much to get your name entered. Details here.

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July 16, 2007

Win a Ridgid Compact 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Drill from Tool Snob

drill_top.jpgOur good friends at Ridgid were nice enough to give us one of their new compact drills to give away to one of our lucky readers. We reviewed the drill last week and since then, can’t stop using it. It’s lightweight, powerful, and just all around great. So if you want one, read on…

Sometimes we feel like we work on this website in a bit of a vacuum. Aside from the comments that you guys leave, we get relatively little feedback on the actual site as a whole, so that’s what we’re asking for now. And if you let us know what you think, you might end up with a great new drill. Pretty easy.

So all you have to do to get a chance to win the drill is email us at newstips at toolsnob dot com and tell us a few things. Make sure you fix the email address doctored a bit for spam:

  • What you like about our site/what you want us to keep doing.
  • What you don’t like about our site/what you want us to stop doing.
  • Are the magazine reviews worthwhile? We’ve been sitting the fence on this one. We’re happy to write them up if you guys like them, but if you’d rather that space was used for something else, let us know.

As far as being critical of us is concerned, don’t sweat it. We can take it. We’ve dealt with angry plumbers before so verbal abuse is not a problem for us. We only ask that you give reasons to your likes and dislikes. We won’t accept, “You guys @&#^#%’n suck!,” by itself, but if you can back it up, we’ll take it.

So we’ll write all the names on a piece of paper (regardless of the feedback content) and throw them in a hat and pick one at random and –boom- you’ve got a new drill on the way.

As an added bonus, we’ll put your name in the hat a second time if you send us a jpeg of your favorite old warhorse of a tool. It can be a power tool, a hand tool, a saw stand, whatever. The only real criterion is that it has taken a substantial beating and it still works like a charm. We’ll post them up as we get them.

The last day for entries will be Friday, July 27th. That gives you two weeks.

And while you're here, you might as well sign up for our newsletter. That way you won't miss any of our articles and you'll always be up to date on the latest tools. Sign-up is above and to the right.

Legalish stuff:

  • Please only residents of the continental US. It’s not like sending an envelope and we don’t want to get shelled with having to ship the thing to Indonesia.
  • We honestly couldn’t care any less about your email. We won’t sell it or use it for anything. They’ll all get deleted as soon as the contest is over.

Have at it!

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