Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Belt Sander

Last Toolsday we posted a photo of a antique scale and asked you tell us what profession used the scale and what were they weighing.  Most people thought it was used for gold and precious metals, but it was actually used for weighing letters and packages – it was a postage scale.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Fred who correctly guessed that it was a postman’s scale. Congrats Fred, you’ve got exactly one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.

Planning on doing some hardscaping this weekend?  We’ve got advice and instructions on all types of projects whether you’re making enhancements like adding a fire pit, or building a pergola; or just concentrating on your lawn and landscaping.     

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman belt sander.  The 3″ x 21″, 8-amp electric sander comes equipped with a dust bag, an easy lever release to quickly change out belts and a lock-on trigger control.  The sleek design allows you to sand flush next to any perpendicular surface.

To win the Craftsman belt sander, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what profession used this little brush and what are they cleaning? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, April 24, 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 24, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the belt sander.  
Official Rules.

2,165 Responses

  1. Pamela White says:

    The Textile industry cleaning the looms.

  2. melrr0830 says:

    want this!

  3. steve says:

    looks like a barber tool for cleaning his razors…..

  4. garrett says:

    used for sanding and brushing dust away?

  5. Denitsa M. says:

    I think it's a brush used for cleaning a sewing machine.

  6. LeMan says:

    A brush used to clean metal shavings from metal cutting machines.

  7. jeffrey a hofbauer says:

    Its an old artist brush.

  8. Sheri says:

    Wood workers use this to brush away sawdust from the grooves in the wood, it needs fine long bristles depending on the type of wood carving.

  9. Pam says:

    Painters use this to brush away debris

  10. georgie sikora says:

    to sweep out grooves

  11. to clean dust off walls

  12. judy kunsman says:

    vaccum cleaner brush, to clean lint

  13. Albert Hummerich says:

    Looks like a painter would use this to smooth wallpaper?

  14. Jackie Cucinotta says:

    gold leafing brush

  15. Kimberly Butterfield says:

    This brush is used by Wood workers.

  16. jness says:

    Brush for wood projects.

  17. Alice Shields says:

    The belt sander is great for refinishing floors and furniture.

  18. Jim says:

    I believe it's a Butlers Brush, to brush down the Sirs jacket once he helps him into it.

  19. walkaboutfarm says:

    window cleaners for clearing dust and dirt out of the small crevices in the window frames


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