Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Weed Trimmer

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify a fancy brass contraption. We had a few correct answers – it was an antique yacht binnacle, which is a fancy word for a nautical compass holder.  The two cylinders on the side of  the binnacle hold lamp oil so sailors could read the compass at night.   

We randomly picked 12 winners out of all the comments and these lucky people will all be contacted via email.  Ray H, Isabele101, Ken, Ronald Wilkinson, No_1_important, Gmadi1, Mary N., Harold Erb, Mkamrud, Scott boyll, Marilita14, and Jrmitchell. 

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Troy-Built Weed Trimmer. This new 2012 model runs on a 20-volt lithium ion battery so you can take it anywhere.   It’s lightweight, but powerful enough to tackle the toughest weeds. The blade provides a full 14-inch cutting swath to make the job go quicker and easier.

To win the Troy-Bilt Weed Trimmer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this wooden thing pictured below is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

How’s your lawn looking?  We’ve got tips and tricks for growing a healthy lawn, how to eliminate pests and keep weeds at bay.  Also, we’ve got plenty of how-to instructions and expert advice on getting your vegetable garden started.

On Tuesday, April 10, 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 April 10, 2012 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Weed Trimmer.  
Official Rules.

1,856 Responses

  1. used for making stringcheese

  2. Boy-Man love says:

    Boy-Man love…

    Know of any prett boys? I pay well….

  3. Mary Withrow says:

    Lol, I think its some kind of press

  4. hello,my friend,how are you

  5. Mary Withrow says:

    Does it line paper? You know like put lines on paper

  6. melrr0830 says:

    i love the responses here

  7. Louis Ogden says:

    The object is a boot scraper for muddy boots.

  8. Lori Crawford says:

    I it a candle mold!

  9. Denitsa M. says:

    Cigar mold and cutter

  10. LeMan says:

    Cigar roller?

  11. jeffrey a hofbauer says:

    It is a cigar mold which holds newly made cigars

  12. Denitsa M. says:

    I think it's a cigar mold

  13. Sheri says:

    Really odd, it look like you could use it to press things. the ridges look like they come up, so you could pour wax into them for slim candles but what is the blade part for? you don't want to cut the wicks off? Maybe it is for cigars. I just want to know what it is! LOL


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