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. Nice free contests and giveaways! I think those two objects are used to mash potatoes!

    -Alysia E. Rogers

  2. Paul Schwalm says:


  3. Paul Schwalm says:


  4. Ron Love says:

    musicians moraccas, used to make the rattling sound; they are filled with dry seeds or the like

  5. Charleen says:

    This I can use. I'm planning to paint my Gazebo flooring panda green for aesthetics. I got that concept from FLORTEK.COM.AU.

  6. Bill Casale says:

    Used for mending socks. Drop them into a sock and sew up the hole. Hard to find item.

  7. Melinda says:

    It looks like a" little sister toy" to me. They take them and walk behind the older sibling clanking them together for hours because they are the "baby" and never get in trouble. I was the baby….I recognize these toys!

  8. ellen mendicino says:

    my husband loves all tools.

  9. Beatriz Rod. says:

    It will make my painting soooo much easier!!!

  10. KBurt1146 says:

    They are used to darn or repir socks. I have one that my grandmother gave me and use it!

  11. Dennis says:

    Their for back masages.

  12. Wilchela says:


  13. Jennifer says:

    Looks like they would be used in the kitchen for making dough!!!

  14. melrr0830 says:

    I am renovating, so this would be great!

  15. teri says:

    they are sock darners….my gramma has one

  16. Lady M says:

    Very interested in the paint spray. Have been doing a lot of brush painting. Would love to have to start my next project. Looking forward to spraying my dining chairs soon

  17. Chris Meyer says:

    They are sock darns. They help you mend your holes in socks.

  18. meladcarman says:

    an item every homeowner needs

  19. Jessica says:

    Darning socks : D

  20. hank says:

    It is used to finely grind food/spices


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