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!

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 11, 2007

Free 18-Volt XRP DeWalt Battery at Amazon.com and Tool King

dewalt_BATTERY.jpgAmazon.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

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

May 30, 2007

Irwin-Bolt Grip Sweepstakes

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.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

May 16, 2007

Ridgid Fuego 6-1/2" Framing Saw for $99

ridgid_fuego.jpgFor 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.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

May 15, 2007

DeWalt Worklight Sweepstakes

dewalt_worklight.jpgThis 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

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 24, 2007

DeWalt Jobsite Storage Chest Sweepstakes

dewalt_jobbox.jpgDeWalt 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.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (2) | social bookmarking

March 28, 2007

DeWalt Cordless Finish Gun Sweepstakes

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:

  • Case
  • 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.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

March 25, 2007

JLC Live – Rhode Island 2007

jlclive.jpgWe 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.

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Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

March 19, 2007

Irwin Strait-Line Measuring Tape Sweepstakes

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.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

March 9, 2007

Ridgid Power Trip Sweepstakes

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.
Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

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