Friday, December 18, 2015

Just in Time for Christmas! A Rockwell Tool Giveaway!

I am so excited about this giveaway!  Rockwell Tools is offering one of my lucky readers a Sonicrafter F50.  I tried it out recently when we helped a friend put in a wood floor in her 100+ year old house.
This tool is powerful!  It cut through everything we threw at it!   We had to cut out some old wood, some old tile and some parts of the floor that were under the sheetrock.  It took care of all of these things easily!

Here's the floor that was under a layer of carpet and subfloor.  It's 100+ years old and appeared to be made of fir.  We originally thought it could be lifted up, sanded, then put down on a new subfloor, but there were hundreds of nails throughout the boards and they splintered when trying to lift them.  Ok, onto Plan B--laying new subfloor on top of the fir, then laying a new wood floor.  Our first step was  making sure everything was even.

Between her two rooms, there was a threshold made of sandstone.  Over that was a layer of tile that needed to be removed.  Enter the Sonicrafter F50 and it was soon history!

 The tool cuts up and down or flat.  It really does the job quickly!

This is where the old subfloor was uneven under the sheetrock.  We used the the tool to cut these edges off right at the edge of the sheetrock.  Viola!

Once we had all of the edges cleaned up, we were able to lay the new subfloor.
Stay tuned for the rest of the project!
So, onto the GIVEAWAY!
On Saturday, December 19, I will use Random Number Generator to pick the winner and they will win their own Sonicrafter F50!
Rules are pretty simple:
  • You must be a follower of my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me what project you're working on that could use a Rockwell Tool
  • Only one entry per person
Thanks for your visit! 

I received a tool to try out.  All of my opinions are my own.


  1. So I don't have a project at the moment, but there is always a "honey-do" list!

  2. The only project I have waiting for me is the building of a coffee table. Thanks for the chance, and I am following via GFC as smurfette and email: jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. I'm wanting to repurpose an entertainment center, so this would be perfect for that. Thanks for the giveaway! My email address is

  4. Publicly following Our Adventures in Home Improvement with Google Friend Connect {Cheryl}. Every project we work on could use a Rockwell Tool. One of them is an potting bench. cheryl at fahling dot net

  5. Pam,
    We are installing a lot of shiplap and this tool sounds like it would be a handy tool for this project. Thanks for the chance to win this tool. Merry Christmas!



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