Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Bosch Power Box

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify an old tool with long handles and a few little gears. The majority of people thought it was a pipe cutter, but the tool is actually used to cut cattle horns. We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Ryan P., who thought it was some form of antique cutting device.  Close enough Ryan. You have one week to respond to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Bosch Power Box.  This weather-resistant cube will keep you jamming and powered up.  It is equipped with an AM/FM radio, satellite radio port, CD player, MP3 plug-in, and a USB port.  Also, 4-way GFCI power outlets, 4-way speakers, a remote control, 12V DC adapter and it can charge Bosch 14.4V to 18V Li-Ion batteries.

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

We need some more help designing DIY Network’s Blog Cabin.  This week we’re working on the waterside dock, terrace and doghouse. Please vote on our design choices then check on the progress of the renovation. In case you don’t know, we’re completely renovating a historic home on the coast of Maine.  The circa 1884 home sits on 51 acres with its own private beach. When it is completely renovated, you’ll have an opportunity to win it.     

On Tuesday, March 6, 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 March 6, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win a Bosch Power Box.  
Official Rules.

3,557 Responses

  1. Crnfuzed says:

    An non-electric, solid fuel iron.

  2. Elena V says:

    It's an iron…I'd love to have it as a decoration OR in case an ice-storm hits us like three years ago and we had no power for a week!

  3. jammies71 says:

    I was at first thinking a gardening tool, but then saw the pointed end, and instantly thought ironing. I would hate to think how it was heated. Ironing is already not fun, but to add difficulty to it…UGH

  4. patti says:

    It looks like an old iron – useful as a doorstop

  5. MIKES_MACHINE says:

    It looks like An Antique Brass Sad Iron. It’s probably sad because it’s an Iron, but it’s made of Brass.

  6. Greg says:

    An iron

  7. John_Henry says:

    It's a non-electric iron. Pop the top and fill it with coals from the fireplace.

  8. Zirtnin says:

    It's an antique coal or hot brick iron. The material of this one is brass as it has excellent heat transfer properties. This one is in pretty good shape as most have the handles worn out or burnt by the high heat. The lever on the right side allows the top surface to tilt and allow the coal or hot slag or brick to be inserted.

    Have a nice day!!

    • W84Donna1111 says:

      I agree with you AND Cliff. Your comment was detailed and seems accurate.
      Have a gr8 day and good luck! :D

  9. John C says:

    I do believe that this is an antique iron for pressing clothes. The enclosure part would hold a hot brick or coals, that provided the heat.

  10. DAWN MDA says:

    Antique Coal Iron

  11. Marylee says:

    I also think it is an iron.

  12. jenn says:

    used to flatten out veneers

  13. frailbones says:

    This wk's mystery item looks like an iron :)

  14. Tom M. says:

    Flat iron.

  15. Pat says:

    Looks like an early steam iron!

  16. Sally Ward says:

    old Iron

  17. Detwler Billups says:

    and antigue iron

  18. maureen says:

    used to press leather

  19. Betty Dubbs says:

    An Iron to press clothing with a section to keep a hot brick in so there'll be heat for pressing.

  20. Cindi says:

    Today's item has the shape of an iron on the bottom! I suppose I will guess it is
    a form of some type of iron…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  21. Joe Abernathy says:

    It is an iron.

  22. rono says:

    Coal fueled hot iron/press

  23. Chip says:

    An old iron – looks like it has a compartment for some sort of heat producing "stuff" (coals, hot water, etc).

  24. cliff says:

    looks like an old Iron of some kind


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