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. BARBARA says:


  2. shelbydean says:

    Its to lead the big bad bull around.

  3. marty says:

    Used to control a Bull or Cow.

  4. Tom Bruce says:

    Cattle control

  5. David Voyles says:

    Swine nose control pliers

  6. Donald says:

    It is used for glass blowing.

  7. K. McCarthy says:

    Looks like standard issue “husband control device” for new wives.

  8. Dianne Kelm says:

    Antique pliers

  9. doug golden says:

    This is a nose pliers use to gain control of your cow. Notice the opening at the bottom of one handle. This is where a rope is attached and the other end tied to the headgate after inseting the balled end into the cow’s nose. Note that a similiar technique is used on horses and that is called a “twitch.” A twitch is simply a small loop of cord attached to a handle. the loop is placed over the nose of the horse and then twisted until the pressure gets the horse’s attention. The device you have shown would never be used on a horse.

  10. clacy says:

    bobbin maker

  11. patricia quimby says:

    looks like some kind of a pincher

  12. Joe Dykes says:

    bovine pliers , to lead cattle around by the nose

  13. Some kind of pincer

  14. Douglas Simpson says:

    Anything I could .

  15. Michael Villani says:

    Metal working tool.

  16. Bill says:

    As I am about to build a tool shed, this would come in very handy…. not to mention make my project a whole lot easier.

  17. Nicole says:

    the tool in this picture is a Pincer tong. It is used to pick up hot metal or with horses

  18. Elliot says:

    Blacksmith iron bar holder

  19. Theresa Spaid says:

    hand held vice grips

  20. Donald says:

    Lools it could be used to lead to.water.

  21. Donald says:

    Pliers to lead your kids by their noses.

  22. Dan says:

    I need that.

  23. jr. says:

    for holding hot metal

  24. James says:

    That is the manual version of Rockem Sockem Robots.

  25. Judy says:

    glass blower’s tool


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