Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Black & Decker Hedge Trimmer

We fooled a lot of people last week.  Hardly anyone correctly guessed that the Toolsday mystery gadget was a combination can opener and knife sharpener.  Many people thought it was a tool used to lift the lid off a pot-belly stove, some thought it was a rug-making hook and others guessed that it was a pick for cleaning horse hoofs.  

We randomly picked one winner from all the comments. The lucky winner is JohnB, who thought it was used to pry oyster and clam shells open. Congrats, JohnB. You have one week to reply to our email before we choose another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Black & Decker lithium hedge trimmer. This powerful tool can hack off branches up to 3/4-inch thick. It comes equipped with a 36V rechargeable lithium battery so it holds a charge five times longer than standard batteries. And it has a more powerful transmission than most trimmers its size. 

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To enter the Black & Decker hedge trimmer giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old-timey tool was used for? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, June 12, 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 June 12, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the hedge trimmer.  

Official Rules.

1,936 Responses

  1. hello,my friend,how are you

  2. Ron Love says:


  3. Dan says:

    eye to eye

  4. Dan says:

    odd viewer indeed


    I have alot of tools and never seen anything like that,

  6. seooptimists says:

    wow Black & Decker hedge trimmer .I really like all the products of you.I already used yours another product.

  7. Dan says:

    eye eye sir! :)

  8. melrr0830 says:

    great product

  9. Dan says:

    eye eye sire!

  10. lmassey_lolo says:

    It could be a tool used to watch a solar eclipse!

  11. lmassey_lolo says:

    It is a surveying tool. Used to survey land.

  12. Esther day says:

    Surveyor tool

  13. Dan says:

    sharp tool indeed

  14. Dan says:

    eye glass a-roo !

  15. mitch Wright says:

    Eye examiner!!

  16. Dan says:

    peeep – eye ! ha, ha !!!


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