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. Chuck Feldmann says:

    Bull Nose Pliers, for controlling cattle while doing all sorts of procedures that the cattle don't like to stand still for. We used these on the farm as recently as 20 years ago while ear tagging cattle.

  2. patrick says:

    nose hair trimmer

  3. windicindi says:

    A tool to clean horse hooves…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  4. Gary says:

    old tooth exstractor

  5. Alea says:

    Bull nose pliers

  6. Ron Jeka says:

    blacksmith grip tool

  7. whidone says:

    cow nose holders….ouch

  8. Tyler Vittitoe says:

    Rivet wrench

  9. talonts says:

    Bull nose ring pliers

  10. Bryan S says:

    Bull holding Tongs (works on cows too).

  11. uncajimmy says:

    musical instrument used with a cow bell

  12. Mumsie57 says:

    anique cattle leader pliers

  13. William says:

    Tool used for holding glass that's been scored for cutting and it is used to bend and cut,

  14. moodyvega says:

    The Tool is – Bull Nose Pliers….

  15. Paul Faletti says:

    It's a tile plier used to snap tiles

  16. Richard G says:

    A blacksmith's tool.

  17. AndrewMDA says:


  18. Helen Picone says:

    bull nose pliers! Makes my nose hurt just to see it

  19. MichaelJ says:

    I would also say it is a bull nose holder

  20. robert says:

    Bull ring pliers

  21. Jim Noreus says:

    bull ring pliers

  22. obxster77 says:


  23. makeroom says:

    This cattle handling tool is used to lead cows.

  24. Sim says:

    Grab the bull inside the nose with these nose pliers and you can lead him anywhere. Will also work on a wife, just don't ever release yer grip.

  25. Frank says:

    Thay are bull nose pliers….used to attach the ring…


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