Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Leatherman Multi-Tool

In order to be eligible to win last Toolsday’s (a.k.a. Tuesday) prize, we asked you to guess the identity of a strange-looking tool.  We had a large variety of answers, everything from a cigar cutter, to a flag-pole holder to an oar lock. But, none of these were correct. Last week’s mystery tool was corn sheller.  

We randomly picked one winner from all the comments and that lucky person is Janell Lee from Virginia Beach, VA., who thought it was a very intricate set of pliers.  Not even close Janell, but you still win.

Next Tuesday we’re giving away a Leatherman Surge multi-tool.  One of Leatherman’s deluxe models, the Surge has 21 different tools in one handy, compact design. Just to name a few; you get 2 types of pliers, 3 different wire cutters, 2 knives, 2 drivers, a saw, scissors and the all-important bottle opener. This stainless steel workhorse weighs less than a pound and come with a 25-year warranty.    

To enter the Leatherman giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the old thing pictured below is used for.  Hint: Each era all should gain an extra shout and cheer when the tide goes out. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

DIY Network needs your help designing a kitchen.  We’re completely renovating a historic home on the coast of Maine for this year’s Blog Cabin.  The circa 1884 home sits on 51 acres and has its own private beach – simply gorgeous.  Right now we’re planning the kitchen layout and design, and we’re letting our fans have some input on the project. Please take a moment to help us decide on the appliances, cabinet finish, backsplash and more.   

On Tuesday, January 31, we will select the winner of the Leatherman then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until January 31, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Leatherman multi-tool

Official Rules.

1,052 Responses

  1. MIKES_MACHINE says:

    It looks like it’s a Washer/Agitator from the Late 1800’s, probably a double plunger model.

    • jenniferedit says:

      I'm going to have to agree with some of the previous comments about a tool for hand wash laundry (obviously not for the one hand-wash-only sweater that we deal with now but for real loads). And you clue was hysterical after I went back to read it again — so funny! Do you do stand up?

    • Dave says:

      Clam scoop

    • CATHY ODLE says:


  2. 4EyesJim says:

    Shovel for shell collecting on the beach.

  3. Darlene says:

    laundry agitator

  4. Stephanie says:

    I agree – It looks like it could be used to hand wash laundry.

  5. Caposhi says:

    clam digger

  6. deena puckett says:

    I believe it has something do with laundry

  7. Peggie says:

    a back massager?

  8. NCSU_Wes says:

    a laundry agitator.

  9. Darrell says:

    Road sign base(holder)

  10. David Lozzi says:

    Gutter cleaner

  11. Lisa Bragg says:

    Laundry agitator.

  12. A Martin says:

    a concrete float

  13. JCWC says:

    A big, old shovel

  14. Charles says:

    wheat separator

  15. debb says:

    The Tide is changing, I am All in with this one! Obviously it is an old fashion stress reliever, just add some cotton rags, soap and water and swish away those frustrations.

  16. Sherri Y says:

    That looks like an old washing machine "plunger"

  17. fred weigle III says:

    a hand held agitator for clothes washing

  18. Steve says:

    Stick holder

  19. rene says:

    night light base.

  20. sun says:

    It is a handheld laundry scoop.

  21. chris olson says:

    how about a morter bucket on a stick.

  22. rocketredd says:

    Looks like an old, handheld laundry agitator. Fill it with water for some weight and plunge it up and down to clean the laundry in a big bucket or laundry tub.

  23. Cliff says:

    Tis a laundry scoop (thanks hint!). Used to scoop dirty laundry from the hamper and into the washer without having to touch it by hand. From the condition of this laundry scoop, we can tell that it was some used for some pretty foul laundry indeed.

  24. robinsoncr says:

    fireplace ash shovel

  25. mdffyx says:

    It's a fire snuffer

    • Shigegirl says:

      It's a spider-catcher… trap the spider under it and wait for your husband to get home to deal with it…

    • Ellen says:

      Object looks like t ool to take old tile off floor or scrape old boards up to keep from bending down
      Cool tool up for grabs is really neat to have so many uses for thei shandy gadget

    • cbjt51 says:

      It's an Oyster Barn…duh!


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