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. john says:

    plaster's brush to top coat the scatch coat

  2. Marvin says:

    a masons brush motar

  3. Heather P says:

    A Butler's brush for sweeping away small crumbs & particles.

  4. Matthew W. says:

    used by a barber to remove hair from your collar and shoulders

  5. Joan says:

    Tailor's brush

  6. George says:

    A lint brush used by a tailor

  7. Arnold says:

    a brush not sure what it is used for

  8. Aaron says:

    A waiter or waitress at a fancy-pants restaurant would use this crumb brush to sweep up crumbs from the linen covered tables. Ooh-la-la!

  9. Susan G. says:

    I'll go with an archeology brush, since the bristles look sort stiff.

  10. amyd says:

    archaeologist brush used in excavating

  11. JohnB says:

    A wallpapering brush.

  12. Darren M says:

    It's a shoe shining brush.

  13. Jonathon Stanley says:

    To remove dust from your saw.

  14. Jolyja says:

    It is a brush used to clean crumbs off of a table coth at fine restaurants……

  15. librarypat says:

    It is a brush for smoothing out wallpaper as you hang it.

  16. TheresaM says:

    i GUESS I'll go with woodworking clean-up brush

  17. Rob says:

    brush used in woodworking

  18. Janet E. Carr says:

    This brush was used by a piano tuner to clean inside the piano while he tuned.

  19. Steven B says:

    It's a woodwokers brush

  20. KDG says:

    I think it would be like a garment/fabric brush that a butler might keep in pocket.

  21. Tom O. says:

    clothes or lint brush

  22. aussiedog says:

    Painters brush to remove fine particles of dust before painting or caulking

  23. miatamel says:

    shoe shine brush

  24. Tracy says:

    To brush off a suit or sports jacket or maybe even a table clothe

  25. KrisHit says:

    To clean away metal shavings…


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