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. RZig says:

    Laundry plunger

  2. [...] week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify an old rusty tool on a stick. Thanks to our cryptic hint, we had a lot of correct answers – the mystery tool was an antique [...]

  3. rono says:

    mortar hauler

  4. JonesValleyNana says:

    Early plunge washer

  5. FunnyBunnyJulie says:

    used to wash your clothes back in the old days, some people in the mountains here in the USA still use them. not sure what the proper word for it is… but in the old days I guess it was just called a laundry washer, lol, it must've been a prized piece of 'utility' item to have back then, so women could keep their hands from being in dirty water.

  6. Toni Krinsky says:

    Looks like fireplace clearer for ashes

  7. Charles says:

    Its a plaster tub a workman on the floor holds it for another worker up a ladder

  8. David Weber says:

    It is a silent butler.

  9. Nichole Erickson says:

    Pooper Scooper

  10. paul says:


  11. Selina Jordan says:

    snow shovel

  12. AJ G says:

    looks like something used to put out a fire.

  13. Dani says:

    It looks like some type of plunger.

  14. Helen Skipper says:

    It is a laundry plunger, used to help get the laundry clean. The washing machine agitator was based on this principal.

  15. Linda says:

    A dust bin with broom

  16. GoBrewers says:

    It's a coat rack.

  17. Margo says:

    fireplace ash shovel

  18. Pat says:

    It was used to hand wet clothes on and set your booths on pan

  19. USMC1 says:

    It's a coal shovel.

  20. alternashine says:

    look slike me to be a concrete stamp for driveways

  21. Joanne Davis says:


  22. LJ_N_DEN says:

    Looks like it's an agitator for doing the laundry in a tub.

  23. Gene EWachiw says:

    Laundry agitator looks pretty good. The hint has all the right ingredients.

  24. CONNIE says:


  25. CarolGuida says:

    If I were using it – it would be wired as a hanging lamp. My husband guessed a tamper.


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