Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Paint Sprayer

Last Toolsday, we showed you a picture of a circular device and asked you to tell us what it is used for. It wasn’t as tricky as we thought it would be — most people knew that it is used to make bows (the kind you put on birthday presents, not shoot arrows).

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Perry Kacik,who thought the mystery tool was used to make deck railing.  Way off Perry, but you still win, you’ve got one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Black & Decker paint sprayer.  Tackle DIY projects quicker and smoother by using a paint sprayer.  With this Black and Decker two-speed model you can paint up to 5x faster than using a paintbrush or roller. The easy-fill canister allows for fast refills or to make it even easier, the paint can be directly fed from the can. When it comes to clean up, the paint can be flushed out the sprayer without taking the whole thing apart.

To win the Black & Decker paint sprayer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these mystery items are used for, and no, they are not musical instruments.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

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On Tuesday, July 3, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until July 3, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Black & Decker paint sprayer.  

Official Rules.

1,632 Responses

  1. at00 says:

    Rollers to flatten copper/lead/any soft metals.

  2. Sandy says:

    They are used for darning socks

  3. Nina says:

    Rolling pins

  4. Mike L says:

    Funky Drum Sticks.

  5. S Eve says:

    They are sock darning tools. You pull the torn sock over it so you can darn or sew the damaged area.

  6. Diane says:

    I think they are the old fashioned hand weights that the doctors used to use for hand an arm therapy.

  7. Edward says:

    They are massage mallets used for deep muscle therapy.

  8. Greg Erickson says:


  9. Andy Myers says:

    used for beating rugs

  10. Nondescript says:

    Chisel mallet

  11. Mike L says:


  12. Tim Brown says:

    wooden hamers

  13. Mar says:

    Since you've eliminated maracas by saying they aren't musical instruments, I'll say they're used to pound wooden pegs into place.

  14. bcolflesh says:

    Those are antique constipation plugs – I still use them.

  15. Nat says:

    used to darn socks.

  16. Donna says:

    used for tanning hides

  17. robert allen says:

    you shake them an scare birds from your garden

  18. Daniel T says:

    musical meat tenderizers

  19. Eliza says:

    maracas which can be used as meat tenderizers or crushing herbs/garlic.

  20. jeffrey a hofbauer says:

    rattles lol

  21. jeffrey a hofbauer says:

    Would love to own one, I have 2 houses to paint looks great!

  22. Brandon S says:

    Meat Tenderizers

  23. Jane says:

    see maracas

  24. Lisa Bragg says:


  25. Lynn says:

    They look like maracas to me.

    • BedianaMight says:

      Are They Maracas?!__

    • James Peterson says:

      This looks like a tool that would be helpful to almst anyone who has a painting project they need to finish alone or in a certain amount of time.Because this is the type of equipment that is suited for just one person;to complete a job without any help from anyone else.

    • Renee says:

      Maracas, I use them to make pastries by rolling dough over outside then pull out the maraca and stuff with chopped vegetable and meatballs. Its easier to seal the smaller opening than flat pastry dough!

    • HALLEY DAVIS says:

      it is a sock darner

    • hjhilke says:



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