August 10, 2011

Bosch Daredevil Contest

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It's really not our intent to be so heavy on promoting all of the various tool contests on the internet, but they do make for some quick and easy posts and they also mean that you guys can possibly get some swag. So here's yet another one. This time from Bosch. To enter this contest it looks like you have to upload an image of yourself being a 'daredevil' (which is usually a loose translation of, 'doing something stupid'). Info on how to enter here.

All the contest stuff aside, the point is the promotion of their Daredevil line of accessories, which is a good thing. We've checked out a bunch of them and it's an impressive lineup. The Daredevil spade bits in particular are absolutely savage when it comes to drilling holes in wood. It's sorta like shooting Styrofoam with a shotgun. Check out all of the products here.

Spade bits at Amazon

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August 9, 2011

Win a Paslode Framer from Concord Carpenter

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Our buddy Rob (who is also a TV celebrity) is giving away a Paslode framer over at his site, A Concord Carpenter. To get all the nitty gritty details on how to enter (it's easy) go here. You might as well give it a shot, it's like a $400 tool.

We reviewed the framing gun a while back and our thoughts on the item are here.

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July 27, 2011

"Pardon me, but did you just say that Festool is giving away a Domino?"

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"Why yes, that's exactly what I said."

"Aren't those things like $900 or something?"

"Yep. It's worth more than your car."

"And they're just giving one away?"

"Yep."

"Fo rizzle?"

"Sho 'nuff."

All of the details on how to enter are at www.festoolsweepstakes.com.

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July 6, 2011

Paslode Celebrates 25 Years of Cordless Nailers (and gives things away in the process)

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Paslode
is celebrating 25 years of cordless with a new Facebook promotion. All you have to do is go to the Paslode Facebook page and click on the "25y in cordless" listing - found in the left hand column - and it will take you to the Celebration Page, there it asks when did you first start using a Paslode cordless nailer; you click on the year, it pounds in a nail. Everyone who tells Paslode when will get a T-shirt or a Hat and a chance to win a Paslode nailer.

The Paslode Facebook page is here.

...pretty cool...

Paslode gear at Amazon

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June 23, 2011

Win a Festool Track Saw and CT Dust Extractor

Festool_ts55.jpgPretty crazy, but it's true. For Festool's June sweepstakes, they're giving away the combo that, for us at least, put them on the map. It's a big ticket giveaway too, the retail on these two fellas is over a grand. Entering is easy.

If you're thinking of not entering, just think...someone has to win...

All the info on the tools and how to enter is here.

CT 26 Dust Extractor at Amazon

TS 55 Track Saw at Amazon

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June 22, 2011

Wanted: Helpless Losers

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Craftsman is looking for a major zero to play the big role in their new online reality series, SCREW*D. Chance to win $50,000 which is pretty sweet. Details below...

NO SKILLS REQUIRED: THE CRAFTSMAN® BRAND SEEKS UNDERQUALIFIED HANDYMAN (OR WOMAN) FOR INTERACTIVE ONLINE SERIES

Audition for "SCREW*D: Where Survival Comes Down to the Right Tools" and Earn $50,000*

Hoffman Estates, Ill. (June 20, 2011) - The Craftsman® brand launched a search today for the next breakout reality star to be part of a new interactive online series, SCREW*D: Where Survival Comes Down to the Right Tools. Applications are being accepted now through Thursday, July 7 at craftsmanscrewd.com and at select events in Chicago and Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have little to no tool skills whatsoever, but must be ready to face anything in pursuit of DIY knowledge, as well as have an engaging personality and be comfortable in front of a camera. Whoever is selected for the challenges ahead will earn up to $50,000* and free room and board for the duration of the show.

"Craftsman has been providing trusted, durable and innovative tools in the marketplace since 1927," said Scott Freidheim, executive vice president at Sears Holdings and president, Kenmore, Craftsman & DieHard. "We're about to witness how Craftsman tools can empower a DIY novice to successfully complete a range of tasks that enable them to overcome extreme conditions."

Online Submissions

Anyone with swagger and a sense of humor, but hapless with a hammer, is encouraged to apply by creating a video no longer than two minutes in length that answers the following questions:

1) Tell us your story: why do you want to learn to work with tools? What do you want to build that you don't know how?

2) How unhandy are you? Show us a recent project that went awry. OR give us a tour of your toolbox (or lack thereof)

Applicants are encouraged to be as creative as possible, showcase their personality and demonstrate why they should be chosen for this opportunity. Use of props and pictures, or other creative treatments is highly encouraged. Online submissions are being accepted at: www.craftsmanscrewd.com

Open Auditions

In addition to online submissions, open auditions will be held in Chicago and Los Angeles from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time on Sat., June 25. The audition in Chicago will take place at the Craftsman Experience, 233 W. Huron, and in Los Angeles at ASG Casting, Inc., 4144 Lankershim Blvd, Suite #202, in North Hollywood.

The same criteria for the online submission process apply to the open auditions. Please come prepared with answers to the above questions and bring props, pictures and/or other creative treatments as necessary.

The Role

If chosen, the individual will undergo a series of grueling boot camp training sessions led by Craftsman experts. Ready or not, after each training, the chosen hero will be taken on a series of extreme, high-risk tool and survival challenges with only Craftsman tools and the brand's online community to guide him/her along the way.

The role as hero of SCREW*D will start Aug. 14 and continue full-time for 12 weeks. All semi-finalists must pass a background check to be eligible for further consideration. Candidates must be available from Aug. 10 - Oct. 23 and must be willing to travel to remote, wild locations to put new-found tool skills to the test in a variety of demanding challenges. The chosen candidate will earn compensation of up to $50,000, as well as room and board in Chicago's River North area.

The Show

To see how the adventure unfolds, tune in when the show begins on Aug. 14 to engage with our hero via Facebook and be entertained by his/her misadventures and mishaps along the way.

For more information on SCREW*D, the available position and complete rules visit www.craftsmanscrewd.com.

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June 20, 2011

Father's Day Winners Announced! Huzzah!

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Marlowe the SuperCat did his magic and we're now left with the names of our various Father's Day contest winners. We had three drawings going on this time around; the Paslode Framing Gun, the Channellock Tool Roll, and the B&D Trimmer/Sweeper set. All of them cool prizes and we own a big high five to all three companies for supplying the prizes.

The winners are as follows....

The Paslode Framing Gun...Dave A, the guy going to Joplin to help rebuild houses that were destroyed in the tornado. We're uber cynical here and are constantly on the look-out for scammers who spend all day entering online contests to try to get free stuff, but this guy sounds legit and judging from the photos we've seen of the mess down there, they can use all the help they can get.

The Paslode Nail Fuel packs are going to....PutnamEco, Nick Heine, Bert O'Dell, Timothy Land, and Ian.

Nice work guys....make sure to visit Paslode.

The winner of the Channellock Tool Roll is.....Moose (yep, that's his name).

Visit Channellock.

And finally, the B&D Trimmer/Sweeper kit goes to.....David M.

Check out the rest of the B&D lawn lineup.

We want to thank all of you for entering. Happy Father's Day.

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June 15, 2011

Be a Winner at Tool Snob!

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Just a reminder, we've got three giveaways going right now...

1. Paslode Framing Gun. Details here.

2. Channellock Tool Roll. Details here.

3. Black & Decker Cordless String Trimmer and Sweeper. Details here.

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June 13, 2011

Win a 20 Volt Black & Decker String Trimmer and Sweeper from Tool Snob

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Yup, we're giving away more stuff for Father's Day. And what dad doesn't want a new string trimmer and sweeper? These are cordless too, so the days of watching dad try to mix gas, attempt to pull the starter, and ultimately throw the trimmer against the side of the garage are over.

Black & Decker is generously going to send these two tools out to the lucky winner. We just got done writing our review of these two tools and it's here if you're interested. They're pretty cool items. They're also compatible with a large line of B&D outdoor equipment from a little chainsaw to a hedge trimmer.

So to enter, just leave a comment at this post telling us how much aggravation your two-stroke trimmer has caused you over the years...or tell us why you want to win these...or clue us into your landscaping projects that you're looking to get done this summer...or tell us a funny construction-related story about your dad.

Also, don't forget to check out B&Ds Facebook page here (they've got a massive sweepstakes going on). The tools are also available at Amazon here and here.

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June 6, 2011

Win a Roll of Channellock Tools from Tool Snob

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Our homies at Channellock have set aside a roll of hand tools for us to give away to you, one of our readers for Father's Day. The tool set commemorates Channellocks 125th year in existence and will be engraved with "1886 - 2011 -- 125 Years Strong." The tool roll includes five tools:

430 Tongue and Groove Plier
420 Tongue and Groove Plier
337 Cutting Plier
3017 Long Nose Plier
526 Slip Joint Plier

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Sorry about the bizarre red-tinted fire and brimstone plier image. The tools are much cooler looking in real life.

So yeah, it pretty much covers all of the basic pliers that a guy could want. We've been testing out the set and we really can't find anything wrong with them. They're made in the USA too, if that's important to you (and to a lot of you, we know it is). As far as we can tell, the tools are indestructible. The roll itself is cool too and very handy if you don't already have some kind of tool storage system going. We think our favorite are the needle nose. We end up using those for everything from holding a brad for nailing to fishing things that have fallen into ductwork.

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So to enter to win, let us know your what your big summer projects are, either at work if you're a tradesman or at home if you do the DIY thing. Are you looking forward to the tasks, or are you dreading them? Feel free to make us laugh.

The non-anniversary version of the tool roll is priced at about $80. We'll pick a winner in about a week. If there are a lot of good entries, Marlowe the SuperCat will do the picking for us. Good luck.

Actually, we just noticed that Channellock has their own sweepstakes going as well, so you can get more information on that here.

Assorted Channellock items are available at Amazon

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