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. vincent collette says:

    its used to sweep wallpaper

  2. RICH says:

    it is a negative brush

  3. Mark says:

    boot lackey brush

  4. ritchie says:

    A horse grooming tool.

  5. Karo says:

    tailor's brush

  6. Drooster says:

    I'ts a tailors brush!

  7. Marshall Adkins says:

    brush to smooth Wrinkles & bubbles out of wallpaper. Wallpaper hangers

  8. combys says:

    tool cleaning brush

  9. karen e. says:

    piano cord and key cleaner

  10. Beverly says:

    Draftman's brush

  11. RVT says:

    Umpire sweeps off home base with it

  12. Pornpimon Kirdpirote says:

    a brush to clean stuff with

  13. Penny says:

    chimney brush

  14. Joe says:

    Is an archeologist brush

  15. Alex says:

    This is a brush used by shoe shinners. They use this brush to shine your shoes and make them look clean.

  16. Robin says:

    concrete brush

  17. Ted says:

    It looks like a brush for barbers to brush of hair trimmings.

  18. Braedon says:

    It is a brush that is used by artists. They use the brush to dust of the drawings or paintings.

  19. Gary says:

    It's a Umpire plate brush, used by umpires.

  20. Leah says:

    Polishing/waxing brush. Commonly used by a shoe shiner, or leather worker

  21. John says:

    drywall dusting tool

  22. Amanda says:

    to brush out mortar between brick or stone

  23. roberta henry says:


  24. Heather Jernigan says:

    A Barber would use this to brush hair clippings of your shoulders.

  25. RANDY PITT says:



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