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. chris crowe says:

    tile and paver pliers

  2. Richard Hill says:

    bull nose tongs, leading bulls in shows.

  3. Doreen Kibildis says:

    I agree that it looks like a tool one would use to lead cows.

  4. John Albaugh says:

    This is called a leader. It is used on cattle that you need to control. You put it in their nose and you can do anything you want to with them.

  5. Mike Di says:

    Cow/bull pliers

  6. Dennis Evans says:

    nose pliers

  7. Esther day says:

    Blacksmith's tool

  8. John Albaugh says:

    This is used to control cattle when you need then to be completely still. You put it in their nose and you can do most anything you want to with them.

  9. Streetcar24 says:

    these are bull nose pliers. you can lead a bull anywhere you want with these.

  10. Henry says:

    This tool is used to bring bulls into a shoot,

  11. renragr says:

    Bovine or Bull control pliers, used to control a bull or bovine while being worked on or leading

  12. Bill says:

    Pliers for blowing and shaping glass

  13. pete hansen says:

    they are for leading cattle. they go in the cows nose.

  14. mitch Wright says:

    Lead a bull around!

  15. Dale Moyer says:

    Nose ring pliers to use on bulls,ect.

  16. JW Guest says:

    I hate auto correct – it should have read "ferriers" tool kit.

  17. JW Guest says:

    Cool sharpener but I definitely think it is park of a retires hoof kit. This tool is used to hold the hoof while the inside and outsides are trued (trimmed).

  18. Guy says:

    nose piercing remover.

  19. deeMOM4 says:

    There old pliers..Probably better made than what we have today..:)

  20. Kat says:

    Nose ring pliers for bulls

  21. Pete says:

    Plyers to hold horse shoes

  22. Cheryl says:

    bull nose ring plyers

  23. Dale Clark says:

    Bull Nose pliers

  24. Twig says:

    no idea

  25. A.Bolden says:

    mike holmes your the best me and my wife would like to me u one day


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