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. Mike G says:

    The Postal service, used to weigh parcels

  2. melrr0830 says:

    looks good

  3. Mary Brawner says:

    They are both sock darners one for heel and one other sock areas.

  4. Lori Crawford says:

    This was used to measure diamonds and precious metals

  5. Denitsa M. says:

    old scale

  6. LeMan says:

    A precious metals scale.

  7. jeffrey a hofbauer says:

    An old styled dry goods scale

  8. Judy says:

    Very old time scale, many uses.

  9. Jacquie says:

    I believe it was used to measure weight of copper, gold, silver. Thank you for a chance to win this wonderful bag with tools.

  10. Sheri says:

    A beautiful old gold scale! the flat part is for the found raw gold and the weights tell them how much it weighs and what it's worth. I need that for my gold mine, LOL I wish!

  11. Scot says:

    postal scale

  12. georgie sikora says:

    weigh and measure

  13. Yes this is Used in the Jewelry Industry, A scale used to for Gold and other medal’s

  14. Tom says:

    Ah! This is a very special set of scales used aboard sailing ships to weigh “Breadfruit” and “Wombats”, both which were eaten
    back in those times! They were ‘sized’ and sold accordingly.

  15. jhunsi says:

    pharmaceutical scale


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