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Makita Gold Bit Set Winner (and Consolation Animal Noses for Everyone Else)

September 9, 2013 | 16 Comments | Uncategorized
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Well, it was never really up for debate, but if you read any of the comments on last weeks giveaway post, it’s overwhelming proof that I’ve got the most awesome readers in the history of the entire Internet. (See, watermelon story.) And you guys love some drill bits. I wish I could give a set to each and every one of you, but alas, Makita is sponsoring this giveaway, and there can only be one winner.



According to the True Random Number Generator, that winner is commenter #51, Sara, who happens to need drill bits…


So it’s her lucky day. And not only is she getting new drill bits (from Makita), she’s also getting a $50 Home Depot gift card (from me.)

For everyone else, I do not have more drill bits. I don’t even have as many drill bits as I did back when I posted the contest, because I’ve lost two of those damn things already.

UntitledYay for extras.

But I do have a nice consolation prize for all of you…


That’s right.


More animal noses.


This is basically what I do with my time when I’m procrastinating doing laundry.


I know. There are no words.

So… let’s talk more about drill bits, because I’ve got plenty of words about that.  If you happen to need a new set and aren’t Sara, here’s a link to the 21- Piece Impact GOLD set from Makita at

I hope you know me well enough to believe that if they were shit tools, I wouldn’t say nice things about them. So far I haven’t managed to wear even one of them out. Although, granted, the case might be a little over-engineered…


Considering half of these bits now reside in the bottom of my toolbox.


But that’s mostly because I’m allergic to putting things back where I got them. The important thing is that this is a good set of accessories, which is second in importance only to having a good set tools.



Also, you guys totally made my week last week.

(And then there’s this: Makita partnered with bloggers such as me for their tool review program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. Makita believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Makita’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.)


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  • Debbie

    Woohoo, lucky Sara!

  • Deb

    Thank you for the animal noses! That totally made my day. Especially the chicken one, that’s hiliarious! I wanted to put these drill bits on my wish list for Christmas (yes, it will be upon us before we know it) but I am bummed to find out that they are not available at Home Depot in Canada. Looks like I might have to make a road trip to the US to get them. Other girls go on road trips to the US to buy clothes, but tools are where it’s really at.

  • Tanya

    Congratulations Sara!

  • Sara

    I’m am so excited! I will be starting alot of furniture projects soon and need new drill bits and I’m thinking it might just be a good excuse to go get a better drill too! Super excited! Yay!

  • Lisa

    So this weekend my parents came down to visit/get done serious work done on my bathroom remodel. The short version if this story is that I got to use a lot of power tools. Like, tools I would generally watch my father use. A power mailer (hooked up to an air compressor), corded and cordless circular saws, and a radial arm saw, to name a few.
    I’m a pretty fast learner, so after a little supervision, my dad was watching football on my couch while I was pretending to be you (I’m totally serious. I thought to myself “I totally feel like Kit.”) getting all covered in sawdust whilst ripping beadboard. It was amazing. At one point I turned to my mom and said “if we don’t go to Hawaii for christmas(family vacay, y’all!), I want one of these (cordless circ saw)!” I would also take a radial arm saw. I’m not picky.
    Anyway, thank you got being an inspiration! I’m a wedding florist and also work in the pediatric ICU, but if I didn’t do that I would LOVE to rehab houses!

  • GG

    The consolation prize is, in fact, a great prize. LOVE the animal noses, Thanks;)

  • Patti

    Congrats, Sara!

  • Jenniferr

    NOSES!!!!! 😀

  • Chaucea

    NOSES! Best consolation prize, evar! 😀

  • Jo @ Let's Face the Music

    Somehow I thought we were getting animal NOISES. By video perhaps? Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  • James

    Congrats to the winner, but, I think your random number generator is busted…

  • Feral Turtle

    Congrats to Sara! Love the consolation prize. A picture is worth a million bucks! Cheers.

  • Laura @ Clydesdale Ranch

    The contest was fun; readers came out of the woodwork! Let’s have another one. I can probably donate something. :-)

  • Laura @ Clydesdale Ranch

    One free 9-year-old rideable black Arab/Morgan cross horse to the next winner! Come and get ‘im. LOL.

  • chris miller

    guess i’ll have to buy these and update my bit holders review:
    shucks, more tools to buy. woe is me.

  • Dallas

    Congrats to Sarah! Cool contest, should definitely do it again. Great pics

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