Toolsday Giveway: Win a Set of Mike Holmes Safety Eyewear

Last Toolsday we posted a photo of a wood shaper that is made to plane a very specific kind of board.  We asked you to name the type of board. We had a large variety of answers. Some thought it was used for drywall, others thought it was used on doors and a few of you thought it is used to give shape to crown molding.  But the correct answer is a surfboard, which many of you correctly guessed.  

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Jeff from Mountain View, CA. Even though he’s a California dude, he didn’t have the right answer, but we’re going to let him win anyway.  Congratulations Jeff.      

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away three sets of Mike Holmes safety glasses. All three winners will receive one indoor and one outdoor pair of the 3M protective eyewear endorsed and worn by home-improvement expert (and DIY Network host) Mike Holmes. The anti-scratch lens sit inside a high-quality frame. The wraparound design on these specs provide extra protection plus, they’ll make you look really cool while you get your DIYing done.

To win the safety eyewear prize pack, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the strange looking thing pictured below is used for.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

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On Tuesday, August 14, 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 August 14, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win a set of the Mike Holmes eyewear.  
Official Rules

982 Responses

  1. Trish says:

    A miner's light?

  2. Norm says:

    antique surgical loop

  3. Nora says:

    a headlamp for miners?

  4. momsandner says:

    looks like a mask to breath thru

  5. terrim says:

    A light you wear on your head.

  6. windicindi says:

    It must go around the person's head, so I will guess that it is a head lamp
    of some kind…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  7. ron armstrong says:

    old style resporator

  8. Carrie says:

    No clue but the safety glass would be awesom. The objects looks like something you wear that hold another object.

  9. stanj says:

    painters mask

  10. druid9855 says:

    Well, not sure I'd want someone wearing this to try and reattach my arm, but it is an early surgical loop/loupe used by doctors to magnify the the area they are operating on.

  11. DarrenM says:

    Antique diving mask

  12. sam rivers says:

    a mold filter mask

  13. Murph says:

    Filter for paint.

  14. cooldale says:

    miners light

  15. whidone says:

    NO clue!?!?!?!

  16. cesca says:

    special magnifying glasses

  17. Arnold says:

    hodge for holding mud used by tape and bed person putting up drywall

  18. Elaine says:

    It's an antique surgical loop used by surgeons during operations. Provides light.

  19. Ken Haggerty says:

    Well, that looks exactly like my dog's muzzle.

  20. @PourHomme80 says:

    Hmm, that thing looks like a beat-up used air filter thing you put over your mouth. Im not exactly sure. I do love Mr. Holmes though and would like to be on his show and have him do an inspection on my place!

  21. Beth says:

    A mask to cover mouth so you don't breathe in bad stuff

  22. Gryphon says:

    Don't necromancer Charr use those, to avoid being contaminated by the exhumation fumes?

    In other words… it's a good thing we don't have to know what something is. :p

  23. pabba says:

    some type of respirator

  24. mbelton1 says:

    The strange looking thing above looks like some type of light used in dark places.

  25. Joseph Menard says:

    Diving Goggles.


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