Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Chain Saw Sharpener

Last Toolsday we asked you to identify a long, skinny tool with a small scope on the end of it.  Most people knew that it was an optical device used to determine the strength of eye-glass lens.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Bayou hag from McDonough, GA who thought it was a surveyor’s tool.

Next Tuesday, we will have two winners, each one will win a PowerSharp chain saw sharpening kit.  It can transform a dull blade into like-new sharp in just a few seconds. The kit is easy and fast to use. Simply attach it to the blade, press the sharpener against a solid object for a few seconds, remove the sharpener and you’re ready to start cutting.

To win a PowerSharp kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the tool pictured below is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick two winners.

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On Tuesday, June 19, we will select the winners then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until June 19, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the PowerSharp kit.
Official Rules.

1,059 Responses

  1. carolyn says:

    I hope everyone is right about the bull nose holder, I wouldn't try it!!

  2. TimTim says:

    Hot glass tongs used by glass blowers.

  3. kenc1492 says:

    used to put staples in a pig nose

  4. John says:

    husband nose clamp, my wife has a pair.

  5. poppy says:

    looks like something to hold hot metal with

  6. Mackenzie says:

    Used for making bullets back in the day?

  7. Geneman66 says:

    Cow/bull nose pliers.

  8. Jeff says:

    Bull nose pliers

  9. Ed S. says:

    Cow or pig nose lead clamps

  10. marydz says:

    used to shape metal

  11. Lorey says:

    vet tooth extractor

  12. Ed Coleman says:

    Used to lead a bull around by his nose

  13. Susan P says:

    Bull nose pliers

  14. Jim says:

    Bull nose ring clamp

  15. Mary W says:

    As a cattle rancher, I confirm that these are Bull Nose Pliers. They are still in use today.

  16. WWDave says:

    Tongs used by a glass blower.

  17. christine says:

    Bull nose pliers

  18. frumonce says:

    Cattle Nose Clamp

  19. craigery says:

    Bull nose pliers

  20. Beth Elder says:

    This is a clean cattle handling tool for leading cows.

  21. Wayne says:

    Putting a ring into a cow's nose

  22. Gerry Gradala says:

    They are tongs used for picking up hot coals.

  23. I'm guessing it was used to make horseshoes…to hold the metal when it was hot. Or still is used to hold hot metal while a blacksmith works on it.

  24. Linda says:

    I would say it is tongs to put rings in cattle's nostrils. Think I would find multiple uses for it when not doing that.

  25. Dave McMillin says:

    cattle nose pliers


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