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. jenholmes02 says:


  2. Julie says:

    I think with its long bristles, it's a brush used for cleaning deep down in crevices

  3. Will says:

    Sheer clipper brush

  4. cooldale says:

    A brush used for applying clear coat finsh on wood

  5. Tina says:

    Brush, Don't know what type

  6. Cheryl says:

    It is a draftsmans brush to clear away dust or eraser shavings from the print

  7. Michael says:

    It looks like a drafting brush.

  8. FredG says:

    Baseball umpire's brush to clean off home plate.

  9. doink29 says:

    A cleaning brush for woodworking

  10. sharon b. says:

    I also think it is a brush to clean woodwork before painting it.

  11. Richard says:

    It's currently used to blend highlites into ZZ Top beards.

  12. Vic says:

    Woodworking brush

  13. Frumonce says:

    Umpires Home Plate Brush

  14. Kevin says:

    looks like its used in woodworking to clean dust.

  15. kezner39 says:

    This little brush is used by archaeologists to brush away dirt and other materials from articifacts and bones that they find.

  16. Mike D says:

    tooth brush

  17. at00 says:

    Painter's steel brush to scape off old paint.

  18. Norm says:

    a woodworkers brush

  19. Gay says:

    I think it looks like it could brush away something coarse, so maybe someone doing metal work. That's my guess!

  20. WolfABLe says:

    First thought was wood carver's brush but actually looks like a clothes brush used by a valet(butler/manservant)

  21. Jneille says:

    It's used by a wood carver to brush away the fine filigree shavings!

  22. windicindi says:

    I think this brush was used for shoe shining…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  23. Len says:

    A brush for cleaning typewriters platens.

  24. Neil says:

    I'd say a barber to clean the hair off of a customer's neck.

  25. sheri says:

    It kinda looks like a brush that would be used on a typewriter or other letter printing thing.


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