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. mark says:

    jig saw brush

  2. Debra C. says:

    Will my guess is brush for wood working

  3. TheDoodler says:

    I believe it is used to brush off fine particals of lint from graphic arts. A Brush

  4. Glenn says:

    archeologist brush

  5. maria says:

    wallpaper brush

  6. Jenni says:

    I believe that this is a plate bruh used by umpires to clean off homeplate in baseball

  7. rickey says:

    art dust brush

  8. Ed Mullaney says:

    I believe it is a tailors brush used to brush off clothing.

  9. michelle merrifield says:

    i think it a brush that a barber used to brush the hair of people after a cut

  10. Steven says:

    Let's play ball! It's a baseball or softball Officials/Umpire brush, for the home plate or bases. I do it all year round!

  11. Linda Longhofer says:

    Stone mason's brush.

  12. KAREN ROSSI says:


  13. Raymond Huffaker says:

    Clothing dust brush

  14. Calvin West says:

    It is a detail brush to remove saw dust from wood work.

  15. Sandra Beeman says:

    Used for staining, such as a deck.

  16. RMiller says:

    thank u for picking me

  17. jazzygirl0727 says:

    It's used by an gallery worker that dusts precious antiques like in an Art Gallery.

  18. deb says:

    Cleaning brush

  19. ed b says:

    brush to make faux wood grain in painting

  20. Kely says:

    It is used to clean off engraved or detailed woodwork and used by no other than a wood craftsman

  21. NancyBee says:

    I think it is a brush for gentlemen's hats to make sure the nap was clean and laying properly.

  22. John says:

    Cevice brush

  23. Johnny Waters says:


  24. lin says:

    barber to get hairs off neck

  25. vincent collette says:

    the brush is used to hang wall paper


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