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. elaine says:

    shoe brush

  2. karen says:

    i really didn't know for sure.,..but after reading the other comments i looked the pic up and it is a variation of the umpires brush for brushing off the homeplate

  3. karen says:

    wood carvers brush

  4. armando says:

    some kind of wood brush

  5. nell Brown says:

    is used for bread.

  6. nell Brown says:

    my son needs a belt sander for his work we watch your program a ll the time

  7. cynthia says:


  8. Mark says:

    shoe brush

  9. RVT says:

    Used by umpire to sweep off home plate

  10. William says:

    engraving cleanup

  11. AJ's says:

    Old school umpires brush for home plate

  12. Isaiah Matos says:

    That's to clean out birdhouses at the end of the season?

  13. Esau Martinez Jr says:

    It looks like a brush that is used by hairdressers for the back of your neck after a haircut!!

  14. Wayne Hicks says:

    Brush for dusting new dentures :-0

  15. deekon49 says:


  16. Noreen says:

    wood carvers

  17. Jeff Gabby says:

    barber uses it to clean his electric razor

  18. Sherry says:

    Base board duster

  19. Tom M. says:

    Lint brush.

  20. Dan D says:

    Cabinet maker to clean grooves for doors and small router cuts.

  21. Tonya Travis says:

    used in woodworking to remove shavings

  22. hirokoueno4 says:

    barber's brush :)

  23. sherri p says:

    Oh I think it is use by a shoe shiner

  24. Dr. Phil says:


  25. John says:

    it could be for drywall


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