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. spyros m. says:

    brush away metal shavings

  2. Arleen Garrett says:

    woodworking detail brush

  3. colleen says:

    a wood craving brush to remove shavings and saw dust.

  4. Chris S says:

    An old negative brush

  5. thepittsmn says:

    A butler's brush

  6. joyce says:

    Still don't what it is used for.

  7. Tricia says:

    First thought was for lens cleaning. Now thinking it's used for detail woodworking.

  8. Darlene says:

    A carpenter's detail brush

  9. martha says:

    hand brush

  10. Meshell says:

    woodworking shavings brush

  11. gerry says:

    it is a bruch for cleaning off the baseball plate.

  12. Ciddkid says:

    A brush to use on wet cement to smooth out rough spots.

  13. Geno M says:

    I'm starting to do woodwork and this sander would make a great tool to add to my tiny collection of woodworking tools. Thanks!

  14. Linda Mayfield says:

    That is a taylors brush to remove chalk marks.

  15. Linda Mayfield says:

    That is a belt sander.

  16. Amos says:

    A fine Bristle Brush.

  17. janet says:

    A brush to clean sanded wood before painting or staining.

  18. waycooljoe says:

    Bathroom attendants suit brush

  19. Daniel Domico says:

    It looks like either a shoe polish brush or an art brush!

  20. Don says:

    I love your network

  21. Ryan H says:

    Used by a woodcutter to clear woodchips. Hey I tried.

  22. deb says:

    Woodworkers brush

  23. liz says:

    barber brush

  24. chelsea robinson says:

    Could of been used like a dust pan brush, they weren't very big back in the day.

  25. Wayne Hicks says:

    brush used to brush dust off type setters.


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