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. Tom M says:

    That is a toothbrush that a animal dentist would use to clean horse teeth.

  2. Robyn B. says:

    A brush used to clean wood shavings off of wood carvings.

  3. rick says:

    I used a brush such as this when drafting prints. Wore out several.

  4. druid9855 says:

    It looks very similar to a draftsman's brush I have used to clean eraser dust off mechanical drawings; however, I believe it is actually a baseball umpire's brush.

  5. Donna Domitrovich says:

    taylor;s brush

  6. leo says:

    looks like a brush used to put gold gilt on wood

  7. Joni says:

    To me it looks like a brush you would use with gold leaf or other types of leaf.

  8. greg says:

    cobberlers use to put the finishing touches on shoes

  9. APF says:

    a shoulder brush for really bad dandruff

  10. Bryan S says:

    A wallpaper hanger's brush for getting into tight corners and grooves.

  11. Robert says:

    A butler grooming brush

  12. Shorty says:

    What an archealogist might use to brush dust off of a precious find.

  13. Lisa Bragg says:

    A photagrapher uses this brush to get dust/lint off his camera lenses.

  14. gtvr6 says:

    Detailing Brush.

  15. AJ G says:

    It looks like the brushes we used to wipe eraser shavings off our drafting work.

  16. LukeBN says:

    Sculptors brush

  17. patrick ellison says:

    i think it is used to clean wood chipping and dust off of wood and woodworking projects

  18. Greg says:

    A brush to clean suits.

  19. Beans says:


  20. Arnie says:

    It looks like a brush used by a Tailor to brush off lint.

  21. Lidka says:

    clothing lint brush

  22. FooseFan says:

    umpires brush for home plate

  23. Danny says:

    brush for woodworking

  24. Kevin says:

    Draftsman's brush, for cleaning pencil dust and erasure debris from a drawing.

  25. Mark B says:

    It is a woodworker's brush.


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