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. Frumonce says:

    Surgical loop

  2. BRUCE D. says:

    "spelunking" head flashlight–

  3. ronald wright says:

    a type of magnifing glass to inspect diamonds

  4. Wayne says:

    looks like the strap from his thermal camera

  5. David McMillin says:

    arson dog respirator

  6. Harold Erb says:

    looks like a muzzle to me, but not sure.

  7. moodyvega says:

    Old cup to wash out contaminates from your eye.

  8. Wayne says:

    HAS to be a headlamp…

  9. Mary says:

    It looks like a headlamp.

  10. Mary Sattler says:

    Looks like a respirator of some kind

  11. rono says:

    noseguard for reindeer

  12. mike says:

    Looks like a welders visor

  13. Sim says:

    A proctologist head light, er….. tail light. Occasionally called a surgeons loop.

  14. leo says:

    looks like some kind of light

  15. Ed Coleman says:

    First guess would be a feed bag for a horse, the second guess is for paper tape mixed with compound for dry wall.

  16. offroadetective says:

    Miners Headlamp!

  17. Gary Steinberg says:

    antique surgical loop

  18. martin bodnar says:

    a light for dark caves…

  19. bill says:


  20. kevin carlisle says:

    resperator/breathing mask

  21. bigcottonwood says:

    Mouth respirator, nose plugs not included.

  22. Anthony says:

    A re breather.

  23. Dawn says:

    Antique welding goggles???

  24. Ryan says:

    It is a surgical loop (loupe) used in the early 1900's. Designed to provide magnification for the surgeon. Some were fitted to supply light as well

  25. Nancy says:

    antique surgical loop


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