Are you ready? Let’s dig right into our first “ToolGuyd Cleanup” giveaway. One lucky winner will receive all of this.
By entering the giveaway, you acknowledge that the tools will be provided as-is, and with any risks or safe-use responsibilities falling to the winner.
Here’s what the prize package will include:
Update: Since it’s not clear, I’ll put it this way: Winner takes ALL.
Ridgid 12V Max Palm Impact Driver (See at Home Depot)
I have given away quite a few of these Ridgid 12V Max cordless palm impact drivers – they seem to show up every season for review or gift guide consideration. Don’t worry, I’m keeping one for myself.
This is the first power tool my son ever used, at a Home Depot winter tool preview show. It’s easy to use, pretty comfortable, very compact, and has unique functionality.
It’s a light duty impact driver, but plenty powerful enough for smaller jobs, especially in tight spaces.
The one in the package is new-in-box.
Stanley Pistol-Grip Ratcheting Screwdriver (Was at Amazon)
I briefly tested and reviewed this Stanley ratcheting pistol-grip screwdriver a few years ago, I believe for a magazine.
The accessories are basic, but the ratcheting screwdriver seems well made. It’s an okay tool. I’m reluctant to let it go, but I have enough ratcheting screwdrivers, T-handle screwdrivers, and all kinds of other screwdrivers.
Stanley Compact Chalk Reel (See at Amazon)
This Stanley compact chalk reel, which looks a little different than the prize version, has a 3:1 rewind gear ratio, slide-open door for refills, and is downright tiny compared to other models. It has a 30-foot line.
I’d love to hear feedback on this, I never even opened it.
Stanley 14-in-1 Folding Locking Multi-Tool (See at Amazon)
Here’s another Stanley tool sample I never quite got around to opening. It looks both gimmicky and useful, managing to pack a knife blade, saw blade, bit holder, bottle opener, screwdriver bits, and sockets, in a small tool with locking components.
Let me know how it works out for you!
Dewalt 3pc Compound Action Pliers Set (See at Acme Tool)
The winner is getting the equivalent of a 3pc set. I think my samples were packaged separately? I don’t remember, these go back a few years.
I’m not a fan of most types of compound-action pliers, but these seem to have solid user reviews online. The locking tab on one of the samples was temperamental when I was fitting everything into a box, just so you know.
Bosch GLM 35 Laser Distance Measuring Tool (See at Amazon)
Different Bosch laser distance measuring tools models have slightly different features, and different working ranges.
This one, the GLM 35, was launched in 2015 as part of a refreshed lineup of Bosch pocketable laser distance measuring tools.
Frankly, I like Bosch laser distance measuring tools best out of all the ones I’ve tested. They keep trying to make them better, and have been driving down the price of their entry-level models without sacrificing quality or features.
Hopefully you’ll find some good use out of it. I use laser distance measurers quite often – usually a Bosch entry-level model – but the features on this one are more than I really need.
I learned all I really needed to know from other models, and that is this: Bosch laser distance measurers are superb.
Case “Back Pocket” Knife (Reviewed Here on ToolGuyd)
I reviewed this Case “Back Pocket” knife back in 2013. But since then, I might have used it once or twice.
I don’t want to be a hoarder, so please – take it, use it (safely and in compliance with your local knife-carrying laws), or shine it up and keep it as a collectible.
You can’t buy this exact knife anymore, but the Backpocket knife is still available with different handle styles. The closest one has a “burnt amber” bone handle and currently retails for $118.
See More (via Amazon)
iFixit 70pc Pro Tech Tool Kit (See at Amazon) – Discontinued, Current Pricing is Inflated
As I mentioned in a post about good computer repair bit sets and kits, iFixit is a good instinctual recommendation. Their tools are fairly good, they’re not very expensive, and you don’t have to spend a lot of care or attention to piece together a custom kit from separate components.
This 70pc kit isn’t sold anymore, except at inflated prices.
They’re good tools for electronics device upgrade or repair applications, and I’ve used various iFixit tools for other purposes along those lines.
I received a bunch over the years, with this one seemingly only a package update version of set I previously tested. I had to break the seal to see what was inside – just today – but other than that, the winner’s getting a pristine never-been-used kit.
Klein Canvas Zipper Bag (See At Amazon)
I have been hesitant to give this Klein zippered parts bag away. Their tool bags are superb, and I kept promising myself that I would absolutely definitely put it to use for testing and review – soon…
I don’t like metal-zippered tool bags, but my experience with Klein has been fairly positive despite that.
Take it, use it, and while I’ll be jealous, I’ll be glad it’s in good hands.
Klein Cordura Ballistic Nylon Zipper Bag (See at Amazon)
With this Klein Cordura ballistic nylon zippered bag, I kept putting off tests that I wanted to do with sharp and pointy tools, the kind that need protecting but would quickly destroy tool pouches or bags made from more delicate materials.
This Klein bag seems perfect for keeping small hand tool bundles together.
You know what, nevermind! I have the PERFECT loadout to test it with. Oh. But it’s already shown in the photo on the top of the page. That means I need to include it in the prize package, doesn’t it. But nobody saw that photo yet! But… but… okay, it’s yours.
The Prize: Everything in the photo, except for the foam-core board and rug.
How to Enter: Leave a comment and tell me which of these tools you’d be most excited to win.
Remember: Winner takes all!
If you want to tell me more, which would you giveaway to someone else, such as a friend or family member? I don’t pretend to assume that everyone will want or could use everything here.
Why? These tools are begging to be used.
Winner Selection: One winner will be selected at random.
Prize Fulfillment: The tools will ship out via USPS. If absolutely necessary, I can ship via UPS instead.
Rules: Entry period ends at 11:59pm ET 1/15/2018. Ideally, a winner will be selected, I’ll pull their address from the “address form,” and ship out the prize the very next morning. If the winner’s shipping information is incomplete, I will select another winner.
Contiguous USA addresses only.
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