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. OKI beach lover says:

    little brush used to smooth gold or silver leafing?

  2. Patty says:

    Scale to weigh gold by an assayer

  3. Teddy says:

    a scale of some sort

  4. Brian Smith says:

    used to measure gold nuggets, gold flakes and gold dust

  5. lynnempow says:

    This is an old balance scale

  6. carl benson says:


  7. kenya says:

    This scale is a "Tea Cup Poodle" scale. You sit the poodle in the tea cup then the tea cup goes on the scale, the "weights" are then balanced. Now if you use sugar, in the tea cup it will weigh heavier so my advise is without sugar, I think Splenda might be okay as there is no sugar in it.

  8. Vel says:

    a scale to weigh gold.

  9. brian says:

    used to measure herbs and spices possibly …………….

  10. Jayne Chandler says:

    That little brush is used by wallpaper hangers to feather out the bubbles and wrinkles that invariably appear when you are trying to be oh so careful.

  11. Char says:

    Weight measuring scales

  12. LRH says:

    a scale to measure prescious metals

  13. Brent says:

    some sort of scale

  14. NANNATERRY says:


  15. Taline says:


  16. joanlife says:

    a scale to measure a certain quantity of something for selling.

  17. Frank says:

    This looks like a English Balance Scale. Roberval principle, which keeps the pans balanced. The object to be weighed is placed on one plate, and calibrated masses are added to and subtracted from the other plate until level is reached. You can weigh basically anything, but this was mainly used with the department of treasury.

  18. laura g says:

    For weighing precious metals

  19. Tim says:

    It's a scale used to weigh mail parcel…..Another great contest!

  20. Matt says:

    It is a Postal scale used to measure letters!

  21. david says:


  22. Need Snow says:

    Scales for the postal service.

  23. marc says:

    a postal scale to weigh mail

  24. patricia ingram says:

    weighing gold

  25. Cherie says:

    Scales used to weigh gold and other fine metals


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