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. Adam says:

    Horse brush for sure!

  2. Diane S. says:

    A brush used to clean art work. An Art restorer would use.

  3. Laurie fisher says:

    Looks small so maybe used by a butler as a crumb brush

  4. Ms. J says:

    It looks like a brush used to get rid of dust on negatives.

  5. Mike says:

    antique wooden handled crumb brush

  6. Kelly Lee says:

    I think it's a brush to clean of dust from woodworking.

  7. donna says:

    it looks like what an umpireo uses in baseball to clean home plate

    • Marge says:

      YOU ARE RIGHT!! I googled it and that is what came up!!! Lucky you!!
      I guessed wrong. THEN checked the unpire brush out.. THAT is what it is!!!!!!

  8. Kemberly says:

    I think it is a brush for detailed woodwork that needs to be cleaned off.

  9. Michael G. says:

    No scale for sizing, but it could be a brush for cleaning typewriters or block printers.

  10. melanie says:

    lint brush

  11. ron armstrong says:

    its a detail brush for wood working. to remove fine particals away from their work

  12. JAK says:

    Looks like a brush that i used to use for cleaning dust off of LP records

  13. Jan says:

    Its a clothing lint brush

  14. Natalie says:

    I think it is used for some masonary work. At least I hope it is.

  15. Wendy says:

    crumb sweeper

  16. Kathryn says:

    First thought was a barber.

  17. pollee says:

    used by an art restorer or cleaner

  18. Robin says:

    Maybe used to clean crevices in windows before painting?

  19. elaine says:

    shoe shine brush

  20. brenda proesel says:

    brushes away fine particles-type of brush

  21. Jessica says:

    My guess is that the brush is used by jewelers to clean watches.

  22. Pat says:

    Shoe shiner brush

  23. Gryphon says:

    It's a tailor's brush, they use it to make sure the dapper folk are looking their most dapper. No tufts of lint nor bits of thread need accompany them to the Great Galloping Gala.

  24. kevin says:


  25. Jonathan says:

    It’s a wood engraver’s brush…


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