Yuletide Tool List + GIVEAWAY

December 10, 2010

Last year, I wrote up an article ‘Tools for a Cool Yule’ with a list of the the tools I consider important for my own DIY projects.  Now that this year is coming to a close, and some of you may be thinking of adding a few tools to your holiday list, here’s a revised list of a few I consider essential. 

Those of you just beginning to dip your toes into the DIY pool might consider a few of these handy dandy tools to add to your growing collection.  This list is not exhaustive, nor is this list anything near what a professional might possess.  These are just my personal favorites and the tools I frequently use.  Oh, and if you like the word "Dremel” you’ll love the giveaway at the end! 


Cordless Drill/Driver & Drill Bit Set

dewalt combo

I have a DeWalt just like this one.  They are expensive, but worth it.  I use this for everything, from removing seat cushions to assembling furniture to drilling pilot holes with drill bits.  Cordless, powerful, wonderful !   I couldn’t live without it. 


Measuring Tape and Level

Essential for everything from hanging pictures and art, to more advanced projects like installing molding, trim and wainscoting


Phillips + Flat head screwdrivers & set of non-slip Pliers.

Basic screwdrivers are a must have, but you can also buy a six-in-one like this one (my kind of stocking stuffer!)  Three kinds of pliers (needle nose, side cutting, tongue and groove and/or flat head) come in handy for removing nails, staples, and upholstery tacks, among other basic DIY household tasks.   


Hammers & Mallet

The hammer is obvious, but the mallet is a great tool for working with delicate nailhead trim and pounding paint cans closed without damaging the metal rim. 


Shop Vac

shop vac

We bought this six years ago when we expanded and remodeled our house.  I consider it essential for cleaning up sawdust and other construction debris after working in my garage/shop.  It’s great for cleaning up crushed Goldfish crackers in the car too.  Smile 



step ladder

I’m vertically challenged, so I’m always scurrying up my step ladder to paint walls or hang wallpaper, caulk trim, or decorate in high places.  Also, I use it as a tripod for my camera when taking pictures, no joke!!!! 


SkilSaw and Jigsaw


skilsaw adn jigsaw


A Skilsaw is fantastic for building stuff (like a custom memo board) around the house or cutting thick pieces of wood in a straight line.  The jigsaw is my new best friend, great for making upholstered headboards or other projects with wood


Particulate Respirator & Safety Goggles

The respirator is essential when spray painting, and the goggles are necessary when particles like paint chips or sawdust go flying.  Safety first!


Heavy Duty Staple Gun, Light Tacker Staple Gun & Hot Glue Gun



Staple guns are one of my best friends, perfect for all kinds of upholstery.  You can solve so many of the world’s problems with a little hot glue, and a hot glue gun is a crafter’s BFF.   In my world, running out of hot glue sticks is cause for panic.


Retractable Blade Utility Knife and Wire Stripper/Cutter

utility knife and wire stripper

I use my utility knife for so many things, even making my own stencils.  Wire strippers are great if you plan to do any electrical work, like rewiring a chandelier or hanging your own fixtures.

Folding sawhorses 

My hub wrapped a big ribbon around two of these last year and presented them to me for Christmas.  I almost cried.  In fact, I think I did cry.  Oh my, how I love my sawhorses!  Throw a piece of plywood on top and you have an instant work surface.  

I used them this past year when I refinished my kitchen cabinets and my laundry room cabinets, and for all sorts of projects working with long pieces of wood


Vise and Clamps

vise and clamp

Both useful for holding your project steady as you saw, screw, drill, or hammer.  Clamps recently came in handy gluing trim to this wood cornice.   


Spray Paint Can Adaptor

spray can adaptor


A snap on adaptor, or ‘spray paint gun’ like Krylon’s Snap & Spray is essential for anyone like me who is in love with spray paint.  It helps with a smooth application and assists in avoiding finger cramps.  Plus it’s just fun to use!


Orbital Sander and Detail Sander


For getting down to the nitty gritty and smoothing out those wood surfaces.  I have and orbital and often use it with fine sanding pads to smooth thick coats of primer.  I’ve recently discovered this handheld 3M sander, it was perfect for our recent staircase remodel and for revamping the boy’s dresser, I love it! 


Hacksaw and Handsaw Combo

hack saw hand saw

For quick jobs working with metal, wood, and plastic. 


Compound Miter Saw & Brad Nailer


miter saw and brad nailer

Aw yeah, I love my compound miter saw.  I confess it still scares me a bit with its powerful blade, and I never use it when the kiddos area around, but I loooooove it.  Compound miter saws are useful for all sorts of wood projects, perfect for cutting molding and trim at just the perfect angle.   Brad nailers allow for quick application of your freshly cut trim.  Heart! 

Hole Saw Kit

hole saw kit

Not essential, just really cool.  These handy attachments work with your drill to give you perfect circular cuts when you need them.  I find them most useful for drilling holes in the back of cabinets to hide your pesky wires.   


And my new BFF: 

Dremel Rotary Tool

With tiny sanders, scrapers, and blades, this baby knows how to multitask!  Recently, I used it for this mirror chalkboard project ~ this ingenious tool is oh so cool.  I swear, walking past the aisle with all the little rotary accessories in their little cases stops me in my tracks wishing and wanting more.  *Sigh*

Which brings me to the next ‘essential’ tool: 

The Dremel MultiMax Oscillating Tool

dremel multimax

Perfect for repair, remodeling and renovation, grinding, scraping, cutting, paint, grout and caulk removal!  These cut in tight spaces and power scrape adhesive, aw yeah.  This oscillation tool can cut baseboards and carpet, sand furniture just like a detail sander, or cut drywall. 

Definitely a tool you want to add to your DIY toolbox! 

dremel oscillating


Want a chance to win the Dremel MultiMax ? 

Eligibility to win the Dremel MultiMax Tool:

1) Leave a comment naming your favorite tool, or one that is on your wish list.  Is it a staple gun, a power sander, a set of screwdrivers, or is it, dare I suggest, a Dremel? 

2) For extra chances to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook, and/or tweet about this giveaway on Twitter.  Leave extra comments telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday December 13, 2010 at 8 p.m.  One winner chosen by Random.org.  US and Canada only. 

Good luck and happy holiday weekend! 

For all of you tool lovin’ DIYers out there, tell me, did I miss anything?  What did I forget?  What tools do you consider essential ?  Got any great links for hot new home improvement gadget you love that I should add to my wish list ? 



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879 Responses to “Yuletide Tool List + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Linda Carpenter says:

    My daughter in law gave me a compound miter saw as an early Christmas present and I LOVE it. What I want next is a router. Gave mine to my son and I miss it.

  2. linda says:

    My favorite tool, since I don’t have a dremel ;), is a needle nose pliers. I use them for so many tasks.

  3. martha says:

    The DeWalt drill is #1, but a close second would be the Dremel. Retirement is coming down the pike for me before long, and I’m looking forward to doing lots of projects.

  4. Andrea says:

    I would love to have a Miter Saw!!! Maybe it will be under the tree this year?!

  5. I need a power stapler (intending to do some upholstering) and this would also be a great starter list for a “guy” or “groom” shower. Instead of a bachelor party, this should start a new trend and get them prepared for home ownership! I’d love to win!

  6. Michelle L. says:

    I’ve actually been drooling over the Dremel MultiMax since they 1st started advertising them earlier this year! I would so love to have one! Right now my favorite tool is my paint brush, old school, I know, but the most utilized on at the moment! :)

  7. My drill died two weeks ago so a new fancy pants drill in on my wish list! The Dremel Multimax is one cool tool. Thanks for the list! :)

  8. My favorite would have to be my hammer! I am just not that handy with tools…yet. :)

  9. Andrea T says:

    I want a power sander so I can finally refinish my stupid kitchen table without breaking my arms!

  10. Betsy B says:

    I love my Dremel tool. My parents bought it for me several years ago. You can use it for so many things. The other thing I use most is my wire cutters.

  11. Linda Carpenter says:

    I linked to facebook! I just discovered Centsational Girl website and I absolutely love it…I’m addicted.

  12. Tammy says:

    I was just browsing the Dremel website (no kidding) trying to decide which one I wanted Santa to bring when I saw your giveaway. It’s fate, I tell you. The Multi-Max is meant to be mine (I hope). ;)

  13. Niki says:

    I love a power sander. A dremel would be awesome too.

  14. Sue says:

    Oh my…I’m not exactly handy with tools, but a nice new staple gun would be fun or a drill that wasn’t all old and ugly like my husbands!

  15. Gabreial says:

    Love your site! I would love love love a power sander!

  16. Maggie K says:

    Well, I’m pretty new to diy, so my favorite tool right now is still my hot glue gun. In fact, I just used it to glue down a loose end on my favorite seagrass chair.

  17. Rhonda says:

    I could not live without my jigsaw!! I use it almost daily. That is, of course, unless the Dremel Multi-Max could replace it!!

  18. Barbara says:

    I could not – COULD NOT – live without my cordless drill. I wanted both the Dremel and the sander for Christmas, but my mother said she will NOT buy me any more “boy” gifts!! You have to laugh – she’s in her 80s and wants to buy for “her little girl”!!

  19. Couldn’t do without my palm sander! I’ve got the Black and Decker Mouse. I’d like to get a belt sander for stripping table tops and such for staining. I hate how my palm sander leaves little circular scratches in the surfaces!

  20. Barbara says:

    Linked on my Facebook account too!

  21. EEEwwwww what I could do with some new power tools!!!!
    Thanks for posting.
    Heather H

  22. LindaSonia says:

    Think my power sander is my fav tool – this week anyway… it could change next week… LOL

  23. brandy says:

    i want them all!!!!! i’m drooling over that list.

  24. brandy says:

    shared on FB

  25. I dream of a new miter saw, my hubby doen’t like to share!!! I am posting on face book too.
    Good luck to all!!!

  26. Gina F. says:

    I have a new staple gun on my wish list for Christmas. I have a big project planned and I need some new tools!! I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed for this one!! Thanks!!

  27. Simplegirl says:

    I would love, love, love to get the Cordless Drill/Driver & Bit Set. My hubbie has been eying this for weeks.

  28. Allison W. says:

    I need a drill badly.

  29. Stephanie says:

    I would love, love, love a Dremel and a Miter Saw. I have a lot of the basic tools that you mentioned in your post, and I use all of them regularly. I have been drooling over a Miter Saw for quite some time…ever since we borrowed one to do our flooring in our home a few year ago. Since then every time I look at scrap wood I have, I wish I had one. I only recently discovered the Dremel tool and I have to admit that it took all the power that I have not to go out and get one when they were on sale after Thanksgiving this year, but only because it is not in the budget. So I would love to win one. Win, win situation there!:-) My favorite tool would have to be my palm sander. It has saved my arms time and time again!

  30. Steph says:

    Power sander is on my list!!

  31. Catherine says:

    Well, let’s see… Today I used the screwdriver with interchangeable tips and needle-nose pliers. I had both a circular saw and a jigsaw when I met my husband. Clamps are useful for so many things. I think it’s impossible to choose a favorite. But, I would LOOOOVE the Dremel Multimax. Tools are great, but having inspiration for cool projects is priceless. Thanks for all that you inspire me to do!

  32. Lindsey says:

    I really want a miter saw!

  33. Elaine says:

    I looooove reading your blog. It makes me think that someday, I too could be a DIY’er! Right now I have a hammer, a few screwdrivers and wrenches. A cordless drill is definitely on my wishlist!

  34. Kat says:

    I’ve been drooling over the MultiMax since it came out. I also my Dremmel rotary tool; it’s so versatile! Even my dogs love their Dremmel pedicures!

  35. Barbara says:

    My favorite tool is my screwdriver!

  36. Rae says:

    Love your list!! I’m happy to say I have a good many of the items you listed. But I must admit, my little “girl” hammer is my best friend!! It’s just the right size for rearranging a whole wall of pics. Not too heavy or too light!! Now I hope I get a chance to try out the MultiMax!

  37. Junebug says:

    I like the sander but we don’t have dremel.

  38. Stephanie says:

    I linked to your giveaway on Facebook. I love that I can show some of my friends that there are women out there like me who love tools just as much as I do! :-)

  39. Kara says:

    Other than a Dremel, I think I could use a staple gun

  40. Jessica says:

    I’d love a saw to cut out figures for use in the house (a wooden Christmas tree, make my own frames, etc)

  41. Kelly E. says:

    dremel, dremel, dremel!

  42. Personally I looovvvee my power screwdriver thing that adjusts to diffferent angles but i am salivating for a dremel!!

  43. Fernanda Mehta says:

    I really need a heavy duty staple gun!

    Thank you.

  44. Nancy says:

    I have to say that the tool I use the most is the needle nose pliers. I use it for making jewelry, take out staples in upholstery projects, holding small brads and all sorts of good things. I am having the best time reading your blog, thanks.

  45. Suburban Prep says:

    We have a compressor drill which is wonderful.

  46. kat says:

    ooh i want a dremel so veru much!

  47. Carri says:

    I have been watching the commercial for the MultiMax tool! I want it so bad, I even paused the DVR so my husband could get “the hint”. I already have a list of projects that it could help me with. Thanks so much for all your tips, tricks, and ideas! I am lucky to have most all the other tools listed, I love refinishing furniture, and building it too!

  48. J says:

    Oh the drill for sure. We always borrow my father in laws. IRS a great excuse for my husband not to do projects.

  49. kat says:

    i shared on facebook for my second entry! thank you :)

  50. Andrea says:

    I adore my staple gun! I do have a jigsaw on my Christmas list, though. Most of the others you listed my hubby has so I can steal them while he is away at work.

  51. J says:

    I meant it’s.

  52. Bren says:

    Oh, how I miss my cordless drill. I think I used it as a screw driver more than anything. Since it died I’ve been using a ratchet type, and it just isn’t quite tough enough.

    But even more so, how I’d love to have a Dremel!

  53. Carri says:

    I linked to your blog on facebook. I’m not sure how to link it here, but it’s up on my page! Hope I win!

  54. Katie M. says:

    I’m wishing for a compound miter saw!

  55. Haley Hill says:

    Oh man oh man I love your list! We just bought a bunch of these great tools on Black Friday and I was happier than my husband! I am really hoping to get a compressor with a nailer/stapler but I have also been checking out the Dremel and I would LOVE it!

  56. Alison says:

    I would LOVE the dremel or the jigsaw!! I have lots of projects on my to-do list :-)

  57. Carrie S. says:

    I love my light weight drill, it is the perfect size and just great for most projects. It feels good to be handy!

  58. SJN says:

    I use my drill the most (have my own personal drill), but I love a project that I get to use our chop saw. That little baby is the coolest power tool. I do have a lot of fun with our power paint sprayer too, but the set up and clean up is a bit involved. And, I did just use our jig saw and electric stapler to re-do a few chairs. I think I love them all!
    I’ve been thinking about that Dremel Multi Max, was looking at them ~ a moth ago. Oh Santa…

  59. Diane Kuffler says:

    I would love a tiny little detail sander. I think I’d use it for all sorts of fun little projects.

    Thanks for the contest! Happy Holidays!!

  60. Dawn S. says:

    I love everything that you have listed. Makes my heart beat fast just thinking of all the projects I could do with my own tools. Hubby seems to hide his tools from me! My favorite tools would be my hot glue gun, staple gun, and power sander. I would love to win the Dremel.

  61. kyley says:

    I think I’d have to say my staple gun is one of my favorite tools. that and good old fashioned glue! I’m too much of a weenie to use the saw! haha

  62. Amy says:

    A couple of tools on my wish list are a power sander and a cordless drill.

  63. Patrice says:

    I have had every single one of these things on my personal wish list for so long that it almost made me cry to see you listing them here. I’d be speechlessly grateful to be chosen to win a Dremel of any kind, but yeah, I’ve had the MultiMax high on the list forever. As for what you might have forgotten to list, the only thing I could think of was maybe your painting tools/devices of choice, like sprayers or compressors or brushes or whatever? Or maybe that’s just me: I pretty much think of you as my go-to for the how-tos of tools. :)

  64. Chris says:

    Ohhh…the compound miter saw…that would be a serious “Wish” on my list.

  65. Julee says:

    My favorite tool is my drill, but I must admit, the MulitMax is awesome. I borrowed my father in laws for a few weeks for a project, and about teared up when he needed it back. Oh my heart would just melt to win this one! :)

  66. melanie says:

    My fav is my staple gun!! :D

  67. Ariela says:

    There are soooo many tools that I’ve been eying… First on my list is the Kreg Jig K3 Master Pocket Hole System. Need it! Actually, the Kreg Jig and the Dremel Trio are my top two picks right now.

  68. Amy says:

    I love the SkilSaw!!!

  69. i have been wanting a cordless drill of my own for the longest time. im tired of searching for the hubby’s when i need it!

  70. Jackie says:

    I have a detail sander on my Christmas List. And sSince my husband likes to take some of my tools when he cant find his (hammer, staple gun, and utility knife), this will not be one of those he gets to borrow!!

  71. Jen says:

    I love my prybar! It’s great for demo-ing all sorts of ugliness :)

  72. Rachael says:

    My favorite tools are my set of screwdrivers. I can do so much with those little guys :)

  73. Amy says:

    I linked on my Facebook account!!

  74. Jacki says:

    I LOVE the Dremel Rotary Tool! That would be WONDERFUL!!! I have wanted one for a few months! !

    P.S. I LUV ur blog! Thanks for all you do!

  75. Karen Jerread says:

    I already have about all of these tools and love my drill, staple gun and glue gun. But I have wanted a Dremel for a while now. Santa, oh Santa…..

  76. Carly says:

    definately a sander since my next project is to paint my kitchen cabinets!

  77. shelly says:

    Has to be…a Dremel!!!

  78. TiffanyM says:

    I Posted on Facebook! :)

  79. I’m about to launch into a DIY kitchen remodel in the New Year, so a dremel would be awesome. But as far as the “basics” go, it’s hard to beat a power drill!

  80. TiffanyM says:

    I think my most favorite tool is my drill, Though i think sometimes i loose the drill bits! :) My Father in law RAVES about his drimel! :)

  81. Jenny B says:

    I want a power spray painter thingy … I can’t think of what it’s called. help! I want to pain my entire bedroom set and FAST! ;o)

  82. Emily says:

    I really want a miter saw! I’ve asked for it for Christmas – we’ll see how much Santa likes me!

  83. Oooh, I would SO love to win a dermal! I really need…well, any tool really. I’m kind of power tool shy, gotta start somewhere though!

  84. Nikki Q says:

    I love, love, love my little Bosch cordless drill. It is light weight, runs forever on a charge, charges super fast, and has a built in spot light that shines where you are working when the drill is going. It’s so light, I can use it all day without my arm getting tired. The dremel is on my wish list! Oh how I wish for one!

  85. Karen says:

    I would love a staple gun for some furniture re-doing.

  86. Jennifer G says:

    I love my orbital sander! It is my only power tool to date but it has been indispensible in the furniture painting and refinishing I have done over the past year.

  87. Jacquie Hutchison says:

    I would love to win the Dremel. That and the Drill are at the top of my wish list

  88. What a merry Christmas it would be to win the dermal! Can’t wait to find out who the lucky person is goint to be (keeping my fingers crossed).

  89. Zhaleh says:

    Does a stud finder count? I was extremely excited when I received a tool kit that had both a stud finder and a laser level along with the usual fare.

  90. Linh C says:

    I like the rotary tools.

  91. I want a power sander sooo bad!

  92. Audrey says:

    omg, I want a jigsaw so much! It would be perfect for making a new headboard!

  93. Rita says:

    Pick just one? Hmmm…My cordless drill. I use it for everything because it has so many attachments and helps me to snake the sink without getting carpal tunnel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. My sister was just telling me how much she wants a Dremel! This would make such an amazing Christmas gift for her (though, I’d love one, too!).

  95. Stephanie says:

    If I had to pick a favorite, I guess I’d say my nail gun/air compressor. Don’t you just love the chu-chunk! sound it makes? But I would LOVE a Dremel. That’s definitely on my Pretty-Please-Santa list.

  96. April in CT says:

    A new palm sander is on my wish list so we can refinish our dining room table!! What a fantastic list of great things to have for DIY.

  97. Christina says:

    i do actually want a dremel! i love DIY projects, but I also love paper-crafty projects – I think my most favorite tool is my utility knife, I use it pretty much every day and in every project somehow!

  98. Michelle says:

    I have been wanting “MY OWN” DREMEL for years and never bought one. So the DREMEL it is!

  99. Holly says:

    my favorite tool is my dremel stylus I use for drilling sea glass. It is tiny, this one looks so much nicer! :)

  100. Rach says:

    My husband and I want to buy a compound miter saw for Christmas…we’ll see if we actually bite the bullet and do it! Thanks for the giveaway..

  101. Aimee says:

    I have plans to restore and refinish some pieces of hand-me-down furniture so a detail sander is definitely on my list!

  102. Tamara says:

    I love my drill and jigsaw. It would be great to have a miter saw or nail gun to add to my tool collection!

  103. Kim says:

    My hubby and I have both been drooling over a dremel!

  104. Renee says:

    I do have a tool on my wish list! I’m asking for a power sander this Christmas – my dad is thrilled. :-) I always thank him for taking me along with him to Home Depot and the old Builder’s Square. I think it gave me the DIY bug early on!

  105. Danielle Z. says:

    I would say it’s a 3-way-tie between my Kreg Jig, Compound Miter Saw & Nail Gun. I COULD live without all three of them but I just don’t wanna!

    Gone are the days of “girly” things on my Christmas list….it’s all tools and lumber and home improvement gift certificates for me from now on. :-)

  106. Cindy says:

    I have two tools on my wish list: a DeWalt miter saw, and this wonderful, fabulous, Dremel MultiMax. My whole house needs it!

  107. I would love to have a table saw for working on bigger projects!

  108. Leone at [email protected] says:

    Oh, hard to pick one. The cordless drill would be awesome! My list of projects would get a lot longer, that’s for sure.

  109. Leone at [email protected] says:

    I tweeted the link via TieDye64.

  110. Amanda says:

    Oh let’s see….I think I use my glue gun more than anything else…but I did receive a palm sander for Christmas a couple of years back that has come in very handy! A dremel would be very cool to have!

  111. Shannon says:

    The tool I’d most love to get is definitely the Dremel. We have been wanting to rip the tile on shower wall out and do a smaller colored tile. But to get in the grout, this bad boy is what we’d need! And the fact that it can sand furniture, too?!?! I want this sucker baaaadddd!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  112. Melissa H says:

    Well, I don’t have any power tools yet other than a cordless drill… so my favorite would have to be my hot glue gun. :)


  114. Marisol Bonilla says:

    OMG I would so love the Compound Miter Saw.. I just got back from Lowes And I hid the gift in my closet for my hubby …I just got him The Dremmel Trio. So you can imagine for me to see this here and a give away AWESOME!!!! also any Dremmel tool would be Fabulous.. Would so Love to make Hubby so happy and plus I get to get all crafty in our new home. Happy Holidays



  117. Sue says:

    I love my nail gun.

  118. Veronica says:

    My hubby and I would love to win a Dremel Multimax tool! Thanks for an opportunity to win one.

  119. Jennifer Faris says:

    Wow. One tool we don’t have is the Dremmel Multi Max Oscillating tool. That would really round out a DIYer’s tool bag nicely! If I could be so lucky to win, oh…the possibilities! Thanks for the opportunity!

  120. Jennifer Faris says:

    Just posted to facebook about this great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  121. Hannah says:

    Totally have my eye on that Miter Saw!! [:

  122. Tamara says:

    I gotta go with the Dremel! I’d hug it and kiss it and call it George!

  123. Allison says:

    What a great list of tools and so helpful. I am a new DIYer and learning about all of this. I would love to start reupholstering a few things so would love a staple gun. I seem to have an obsession with pretty fabrics these days. I also have been very intrigued with the Dremel tool so that would be fun to learn how to use. Thank you for the chance on your generous giveaway! Have a lovely weekend, Kate.

  124. Savannah says:

    I would love love love to get a staple gun this year…oh and that awesome dremel!!!

  125. Lisa says:

    I have a small battery powered Dremel and I use it for everything! I also love my new palm sander I just bought a few weeks ago.

  126. kadywood says:

    Oh, I so want to buy me a nailer. I have lots of board n batten to put up.

  127. Compound Miter Saw is definitely on my wish list. I have lots of baseboards and trim to get done!

  128. Nelly Barney says:

    the one tool that i want this year, is a nice wood burner! does that count?! thanks!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  129. linds says:

    oooh i would LOVE a compound miter saw…i have so many things i would love to build!

  130. Brenda says:

    Holy Scrapples! I need a Dremel set so bad! :)

  131. Nelly Barney says:

    i just tweeted!!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  132. Jacqueline says:

    A Dremel kit would be amazing, but the thing I want most is a nice drill and bit set. My boyfriend has a bunch of tools because he used to work construction but he’s always using them and I would love to finally have some of my own.

  133. Jen says:

    Current favorite= hand held power sander. Hopeful favorite=Dremel!

  134. Jill F. says:

    I have wanted several things on your list, including a DREMEL tool, a jigsaw, and folding saw horses. I’m charging up my cordeless drill right now and just had to go buy some drill bits today so I can install a curtain rod tomorrow…I love power tools! :-)

  135. angela says:

    My very own power sander. That would be fantastic!

  136. Jenn says:

    Ooh! The dremel would sure come in handy this renovation season!

  137. Kelly says:

    I’d like the Hole Saw kit. Think of all the craft projects!

  138. Rebecca says:

    I love my dad’s compound miter saw. I use it all the time and because it’s his – I don’t have to store it. I’ve not heard of the dremel, but now I totally want one. I wonder if it is too late to change my letter to Santa?

  139. Mallory says:

    I’ve been dreaming of a Dremel.

  140. Ashley H says:

    I love my cordless drill.

  141. Carrie says:

    My favorite too is definitely our cordless drill (a craftsman). I use it more than the hubs and it was his Christmas present a few years ago.

  142. Cynthia says:

    I have an old Dremel, it’s awesome so I can only imagine how great a newer one would be! Thanks

  143. Julie says:

    I love my compound miter saw! Got it from the hubby for Christmas a few years ago and have used it for many projects (installing all types of moldings, engineered wood flooring, etc.) But I sure would love me a Dremel!!

  144. Karena says:

    Oh my gosh a Dremel Multi Max would be so great Kate!!
    On my dream list for sure,,,,,,,,,
    Art by Karena

  145. Julie says:

    Posted on FB

  146. Ryan says:

    I’d have to say the hammer is my favorite tool. its fun to knock things down.

  147. Lana says:

    I have screwdrivers, staple guns, drills, etc. but I’d really love a Dremel! :)

  148. Jill says:

    The cordless drill is my favorite tool.

  149. wendi says:

    I really need to get myself a nail gun and compressor. I have a ton of projects that I want to get done, but really can’t do without it. My favorite tool that I have right now is my laser leveler. I don’t know how I would line up pictures without it.

  150. Katie says:

    The dremel rotary tool looks awesome and oh so handy:)

  151. Gayle says:

    My wishlist has one tool on it right now, a Kreg Jig. Oh how I covet thee. :)

  152. Shelli says:

    Would LOVE to be able to “play” with the Dremel!

  153. Sarahee7 says:

    I’ve always wanted a compound miter saw! And yes it scares me but I want one anyway, hehe.

  154. Gayle says:

    I posted on FB.

    Love your blog, this giveaway!


  155. Jeni in SA says:

    My hubby is the toolman and I think he’d say his power drill.

  156. AtOneWithHim says:

    Dremel for sure… no doubt gotta have it!

  157. Annie says:

    Get. out. That thing looks amazing! Right now we really need a LADDER! I can’t believe we don’t have one! Another favorite/wish list item is a staple gun. Oh how I’d love one of those!

  158. Amber says:

    My most often used tool is definitely my staple gun. Love it! I’m wishing for a Dremel though!

  159. Audrey Parker says:

    A compound miter saw is on my wish list…

  160. Ashley S says:

    I’m a poor college student and newly married, so as you can imagine, only have the very basics of tools. Right now I’m begging my husband for a sander! I just can’t do it by hand anymore! lol!

  161. Merritt says:

    I’ve been pining for an orbital sander forever, but the other day I was in Home Depot and was drooling over the Dremel. I’m sold! What a cool tool and a cool giveaway!

  162. I think I’d love the Dremel out of all the tools! There are so many neat things to do with it. :o)

  163. Sonia says:

    I don’t have a favorite tool yet, although I must say my Phillips screwdriver has been oh so handy to me over the years. One on my wish list though is an electric paint sprayer to make painting furniture a little bit easier.

  164. Julie M. says:

    Great list, thank you! Would you believe that one of my favorite tools has always been my electric block sander? I’m also pretty fond of my cordless drill. One tool I DON’T have for my historic home restoration projects is that nifty Dremel Multi-Task! How neat! Thank you for the opportunity to WIN IT!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    : )

    Julie M.

  165. Julie M. says:

    Ooops! I meant the Dremel Multi-Max! And I’ve shared the happy news about your give-away with my facebook folks!


  166. danielle says:

    I would love a dremel. We want to add glass to our kitchen cabinets and need a dremel to cut out the cabinet face.

  167. Nice list! I just received my first dremel for my my birthday. Very happy with it!

    Thanks for hosting,

  168. Becky says:

    Oh awesome! My favorite tool is a paint brush actually! And an air compressor paint gun! :)
    This little tool looks so awesome! Thanks for the chance!!

  169. Christine Aldinger says:

    my hubby just recieved a dremel tool for his b-day a few months ago and used it 2 weeks ago in a b-room makeover and he was really happy with it.

  170. Nikki says:

    My list of wants is (embarrassingly) long, but I think what I want most right now is a nail gun. Oh, and a heavy duty stapler…and a new sander, etc. etc.

  171. gillian says:

    I’d love that dremel–I just showed one to my husband last week! :) And you can never have too many old drop cloths and cleaning rags.

  172. gillian says:

    Ok, I just tweeted about this giveaway!

  173. Dee Dee says:

    I just love me some tools, the miter saw and brad nailer would be on the top of my list right now. Oh, the trim I could put on all those walls. LOVELY!!! Thanks for the give away – so much fun!

  174. gillian says:

    All right, I put this contest on Facebook as well. :)

  175. Paula says:

    I never thought I’d love power tools, but now I do. Hubby and I need more small clamps. That would be on the top of my wish list for this year.

  176. Monique says:

    I’d love to get an orbital sander because I have several pieces of furniture that I need to redo. Thanks for this giveaway!

  177. Jane says:

    We don’t have many tools, but I love my cordless drill. There are too many tools on our wish list, and we’d love the dremel you wrote about. Thanks!

  178. Christine Colburn says:

    Thanks Kate for the great gift ideas. It would be wonderful to win the Dremel MultiMax to start off the new year!

  179. Liz says:

    My father just made us our first “real” workbench, and all my handy husband wants to go with it is a vise – for opening jars and stuff, of course. I’m the one who wants the jigsaw and orbital sander! Where did I go wrong?

  180. KRISTI says:

    I am a newbie at this DIY thing and havent really gotten to do any wood projects yet because I am collecting the tools I need. I would really love to have a Dremel! On my wish list for Christmas is a brad nailer, staple gun, compressor, and soooo much more. :)

  181. Su C. says:

    I love my cordless drill and I have a palm orbital sander on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win the Dremel MultiMax Oscillating Tool!

  182. KRISTI says:

    Posted on Facebook!

  183. Prissy says:

    I don’t know the real name of my favorite tool, but it’s a mini claw/crowbar. It gets nails out and pries boards up. We’ve been remodeling and it has been such a wonderful handy dandy thingy!

  184. Catherine says:

    I want a power sander. Really, really bad. Seriously.

  185. Tami says:

    The spray can adaptor looks pretty cool! My hubby is a gear head and would love these tools! Thats all he would love for Christmas! xoxo

  186. sarah says:

    we are actually looking for a dremel! thanks for the giveaway :)

  187. kel mcnichol says:

    I have always loved a powered screwdriver…what a differnce it makes when you just don’t have the strength to screw or uncrew into a wall or harder surface. It is such a breeze! I have only just started to build my power tools and it is so much fun to see what I can do.

  188. angela says:

    I have a reoccurring dream about owning a jigsaw and making a new headboard every week. Really.

  189. Pattie says:

    Multi-Mas all the way!!!!!!! I sit here with all my projects thinking how simple they would be if I had one! I’ve been a good girl, honest! 8>)

  190. Dunne' says:

    Mine is simple – staple gun. Sadly, I don’t have one and really need one to do some refinishing I have lined up. It’s on my Christmas list this year, so fingers are crossed!

  191. Angela says:

    My favorite tool is a laser level

  192. Nancy H says:

    Right now my favorite tool is the Spray Can Adapter. I use it all of the time and it makes painting so much easier! I really, really, really want to win to win this giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!

  193. Leigh Ann says:

    LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!

    My mother really wants a Dremel for Christmas, so I would love to win her one!

  194. Kelly V. says:

    I love our DeWalt drill (which was my husband’s bday present last year, but I am a big fan of it), but I really want a power saw so I can do more home reno myself! The Dremel looks awesome though :)

  195. Melanie says:

    Definitely our power drill!!!

  196. N8smom says:

    Oh Merry Dremel, Oh Merry Dremel and Happy New Year! :)

  197. Amanda says:

    I’ve been wanting a lazer level to help save a lot of time hanging groups of pictures. I also love power tools!

  198. Amanda says:

    I also linked to your giveaway on Facebook!

  199. Maureen says:

    My Hot Glue Gun is my best friend–there isn’t much I don’t use it for! My husband has been drooling over the Multi-Max every time we are in Lowe’s (which more often than I’d like to admit!). Would love to win it for his birthday!!

  200. Mary Franklin says:

    I have no tools – I started out simple requesting a power screw driver, but a dremel looks amazing!

  201. Tracey says:

    I am loving Command Strips this year. Not technically a tool, but they have come in handy many times this month hanging decorations.

  202. Julie B says:

    Wow! Love the Dremel Multi-Max Tool Kit! (and tired of trying to track down my husbands tools which never seem to be at home!) Maybe I should rethink my Christmas list, stock up on tools and a locked cabinet :)

  203. SYLVIA says:

    What I would really like is the miter saw…..love that tool! Hope I win – Merry Christmas to you!

  204. Jennifer says:

    Eek! I want a dremel so bad! Fingers and toes crossed!

  205. Jennifer says:

    I posted this on Twitter!

  206. Tamra Lewis says:

    Well Of course I’m wanting the Dremel MultiMax Tool!!!! My hubby is wanting it too!!! I guess I could share with him!

  207. Bren says:

    I have had my own cordless drill for over 25 years and love it! While we have a lot of the tools on the list I would love either of the Dremel tools. We recently did a kitchen reno and the contractors were shocked I knew how to use the compound miter saw!

  208. Kelly B says:

    I <3 tools! That Dremel kit has been on my Amazon wish list since you posted about it before. :-)

  209. Jill D. says:

    Would love to get the Dremel for my hubby! Thanks for hosting this!

  210. Christina says:

    I have a mini hacksaw on my Christmas list! Bet my husband never saw that one coming when he married me!! :)

  211. Renee J. says:

    All tools are well used in this house, but you can never have enough clamps!

  212. Kimberlee J. says:

    I’ll choose the saw and nail thingy. Is it obvious I’m not great with power tools by obvious ignorance? I could use a win.

  213. Keri says:

    Well….I’m really wanting a jigsaw….because over my school’s Christmas break (while I’ll only have to work), I fully intend to do that padded headboard!! (since my bed frame has seen better days). And, since I’m a fairly new DIY-er, I find things that I need for my projects (like currently a spray painter gun & a staple gun…I’m a newb) and I try to buy one or two things each project and build it into my project cost. The Dremel would be awesome though!!! The more projects I do, the more I realize how many tools and things I DON’T have, lol. Getting there s-l-o-w-l-y but surely! :)

  214. Sssindy says:

    A dremel!!!!!!
    Sindy :)

  215. Tracey says:

    I would love to have the Dremel…for me :) Thank You for the chance to win it!

  216. Nanci says:

    My hubby wants that DeWalt drill but I want the Dremel!

  217. Liesl says:

    Ooooooh, a dremel! So cool! I even heard they can be used for nail grinding on dogs :) I also like that spray paint adapter…never seen one of those before! Thanks for another awesome chance to win!

  218. Matt says:

    Do I have to pick just one? Shop vac, or maybe the screwdrivers.

  219. Carla says:

    Ooooh the power sander is in high demand in my household! Great giveaway:)

  220. SheilaG says:

    I’ve been looking at the dremel and the rotozip- this would break the tie! :)

  221. Heather S says:

    I’ve love to win a Dremel!

  222. Heather S says:

    Just shared it on FB :)

  223. Della says:

    Oh, how I love my circular saw. It was my best friend when I built my chicken coop this past summer!

  224. gail says:

    My favorite tool would be my compound miter saw. BUT if I owned a dremel MultiMax tool, it could easily take over as my fav!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  225. The three tools on the top of my wishlist right now are an electric heavy-duty staple gun, an electric sander, and a better jigsaw. I’ve been putting off making a headboard without them, and honestly, the next time I decide to refinish a couple of tables, I’m heading out to buy the sander first! A dremel would be a huge help to my tool arsenal!

  226. gail says:

    shared it on fb!


  227. gail says:

    tweeted it


  228. Libby says:

    I use my ratcheting screwdriver all the time, especially when I have lots of small screws and the drillmotor is too much power. Great tool list – and that Dremel looks amazing!

  229. Kim K says:

    The Dremel would be a wonderful! I’ve been thinking about buying a wet saw and learning to tile.

  230. Lindsey says:

    Thanks for the post, Kate! My husband and I don’t have many tools yet, but when we refinished our dining table this summer, I had lots of fun with my dad’s orbital sander!

  231. Leslie says:

    I love my Milwaukee cordless drill and a stud finder has saved me from disaster on more than one occasion. I would LOOOOOVE to have the dremel…

  232. Mary says:

    Dremel … I need a Dremel!

  233. Caro says:

    My favorite tool is the spray can adaptor. It makes a painting job so much easier. Thanks for a chance to win.

  234. Aimee says:

    I would love to have a drill. I can’t name how many times I’m working on something and having a drill would make it 1000x easier!

  235. Joni P. Lind says:

    Love your site!! Right now i love the miter saw!!

  236. debbie says:

    My cordless drill is my very best Christmas gift EVER. I have an auger that i use with it and it is a multi season garden essential. From the flats and flats of impatients in the spring thru the pansies and 1000 bulbs in the fall my drill gets a lot of use. There is no way my yard could be the yard it is with out the drill. Of course it could always come inside and just be a tool but that’s what the husband uses it for!

  237. Lindsay says:

    I have a new found love for furniture maker overs so I’m totally loving my sander.

  238. The dremel multi-max actually IS on my Christmas list this year. I hope I win!

  239. Kim says:

    I’m blessed with a hubby who has tools he is happy to share :) We took them all to Argentina when we moved overseas 2 years ago and they’ve come in VERY handy as we’ve tackled new and reno projects. We’re currently in the U.S. (for our daughter’s wedding!) and I would SOOOOO love to take this cute little Dremel set home with me! Especially since we plan on finding good solid OLD furniture and fixing it up. This is JUST THE THING on my wish list for that purpose :) We just haven’t been able to find new stuff to our liking so now the hunt is on for good-bones-but-needs-work pieces that will stand the test of time.

    I hope I win!!!!!!!

  240. Aaron Odell says:

    Well, My DIY collection is pretty small right now but I find myself using my cordless drill alot but my handy dandy Glue Gun is still my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win this super cool set!

  241. Cathy says:

    I need the Dremel tool – it is on my Christmas List. Somehow when I took my “rotary tool” out of the case last, it didn’t work – I blame my 21 yo son but I think that tool (a Sears Craftsman version) was older than he is!

  242. Susan says:

    I would love, love, love to win the Dremel! We don’t have many tools and this one does it all!!!

  243. Kathy says:

    My favorite tool is my Craftsman All-in-one Screwdriver. My husband got it for me for Christmas years ago because I was fascinated with the advertisments (Bob Vila) I’d seen on TV. It has three different philips heads and three different flat heads that slide up and lock in place. It takes up less room in my kitchen catch all drawer, and is right where I need it…except when my husband borrows it for a project!

  244. Heather D says:

    My favorite tool is a drill, because that’s the only tool we have (besides a hand saw, that i never use) I have so many projects that I want to do…it’s time to start building up our collection!

  245. Indi says:

    Oh yes please! Dearest Dremel, won’t you be mine this Christmas?


  246. Leigh says:

    My favorite “tools” are my Purdy paintbrushes and green Frog tape – worth EVERY penny! Oh, does my husband count as a “tool?” I have to give him credit for helping with the heavy lifting on the projects I undertake, haha! Great giveaway!

  247. mindi says:

    I am just starting in the world of diy…. this would be a great way to jump right in! I used your list from last year as a guide for my wish list!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  248. Marilyn says:

    My tape measure helps me to dream (and measure) of projects to come. I also love to wear a big ol’ tool belt slung low on the hips and stuff it full of nails. My husband got it for me for my birthday, the coolest gift ever.

  249. Colleen says:

    The spray paint can adaptor!!!!

  250. Mary in AZ says:

    Oooohh I wish I could have a Lathe… to make pretty legs for every piece of furniture would be a dream. Love this giveaway!

  251. Jenn says:

    My fave is the detail sander! I’ve gotten a lot accomplished with my little Mouse Sander! Awesome post…gives me lots of ideas for my list and for the man!!

    jenn.powell AT ymail DOT com

  252. Michelle v says:

    I really want a jigsaw for xmas but i think i wont be getting one so i will be buying one on sale after xmas.

  253. Alicia says:

    I would love some sawhorses (maybe not for Christmas, though).

  254. Emily Ann says:

    The Dremel looks pretty amazing to me!!

  255. Alicia says:

    I also posted to Facebook.

  256. Susan says:

    I have found my drill to be very useful over the years!

  257. Heather says:

    I love my miter saw…doesn’t scare me a bit. Just acccount for all your fingers before lowering the blade, every time! I’ve always wanted a brad nailer. And I’d love to play with a Dremel Rotary Tool!!

  258. JaneO says:

    My favorite tool is a combination hammer/screw driver set – graduated screw drivers are stored in the handle of the hammer – really comes in handy!

  259. Annette Nelson says:

    I remember my mom being super excited about a Coping saw one Christmas! :) But I think my favorite tool would be my 5 in one screwdriver! I love how I have two flat head and two phillips head screwdrivers in one tool! :) I’d love the Dremel though! An odd use….but you can use it to trim dog’s nails….just sand them slowly and you’re less likely to cut the vein they have in the nail. :)

  260. Kristy says:

    staple gun is a necessity

  261. MaryBeth says:

    I only have the basic tools……nobody understands my fetish with tools and the things you can create with them. I would love to have the Dremel multimax tool or some sawhorses would be nice too.

  262. Danae G. says:

    Oh man. I don’t have any of these. I really need a staple and hot glue gun.

  263. Emily says:

    I would love to have a dremel. WE have so many projects that I could use that on. I am hooked on your site by the way. You do a fantastic job!

  264. maura says:

    My husband and I were watching tv last night and he saw the commercial for the dremel! He said “that would be a great gift for me” Now if I won this it would be a miracle! Any how, my favorite tool is my palm sander. Thanks for the giveway!

  265. Cheryl says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my compound miter saw – couldn’t live without it!

  266. Emily says:

    I also posted to facebook.

  267. The Dremel looks like it could be my new best friend!

  268. Marmel says:

    My favorite tool is my Makita sander that I have had for about 10 years, what a well made tool. Nice giveaway!

  269. Eileen says:

    I have had a respirator on my wishlist for a while, but I don’t think my family think I’m serious.

  270. Judy says:

    The dremel looks pretty awesome to me.

  271. Jen N. says:

    I would love to have get a Skil Saw. So many fun projects haven’t happened because I don’t have one…yet.

  272. Martha says:

    Thanks to this blog post, a spray can adapter is now on my Christmas wish list! I didn’t even know those existed, but now I NEED one!!

  273. Beth says:

    I love my pliers. Somehow they always come in handy for the oddest tasks. I don’t have much room so a dremel would be a great addition to my efforts to make other people’s castoffs (I’m a grad student) look like they belong in an adult’s apartment . . .

  274. My favorite tool is my multi-attachment detail sander, but I have had that Dremel Multi-Max on my Christmas list for the last two years…

  275. Leslie M says:

    The fvorite tool of my husband is the drill, and definetely the DREMEL Multi mx is now in his wish list! I hope I can win this giveaway for him!

  276. I live in an apartment, so many of the tools aren’t right. I do, however, NEED a new DeWalt cordless drill. I had one a number of years ago, but when I was getting rid of things from my past, I was ready to get rid of one that never worked well and had an ex-boyfriend’s name on it!

    I might not be as vertically challenged as you are, but I have an 8 foot ladder that lives behind my bedroom door because the apartment I’m in has an attic only reachable through doors located in the top third of my bedroom wall! Never thought about how much an excellent ladder would change my world!

    So – since 2011 is my year of moving forward, I want to start my tool collection! Thanks for the reviews!

  277. Nicole C. says:

    I really want to add a Dremel to my toolbox, so this giveaway is great! I also really need sawhorses….

  278. Courtney says:

    We need a cordless drill – we’ve got two power drills, but they are both corded and a pain in the butt.

  279. amanda.west says:

    I use the staple gun and hot glue gun most frequently, but those dremel tools look amazing!

  280. Leslie says:

    I would have to say our screwdriver set is the most turned to tool we use.

  281. allison says:

    i use my cordless drill all. the. time.

  282. Ashleigh says:

    Since I literally wore the turner part of my hubby’s orbital off, I guess I’d like a replacement Orbital :)

  283. Carri K says:

    The Dremel Rotary Tool!! Oh, that’s my hearts desire. And I’d LOVE one this Christmas. =)

  284. christy says:

    I love my power sander! After finding your blog I’ve been inspired and have stopped buying new furniture and started refinishing pieces…such a great stress relief!

  285. Beth R. says:

    Between my toolbox in the house and my husband’s man-cave (garage) we have everything on your list, except for large clamps. We have smaller c-clamps and vises, but no clamps. So clamps are definitely on the wish list.

  286. Tricia says:

    I am dreaming of the Dremel!! Oh what a happy Christmas present that would be :)

  287. Michelle says:

    I would love a staple gun, and of course a Dremel!

  288. Sally says:

    I just needed the folding saw horses and had to borrow them, that would be sweet to make all projects easier.

  289. baltimoremom says:

    I just bought a mini shop vac and I love it. Now my minivan is so clean! Also use my hot glue gun lots but would love to win the dremel!

  290. Christa says:

    I really want a cordless drill! Love the blog!

  291. Tammy says:

    The Dremel rotary tool!! It can be used to file of the doggies toenails! : )

  292. Suzie says:

    I would be so thrilled to give a Dremel to my son. He loves to carve and has been using a borrowed Dremel.

  293. tami says:

    I want spool many of these items! Esp the skill and miter saws. But also the saw horses and clamps. A dremmel has also been on the top of my list since I played with my friends last year.

  294. Sally says:

    I use the step ladder all the time but the folding saw horses would have come in handy for a recent project.

  295. Kara says:

    This is an awesome list, and now I need to ask Santa for a few more things. :)
    My favorite tool is probably my palm sander. I use that thing all the time!

  296. Katrina Garcia says:

    the ladder! i am also vertically challenged!

  297. Lauren G says:

    I love my hot glue gun but would really loveee the Dremel!

  298. malissa says:

    I would love to have most of those tools…but i am really after the nail gun:)

  299. jennalou says:

    I would love a staple gun to use when reupholstering furniture. A Dremel would be a dream!

  300. Kristen Rosner says:

    I love my tools, too! In fact my cordless drill gets used more than my husband’s humongous cordless drill because it can get in more places.
    I drool between the dremel and a compound miter saw.
    Posting on facebook, too.

  301. Suzanne says:

    I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want~an air compressor. Plus attachments. A Dremel Mulitmax would be really cool, too.

  302. cindi m says:

    Faboulous and thorough list! I now know what to ask for in the future too :)
    I would love a drill that is smaller than the mac daddy drill my husband has….something a little lighter too, but with a ton of power. Anyone have suggestions? The Dremel Multi Max looks like such a fun and versatile tool too. That could easily go on my list as well!

  303. greta says:

    My favorite tool that i’ve actually used is my jigsaw…or i should say permanently borrowed jigsaw. its a 1970ish craftsman with a scrolling blade, it truely belongs to my father, but since he hasnt used it in probably 8 years, i’ve adopted it. My favorite tool that I don’t actually own is the dremel with all the bells and whistles. I’m hoping to either *WIN* it here or Iguess i’ll break down and buy it because i’m about to make my own chinchilla cage and could use some tools to makesure there are no harsh edges and cut wood and metal quickly and easily.

  304. Leslie M says:

    Also posted on my facebook!

  305. Meredith says:

    I just bought a drill and I know it will be useful for hanging drapes and curtains in my new house. I also have my eye on that dremel because I have a lot of projects to tackle in the new house, including sanding down the kitchen cabinets.

  306. Kristin says:

    I’m still a beginner, so I’m still enamored of my cordless screwdriver. My boyfriend got it for me last year, and I didn’t think I’d ever use it. Then I bought a house. (A-ha!)

  307. April says:

    I would love an orbital sander. My husband has had his eye on the Dremel for quite awhile though- it would be a great present for him!

  308. Is it lame that my favorite tool is my staple gun? Because it totally is. :)

  309. Carla S. says:

    I would love to have a brad nailer & an orbital sander. I love all my tools ! It would be great to win this!

  310. I am commenter #288 or 289…depending on how fast I am. My favorite tool is my little cordless girlie drill/screwdriver combo. It has helped me with many projects and my husband doesn’t want to use it. ;-)


  311. Mallory says:

    The Dremel MultiMax is on my wish list! It’d be wonderful if I won it!

  312. katie r says:

    a dremel is on my list, too :) I love my staple gun couldn’t survive crafting/decorating without it!

  313. Janell Beals says:

    What a fabulous list, I suddenly realize I’m horribly ill prepared. A great cordless drill would be high up on my list, but really, all of these along with an organized garage would be heaven!

  314. katie r says:

    I tweeted too :)

  315. Bethany says:

    My husband was actually showing me the Dremel he wants last week. He really needs this! I really want a better power sander. One where you don’t have to cut the sandpaper and fanangle (that’s a word) it on!

  316. I think a must have is a nail gun…I don’t have it yet :-( But it’s on my list.

    Great giveaway…and great list!!

  317. Bethany says:

    I shared this giveaway on FB.

  318. kristin says:

    I heart my drill and all its bits, but I would LOVE a dremel! Thanks!

  319. Rebecca says:

    Hmm Favorite tool is a paintbrush – you can do so much!

  320. Lauren L says:

    I would love to get an air compressor…it would make my upholstery projects SO much easier!

  321. Cheri says:

    I would LOVE a Dremel! We have most of the other tools you mentioned, but that one would be fun!

  322. Robert says:

    I am hoping my wife reads this and remembers that a miter saw is on the top of my list!

  323. Ananda Glick says:

    I would absolutely Love a nail gun or a router! We have seriously limited tools in our collection but we DO have a dremel which I adore…..

    Thank you for the fab tool posting! Tools are so much fun…

    If only I could win me a workshop to put them all in! <3

  324. I’m so proud of me – I have most of the tools you listed. But …. what I want for Christmas is the hole saw kit or DREMELDREMELDREMEL!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!

  325. Tanya says:

    I would LOOOOOOVE a brad nailer. We’re going to be replacing our trim soon. Pretty sure its like…essential!

  326. Carol says:

    I love the Dremel tool, my husband has one, but is very protective of it!!! I would would love to have one of my own. But I think my favorite and most used tool is my staple gun.

  327. I linked on Facebook!!

  328. Lisa Wilson says:

    Oh! I would love the Dremel! or the spray paint gun or the air compressor or the…. I need to add to my christmas wish list.

  329. Emily B says:

    My favorite tool is the mini screwdriver kit–three flat head, three Phillips head. I start to panic if one is missing!

  330. Kenia says:

    I have to admit that my favorite tools are a hand held screw-driver and measuring tape. I carry them in my purse at all times. Not to mention that they can double as self-defense weapons…Waapow!!!!

    But I so wish I had most of those tools you’ve mentioned. Specially a Jigsaw or the DREMEL Kit.

  331. Stephanie says:

    The Dremel Kit would be awesome, but also the jigsaw :)

  332. Brooke says:

    Too funny you did this posting! I just asked for and received an orbital sander for my b-day (12/3) after hand sanding a table and chairs set down to the wood to refinish them, then finding out AFTER I’ve applied a layer of stain one of my little “helpers” had done some sanding with 80 grit paper on it!!!! I was so excited to get that sander that I could barely open it with my sore, club-like hands fast enough:) Now I’m begging for a compound miter saw and a Dremmel! Put me on your list:) Merry Christmas!

  333. Staci says:

    Sawhorses, definitely….there’ve been so many projects my husband and I needed sawhorses for and yet, for some reason, we have yet to actually buy them. Instead, we balance whatever it is we’re cutting/painting/fixing atop the wobbly ping pong table that’s in our garage. Don’t know why don’t take the plunge and buy a set (or make them!).

    As for the Dremel Kit…my best friend and Etsy partner has been wanting one of these tools forever. I’d give it to her (because she’d give the shirt of her back to me if I needed it :)

  334. Jennifer Jensen says:

    I love my miter saw and drill bit collection.

  335. Gina says:

    I have a SAD tool box…I need most of these….please pick me!!!! :)

  336. Andrea says:

    OOOoooo, Skilsaw. Definitely on the wishlist!

  337. Andrea says:

    Linked on Facebook

  338. Renee says:

    Definitely the Dremel!! I eye it every time I’m at a home improvement store!!

  339. Andrea says:

    Also posted on Twitter

  340. Sarah says:

    I am just beginning the jump into many DIY projects so right now my favorite tool is the hot glue gun but I quickly see my stash of tools growing! I would LOVE a Dremel- already dreaming of the things that could be done with that little guy!

  341. The first tool I bought for myself is a drill and I use it all the time. I love all kinds of tools, they make life so much easier! I always wanted the Dremel, it’s so versitile!

  342. Jennifer Jensen says:

    I posted this giveaway on FB

  343. diane says:

    a hammer… let’s just say i don’t use tools a lot :)

  344. Adriane says:

    I have been eyeballing that dremel for sometime now. It would be great to own one. Picking out a favorite tool is akin to favoring a child. They all have their uses! This is like “Sophie’s Choice.” O.K., I pick the orbital sander!!!

  345. You are my kind of girl! : )

    I love my drill…can’t live without it. Ha!

  346. I’m drooling over at The Dremel MultiMax Oscillating Tool – a multi-function tool, so it’s in my wish list.

  347. Tammy says:

    Dremel’s are indispensable. Love’em!

  348. I love the spray paint can adapter. I wish I had that a couple of weeks ago when I was re-painting my bakers rack!!

  349. Raelynn says:

    I’ve been dying for a Dremel….I would love a brad nailer too, and a set of saw horses too….

  350. Tammy says:

    Linked on facebook

  351. marsha says:

    i guess i would love the sawhorses so i could make a table with an old door. i need one for my craft room for my grandchildren to do their crafts on.

  352. Renee F. says:

    I love my dewalt drill as well. It has gotten me through so many home projects, I know their signature yellow color from miles away. I just wish they would make a pink on with that quality. LOL

  353. Peggy says:

    Between my husband and me the Dremel Multimax tool is the only one we don’t have. It would be a great addition to our tool supply.

  354. Lindsay says:

    Oh how I love power tools & really need to start building a stash of them since bought our new house! I’ll need them for all of our projects I’m planning!

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!

  355. Tammy says:

    Tweeted with a link back to your post (@MindLikeMonkey)

  356. Cammee says:

    I’m fortunate that my husband is a contractor, I have most of the tools I need at my disposal. I am wishing for a jigsaw and definitely a Dremel. We purchased one a couple years ago and I LOVED it! Unfortunately, it was lost in a move.

  357. Lindsay says:

    I left a link to the giveaway on FB!

    Thanks again!

  358. jennie p says:

    i’m obsessed with my cordless power drill/screwdriver! it’s great for hanging pictures and putting together furniture!

  359. Martha says:

    My favorite tool is a palm size electric sander. Fits perfectly in my hand and not too heavy.

  360. Nancy says:

    I want a Skilsaw!

  361. Sara says:

    Well, I’d love to try the dremel and I think it may just become a fave.

  362. Jenn says:

    I live in New York City= limited space and no garage for a lot of the projects I would love to try. I just recovered my head board though and am dying to add nailhead trim. My wish list is the rubber mallet for sure! That Durmel looks pretty compact though, so I certainly would not mind adding one of those babes to my collection as well :)

  363. Anna marie says:

    I would LOVE the dremel multimax tool….I coould certainly use it during my living room remodel…I could sand down an old craft table that IM going to put in there….and remove my baseboard…IM going to post this on twitter!!

  364. allie says:

    My fav tool of all time is the Dewalt Cordless Nail Gun. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used it, and best of all, there are no compressor cords to drag around! But 2 things I REALLY want: Table Saw (there are only so many things a chop saw works for!!) and a small sander for getting into those small spaces!

  365. Sarah W. says:

    I could NOT live without my cordless drill!!!

  366. Cindy Rutledge says:

    Spray can adapter is my stocking stuffer of choice. Just getting started on more involved DIY projects so I am starting small. DH already has some of the other tools and…. lucky for me I know where he hides them.

  367. Jenny C. says:

    A dremel is on my wish list!!! It would make a lot of my projects so much easier! Posting to my FB!

  368. CJ says:

    I think my husband could find lots of uses for The Dremel. What a great giveaway :)

  369. Kacy says:

    A Dremel would be so great for so many different projects!

  370. crib tales says:

    I probably use my staple gun the most, but I’m hoping to do some board and batten this holiday break so I could see some major tools coming in handy… fun!

  371. The compound miter saw makes me giddy, but I am hoping to get a SkilSaw in the near future.

  372. Gretchen says:

    The Dremel Multimax is the current tool that makes me drool… =D

  373. Erin R. says:

    My Cordless Power Drill!! I would attach it to my hip if my husband would allow me!!

  374. Nikki says:

    My favorite tool is an orbital sander for refinishing furniture–but I love my husband’s welder and plasma cutter (I just don’t use them!)…and I would very much like to have a Dremel. I bought one for my mom for Christmas one year, and there’s been many times I have wished I had one of my own–thanks for offering one to us!!

  375. Katy MCGee says:

    We have a corded drill and it is a nightmare sometimes… I think top of my list is that nice cordless drill!!
    Katy M

  376. Caroline K says:

    I would love an artistic fairy that could take the ideas in my head and turn them into reality… not exactly a tool, but the thing I need the most!

  377. Brenda Moore says:

    I’ve gotta admit the large clamps are a great item to add to a well rounded tool bench. Clamps are so necessary for a multitude of jobs. Cant say I don’t miss the old shop vac we used to have up north. Super item for cleaning out the boat and car too; let alone all the inside work.


  378. Rachael says:

    I actually saw that Dremel on a commercail and thought it would be really cool to have. My husband would love it!

  379. My favorite tools are my miter saw and my nail gun. I do have a kreg jig on my wish list for Christmas, as well as a router tool, so the Dremel would be a nice addition!!! What a great giveaway!!

  380. Ari says:

    I need a really good drill and a power sander. I would be able to whip out prodjects much faster.

  381. Jaclyn says:

    I really want a paint spraygun with an air compressor!

  382. Kristin Wood says:

    I’m hoping Santa will replace my cordless drill this year!

  383. Sugar says:

    I am dying for a power sander!! !

  384. Katrina says:

    I’d like to have an orbital sander. Our old one pales in comparison. Although the Dremel sounds like a handy tool too.

  385. LA says:

    Orbital sander!!!!!!!!!! Swoon!

  386. Stephanie says:

    I love, love, love my Dremel! I have some old keys that need to be buffed, and since they are larger, I need to find a tool that would be easy to handle, but will get the job done. So far nothing has felt right.

  387. Amanda says:

    Hot glue gun!

  388. Michelle says:

    I love my Dremel, and I’ve shown marvelous restraint on buying all the accessories for it so far. But that will probably change soon.

  389. Tashia says:

    I’m hoping for a hand sander!

  390. Melissa R. says:

    Believe it or not, we need a new shop vac! I’m tired of sweeping! :)

  391. My absolute favorite tool is my Rigid compound miter saw but boy… am I ready for a Dremel.

  392. slammie says:

    I love my Craftsman hammer. LOL!

  393. Melissa R. says:

    Just shared this on Facebook!

  394. cassie says:

    my circular saw is my favorite tool. i use my orbital sander all the time, too, but for some reason, my saw just makes me feel way cooler. ;)

  395. Kristen says:

    I love a good drill, but my Mouse sander just broke, so I guess that’s at the top of my list right now :)

  396. Holly Kolvig says:

    the DREMEL the DREMWEL, the Dremal, did I mention the Dremel. This is on my wish-list, I was just talking to my Dad about wanting one two days ago.

    Right now my favorite power tool is my Dewalt Palm Sander!

  397. dana h. says:

    I absolutly love my dremel tool, not only for household projects but for finishing off my silver jewlery designs, it is soooooooo versitle.

  398. AnnieL says:

    My favorite tool has got to be my sander….and I would love to get my hands on a Dremel!!! There is so much you can do with that handy thing!

  399. dana h. says:

    I tweeted this givaway

  400. Sherrie Evans says:

    My favorite (as in the one I use the most) is definitely my cordless drill/screwgun. So, I would add a magnetic bit holder to your list. It makes things much easier! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  401. Laura says:

    I love me a staple gun. They are great for fixing anything that duct tape can’t. LOL

  402. Allison says:

    I have a skill saw on my list. I hope Santa is listening!!!! Love your blog, by the way.

  403. Sheela says:

    A mitre saw is awesome (and I use it a lot), but I truly love my Kreg jig! Pocket holes rock! :)

  404. Trisha says:

    I don’t have a lot of tools, but that paint can adapter looks really handy. This post has made my Christmas list a lot longer!

  405. Katie Greenlaw says:

    I am new to the DIY world….but I recently painted stripes in my laundry room, and found a paintbrush without a handle to do the corners, edging, it….I’m petite, and it fit my hands perfectly.

  406. Melissa G. says:

    My wishlist includes a new dremel! I just got my brad nailer and air compressor so this is next!

  407. Melissa G. says:

    I shared this on my Facebook page for my friends to enter!

  408. Tina says:

    I would really like to start doing DIY projects, and I only own a hammer. I suppose the one thing I would like right now would be a drill.

  409. Rachel says:

    My tool wish list is long, but I’ll name a few……a kreg jig or planer would be awesome!

  410. Sue H. says:

    I need a hand sander, a nice small one.

  411. Jenni says:

    I am in need of many of the tools in your post. Would love a new cordless drill, a sander or a staple gun. And of course I would gladly take the dremel too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  412. Oh my, I just asked Hubby to get me a Dremel for my birthday! I really, really want one! He has a tool just like the Dremel Max (just another brand, but all the same capabilities) he loves it, and I keep having to ask him to bring it home so I can use it on different projects. He’s getting tired of bringing it home for me, so it would be great to have one here at home! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  413. Heather C. says:

    Would love a dremel!!

  414. Tina says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway.

  415. Melissa says:

    I really like my paint sprayer it makes painting jobs so easy and it just uses regular paint.

  416. Jaimie says:

    We just got back from the hardware store, and my husband and I were both ogling the Dremel Multimax they had on display!

  417. Estee says:

    I’m dreaming of the sander. But the dremel looks amazing!

  418. Roberta says:

    My husband had one years ago and I used it to try to cut ceramic tile. Obviously I did something wrong b/c I burned out the motor and it no longer works. To this day, he still gives me grief about his Dremel tool that I broke. I would love to be able to replace it with a newer, fancier version of what I broke!

  419. julie says:

    My favorite tool is a screw driver these days… getting ready for Christmas adding batteries to toys… you need it… I wonder it the Dremel could make opening the “lowjack” on toys any easier??

  420. Sara says:

    love all the tools! most are essential in my workshop. would love LOVE a dremel!

  421. Kimmy D. says:

    A jigsaw is definitely #1 on my wish list. Let’s hope once I get one I don’t cut my fingers off…

  422. Mary Ann says:

    I asked Santa for a miter saw but he didn’t believe me, so I may have to shop for it myself after the New Year. I want to add quarter round molding to the baseboards all over the house to give that high-end finished look…and do it myself!

  423. Dawn Newsome says:

    The Dremel tool is, has been and always will be on my wish list until I get one! I’ll be looking forward to more from you; love your site.

  424. Cira says:

    I’ve been dying for a Dremel for a couple of years now. I would really love to win this!

  425. Julia says:

    Its hard to pick one favourite, but we could definitely use a good cordless drill/screwdriver. Thanks!

  426. Stephanie says:

    I would love a mouse sander, I just refinished an end table and it would of been really handy. I LOVE your blog…I am so addicted!!

  427. Jessica says:

    I borrowed a Dremel the other day – very nice! :)

  428. A Shop-Vac is definitely on my wish-list!

  429. Katelyn says:

    My favorite tool is my Makita power drill. I spent too many years using a wimpy, sad excuse for a drill. This thing changed my life.

    I bought my Dad the Dremel Mulit-max for Xmas this year and I’m so tempted to keep it……

  430. Erin R. says:

    Staple gun is a must!

  431. Amanda says:

    I’d love a new dremel.

  432. Lisa says:

    I really have been looking at the multi-max dremel. I here it is wonderful for removing old grout.

  433. Shayla says:

    I can’t decide between the cordless drill and the dremel…I want them both!!!

  434. Victoria says:

    I love my cordless power tools- All of them! One battery powers them all (I have two so I can interchange them) and they go anywhere.

    I would love a Dremel multi max!

  435. Karen says:

    Multi-Max Dremel is my dream tool. To be able to cut in tight spaces would be a huge benefit not to mention all of its other uses. I hope Santa brings me a MMD! I REALLY want one of these tools!

  436. timeismine says:

    My favorite tool is a vintage long-handled axe with a spike on one side that we picked up in an auction lot. It’s great for prying up roots, and there are quite a few overgrown or just plain ugly trees and bushes in our new home that I’ve been working on killing. We also used it to remove a metal shed base frame and break up the old, crumbling concrete around it. Old tools are awesomely sturdy.

  437. Holly says:

    I really really want a dewalt miter saw really really bad!

    I like the dremel too though!

  438. Eileenrn says:

    My glue gun is the one tool I really couldn’t do without. The addition of a Dremel would be great.

  439. Ker says:

    My orbital sander! I messed up my stair hand-rail refinishing the first time because I sanded manually and didn’t go deep enough – the stain all came off when I wiped it! The second time around, I took that sucker down, secured it to the work bench in the garage, and had at it with my orbital (just a dinky little Jobmate, but it was $4 on clearance so hey!). Handrail is now beautiful dark walnut! :)

  440. Angela says:

    My dewalt drill is my favorite so far. I would like a dremel also.

  441. Ruth Baumgartner says:

    I YEARN and PINE for a nail-gun… a friend brought theirs in with a compressor, to help us hang some picture rail trim and I felt drool running down my chin. Not your “typical” gal I suppose… Funny enough I asked my in-laws for a gift certificate for Lowes for Christmas-weird-O!

  442. Lily says:

    I am new to the DIY crafts. I borrowed some tools but would like my own any would be so helpful but that Dremel seems faboulos!!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  443. Lisa B. says:

    I would love to try the dremel three in one. You are suppose to be able to use it as a router! Too cool! I do love the compound miter saw I received for Christmas years ago!

  444. Lindsey says:

    I would love a dremel tool! I also want a drill of my own. My husband takes his to work with him (he’s a contractor), and I can’t use it during the day.

  445. Liz Cannon says:

    i’d take anything, i really love to make stuff, but it’s hard to wood work b/c i don’t have a power sander and/or dremmel and/or jigsaw etc etc….
    pick me!!!!!!!!!!

  446. Charisse says:

    A 12″ miter saw. I almost bought my husband one for Christmas (dual purpose :)) , but I got him a set of air nailers instead.

  447. Lindsey says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway.

  448. Julie says:

    I have wanted a Dremel for so long! Hope I win!

  449. kelli marshall says:

    oh a dremmel. that sounds wonderful. my favorite tool is a sander.

  450. kelli marshall says:

    linked on facebook:)

  451. edward says:

    i love my saws.

  452. Emily says:

    I’ve wanted a dremel for ages…all those cool attachments!! Love it!!!

  453. Hey, girl! I need a lot of tools. Would love a nailgun & compound miter saw. But, I’d settle for a Dremel too.

  454. Allison says:

    I would love a power stapler for upholstery. My hands aren’t strong enough these days for a regular one.

  455. Cori says:

    Wow, tools are all my husband and I are asking for this Christmas. I have tons of DIY projects I want to start around the house, but it’s kind of hard without the tools! The tools we probably need most are sanders, saws, etc, and of course I would LOVE a Dremel!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  456. Cori says:

    I also tweeted about the giveaway!

  457. Lesley says:

    I only dream of having a favorite tool. I just have a standard tool box at my disposal but I have often thought how nice it would be to have a sander. the Dremel could come it super handy!

  458. Carey says:

    My favorite tool is our cordless drill, so I don’t have to get my hubs to help. His favorite is his Dremmel, and boy would he love the Muliti-Max!

  459. Susan A. says:

    My husband has a ton of tools I can always use. But a Dremel would be heaven, and all mine.

  460. Cyndi says:

    Oh i could totally go for a staple gun, or a dremel!

  461. Lara says:

    OMG – I would love to have a Dremel!

  462. Calleen says:

    I for sure covit that Dremel multi-tool. Even my 5 year old knows how much I want one after watching the 2 hour infomercial with me on one similar.
    This is now posted on my facebook page!!

  463. Calleen Kenney says:

    I for sure posted this on my facebook page too!

  464. DeNacho says:

    my husband LOVES LOVES LOVES the Dremel Multi-Max tool. i first saw it used on This Old House last year and recorded the episode because it was so impressive how they used it to cut the bottom out from a door jam so they could install wood flooring. he was hooked & went out and bought one immediately. he uses it for everything he can think of. i’m just waiting for the day i walk into the kitchen and he’s figured out how to use it for making pasta!

  465. Calleen Kenney says:

    Oh, and totally tweeted! Really wanna win! LOVE tools!

  466. cathy says:

    It’s gotta be my power sander.

  467. Raechel S says:

    Oooh! My wish list: everything from above! My fav tool: since I’m currently refinishing my dining room table,right now its my hand sander.

    Thanks for the giveaway CG!

  468. Katie says:

    I want a sliding compound miter saw so bad!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  469. Alisa D says:

    I definitely think the cordless drill is the most essential, but the nail gun is the most fun!

  470. Valerie M says:

    I saw the infomercial for the Dremel, and I fell in love instantly!! A Dremel is definitely on my wishlist!

  471. Emmy says:

    Before I read your post I most wanted a miter saw. But now I really want a Dremel Multimax. Thanks for this fabulous list.

  472. Kristin says:

    I love my power sander. I use it everyday, I couldn’t live with out it!

  473. My hubby is going to kill me for saying this, but the spray can adapter!


  474. Taylor says:

    Ah! A Dremel has totally been on my list since I saw its commerical at the gym and almost tripped off the treadmill when I saw all that it could do. I hope I win!!

  475. shannon says:

    I saw a new cool tool I’d like to have. It’s an adjustable one size fits all socket wrench.

  476. Carey says:

    Definitely my Dewalt corded drill. Very useful.

  477. KathyK says:

    A good sander and spray paint equipment!

  478. Carapace says:

    I would love love love to have a GOOD cordless drill/screwdriver thingy.Just to jang pictures and do little jobs, you know? All the models I’ve tried have had the battery life of a sand flea.

    But the Dremel would also be fantastic!

  479. Jessica R. says:

    Definitely the folding sawhorses! We have a tiny shed and no garage and I just realized how much work surface I can gain by pulling them out and throwing a sheet of plywood on top. Perfect!

  480. Bonniek says:

    I love my Black and Decker drill. I couldn’t live without it. I asked for a Dremel this year, but I didn’t know about the multi-max, that looks fantastically useful!

  481. Denise Collins says:

    I would love to have my own Dremel set. I used to borrow my Dad’s but moved far away from him. But I think my next tool purchase will be a rubber mallet.

  482. Stephanie says:

    I’ve wanted a Dremel for as long as I can remember.

  483. Lisa says:

    I have most of the items on your list from all our DIY, but I really want a power caulk gun. We caulk ALL the time and our gun is such a pain. That would be great to have!

  484. Camille says:

    I want some saw horses and a nice big piece of plywood. I’m tired of painting things on the ground!

  485. Danielle J says:

    My favorite tool that we have is my nail gun. The power is intoxicating! I really want to get/learn how to use a lathe though so that’s on my Christmas list.

  486. Kayduh says:

    I love my miter saw. It is so handy and easily portable for helping out friends!

  487. Chelsea says:

    We’re just starting, but my big tool on my wishlist is a drill.

  488. Andrea says:

    Oh a skilsaw and jigsaw are both on my husband’s wish list. I think once I show him the dremel, that will also be added to the list. :)

  489. Rebecca says:

    The day I got my orbital, I went to heaven. It made my refinish so much easier!!!

  490. My new tool on my list would be a paint sprayer. But one little tools that I love and that would make a great stocking stuffer is a 7 in1 tool. Nothing fancy but comes in handy for scraping, spackling and lots of things!

  491. Crystal S. says:

    I love a cordless drill makes life a lot easier.

  492. Roseanna says:

    I would love to have a good paint sprayer. A scroll saw would be nice, also.

  493. Karen T says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! My favorite tool is my miter saw – I use it quite a lot!

  494. Ann says:

    I would love to have a Dremel MultiMax. Next on my list, a compound dual bevel miter saw. Grteat post. Ann

  495. Linda K says:

    OOOOOOOOOoooooooo! We have so many projects planned for January. We choose the Dremel MultiMax!!

  496. Christy says:

    Dremel tool is the best!

  497. Keri says:

    I linked this on my facebook… :)
    website link above! (I think)

  498. Leslie M says:

    I’m just getting into DIY projects. However, my husband has been DIYing for a bit. I would really like a sander. Our dining table needs work. Thank you for this giveaway.

  499. Candace says:

    Hubs and I are in the process of buying our first home, and consequently, tools. A compound miter saw is first on my list.

  500. Michelle says:

    I want the Multi-Max! I have to start painting our old house with the flaky paint, and the paint removal tool would be a boon!

  501. Pamela says:

    I guess what I really want is an updated operating system because I can’t easily access your comments. Maybe you should alow older operating systems tp get in on the action. Obviously. I’m not investingin the upgrade, so how about some love for us poor people? Anyway. I’d lpve a dremel, but, more importantlly, I’d love to be able to enter these contests easily!

  502. Margaret says:

    I don’t know if it qualifies as a tool, but I’m a costumer and I’d die without a glue gun. Short of that, I use a level a heck of a lot.

  503. linda t says:

    OH MY GOSH, I would LOVE to win the Dremel Multi MAX!! I have oodles of projects that are just waiting for the right tools. AND my birthday is the 13th… so I’m thinking a Dremel is in my future, one way or the other. Thanks for all the awesome info!

  504. Aimee says:

    Honestly, number one on my wish list is a Dremel!

  505. Lynette says:

    I love the traditional hammer. I use it all the time. I really want a Dremel, hoping I win!

  506. Chrissy says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I couls soooo use this in my collection! I was just talking to my BFF whos new husband is useless with tools. I was trying to give her a list of all the ones I use frequently that she should invest in for herself – I’ll just send her your list! I would add my trusty old caulk gun to the list, though. Love!

  507. Bunny says:

    I have been wanting a Dremel for years…now my husband told me that my in-laws are giving me a multi tool something like Dremel….BUT NOT !!!! I really don’t want to be ugly about it. I will be grateful for whatever I get, but I really really want a Dremel !!!!!!!!!!

  508. courtney says:

    THe orbital sander {LOVE} or my Wagner paint sprayer! LOVE that too!

  509. Suzanne says:

    My favorite tool is a basic corded drill. I can use it as a drill, but I also can attach a bulb auger to it and plant bulbs in my hard soil.

  510. Ashley S says:

    i really need a shop vac!!!

  511. Stacey says:

    What a great list! I (or rather, my hubby) have most of the stuff at the beginning of the list…hoping to expand my arsenal gradually. I borrowed my dad’s power sander recently and LOVED (!) it, so I definitely want one of those!

  512. Lane Eldridge says:

    Would love to have a new electric staple gun!!

  513. Annie says:

    I think the saw horses would be oh-so handy. Better than the recycling bins I’ve pressed into service before! I would love a Dremel. <3

  514. Kellie says:

    Tools…hhhmmm…does microfiber cloths for cleaning count.

    I’m not very handy, but I am always inspired with your skills.

  515. Gennia says:

    We would love a new drill. Ours works but it is a quite a pain in the butt. That that Dremel multitask tool looks pretty sweet too!

  516. Leah says:

    nail gun and dremel!

  517. Linda K says:

    Fantastic list, and my favorite , only because it makes so much sense and makes life so much easier for just a few dollars is the spray paint can adapter. My fingers think so as well!

    but a dremel would really be awesome, my husband just retired and I have so many projects in mind.

  518. pixie13 says:

    I KNOW my husband needs a jigsaw; I also know he’d love this.

  519. Nydia says:

    I would love the Dremel tools! Those are the only things on your list I don’t currently have.

  520. JennW says:

    My favorite go to tool, is actually my husband. He has tons of construction/destruction toys and loves that I find interesting ways for him to use them for our many house projects. However sometimes, being the guy that he is, his work is a little heavy handed and the details definitely need a woman’s touch to smooth it out and make it all come together. This set of tools would be a perfect compliment for me to have to his garage full of power tools.

  521. Melissa says:

    A Dremel! I’ve always had visions of all the projects I could do with that tool!

  522. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    My favorite tool is my sander. And believe it or not, I do not own a staple gun, so that’s on my wish list!

  523. Teresa says:

    A Dremel, for sure!!!!

  524. Bobi says:

    I fell in love with the Dremel when I saw it yesterday at Home Depot! It is definitely on my christmas list.

  525. Rachel says:

    the dremel. I need the dremel. I have oodles and oodles of dreams for the dremel.

  526. Carol N. says:

    I am lusting after the new Dremel tool! The things I could make with that, oh boy! And I was so excited when I got sawhorses for my birthday one year…of course my girlfriends thought I was nuts but it was just what I had been wanting, folding sawhorses!

  527. I would love to have a dremel

  528. Julie Young says:

    I love my staple gun, but lately I really have been wanting some saw horses.

  529. Kim W says:

    On my wish list would be a sander. I would love to have one for some furniture projects.’

  530. Sheila Hickmon says:

    My favorite tool is my sander, I use it a TON!

  531. Jo says:

    Dremel, dremel, dremel, hurrah for the dremel! Also, the detail sander, I call it my mouse sander. I started to make some ‘wood’ stones today to cover a chest I got at the thrift store and used it. I have most of the tools you have (not the compound saw, lucky you!!) and some others you did not list (pipe wrenches, a woman needs to be able to plumb!!). What I could do with this great prize!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  532. Joie says:

    I am dying for a Dremel Trio. They are wonderful.

  533. Turtle Mom says:

    I would love a Dremel tool! I have always wished for a router and finally received one for my birthday today! Hubby also got me a 40 piece router bit set!

  534. Jaime says:

    I love my sander, use it all the time and i am about ready for a new one. We also need a new cordless drill but i would love a Dremel!

  535. chelsea says:

    We are just beginning our DYI tool box, so just about anything listed would be an addition to ours!

  536. lisa says:

    My favorite tool is my cordless screwdriver. It has helped me put together so many things. I would a dremel, it’s been on my wish list!

  537. Emily Anne says:

    Never thought I needed a rotary tool, but the one in the post looks really useful. Cordless screwdriver probably gets the most use in these parts.

  538. Betty says:

    I’d love to get for Christmas the Dremel Multi-max!

  539. Betty says:

    I just linked on Facebook :)

  540. katie says:

    Hmmm we use lots of tools around here… but I know hubby loves his reciprocating saw!

  541. I want a dremel!!!

    lucky_march_girl AT yahoo DOT com

  542. Sarah says:

    I would love a dremel. Glue guns are great, but my fingers don’t think so!

  543. Kristen M says:

    My favorite tools are my soldering iron and heat gun.

  544. mary mitchell says:

    My favorite tool is a small set of 5 tiny screwdrivers (flat/phillips). It’s always in the drawer and handy for so many things.
    Gadget Wise: I liked to add that I couldn’t live without my battery tester. It is small and less than $10, and it has saved me from tossing out good batteries just b/c one is bad. Love it!!

  545. Darci says:

    My favorite tool right now is my drill. However, we close on a house this Thursday and we will need this Dremel!

  546. Chris Ann says:

    My dream tool to own would be a jig saw.

  547. I would like to get one of those auto-levelers, that you stand up in the room and the level line magically appears across the wall.

  548. Dee says:

    My favorite tool at the moment is the jigsaw. I just started using it, and it was surprisingly easy to operate. I was intimidated for no reason! On my must-get list is a detail sander.

  549. Jean says:

    I’m dreaming of the Dremel!!!!

  550. Pamela says:

    A power sander would be awesome, so this would do the trick really nice!

  551. Melanie says:

    I’m pretty much a fan of the whole Dremel family, thanks to my dad! I’d love to have a new one of my own, and anyone who isn’t familiar with ’em should get to it right away!

  552. Dawn H says:

    I love my staple gun and I just bought a sander but I would LOVE a Dremel!!!

  553. Melanie says:

    I am in the market for a power sander right now – I’m just learning and trying to perfect a smooth paint job – no brush strokes! I like your list and would add a pair of loooonnnnng tweezers. Had to buy these when my little one put pennies in the CD player, but I’ve used them lots of times and for lots of other random things!

  554. Mary says:

    a dremel!! seems like the perfect tool for detail work :)

  555. Daria says:

    Any new tool is a cool tool! I like them more than my favorite guy.

  556. Lizzie says:

    We are in need of a drill but the Dremel looks amazing as well!

  557. My favorite tool is my hammer. It does what I need it to do- and it relieves some stress along the way.
    I say that’s a win/win.

  558. Schmidty says:

    My favorite tool is my leatherman.

  559. Schmidty says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook.

  560. Stephanie says:

    A jigsaw is on my list for this year!

  561. Monica C. says:

    Well, I’m actually in need of a sander at this current moment, however, a dremel wouldn’t hurt. :D

  562. Jenny says:

    Love this Dremel MultiMax! I would definitely put it on my wish list.

    We have the original, which is one of my all time favorites.

    But I have to say that my rotary cutter, which may not really be in this category, is the tool I use most.

  563. Jenny says:

    I tweeted this via @quiltinjenny.

  564. Brandie says:

    Honestly, my favorite tools are my hot glue gun (is that really a tool???) and my mouse sander!

  565. My dream is a Dremel, but I’d settle for a detail sander! :)

  566. Angie says:

    My hand held drill is my favorite tool! My father-in-law was mortified when I asked for it for Christmas many years ago, and refused to give it to me. He wrapped it up, and put my husband’s name on it instead. My husband never touched it, except to hand it over to me!

  567. Laura M. says:

    I would love a detail sander! Hope I win.

  568. Corey says:

    I love love my jigsaw – definitely my favorite tool so far. On my wish list is an orbital sander. I have a few tables/dressers I want to refinish .. and am considering painting my kitchen cabinets on my own next year!

  569. Jackie says:

    I want a nail gun so bad!I have a lot of trim I want to put up and having one would make it that much easier = )

  570. My favorite tool is my vacuum! I vacuum after each project and it makes the whole room feel better!

  571. Deanna says:

    My dream tool is a power sander. I’m currently using blocks sanders and although it gets the work done, it KILLS my arm and hand. Oh, Santa please try and find a way to place one under my tree. I’ve been a good girl : )

  572. sharon says:

    I want the under the roof picture hanging tool
    It is fairly inexpensive and I have never been able to really hang a picture well

  573. Jude says:

    I am working through my fear of power tools, and have been making friends with my drill. Last month, I put up a wooden plaque with hooks that I’d bought FIVE years ago, and I even hung some bamboo shades in the dining room — it may sound pathetic to those of you who are handy, but it was a real triumph and so empowering. I felt like Queen of the World! I have a palm sander, but I’d love an orbital one. And I really, really want to learn how to cut wood, so a Skilsaw is also on the list.

    Thanks for this article; it was really useful! And thanks for the chance to win the Dremel, too!
    With a big Christmas “wave” from Cape Cod,

  574. Karen says:

    Oh, the dremel is a dream gift for me! I’m trying to learn to do all that you do and it would help me soooo much! Thanks for the giveaway!

  575. nancie says:

    i’ve got an orbital sander on my wishlist…
    also a nail gun…
    i got a laser level last year…LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  576. kristin says:

    nice list, very impressive. the Dremel is definitely on my wish list. Thanks and happy holidays :)

  577. Barb L says:

    Our favorite tool is the mitre saw. Nice giveaway – would be a nice compliment to the rest of tools.

  578. Meredith says:

    Palm sander, all the way! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and happy holidays. :)

  579. Emily says:

    Right now, I would have to say a dremel!

  580. lyn says:

    My favorite tool is my Kreg pocket Hole Jig!! It is so easy to use and i can make so many cool things!!

  581. I am a glue gun gal. . the cordless kind I love!! But I would love to become a drill gal or a Dremeal gal or a sander gal. I need to get over my hubby is better at this than me so I will leave it to him to do the drill, sanding, Dremeling. . .Thanks for the opportunity to win a Dremel. . wow!!

  582. Kimberly says:

    My favorite tool is my hot glue gun. It’s a cheap, easy fix for almost everything!

  583. kara says:

    I really really want a power sander.

  584. Tara says:

    On my wishlist this year: a cordless drill and bits. Whenever I am doing a project I can never find my husbands tools. I plan to build by own collection of tools so that I never have to track his down again!

  585. Sian says:

    The Dremel looks awesome and I would love it! We also need a new drill, as I managed to break the cord when I left the “key” to adjust the tightness in when I was mixing tile grout and now it’s spliced and taped – not super safe!

  586. Christy Harris says:

    On my wishlist for my husband’s sake is the dremel tool. He has been drooling over them and tells me that it is essential to all of the DIY projects that I ask him to do!

  587. Jeri says:

    I’ve been wanting a pair of those folding sawhorses for years. Maybe someday. Though a Dremel is a very, very close 2nd!

  588. Christy Harris says:

    And I shared the post with my friends on Facebook!

  589. Kai says:

    I’d love a miter saw (and a Dremel too!)

  590. Sarah says:

    I like my stud finder. I’d love to have the new dremel tool – it would be nice to have the little jigsaw type tool for a few upcoming projects.

  591. Louise in NE OK says:

    I think a Dremel would be absolutely wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity.

  592. Cass says:

    My tool wish list includes a staple gun and the spray paint adaptor. I sure hope Santa thinks I’ve been good so I can find these under the tree on Christmas morning! Thanks for another awesome giveaway and for your list of “must have” tools.

  593. julie says:

    I have wanted a dremel tool for like-ever! A belt sander is also on my wish list this year : )

  594. Whitney says:

    My current favorite tool is my random orbital sander that I received for my birthday this year. I am dying for a Dremel this year to help with all of the projects in our brand new home that we just purchased!

  595. Piroska says:

    I’d love the chance to enter your fab giveaway.
    The Dremel has been on my wish list for years!

  596. Courtney says:

    I would really love a power sander for all those cabinets I would like to paint!

  597. Melissa says:

    My fav tool is the power sander. I just love it and couldn’t live without it!

  598. Cristina says:

    The Dremel Multimax tool will definitely be on my wishlist.

  599. Deidre says:

    I would love a Dremel!!!

  600. Maggy says:

    I’ve got several of the tools on your list (although your ability w/ *real* power tools, like the saws) leaves me awestruck (I’m a real wimp when it comes to heavy-duty power tools :- ). That said, though .. I will be stopping by my local hardware store this week to pick up one of the spray paint adaptors you mentioned, since I LOVE spray paint! And, to date, my favorite tool is my cordless drill, although I long for a good cordless screwdriver (for some reason, the screws in my drill don’t work too well) and a Dremel! Those tools are amazing .. they take crafts and DIY projects to a whole new level of ability and expertise!

  601. Kelly says:

    This year on my Christmas list I have an orbital sander and I am also in need of a spray paint adapter – have developed quite an addiction to spray paint! :)

  602. Leah says:

    Oh how I would love the the dremel, would just need to hide it from the hubby. I keep much better care of my tools than he does, so he’s only allowed to borrow mine-hee hee! The other thing on my list is a paint sprayer!! Thank for having this open to Canadians too-muchly appreciated.

  603. Michelle Mortensen says:

    Enter me, please! I’d love a Dremel!! My favorite tool in the world is my drill driver. Can’t live without it!

  604. Michelle Mortensen says:

    I Facebooked about the giveaway, too!

  605. Melanie Battle says:

    We love my husband’s mitre saw. The dremel set would be a fantastic addition to our tool family! Thanks for the chance to win.

  606. Courtnay says:

    On my wish list I would have to say a jigsaw but my husband loves his dewalt cordless drill. Thanks!

  607. sheri says:

    my glue gun! all the way.

  608. Martha says:

    I am wishing for a Kreg jig tool for Christmas! But that Dremel tool looks awesome, my fingers are crossed!!

  609. Angie DeWitt says:

    I need a new miter saw. I’ve been borrowing a friend’s for over a year. Time to buy my own! I also want the Dremel tool kit. Too many tools, so little money :(

  610. Bonnie says:

    My favorite tool has got to be the electric staple gun! So handy – noisy, but handy!

  611. Life* a blog says:

    A small soldering kit is a must in my tool box :)

  612. Danielle says:

    My favorite tool is my handy staple gun. I’d love to have that Dremel multi tool – it’d make many DIY projects easier!
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  613. Tanya Barrett says:

    I was wanting a skill saw but that dremmel looks awesome!

  614. Sue says:

    My favorite tool these days are my orbital sander and my little pink power screwdriver. I have wanted the Multimax for a year now, thought I was getting one but the husband got me the Trio I did not have the heart to tell him he bought the wrong thing dumb husbands LOL

  615. Venus says:

    I’ve started my own little collection and have acquired most of my tools as a hand me down from my dad (who no longer works with DIY projects), so that saved me some money. I’m still new to the whole DIY thing, but I’ve been wanting a dremel and a detail sander. Those are on my wish list this year. =)

  616. Pam says:

    I could not live without my handy staple gun!

  617. jessie says:

    We just hit up the Lowe’s black Friday sale and my new favorite is the sander we picked up since we have been refinishing a serpentine buffet. A Dremel Multi Max would be an amazing addition to our garage!

  618. Teresa J. says:

    Oh wow…I love so many of these! My wish list: a skilsaw or shop vac or Dremel, but for a long time I have civeted the brad nailer…not sure why, just do. Happy Holidays to all!

  619. Adrienne Maher says:

    My Christmas wish list includes a lot of these tools since we’re buying our first home and it needs A LOT of work. I think the tool I’d like the most would be the Dremel MultiMax because it has so many wonderful uses to remodel a bath or kitchen, plus it works as a nail file for my dog.

  620. sue says:

    Well, the Dremel would be sweet to win. The staple gun sounds great too as does the jig. Say, any and all of the tools would find a warm and cozy welcome under my tree…are you listening, Santa?
    Thanks for the swell giveaway.

  621. Courtney says:

    We’ve been using a drill quite frequently in our new house…and we are always looking for new tools for my crazy project ideas! My husband will love having this tool in his collection!

  622. Jessica says:

    I need a staple gun! Hope I win!

  623. Vanessa says:

    I would love a dremel. I am a recent college grad who is trying to make it in the working world in SF and need to make my little apartment look home-y for reasonable prices. BTW i love this website and it has completely inspired me to DIY almost everything!

  624. Paige H says:

    A sander would be great!

  625. Janet says:

    A Dremel is for sure on my wish list but my got to have tool that most do not have would be my strap wrench!

  626. Vanessa says:

    Would love a power sander!

  627. Lisa says:

    Wow! I could use any of those great tools!

  628. Matthew says:

    I just ordered a Leatherman Charge TTi. Hasn’t arrived yet, so it is still on my wish list. :) And that MultiMax would make my holidays as well! Thanks!

  629. Laurie says:

    I love my awl. It makes great holes so you can get the screw/nail in a one time try. Everyone needs to purchase electrician scissors they cut everything I now carry them in my back pocket all day.

  630. Laurie says:

    My fav tools are an awl and electricians scissors.

  631. Rockzann says:

    I would love a Dremel tool! My favorite tools are 409 and micro fiber cloths for DIY clean up. I have found the micro fiber cloths are the best cloths for painting with. I’m a sloppy painter but these babies assure me a professional look when I am done.

  632. Alli says:

    I ruin more projects not having the proper tools. I’m sure that dremel would be a dream come true.

  633. Michele S says:

    Oooooohhhhh Im keeping an eye on those sanders what I wouldnt give for those. While manually sanding is great for my right arm to become super sleek I cant say I enjoy it. =/

  634. Brianna says:

    Definitely my power sander! With all the repainting I do I couldn’t live without it.

  635. Crystal says:

    I don’t have a sander, so I would for sure choose that! :) Thanks for the give away!

    Merry Christmas!

  636. Candace says:

    I have been borrowing my dad’s Dewalt drill to make shelves and I love it. I’d say a good drill is essential for many projects from diy to crafting. I need to purchase one for myself to replace my cheapo drill. The dremel multimax oscillating tool look pretty fantastic too!

  637. Cindy says:

    I would like a jigsaw…I have really been wanting to try to make my own upholstered headboard.

  638. stephanie says:

    A cordless drill would be nice!

  639. Becky says:

    I have a mouse detail sander I could not live without!

  640. Emily P. says:

    Ironically, for the past two weeks my husband and I have drooled over this Dremel infomercial that seems to air quite a bit on Friday and Saturday nights. We definitely need one!

  641. Halley says:

    My very favorite “tool” is my glue gun. I can make magic with my glue gun! : )

  642. Wanda Contreras says:

    I ‘ll love to get a power sander for my furniture projects!!!
    best regards,

  643. Kimberly C. says:

    I’m wishing for a jigsaw… and a nail gun…and a dremel! Any and all would make me happy!

  644. Kimberly C. says:

    I shared this post with my friends on my facebook page. I also remembered that I want a new orbital sander.

  645. Elise says:

    Wow the The Dremel MultiMax Oscillating Tool is EXACTLY what I need! What a great giveaway!! :D

  646. Holly F says:

    I would LOVE a Dremel! Thanks!

  647. Tiffany says:

    I’d love the drmmel multimax AND that drill!

  648. Lori says:

    My current favorite tool is the Irwin clamp we used to make a table top for my pitiful old table.

  649. Alicia Smith says:

    I sent a wish list to my parents and the entire list is tools! I would love a sander, jigsaw, and a dremel.

  650. Alicia Smith says:

    I shared this on facebook!

  651. Amy says:

    The tool I use the most is definitely my (husband’s!) 16 volt cordless drill. We have old plaster walls so we can’t just hammer into them. We are about to start on our nursery and we have both been drooling over the Dremel oscillating multi-tool. At some point we have to do something about our old parquet floors as well and removing the old baseboard and trim would be so much easier with the Dremel. Love your ideas and inspirations. Thanks!

  652. KimB says:

    I’m hoping for a brad nailer!

  653. Tanya Madden says:

    I have always wanted a sander but the Dremel is pretty cool!!!!!!

  654. Monique W says:

    I love my palm sander!

  655. Melissa says:

    I would love that Dremel Multimax!

  656. Kim says:

    I would love own a Dremel and give it a try! a power sander would be great, too! I just bought the detail sander because of your recommendation and love it. Kim

  657. My current fav tool is my Mouse sander, love that baby! But, I do covent my Dad’s Dremel, so it’s be awesome to have my own to I can stop borrowing his.

  658. silva sebring says:

    after seeing your work – I want the spray paint can adapter…never heard of it before!

  659. Christy G. says:

    My Husband and I would love to have the Dremel Multimax. We have a Dremel but not this beauty!

  660. Monique W says:

    I posted this on FB, and a friend who may have never heard of your site… she would DIG IT!!!! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=524325072

  661. Andrea says:

    My favorite tool is our miter saw but since I’ve never tried the Dremel multimax it may give our saw some serious competition.

  662. Andrea Larson says:

    I love the cordless drill and the ever important glue gun!!!

  663. Jo says:

    I am hoping Santa brings me a brad nailer this year. I think I will now have to add a dremel to my list!

  664. Chris Whitehead says:

    I have wanted a Dremel Multimax since they came out.

  665. Deborah Auen says:

    How I would love a jigsaw because I want to make my grandsons a set of wood blocks.We are actually borrowing a friends dremmel at this time:{o Would love that one!

  666. Sophie says:

    favorite tool is a hammer. Nothin’ like a good traditional whack on a nail to get your juices flowing! Compound mitre saw and dremel are on our wish list for sure!

  667. Sophie says:

    shared on facebook!

  668. laura says:

    i kinda really like phillips head screwdrivers…… :)

  669. Brittney says:

    My favorite tool is my power sander!! But I would definitely LOVE a Dremel!!!!

  670. Holly says:

    Oh my, this post is perfect timing!! My birthday is the 19th and I’m asking for power tools! My husband thinks I have lost my mind, but I’m determined to get more involved in my projects, and just being a craftier gal in general. I have already purchased a nail gun for my hubby for Christmas, and I can’t wait to see what he’s gotten for me – I asked for a sander, jigsaw and paint sprayer so we’ll which one(s) I get. It would be FANTASTIC to add a Dremel to my new collection of tools :)

  671. Denise Posey says:

    I have about all of these tools, except the dremel!!!

  672. Virginia says:

    I own all until we get to the sawhorses. Do not have those – would be handy. But what I really want to try is that spray paint can adapter. Wohoo that looks fun!

  673. Emily says:

    Great list!! The power sander saves so much time when sanding those cabinets down! Now if only I had a shopv ac to vacuum up all the dust! Just have a cheap little hoover that blows a lot of it around, lol.

  674. S.E.Minegar says:

    We could use a drill bit set! Fantastic giveaway!

  675. Shannon says:

    I would love a miter saw. We have borrowed my dad’s on occasion and I feel so much more productive when I’m using it. I don’t like circular saws, they scare me. Oh, of course, I would also love a Dremel tool. That has been on my list for a few years now, I just never save the money to buy it.

  676. Carol W. says:

    I’d really love a cordless drill.

  677. Anne says:

    love the dremel, but need the spray paint adapter

  678. Gina says:

    This is a hard one! probably the power sander!! what a RAD giveaway by the way! :-)

  679. jena says:

    OH MY HOW WE NEED ALL LISTED…ha ha, the Dremel looks way fun though~

  680. Jordan G says:

    We got that same drill as a wedding present, and it is the best tool to have! Saved my husband’s sanity when he was building our fence… we are also best friends with our beloved Shop Vac, which we use all the time during our renovations.

  681. Kelly says:

    Right now, my favorite tool is a power screwdriver – it’s the only power tool I have! I’d love the Dremel as a good start to a collection.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  682. I think a dremel would be my *new* favorite ;-)

  683. Lori says:

    Wow…the Dremel is on my Christmas list. I”d love an early Christmas git.

  684. Trinh says:

    I would love to get an orbital sander but those Dremel tools look really cool too!

  685. Heather says:

    One of my favourite tools is the laser level. It makes hanging pictures a snap! I would love to see if a Dremel might really be my favourite tool!

  686. Kati W says:

    Current favorite: My new Milwaukee cordless drill/driver & impact driver set with bits–love, love, love! Wish list: You got it–the Dremel Multi-Max; I currently try to improvise with other tools and elbow grease (or skip it entirely) to do what the Dremel could do efficiently and professionally. It’s a dream tool. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  687. Mollie says:

    Oh my goodness, what a list! I want one of each:o) My hubby just gave me a tool set with a drill and I’ve used it once…but I still beg him to do the dirty work for me (just call me chicken)! I have been eyeing over a dremel for quite some time.

  688. Cassie says:

    I’d love a table saw or jig saw! But right now I really want a shop vac! BUT I would LOVE a dremel! :)

  689. Melissa says:

    Power Sander!!! It sure would make life easier.

  690. Chelsea says:

    With my new baby, I’m kinda tethered to the living areas, and can’t be in the cold garage refinishing things as I’d like! So, I asked for crafty items…. self healing cutting mat is the big one!

  691. Kristyn says:

    That Dremel looks handy! I could definitely use one of them!

  692. Ohmygoodness!!! I am DYING for a Dremel!! After watching the infomercial for it a couple of years ago, I have pined for it ever since. Come on, random.org, pick me!!!

  693. Anthony says:

    A Dremel is a deffinite must have and I would love to have one!!!!!

  694. Michelle says:

    I would love a jigsaw!

  695. alicia says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I would love this tool. My favorite tool thus far in my DIY experience is probably a hammer, so simple but so resourceful.

  696. Karla says:

    The Multi-Max is definitely at the top of my holiday wish list!!!

  697. Stephanie says:

    I have never entered a give away before but this one seems to be calling my name! I know my tool wish list is a mile long, but a Dremel is numero uno!

  698. Melissa K says:

    I decided that if I won a Silhouette after Thanksgiving, I would ask Santa for a Dremel Multi-Max. But Santa’s getting me that Silhouette I didn’t win. So maybe this is my chance! :)

  699. If you saw the state of the grout in my bathroom, you’d know why I need a dremel like most women crave shoes.

    That ugly grout is the biggest energy vampire in my home!

  700. sowmya says:

    staple gun of course !!!!

  701. hippie4ever says:

    Does a snow blower count, ’cause I want one RIGHT NOW!!! I’m trapped behind 1/4 mile of packed snow…. silenttributary at yahoo dot com

  702. Deb says:

    I sleep with my dewalt ,dremel is looking real good right now for Mr. Dewalt to take a break .

  703. Laura says:

    My favorite tool is my drill but I need a new one…so sad when they die!

  704. Bethany says:

    I have had my eye on a dremel for a while! AWESOME giveaway!

  705. Teresa Novak says:

    I really need a nail gun for hanging some crown molding I want to add. :)

  706. Kelly says:

    I am going to have to go with the dremel!

  707. Julianne says:

    I just moved into my first house and I need it all. I think a cordless drill would be the most useful to start, but I have a few projects that could use the dremel!

  708. Andrea Watts says:

    A staple gun would be great to recieve

  709. Rachel May says:

    I really love our cordless drill!

  710. Andrea Watts says:

    I shared on Twitter

  711. Queen Mommy says:

    I definitely have a staple gun on my list. It will be very useful in helping me finally finish those dining room chairs I’ve been working (or not working) on for months now (so many stupid, frustrating staples).

  712. Dana E says:

    Oh goodness how I love tools! I could really use that compound miter saw to cut my crown molding! That’s on our wish list this year.

  713. Jen Puttmann says:

    The dremel oscilating tool is actually on my wish list! I hope one will be in my garage very soon!

  714. Jenny says:

    My shopvac JUST broke. I never knew I used that thing so much, until it broke. I also use my screwdrivers a lot, but their scattered all over the house! I promise I’ll keep this set ALL TOGETHER! Merry Christmas and your house decorations are lovely.

  715. Kely says:

    I have actually had my eye on the dremel for my next tool to add to the arsenal. A skill saw would be nice too.

  716. Gloria says:

    I want a miter saw the most, but I wouldd take anything because I just don’t have that many tools!

  717. Janelle says:

    I would love any sort of new drill. Our old one is on the fritz and it would be nice to have one that works!

  718. Jin says:

    The DREMEL!!!!

  719. tillie says:

    OMG I love my dremel multi-max and I really, really need another one.

  720. The hubs is in need of a new cordless drill. I am in need of a dremel… like bad!

  721. Great giveaway! I think my favorite tool is my multi bit ratchet screwdriver. Basic, but so handy!

  722. Jessica says:

    I would actually love to get a Dremel or a jig saw!

  723. Kathy M says:

    As I scanned your favorite tools I realized that I have almost all of them except for the Dremel Multi-Max, which I would love to add. My favorite is my shop vac. What a workhorse! I’ve used it frequently for the last ten years both inside and out. I’d be lost without it.

  724. Anna says:

    Oh, how I would love the Dremel! Just found your blog….love it.

  725. Hilary says:

    The Dremel looks so convenient! I recently borrowed one from a friend for a project and it was a breeze. I’d love one of my own.

  726. Aimee Ritchie says:

    I would LOVE a Dremel! What a great giveaway!

  727. Aimee Ritchie says:

    I shared with my friends on facebook about this giveaway!

  728. Cory says:

    It’s ironic that you highlighted the Dremel tool because I have been salivating over this for the past several months! But I’ve held off in hopes that it shows up at Christmas! I would be one happy girl to get this under the tree :~)

  729. Gena says:

    I would love the Miter saw. We originally had one but our shed was robbed and they took all our tools (lawn mower, blower, weed eater, miter saw, and all the hand tools) It’s the item we plan on getting if we get enough back on tax returns.

  730. Amanda says:

    i would love a dremel! we’ve got so many projects we need to work on right now, this would be perfect!

  731. Rebekah says:

    I’d like an air compressor!

  732. Jessica McMurtrey says:

    I know my hubby has been dying for a Dremel!!

  733. johnna says:

    There are so many that I want and need…palm sander, dremel multi max, etc!

  734. jackie says:

    Love the Dremel…..this is a dream giveaway!! MERRY WISHES!!

  735. Dee in BC says:

    I’ve always wanted a Dremel!

  736. Julie says:

    I want a dremel! I love to think of all the projects I could accomplish if I had one.

  737. Felicia says:

    I loooove love love the dremel set !

  738. Jacki says:

    Favorite tool/most needed tool is a compound miter saw! We always have to borrow our neighbor’s!

  739. Stacy says:

    I’m new to the DIY game, and have been loving your website for inspiration and direction. I would LOVE a Dremel tool. In addition to being super handy for DIY projects, I could use it to cut off the yucky bits of my puppy’s Nylabones : )

  740. Christie says:

    I want that Dremel muti max REALLY BAD! That would make my Christmas very Merry. :-)

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  741. rebecca says:

    i would love an air compressor!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  742. Mandy P. says:

    I dream of pneumatic…any pneumatic tool, really, but alas, I have neither the funds nor the space for such hardcore toolcraft.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  743. Jordan says:

    I have an orbital sander on my wish list!

  744. Em says:

    I have requested a random orbit sander and a staple gun. A dremel would almost be too much to ask, but here’s hoping!

  745. Maria M. says:

    I’m dreaming of a drill and/or jigsaw for Christmas. I used an nail gun for the first time this weekend…wow was it fun! I could use the Dremel on some existing projects I have right now. :)

  746. Becky says:

    My husband is just starting to get into wood working, and if I were to get something, I think it would be a circular saw for him, because it means great beautiful things of wood for me!! I love his new hobby…

  747. sara jane says:

    My Dremel drill press is my fave tool, but that oscillating Dremel looks AWESOME!

  748. Leslie says:

    As of now, my sander is my favorite tool…but if I won a Dremel, I’m sure it would quickly become my favorite

  749. Maria M. says:

    Forgot to mention I shared with my facebook friends. (Maria Guice Meyers).

  750. Jon'el says:

    I would love a Dremel! I just “stole” the tools from my mom’s house. I got 3 different type of sanders, a router, tape measure, and circular saw. I still have my eyes on her Dewalt driver. The tools were actually my dad’s and my mom will never use them like I will so I gifted them to myself for Christmas, lol. She actually bought a miter saw for her bathroom redo which I claimed as well =) Within the past year, I have most of those tools but I want more.

  751. Amy says:

    I definitely love power sanders.. mostly because I hate the feel of the gritty sandpaper on your hands.

  752. Amy E says:

    LOVE the dremel… could do so much crafty stuff with that with all the scarp wood we have. Just got a new duplex and can’t wait to start home projects!!! Have a wonderful Christmas… your blog gets my wheels turning for new Christmas decorations!!

  753. Lori B says:

    I am a DIY newbie so I only own the basics on your list. The Dremel tool would be an awesome addition!

  754. Janna says:

    GREAT giveaway….thanks! And thanks for all of the inspiration you give me with your blog/ideas!!
    I really needs most all of these tools eventually….but the one I’d be most excited to get would be the nail gun!!!
    Happy Holidays!

  755. Abby J says:

    I think I’d love a compound miter saw so that my husband can put up crown molding in our house! :) But I would also love a Dremel since it can do so many things.

  756. Amy P. says:

    I’ve been wanting a Dremel! Thanks for the chance! Merry Christmas!

  757. cate s. h. says:

    I would love a pneumatic staple gun to finish some upholstery projects. A Dremel would come in handy with so many of my DIYs.

  758. Tamra says:

    Just getting started with this DIY stuff, so I have asked for a staple gun for Christmas. But, you know, this would be better!! :)

  759. CJ says:

    my power drill – it has attachments for sanding, jig-saw and even a vacuum

  760. Justine says:

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting a Dremel Multi-Max, so I realllllly hope I’m lucky! I’ve been using my hot glue gun lately, but I really want a brad nailer as well. Also looking to buy my husband (so he can make me furniture) the Kreg jig system.

  761. Justine says:

    just tweeted (tinabutnottina)

  762. Katie G. says:

    A shop vac is on our wish list!!

  763. Lacretia says:

    I definitely want a sander and a spray paint can adapter!

  764. cate s. h. says:

    posted on facebook :)

  765. sangeetha says:

    Okay – almost all the tools on your list are on mine. I already have some of them, but high on the list is the circular saw, dremel tools and some of teh hand saws

  766. JackieL says:

    The Dremel Multi Max and compound miter saw are calling my name!

  767. AH! I want a Dremel, and have wanted one for quite a while. Yay!

  768. Candace says:

    A hand sander…. though, i completely forgot to PUT it on my list! Dremel? Would have it’s work cut out for it!

  769. Tina says:

    The two tools I keep eyeballing at the hardware store and talking about to my husband about are a dremel and a nail gun. I love, want, and NEED both!

  770. Alisa says:

    I would love a table saw! So much can be done with a table saw…

  771. Jessi E says:

    A compound miter saw is tops on my wish list, but a Dremel is not far behind at all!

  772. Teddi says:

    definitely a power sander… I have a few projects that I would love to have that for. I would take a Dremel though as well… ahh..tools.

  773. stacey says:

    I would love a Dremel. They are awesome!

  774. Megan E. says:

    I would love a Dremel tool! This would make some of my home improvement project SO much easier!

  775. Erin R. says:

    YES! These tools absolutely make me drool! I have been on quite the DIY kick and that Dremel Multi tool is a dream! It is on my wish list AS WE SPEAK! Me and my fellow DIYers are planning on getting one of these after the holidays are over (we all kinda overspent on our Christmas angels…eeek!).

  776. priscilla says:

    I would love a miter saw!

  777. Angie G. says:

    The Dremel MultiMax tool is on my wishlist! =)

  778. Patricia in Denver says:

    I love all the tools shown, my 2 favorites being the cordless drill and the dremel. However I do lots of small crafts and the dremel would help tremendously. I love, love, love your projects!

  779. Charlotte Thornley says:

    Yes, that is everything I want on my list. It has to be pink probably so everyone in my house will leave my stuff alone and not use my tools! Routers are the best.

  780. Charlotte Thornley says:

    I shared this post/site with my friends on Facebook.

  781. OMG! I am seriously salivating over here. I don’t even own a rotary tool and I drool over all the deals at Canadian Tire! I would love a dremel, but I will confess my #1 priority right now is a Compound Sliding Mitre Saw… I have big big plans for woodworking this year, including a play stove, fridge and sink for my little girl ;)

    Good Luck everyone!

  782. Brittney S. says:

    The Dremel Multimax is totally on both my list and my boyfriends list. Two birds, one stone!

  783. Sarah says:

    I would love to have a professional paint sprayer

  784. jackie says:

    The Dremel! Thanks for the chance!

  785. jackie says:

    I shared on facebook!

  786. Katie myers says:

    I would love to open a jigsaw, dremel, or a new sander to replaced the one that just died!
    Merry Christmas

  787. jackie says:

    I tweeted about it @babyandmegifts

  788. Tonnia says:

    I would love a Dremel! But NEED another hot glue gun since mine kicked the bucket this past summer and I have using a mini glue gun…ugh!

  789. Sara says:

    I would love, love a miter saw after doing trim without the assistance of power tools. But I also would love a Dremel. Ours burnt out. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway.

  790. Em D says:

    I really want a miter saw… there are tons of projects on my list waiting for the right tools.

  791. Margie says:

    I would love a jigsaw or a dremmel! They’d come in very handy!

  792. Erin says:

    My favorite tool is my staple gun! Anything to do with fabric is my favorite tool!

  793. Carleen says:

    On my wish list is the Dremel.

  794. Carleen says:

    I shared on Facebook.

  795. Dremel is at the top of my list; both the rotary and multi max tools. It would be great to win!

  796. I’ve shared this on Facebook.

  797. Michael says:

    My favorite is a Nobex Champion miter box. Much less scary than the power versions, and incredibly accurate — even for those tiny little moldings.

  798. Lindsey says:

    I’m hoping for a miter saw!

  799. Tara says:

    Recently my favorite tool is a brad nailer because it has enabled us to go chair rail and crown moulding crazy lately! We’re putting it everywhere!

  800. Kim Behning says:

    I would love a Dremel – it’s been on my list for awhile.

  801. Kristin says:

    I would love a cordless drill, along with the courage to use it!