Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Studfinder Wall Scanner

Last Toolsday we asked you to identify a strange-looking tool with a few gears and some spikes. Most people knew exactly what the tool was – an apple peeler. 

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Dan who also guessed correctly. Congrats Dan, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Bosch Wall Scanner.  The multi-mode detector can be used on almost any surface to locate wood studs, metal objects and live wires, and let you know exactly which one it is. It can detect items over four inches deep. The illuminated LCD display and ergonomic handle make it easy to use.

To win the Bosch Wall Scanner, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the tool pictured below is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

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On Tuesday, February 28, 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 February 28, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Bosch Wall Scanner.  

Official Rules.

1,424 Responses

  1. guy says:

    pipe cutter

  2. scott says:

    horn clipper

  3. CJBuilder says:

    Looks like an adjustable pipe clamp.

  4. alfonso says:

    I'm going with "whale tooth extractor".

  5. RBrown says:

    Used for surveying land.

  6. carolyn says:

    an old pipe cutter???

  7. Sherri says:

    I am thinking it looks like some sort of industrial wine corker

  8. L says:

    It's a Leavitt's Dehorning Clipper.

  9. deena puckett says:

    wire cutter / pipe cutter

  10. Judy says:

    A land surveying instrument.

  11. mayam1 says:

    old pipe cutter

  12. Bill says:

    A pipe cutter

  13. Sally Ward says:

    ???Pipe Cutter???

  14. rono says:

    pipe vice grip

  15. Darren M says:

    It's a very old bolt cutter.

  16. fred weigle III says:

    cast iron pipe cutter

  17. William, Bill, Billy says:

    YYuuuppp: It's a Pipe Cutter

  18. Don H says:

    Pipe cutter

  19. Mark says:

    An antique pipe cutter.

  20. dmanz117 says:

    a stand up pipe clamp

  21. Andrew says:

    I'm going with a pipe cutter.

  22. Tanya says:

    I think it is some sort of pipe cutter, probably a pvc pipe cutter.

  23. robert allen says:

    old bolt cutter

  24. robert allen says:

    cuts plastic pipe

  25. sher23 says:

    This tool is used for picture hanging. It helps you find the exact center over the item you want to hang in order to put your nail in the correct spot.


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