Tuesday Toolsday Giveaway: Play the Game

To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to take a stab at identifying a sharp, pointy object. It was apparently tougher question than we thought because we received very few correct answers.  The old tool was a surgical artery hook. 

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Lloyd S,who thought the mystery tool was a horse hook pick. You’re wrong Lloyd, but you still win, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape prize pack. The pack includes everything to satisfy all your painting needs: Edge Lock tape  is perfect for painting stripes and decorate finishes; delicate surface tape works great on freshly painted surfaces; and original multi-surface tape can be used on almost anything.    

To win the Painter’s Tape prize pack, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old tool is used for? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Now that November is here, it’s time to get serious about winterizing your home. An ounce of home-maintenance prevention can save you a lot of money in repairs and heating bills.   

On Tuesday, November 8, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until November 8, 2011, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Scotch Blue Painters Tape prize pack.  

Official Rules.

1,360 Responses

  1. Len says:

    hat band sizing tool

  2. Len says:

    for making correct hat sizes

  3. Juan Muniz says:

    An old device for measuring inside hats.

  4. @Jmywalton says:

    Used to measure angles

  5. richard nikolishen says:

    I agree, it is a tool to measure a persons hat size,

  6. SERINA says:


  7. John Bassat says:

    It looks like a compass to me.

  8. Brenda Daniels says:

    This looks like some kind of garden tool

  9. Peggy Dyer says:

    Not sure,but it looks like a round measuring tool, I need everything it takes to paint.I am fixing to paint my house on the inside. There is a lot of patching on the sheetrock and a lot of taping off.

  10. jerry vlasaty says:

    circumference measuring tool

  11. Violet Lyford says:

    The new tool looks like a Cobbler's tool.

  12. ronald willis says:

    it looks like it's used to measure the inside of a engine block.

  13. Don says:

    This tool was used for measuring the inside diameter of pipes.

  14. Nancy says:

    Measures so you can cut at the same time the correct piece

  15. JoAnn says:

    A shoemaker's tool.

  16. Matt says:

    hat measuring tool

  17. Rose says:

    I agree that is to measure the inside of soemthing But what is the bigger question

  18. Tristan White says:

    It's the same idea as a triangle today, but it was used to find angles on round surfaces.

  19. Paula says:

    Tool to measure circumference for cutting in pipes for construction.

  20. T.S says:


  21. Laurie Siederman says:

    It is a measuring tool (no idea of what it measures!)

  22. John Turney says:

    used to measure circumferences.

  23. Carl says:

    It's a pie crust cutter.


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