June 11, 2007
Amazon.com and Tool King are giving away a free 18-Volt XRP battery with the purchase of any 18-Volt XRP DeWalt Tool. This includes hammer drills, impact drivers, circular saws, and reciprocating saws. Since these batteries do wear out over time, having an extra one is a good idea. If you’re in the market for some battery tools, this might be a good reason to buy now. The offer is good until the end of the month.
The extra battery has a value of about $89.
More details at Tool King and Amazon.com
May 30, 2007
Irwin is giving away one of their 5-Piece Bolt-Grip Sets and all you have to do to get your name in the running is fill out a quick form at their website. The Bolt-Grip Set is for extracting rounded over or otherwise damaged bolts. They are compatible with 3/8” ratchets and the set works with a variety of sizes, both SAE and metric. The set comes with a case and retails for a little over $25.
Irwin is accepting entries until July 20th and the random drawing will be held on or about July 23rd. You can enter everyday, once per day.
Enter the contest here or say to hell with it and buy the 5-Piece Bolt-Grip Set here.
May 16, 2007
For the month of May, and May alone, Ridgid is selling their Fuego 6-1/2” Framing Saw for the ridiculously low price of $99. We love this saw and can’t express enough what a great deal this is. In fact, we even thought that the regular retail price of $139 was a steal. Knock $40 off that and you’ve got a little slice of power tool heaven.
The Fuego is available at Home Depot.
Read our review of the Fuego here.
May 15, 2007
This month DeWalt is giving away a Heavy-Duty Corded/Cordless Worklight. And it’s not just your standard worklight either; it comes complete with a dual port battery charger and three CGFI outlets. It looks like a nice tool to own, especially if it’s free. To get in on the action, go to the DeWalt website and simply register to win. Entries will be accepted until June 4th and the random drawing will be held on or about June 11. The worklight retails for around $150.
Enter the contest here.
Get the worklight at Amazon.com
April 24, 2007
DeWalt is giving away more stuff and this month it's a Heavy-Duty Jobsite Storage Chest. As always, all you have to do is go to the website and fill out a small entry form and you're registered to win. The random drawing will be held on or about May12th and entries are accepted until May 7th.
The storage chest looks like a good one. It has all the right pops and buzzes and retails for around $300.
Enter the sweepstakes here.
March 28, 2007
DeWalt is giving away one of their Heavy-Duty Cordless Angled Finish Nailers and all you have to do to be entered is go to their site and fill out a quick form. You'd better hurry though, they are only accepting entries until April 2nd, which gives you six more days. The random drawing will be on or around April 5th and the winner will be notified within a week.
We've never used the gun, but knowing what we know about DeWalt and their regular finish guns, we would be surprised if it turned out to be a loser of a tool. Over the counter, the kit goes for about $380.
The kit includes:
- 1 battery
- 1 charger
- Reversible belt hook
- No mar tip
- Safety glasses
We checked the official rules for bizarre line items concerning Canadians
and found none.
March 25, 2007
We took Friday off from the website and headed to R.I. for the annual JLC Live trade show. As always, the show is a madhouse, this year with booths even spilling out into the entrance hallway. The place has a great carnival atmosphere, with everyone jostling around, promoting products, doing demonstrations, and handing out product literature.
It’s quite a scene and there’s a lot going on. All of the big guys of the construction world are there; Bosch, Hitachi, DeWalt, Anderson, etc. But it’s the smaller booths where the really cool stuff is going on. This is where you find the little companies that rest their reputations on one or two innovative products. These are the guys we really went to go see.
Continue reading: "JLC Live – Rhode Island 2007"
March 19, 2007
Irwin is giving away one of their new Strait-Line Measuring Tapes and all you have to do to enter the random drawing is to go here and fill out the online form. The tape measure is actually pretty cool. It has a little marking tip on it, so instead of needing a pencil, you can just swipe the body of the tape measure along the board and you’ve got a mark.
Entries will be accepted until March 30th and the drawing will be held on or about April 4th.
We checked the official rules and it appears that Canadian winners will not be subjected to any bizarre math problems.
March 9, 2007
From now until September 28th, Ridgid is accepting entries for their Power Trip Sweepstakes
. The easiest way to enter is with this online form
. You can also enter at any participating Home Depot or you can mail your entry directly to Ridgid. The random drawing will be on or about October 15th. The prizes are:
- Grand Prize – Customized Jeep Wrangler (ARV $35,940)
- First Prize – Ridgid Professional Tool Package (ARV $6,956)
- Second Prize – Winner’s Choice of Tool Package
- Carpenter’s Package (ARV $2,700)
- Portable Package (ARV $2,899)
- Third Prize – 3 Piece Ridgid 18 Volt Combo Kit (ARV $499)
- Fourth Prize – Winner’s Choice of Two Tools (ARV $99)
- 12 Volt Right Angle Impact Drill
- 9.6 Volt Pivoting Screwdriver
- Fifth Prize – Ridgid Gear (ARV $15)
We looked through the official rules and did not come across any anti-Canadian sentiment
March 3, 2007
Ryobi is currently accepting entries for its 2007 sweepstakes. According the official rules the random drawing will be held on or about July 15th, 2007. Entering is free and just consists of filling out an online form. The prizes are:
While looking over the official rules
, we came across this baffling sentence:
"If a Canadian resident is selected in the drawing, in order to win a prize, he/she must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question within a pre-determined time limit without assistance of any kind."