Toolsday Giveaway: Win Pennington Seed Fertilizers

Last Toolsday, we posted a photo of a blue machine with two things on the side that look like Mickey Mouse heads  –  to win our prize, we asked you to tell us what the machine is used for.  You’re a very smart bunch of DIYers, because most all of you knew that it was a paint can mixer.  

We randomly picked two winners out of all last week’s comments and those lucky people are Joyce from Manchester, Iowa and Ritchie from Denver, CO, who both answered correctly. Congrats, you both have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Have you got a honey-do list the length of your arm and don’t know where to begin?  We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common household fixes and put together easy step-by-step instructions so you can get the job done. We’ve covered plumbing tasks like toilet repair and clogged drains; how to unstick a stuck window, how to replace a cracked tile, and even how to fix furniture that your dog chewed up.  

Next Tuesday, one  lucky winner will receive a combo pack of Pennington Seed’s Smart 1 Feed System. The pack consists of complete line of long-lasting (up to 8 months), specialty premium fertilizers designed for efficient feeding, proper nutrition and healthy plant growth. The line is customized for differnet growing environments, plant types and application needs, thus taking the guesswork out of mix selection.

To win the Pennington Seed fertilizer combo pack, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what tradesperson uses this device and for what.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, July 24, 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 24, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Pennington Seed fertilizer.
Official Rules.

851 Responses

  1. jan says:

    the inside of a piano pedal

  2. tim h says:

    cruze plane used by a cooper

  3. George says:

    A Croze plane

  4. Ed S. says:

    A croze.

  5. Korbenator says:

    Some kind of brake

  6. PAMELA says:


  7. Bill says:

    croze plane

  8. Wayne says:

    Clamp, maybe for shaping hat brims

  9. wendy says:

    I think this is a carpenter's tool, but don't know what it is used for.

  10. Leo says:

    looks like some kind of clamping device

  11. carolyn says:

    It is used by carpenters to clamp and groove something..

  12. lisa baznet says:

    Cooper's croze tool used for cutting grooves inside of casks or barrels. Used by a cooper or barrel maker in colonial times.

  13. silvia says:

    to make barrels

  14. fred weigle III says:

    used by dentists to tighten the gap between teeth

  15. StarfireZephyr says:

    It is a tool for making a croze, which is a groove on the end of a barrel.

  16. David McMillin says:

    some kind of clamp

  17. Sally L. says:

    It is a croze plane used by a cooper (cask and barrel maker) to cut the groove inside the barrel that allows the head (flat piece) to fit. ( I'm going with Fred's answer)

  18. lynne says:

    Croze plane..

  19. John says:

    A coopers tool called a cruze.

  20. whidone says:

    clamp used to keep one's wife out of sales

  21. Jim Noreus says:

    That's a cooper's croze plane.

  22. jimiwho says:

    ribbon roller

  23. Sara N says:

    Clamp for woodworking, maybe table making.

  24. Aaron Alter says:


  25. Gloria says:

    Used by barrel makers


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