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. Robert says:

    This tool is used to lead a cow by its nose.You stick the balls in the cows nostrils clamp on and lead .

  2. scott says:

    i wouldn’t know how to use it lol

  3. William Fuchs says:

    Blacksmith tongs

  4. Nick Spine says:

    hot metal pliers

  5. Eric Kunkel says:

    It’s a black-smithing tool.

  6. Erin Kunkel says:

    It’s used in the aid of birthing a calf.

  7. Pamela White says:

    Barb wire tool

  8. Teri says:

    for hot steel

  9. Steven Dazey says:

    It looks like a sheep or bull emasculator used on farms

  10. martin bodnar says:

    bull-nosed pliers

  11. Angel Feliciano says:

    I believe this tool is used on copper to make indents.

  12. Shannon says:

    My husband loves a sharp blade on his chainsaw!!!

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  15. Darlene says:

    A tool for a blacksmith to hold a piece of hot metal

  16. anne says:

    I agree with the guesses of bull nose clamp

  17. anne says:

    I agree with the guesses that it could be bull-nose pliers. Weird looking

  18. Ann says:

    It looks like some type of clamp?

  19. [...] Toolsday, we posted a photo of an usual pair of pliers and asked you to tell us what they’re used for.  You’re a very smart audience; either [...]

  20. Amilcar says:

    pair of pliers used by blacksmith in forging metal/horseshoes

  21. DAN says:

    Bovine nose plier.

  22. Dawn Christopher says:

    blacksmith plyers

  23. Megan says:

    tooth extractor!

  24. BarbaraLechleiter says:


  25. patrick says:

    Walnut cracker


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