Giveaway Gold: Obi-Wan RYOBI

July 27, 2011  —  Written by Julia 

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When RYOBI caught word that we were having issues with our drill a few weeks back, they were happy to help us understand how a drill should work. In true Jedi fashion, Ryobi promised to hold up infinitely better than our drill and that it wouldn’t stop when it hit a stud like our current drill did. What?! Could it be true!? A duel between the two is in the works, my friends. Although, I already know how it is gonna end. But those details are for a different post. *cue Star Wars theme*

Good news, RYOBI also wants to hand over a drill kit to one of our readers. Woot.

This Ryobi 18 Volt One+ Drill Kit includes a sa-weet cordless drill, two 18-volt Ni-Cad One+ batteries and a 1-hour diagnostic charger, and a handy bag to carry it/store it all in. The drill itself has a 1/2 in. single-sleeve keyless chuck with spindle lock for easy bit changing and 2-speed transmission and 24-position clutch for high-torque applications. It features a 1,600 RPM speed with variable speed settings to accommodate each job you tackle.

Sounds legit, right? You be the judge.

The Nitty Gritty–

Prize: One RYOBI 18v Drill Kit (the one featured right here valued at $92)

Number of Winners: One lucky stud/ette.

To Enter: Leave a comment with the phrase “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” and let us know any future project you would love to use this drill for. For instance, I can’t wait to tackle some sort of entertainment center in our family room with ease. (Yikes. We have had a cardboard box blocking cables for nearly 4 months now.) Don’t forget to leave your email address so we can get ahold of you if you win!

Details: Prize ships to anywhere in the United States. Giveaway closes Thursday, August 4th at 9pm MST. Only one entry per person. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and announced on Friday, August 5th.

Good luck…eerrrr…may the force be with you.

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  1. Poetees says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI–please!! :) I would have my hubby use this to build some shelves for us in our storage space…it would be so nice to have our things in there organized a bit better! More specifically, I could store the vintage treasures I buy for my etsy shop more safely–and perhaps then be able to buy more! ;)


  2. Zippydame says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI

    i am in desperate need of some sort of shoe organization in my dining room/main entry area!!!


  3. Elisa says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! :)

    We totally need to build a coffee table for our office/reading room!

  4. Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI because I know my husband would LOVE one! He is always working with his hands and loves new projects. I do craft shows and would love to make a display out of wood!

  5. Emillie says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I think the list of projects is endless for us too! My hubby is in the process of building some new furniture for our baby’s room and also has projects out side to get done on our house.
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

  6. Steph Marcum says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! We too are looking for a house and as the looks of it, there will be lots of shelving, building, unscrewing, and hanging. Plus Brandon would feel like a super duper MAN if he had this!!

  7. Victoria says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I STILL haven’t finished the coffee table we started building MONTHS ago. Our list of projects is twice as long as our endurance to do them.

  8. Jenessa says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We are planning on buying a house in the not-too-distant future, and we will need help with a bazillion different things!

  9. How exciting! I had no idea Jenessa.

  10. Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!
    We’re moving in less than 2 weeks (yikes!) so we’ll need a drill to put all of our furniture back together and hang art on the walls.

  11. Linda says:

    Obi-wan… pick me! Pick me! Just a few days ago we needed to lower Jaden’s crib and the drill we currently have started to smoke and stink really bad! It’s on its last leg, so we need a new one! We would provide a lovely home for this drill and would put it to work all over the place! Thanks for your consideration! :)

  12. Jennie Dickson says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We just moved from Texas into a basement apartment here in Utah and were given permission to build shelving in all the closets but our old drill died (and was a really bad purchase to begin with). This will make my hubby so happy! I have been secretly reading your blog for a while now, I can’t remember how I found it but I love with your style and cute little family.


  13. Maybe you can’t enter, but I CAN give you 200 points for saying I’m witty. Done.

  14. Haha you’re so witty. Oh, and I am not entering your giveaway because I live in……Mexico.

  15. Meagan Briggs says:

    I’m taking a chance on this one. I won the last giveaway being #2….so I’m trying it again!!!

    Ohhhhhh Obi-wan RYOBI! I NEEED you! The biggest project I would use you for would be a shelving unit for all my sewing and craft things. They are TAKING over and they must be organized into one home. So, how about we just end the giveaway right now and pick me? uh uh uh?? okay, I guess I’ll let ya play the fair way!

  16. Katy A says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! Oh the projects we could use this for….the list is endless! One thing my hubby is making me is a laundry basket cabinet (to take the place of the laundry *hamper*). He will also build the children a clubhouse, one day! :) I wish I could jump up and down and wave my hands in the air and convince you to pick me….that’s not a fair thing to do, you say? Ok…I’ll just entered the old-fashioned way, I suppose! Thanks for the chance!! :o)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

  17. fancygrlnancy says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! I would love to get shelves built for the garage.

  18. tickleme tiffy says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!!! I need to install the shelving in my tiny bathroom so little miss grabby hands stops trying to use all of mommys stuff like lotion, facial wash and dont get me started on de-gelling a toddlers hair. Needless to say I have some shelving thats been on the honey do list for a while but I would like to attempt to do it myself since it seems like an easy enough place to start diy-ing.


  19. Onecheaplady says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI with it all! I am in the process of moving, and this single momma could use this for literally EVERYTHING!!

  20. Sunnie says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI I need you for my new house we are buying, it needs some work!

  21. gkran says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI.
    I would love it for all kinds of projects around the house.. crib for new baby, toddler beds for twins and a desk.

  22. Melissamcnicol says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I need you to help me redo my kitchen! Lots of cabinets to unscrew!

  23. AEKZ2 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I could use this to put up all the paintings that I haven’t put up yet. Plus, my kids’ playset needs some work.

  24. Guest says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I have multiple projects going at one time this would be oh so much better than the butter knife I have been using as a flat head!!


  25. “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I’d love to use this drill to tease my father, who will eventually wind up “borrowing” it from me to build his picnic table. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

  26. lisa says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! My hubby needs to put new doors on my kitchen cupboards!

  27. Sarah Stillman says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I so love to win this… not sure if it would be for me or my hubby though. My hubby LIVES for his Ryobi drill(S!) so maybe this one should be mine. While he’s reassembling my bathroom with his, I think I really want to try my hand at building some shelves for my girls room! Or a new kitchen. One of the two…

    sarahclipscoupons at gmail dot com

  28. Lagean says:

    Help me Obi-Wan RYOBI… I have so many projects to use this on… We’re fixing up an old cabin and have to remodel the kitchen, bathroom, deck and, hopefully, will even do an ‘add-on’.

    Thanks for the chance and “Nice to meet you!”

  29. Heartnsoulcooking says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I would use the Ryobi to put NEW book shelves in my sons room. I also would LIKE to put NEW handles on the kitchen cabinets!!!

  30. Michelle Spayde says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!!! Here’s one you don’t hear every day!! I’d love to win this for my MOTHER! Yep, you heard that right! She builds, crafts, and really makes all kinds of stuff! She recently mentioned something about her drill not working, so this would be perfect! Oh, and she’s 75!! I sure hope I have those genes!!!

  31. Gina R. says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” My husband could really use a new drill for multiple projects around our house. We really need to install new blinds in all of our windows of our new house!
    oregon rockmom@gmail.com

  32. Julie says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I need you to help me build an open seated bench for my laundry room with storage so we can put our shoes in it I am tired of them being in the garage collecting frogs and spiders yes this happens at night sometimes and it scares me so pick me I am needing you:)

  33. lyndaclark81 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I am in desperate need of this as I am currently having to do everything the old-school (hammer and nails) and it shows. I need to be able to hang pictures, put together my new computer desk and entertainment center and other misc. projects around my house without it looking like a kindergartener did it. Love your blog by the way. I want to win, I need to win! May the Force be with you.

  34. Cjcmommy says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI I truly need to do some major repairs around my house. Mostly my back porch. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! cjcmommy@gmail.com

  35. Gianna Patton says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! I am hoping to make a larger book shelf to house my out of control book collection!


  36. AJCLOVE says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We need to build a new deck.

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

  37. Pjames330 says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I have a deck with no boards-I need the boards and a drill to fasten them in place!!!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

  38. Barbs562 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!!!! We need a new drill to help us in our bathroom renovation!!! My husband does a lot of the repair work around our house himself, and he sure could use a RYOBI drill!!!! Plus, we keep getting IKEA furniture to put together!!

    barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

  39. Leannemacg says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!!!!!!!! I would love my bathroom renovation to be done.
    leannemacg at gmail.com

  40. Lauie Brown says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI -we have so many projects we need to do!

  41. rebeccagraham says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI We are planning on tearing down our deck and rebuilding a new deck.

  42. Ashley says:

    Help me Obi-Wan RYOBI. I need a drill ALL the time to hang art and decorate.

  43. Katrinasouthwick says:

    Help me Obi-Wan Ryobi! I have an endless list of to dos!!! Install lights in our bedroom, hang pictures of our kids, build a step stool for my toddler and build some cupboards in our kitchen. I sure hope I win and that I can convince my awesome hubby to work on a project for me!

    katrinasouthwick at gmail dot com

  44. Esther Weller says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We just moved into a new house with a two car garage (from a two bedroom condo!) and we are so excited to be able to organize our stuff with lots of hanging racks, shelves and other hardware. We have two kids under two so we have like 2394298734 things – strollers, trailers, etc… This would be awesome!

  45. Victoriassecretlover says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI…cause i’d use this to build myself a new desk!

    victoriassecretlover at yahoo dot com

  46. Tori says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI I would love to have shevles in the bonus room closet!!

  47. Lewalk says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! I am a huge animal lover and love to rescue dogs. I am actually in the process of starting a chapter of the Humane Society in my parish, but for now I do what I can and keep most of them with me and/or in my house. My little sis is in the Navy. When she was in school in FL she rescued a pit bull (brindle colored and beautiful) from some people who had had puppies and were selling them. This one was four months old and they couldn’t sell him because he was missing a toenail. My sister took him because the people couldn’t make money off of him so they weren’t giving him his shots or feeding him well or at all that we could tell. I went to pick her up as she had sold her car while she was there too. Long story a little bit shorter, I ended up with him since she was being stationed in CA. We had brand new furniture he ate, yep he ate it. And he ate a hole in my bedroom door, as well as ate most of my dining room table. We are moving to the country when my daughter graduates high school in two years so I can have more dogs and they can run free. Until then we are living in a half eaten house that we really need to fix. Lol. This would help us greatly. Thanks for the chance.


    P.S. Max, the pit, has since calmed down. He’s three years old now. He is the best, sweetest, most loving dog I have. The vet told me it was nurture not nature and I believe it. We have loved him and he loves us and everyone else now.

  48. Jen says:

    Help me Obi-Wan RYOBI! There are so many projects to do. I’m excited to work on making a rain-catching barrel system that’s attached to our shed. Also, fixing/replacing our deck. Thanks for the great giveaway

  49. Michelle says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI-I seriously need help with my closet organizers!

  50. Lesley Mitchelll says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” … We have an old house and everything is falling apart so we would love this drill :)

  51. Humanecats says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I need this to put up new gutters. Boy am I putting that off.

  52. Christina Brundick says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We have to assemble our sons crib so this would be a big help! Plus I’m buying more shelving for my coupon stockpile and hubby is dreading putting it all together.

  53. Kristi S says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I need to fix up my entertainment center, right now my one year old can crawl into the back of the TV.


  54. Diana Hatch says:

    I would love to use for hanging pictures and new light fixtures through my house – “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI”

  55. shelly says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” you are the only one who can save me! Thanks for the chance

  56. Thepricklypinecone says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!

    I would love to finally be able to hang peg board in my craft room and then frame it to make it look nicer. You kinda need to have a working drill to do that!

  57. “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” will it hang picture frames?!?! I have a ton to hang!

  58. Lhbaskets says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI

    with this my husband will finally be able to finish our basement!!

    Thank you for the chance!!

    lhbaskets at hotmail dot com

  59. Erin Brady says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I am moving this weekend, and need this to help set up my new apartment! I have tons of new furniture that needs to be put together, things to be hung on the walls, and projects that I want to create! Having this drill would be fabulous!!

  60. Sarah w says:

    Help me obi wan ryobi! My husband and I could use this for so many things like putting together our new crib and nursery set. It would be so helpful!

  61. Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! Over the last 10 months I have helped my dad finish a 2,000+ square foot basement from putting up walls, to sheet rock, to laying floors, painting, tiling–EVERYTHING! He has TWO RYOBI’s and they seriously are AMAZING. I would do anything to get my hands on one for MYSELF! Just think – I could build my OWN HOUSE!… Or at least I could build a shallow pantry shelf for our tiny kitchen, a coffee table, or build a new bookshelf or two (ours are just… pathetic). My dad has taught me well to use the amazing RYOBI, and I’d love to have one of my own! -Jackie jackieannjohnson@gmail.com

  62. Darlene Owen says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOB…I could realllly use this as my son and daughter-in-law are having their 1st baby and want to remodel their home, this would come to good use. Plus we have tons of projects in our own home that need to get fixed. I want new cupboards in my kitchen my husband promised to build me.


  63. Ellie W says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I have new kitchen cabinets sitting in my garage that DH will “get to” putting up one of these days. Maybe this would put a little boost of energy into him.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  64. Cluelessme8 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! We have so many little projects to do. This drill would help sooo much!

  65. Kaitlyn bedard says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I would like to put shelves up in my closet!


  66. Rebecca says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI
    Oh the projects this is needed for! We just bought a house so we are moving out of our apartment and into our new place! Talk about the need for this! Taking things apart and putting them back together…nevermind all the fun new items we will be buying and require assistance assembling! I’m crossing my fingers! :-)


  67. daiva says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I have a lot of projects, because we just bought a house (fixer-upper..) So it goes from replacing doors and windows to hanging everything up..

  68. Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI – We need you to build our garden shed! breezyinaz at gmail dot com

  69. Star K says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” ! I am putting up new kitchen cabinet doors. This would sure make the job easier!

    Not only are you witty, you’re darn right pretty, too!

  70. Nguonie Ca says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I will be using this is help me make a little cabinet for my dorm! Or give this to my dad for his bday so he can fix the garage so my mom wouldn’t be on his case for it. ^_^

    nguonie @ gmail.com

  71. Michelle G. says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I’ve wanted to build a custom corner desk unit for too long now. This would really help.
    Michelle G.

  72. Alexis Gomba says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI !! :) Oh how I would love this! I just purchased my first home all by myself and as my dad’s drill is nice to borrow and use but it would be great to have one of my own for all the projects that are happening!! Like for instance … replacing the front door… hanging my kitchen cabnits… redoing parts of the bathroom.. oh its so easy to go on but you get the picture! Thanks and love the blog!


  73. Pridelandmama says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI. I would like build a roof over our patio in the backyard. Our backyard gets blazing hot and some shade would be great.

  74. s_hill2009 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! We could totally use this in finishing building our house!! We’ve done the entire thing (completely) by ourselves! ;)
    After, it would definitely come in helpful for other projects, such as my garden shed, birdhouses, picture frames & any other fun things I decide to build with the kiddos!

  75. Avrora Davidovna says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI, you’re my only hope! My project is neither a moon nor a space station; some might say it’s a piece of junk. But I know that with my new drill I could use the force to build a mailbox and reassemble some droids. With Ryobi, I’d be all clear, kid! Then I’d say to my old drill: “Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”

  76. Danellejohns says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” we just getting ready to move into a new home (well condo) and it needs so much work. Doors, Cabinets, drywall, etc, etc, etc! We also have to help my mother in law replace her ceiling, thanks to a waterleak that wen unnoticed until dinner was served! I don’t have enough room to list all the projects that need to be done.

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

  77. Erinn S says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” would love to get going building a roof over back deck. erinnsluka@gmail.com

  78. Kayla Mcclintock says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!
    Tons and tons of projects that this handy drill could be used for! IT would be soooo helpful!


  79. Jhitomi says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I would love to give this to my husband who is currently re-organizing a storage shed he build outside and could really use this to make some shelves. And then bookshelves inside!
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  80. Kay M. says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI ! My husband is remodeling our master bath and he could sure use this Ryobi set to help with that! We live on a farm and he is always doing something he could use this on.
    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  81. Channynn says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We need to make some custom shelving this summer and it’s already August!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  82. Frankandkatie says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I want to use this to make these fabulous multiple choice fans out of craft sticks for the students in my classrooms.

    frankandkatie at gmail dot com

  83. Mrslindner81 says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I would love to update our swingset!! It is old and rickety and needs some love!

  84. Laura Fank says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI”

    We have some serious organizational issues to solve….so the drill would be a great way to help build some great closet organization!

  85. Lucylee23 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I have so many fun DIY projects pinned on Pinterest but no Ryobi to start them :(


  86. Jessica says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I have new blinds stacked against the corner that need to be put up and if they wait any longer for hubby they may just become part of the wall.
    Domima1098 at msn dot com
    Jessica Stewart

  87. Rochelle says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I have a old sewing table that needs some love so I’d use it to repair it. I also have some house repairs I could use it on. Thanks!

    romapup at gmail dot com

  88. Angela says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI. I could use this on a new deck.

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

  89. Liz says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I would use this for the new side porch I need to install!


  90. Liz says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I would use this to install the new side porch.


  91. Kendraco22 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI put up some bookshelves ! wheeee
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

  92. jacqueline says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI !!
    I’d love to use this for my shelving project in my closets!

  93. Andrea says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” we need to put up cabinets in our new baby’s room!

  94. Jessie McKinley says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! This would be an absolute LIFESAVER. We have a mud room that is a disaster and some shelving would make it so much more live-able. Hopefully the force is with me :)

  95. sleepyheadedmom says:

    Helo Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! If all goes as planned we will be moving to a new house soon and it needs a little fixing up. The drill will defiently come in handy when I dismantle the cabinets. I think I’ll be better off with more than a screwdriver.

    sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

  96. Sarah says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!
    I’ve never tried my hand at an ana-white project. This might be the kick in the butt i need to tackle a storage bench- with some supervision from the hubs :)

  97. Sarah says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I’d love to put together some shelves for my laundry room

  98. Roxanne says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” – The projects we could use this for are endless! One thing I’d love to tackle is putting up shelves in the office. :)

    monorox (at) gmail (dot) com

  99. kathy says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!

    I am hoping that a new drill will inspire my husband to hang the new supplies I’ve bought for our bathroom makeover . Then I’ll need some functional storage in the laundry room, built ins in the entryway, a new kitchen bench with hidden storage, a fireplace.. I’ll stop there ;-)


  100. Nolagirl727 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOB!!!! oops

  101. Nolagirl727 says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I’d like to win this for my dad–he’s currently gonna make our dog a new house. :)

    Appreciate the chance

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  102. Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI. We are just starting a complete renovation of our family room and this drill set would be a huge help.

  103. Thekennedy4 says:

    I would love to give this to my husband! He deserves all the power tools in the world and he would love to tackle some fun manly things with it!

    thekennedy4 at gmail dot com

  104. tiffany lane says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” We are fixing to remodel our basement….

  105. Hannah says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I would us this bad boy to install shelving in my garage so that maybe, one day, hopefully, I can actually park my car in it. Crazy, I know. Super thanks for this giveaway!!

  106. amy w says:

    hahahaha- Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! you’d make my husband (and me, for that matter. though different levels) SUPER duper happy. we are constantly moving things on the wall (especially now moved) and also want to start refinishing and/or building furniture so a new drill would be awesomeness.

  107. Janelle says:

    Help Me Obi-wan RYOBI! You’re my only hope! The first thing I would use it for would be to add a 1×3 reinforcement to our towel bar in our kids bathroom. They are not so gentle and the bar is falling out of the wall!

  108. Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! I have about a bazillion projects we need a drill for, and we’re getting so, so sick of asking to borrow the inlaws. Curtain rods, shelves over my desk, building tables, fixing misc things…the list goes on. Consider me entered!

    Also, totally found out about this from the Brigg’s blog. Also, I’d like to end this comment/entry just a little creepy (it’s what I do best) so, I met you today in Nursery! hah! I’m a creep. I hope that doesn’t lower my chances of winning!

  109. Jessyca says:

    Oh…. “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I am not sure of an exact project, but if I won this Id be sure to come up with lots of projects for my man to start on. :)


  110. Kindra says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI we will be moving soon and think of all the things that need to be broke down and put back together. All the things that must be hung into the studs. Not looking forward to this
    athenasgrace17 at yahoo dot com

  111. ItWasn'tMe says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI. I have a bathroom remodel on the to do list amongst other things like replace screen doors. This drill would make those tasks so much easier. Too bad the giveaway isn’t for a handyman, too.

  112. Leslie K. says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOB!! Where to begin! I own my home & it’s just me & my two boys here. We are always in need of a drill set. I’ve been I’ll for a long time so our home has been kinda falling apart around us. The first thing I would fix is my back screen door. A few weeks the wind came up & blew it right off of the hinges. It ripped right out of the wall so new holes need to be drilled in to be able to install it. I also would love to make a shelf unit for all of my nail polishes which right now are just in boxes on my floor. Need to display them to help me with my YouTube channel. There are other things that need to be fixed around here but those are just a couple. Thx for hosting this giveaway.


  113. Sarit Gabay says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! Not because I have a great project to work on, but I need my husband to do some fixing at home, and maybe new equipment will make him do it! Thanks :)
    sarit.gabay1 at gmail dot com

  114. Kathleen says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOB, our current project is to build a water fountain feature for the entrance to our home. The slate and the materials are waiting…..also, my hubby could finally finish a box with a mirror and candles to create my own “thousand points of light”…..I could go on. Thank you for the opportunity!

  115. Madeline says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I’d like to tackle our waterbed frame. We keep talking about changing its dimensions so that it will fit a regular mattress.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  116. Janet Black says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” we need to remodel our kitchen. It was built in 1889 and it needs a complete remodel!!!
    granitjb at gmail dot com

  117. Melissa Bartek says:

    I would love to have my OWN drill. Everytime I go to get my husbands it is either not there or the battery is dead. Boy would he be jealous if his wife had a power tool to use and he didn’t :)

  118. Lizz says:

    Oh great RYOBI, be my Jedi knight. Train me in the way of power tools! With the force of your 18 volts I will be able to transform a door found on the side of the road into an outdoor table. Then the back yard will be complete, and the umbrella stand will finally have a purpose. Then we can take on building a home for the hand tools, securing the top to the desk, and saving the universe one project at a time

  119. Morgan says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I would use it to build a screened-in stall for my horse.

    morgan.welte at yahoo.com

  120. Anthony Lee says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!!!!

    My husband and I just moved into our new home and I’m itching to make a photo gallery, but I need a RYOBI to help me hang all of my frames!


  121. Chandra Laub says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We need a drill, ours broke too!!!!

  122. Katrina says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I plan on doing lots of wonderful things! We love building our own furniature and are looking into many new “contryish” projects when we get our new home.

    kimandkathess at yahoo dot com

  123. Lynn McMahon says:

    help me obi-wan ryobi!! i need to finish putting up my fence-this would do it and i wouldn’t have to keep borrowing the neighbor’s drill. thanks

  124. Ape2016 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI- I want to hang shelves in my pantry!

  125. Ashlee Peterson says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! I love building my own furniture and I need to make a headboard for the bed I built last summer! This drill would be amazing (and would keep me from having to borrow my dad’s all the time).

  126. Help me, Obi-Wan RYOBI!!!! I call upon your mighty power! I need to win this giveaway as I have a husband that is in some serious need of a sense of manhood. We are wanting to build a dresser and we have power tools with zero power. Pretty great. Good to luck to all those who entered!

  127. Homespunhandmaiden says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I would love to make a window seat and a quilt display ladder :)

    Please contact me at http://www.calledtocreativity.blogspot.com or http://www.homespunhandmaiden.etsy.com

  128. Jennifer C says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” We have some roofing repairs to make that this may be helpful with. We also have to remodel our daughters bedroom and I’m sure it could be used then too.

    jenswps at yahoo dot com

  129. Jcwga says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI”
    Re-doing our daughter’s bathroom

  130. Judy says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! My project would be built in book cases with adjustable shelves and decorative molding aound the outside.

    msjudithroberts (st) gmail (dot) com

  131. Jamie gentile says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI
    I am putting together shelves for my daughters room as well as a chnaging table/dresser. YIKES!! Help!! :]
    Jamie gentile

  132. Cherith Kapenga says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI – I need to make some new furniture for my new (to me) home. Buying a fixer-upper is using up all the money so the furniture budget is really small!!

  133. Courtney Scott says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI”…..well we are planning on building a deck in both our front and back yards, so this would def come in handy!


  134. Ashley says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI

    We’re moving into a new apartment and this would be really helpful with hanging stuff.

  135. Renee G says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I’d love to have this drill to help us replace our deck.

  136. vickie says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I would love a great beadboard backsplash in my kitchen. This would so get my hubby moving!

  137. kadydid says:

    Help me obi-wan ryobi!!!! I would love to put together a bookcase. I could really se a new one!

  138. KeriAdonna says:

    Help me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I need so badly to finish building my desk for sewing/crafts. I started on it with my old drill and it just isn’t doing the job. It took me all day just to hang 3 shelves. I gave up and haven’t gone back to it. I still need to build the desk base (shelves for craft paper) a ribbon picture frame box, hang 6 more shelves and create desk supports. I have all sorts of projects that a good drill could make a lot easier and that I would probably tackle if I knew I didn’t have to fight with the old (not even cordless, no power) drill.
    P.S. My husbands 30th birthday is the 6th and his present is me building him new book shelves, YIKES! New drill could help that present actually come to life.


  139. Emily says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I’d love to build a new bookshelf for all my books!

  140. Rita says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! We have so many projects but the first thing that comes to mind is replacement of a bedroom door that was not hung properly. We have to keep a baby gate up in front of the door so our little ones don’t go in there.

    ritaasmom (at) gmail (dot) com

  141. Theranburton says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” I could use this for everything. Just got a new ryobi jigsaw and would love to add this to my set. I have recently started woodworking building furniture for our new house so I would for sure use this everyday!! theranburton@yahoo.com

  142. Heatjsell says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI
    I just purchased a Magellan L-Shaped desk. Can’t wait to tackle and get my new desk assembled! I need all the help I can get!

  143. Stacybowler says:

    There are so many projects I could use this on! I am a new homeowner (doing it all by myself), and I would love to put some more shelfs up in my kitchen for storage! This would be an awesome help!!!

  144. Patty P says:

    Julie! This post was so punny. Clever girl. I like how you called the winner a stud/ette. Funny Punny Funny. I didn’t even know you ever watched Star Wars. I was obviously wrong. Oh Help me Obi-Wan RYOBI this is dragging on. I would use the drill to build tiers in my basement. And then carpet them. So it’s like ancient Egypt. Not chairs or furniture. just tiers. And then I’d use it again to hang a disco ball. So I could have a dance party down there.

  145. Lauren says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI. This would be a huge help in my house. We could definitely use this for securing our deck…I think some boards are getting a little loose.

  146. Krystle says:

    Oh and my email is krystle.kerr@gmail.com! :)

  147. Sandy says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We have lost the chuck key to our old drill and it’s pretty much useless, not to mention outdated anyway! We need to hang new bathroom fixtures!

  148. Krystle says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! Oh lord I have had my new curtain rod in a box that’s been sitting in the closet for a YEAR! Now if only you were giving away a level too! LOL!

  149. Erica says:

    Help me, Obi-Wan RYOBI!

    I’ve been wanting to build a set of new bookshelves to replace my crappy old bookcase for the longest time now!

    jalapeno714 [at] hotmail [dot] com

  150. Talonsmom731 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!! We have a ton of projects where this would come in handy. The two biggest projects are a complete remodel of our master bathroom and replacing the kitchen counter with tile.

  151. Kelly says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! My husband is currently replacing our carpet with wood flooring, and now he tells me he wants to install cedar walls in our closet! I would love to surprise him with this drill to help him along with all of these projects!


  152. “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” – there are so many projects – fix my clothesline, work on the playhouse, fix up the storage building, etc…… (mavans@gmail.com)

  153. Brandy says:

    I’d sure love to hang some cabinets in our laundry room and hand cranking is tough. We don’t own a hand drill and have owned a house for 15 months. “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI”

  154. Anitagantt says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” We have family room to finish with cabinets & fireplace. This tool would help with this process immensely. Thanks for the change.

  155. ashley says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I could definitely see this getting put to use when we make raised garden beds next year.

  156. Ejm6x says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” –twins on the way, furniture to assemble and bolt to the wall!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  157. Marica thompson says:

    Would love the drill to work on a fence I am going to build : )

  158. Lennie Hartwell says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI I am getting ready to turn a bedroom into a craft room and could totally use this tool! lennie.hartwell@att.net

  159. Ladycolmn says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI, I am in need of your rotating wisdom… My doors need hung, my cabinet need built.. so come to me Obi-Wan RYOBI and may the force be with me….

  160. amberlicious says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI
    I’m learning to drill glass right now, so I’d like to use this to try it out. I’m currently trying to create holes in sea glass jewelry. Thanks so much!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  161. Chris Crosby says:


    I would use this to start on the project I keep putting off in my garage. I do not have a drill and I would love to be able to hang our shelfs and it is super hard with out it!!

    Thanks for the chance!!!

  162. Ninjabunnyz says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! I need the set for my husband to finally build the shelf he needs in his office!

  163. Allison Rose says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! Soooo many projects and bottom line is that I would love to have MY OWN drill so I can stop searching for the crap that goes with my husband’s drill and so he can ask me to use MY cool drill instead.

  164. Lauren says:

    “Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI” we just bought a 106 year old fixer upper house and could use this for NEW KITCHEN CABINETS!!!! :) (we could use the cabinets tooo!!) There are TONS of things in the house we have to redo so this would be used all OVER the place! I will surely get carpal tunnel if we don’t win. Thank you for the chance! :)

    sorgaards (at) gmail (dot) com

  165. Tessicacutchin says:

    i would love to have a new drill for drilling holes in the washers i turn into crafts!

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI


  166. Princess Poppet says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI !!!
    Our drill died last month.We are trying to build planters in the back yard.
    Hope we win!

  167. B Nguyen says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! I have tons I could use this for. Currently I am working on a scrapbook storage shelf but also need a shelf for the bedroom! Thank for the chance to win! This would be great!


  168. RyanBriggs2 says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!! I would definitely use this drill to do all my man projects that I have just waiting for me around the house! Not to mention all of the things my wonderful wife would have me do as well.

  169. Tiffany says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI! We are looking for our first house, so I’m sure there will be plenty of projects to tackle then! I have plans for building quite a few things from ana-white.com!

  170. Lucy L. says:

    Help Me Obi-Wan RYOBI!!

    I have so many projects running through my mind right now but we are in desperate need of a new bed – specifically a farmhouse bed my hubby & I are planning to DIY.

    lsierra688 at yahoo dot com

    ::crossing fingers::

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