Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Tool Bag and Tools

In order to enter last week’s giveaway, you had to identify a slotted wooden object pictured in last Tuesday’s post. We must have a lot of high rollers in the crowd because many people correctly guessed that it was a cigar mold used to roll cigars.  

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Windell who knew it was a cigar mold because he has one at home.  Congrats Windell, you have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be giving away a Bostitch tool bag filled with goodies. The open-mouth tool bag is made from hardwearing denier fabric with a waterproof plastic bottom. Inside this multi-compartment bag, the winner will find a pair of titanium-coated cutting blades, a magnetic torpedo level, a 10″ adjustable wrench, a twin-blade utility knife, and a handy little nail set.

To win the Bostitch kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what profession uses this scale (below) and what material are they measuring.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a worm-drive saw and a circular saw but were afraid to ask? Or you’re just not sure if you’re using your tools the right way? Then check out Tools Central where you’ll find tips and techniques for the best way to use the most common home improvement gadgets.

On Tuesday, April 17, 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 17, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Bostitch tool and tool bag Kit.  
Official Rules.

1,781 Responses

  1. kimmi says:

    scales used by a metalologist to weigh metals..thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Sherri says:

    I would guess that a merchant would use that scale to measure gold or other currency for sales(buying or selling goods)

  3. Nala says:

    jeweler's scale for precious metals

  4. Marge says:

    This is a old scale that could have been usedfor a number of items such as: to mail parcels in the mail, for weighing grain or anything that needed to be weighed before a exchange of $ could be given for the amount..Anything that could be bought or sold for the amount of weight of it.

  5. vickersr says:

    It could possibly weigh gold for an assayer.

  6. Dan says:

    I’m going to guess and say a millwright would use this scale to weigh fasteners and instruments.

  7. Daniel says:

    Old scale mabe Mail

  8. Cayce says:

    Old school scale

  9. teri says:

    scale to measure gold

  10. Leslie Pawelczyk says:

    It's a scale to measure sugar.

  11. derek says:

    No clue except for a scale :P

  12. Danny says:

    Old scales

  13. Sara Serna says:

    I honestly have no idea, but gold seems like a good guess!

  14. DAVE FLANDERS says:

    scale to weigh gold

  15. BRUCE D. says:


  16. Karen M says:

    It is an old gold scale

  17. John says:

    Antique weight measuring scale

  18. azkodiac says:

    looks like a small scale..a scientist type uses it to measure things for experiments.

  19. Lynn says:

    I would think a gold trader–where exact measurements are necessary.

  20. Candice says:

    this is an assayers scale used to weigh gold and other precious metals

  21. combys says:

    old-fashioned scales

  22. Allhoneyhere says:

    Scales to measure Gold.. :)

  23. Josephine says:

    these are old scales

  24. Darlene says:

    An old styled dry goods scale

  25. CJ Queen says:

    cira 1724 weight measure scales


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