Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Bosch Pocket Driver

To be eligible to win last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a set of wooden maraca-looking things and tell us what they are use for. Only a handful of people knew the correct answer – they are sock darning eggs. You slip them into socks to make it easier to sew up the holes.  

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Ronald Shook, who thought they were used to shape copper.  Even though you’re wrong, you still win. Congrats Floree, you have one week to response to our email before we pick another winner.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Bosch 12-volt pocket driver. This powerful tool provides a variety of speed options and clutch settings to allow for a precision drilling and driving into wood and light metal. The compact, lightweight body (less than two pounds) is great for working in tight areas or overhead. And to make it even more convenient, the driver is equipped with a bright LED light.

To enter Bosch pocket driver giveaway, we’ve got another set of egg-shaped tools that you need to identify. Post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what tradesperson/artist uses these tools (below) and for what? (hint: the eggs are made from graphite). You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Is it too hot to go outside?  Why not stay in and get something done – how about a little delayed spring cleaning. We’ve got tips on how to efficiently speed clean, also how to make inexpensive,  chemical-free cleansers, and ways to get your laundry cleaner.

On Tuesday, July 10, 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 10, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Bosch pocket driver.  

Official Rules.

1,344 Responses

  1. karen sibole says:

    for glass

  2. Scott.viemeister says:

    Glass flaring tool

  3. melrr0830 says:

    Great tool!

  4. Deirdre Lyons says:

    A glassblower…glassworker/artist would use these

  5. Teddy says:

    a leather thingy

  6. klb19 says:

    This would be a perfect Christmas present!

  7. Ashley says:

    I'd like to say my husband would love this tool and id love to give it to him as a gift
    thanks <3

  8. Denitsa says:

    Mickelsen Egg flaring tools

  9. pclevenger28 says:

    glass blower for shaping curves into glass. also used for sharpening.

  10. Matt R says:

    These would be used in a Bakery to mold Pastries

  11. BBBar says:

    This would make my job of putting up a large curtain rod so much easyer , I have no drill and of course I am a female, but I can put up a rod If I had a drill or a driver." Cause that how I drive"

  12. sharshee says:

    looks like a paint can shaker

  13. BKBATES says:

    Paint can shaker

  14. Deirdre Lyons says:

    They look like glass shaping tools

  15. Ken says:

    shoe stretcher

  16. vinnie says:

    looks like a tool to keep the shape of shoes…

  17. Esther day says:

    Used to stretch out shoes.

  18. jsn78 says:

    glass forming tools

  19. Melissa Burkhart says:

    glass makers

  20. [...] Toolsday we asked you to identify a set of tools that looked like a pair of elongated eggs on a stick. For the most part, we only had two answers. About half of you thought it was used to stretch [...]

  21. Gloria says:

    Since it is made from graphite, then it must withstand heat so I say it must be used for glass blowing for shaping the glass

  22. jr. says:

    For working with leather

  23. Carol L Foster says:

    I am in need of all kinds of tools since I am a single woman and have to do small jobs by myself, anything would be appreciated, thanks

  24. Peggy Worth says:

    shoe strecher?

  25. edgardo latorre says:

    shoe trees


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