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. bethblogcabin says:

    carrying water?

  2. Matthew W. says:

    used by a roofer to carry nails

  3. Darrel says:

    not a clue but interesting.

  4. Sally L. says:

    A small mud – spackle holder

  5. Chet Siuta says:

    doesn't one of the X-men wear one of those to screen out his destructive eyesight?

  6. Tom Ok.... says:

    antique surgical loop

  7. Tim H says:

    maybe what a jeweler would use to examine fine jewelry

  8. Gary says:

    some sort of sifter

  9. kellyC says:


  10. BJM says:

    Paint strainer.

  11. Julie says:

    A mask used by workers when there was a lot of dust around to protect their lungs

  12. peirce316 says:

    looks like one of those things that I have no idea what it is.

  13. Teresa Heckel says:


  14. Kathy West says:

    Mask to filter the air

  15. kathy says:

    surgeons light

  16. MADELINE says:


  17. Zak says:

    Some kind of miner's light that is strapped to the forehead?

  18. Peggie says:

    First guess was a mask, but I think it would need venting, so I think a light seems more probable.

  19. Jaime-Lynn G. says:

    Mask with filter.

  20. Tim says:

    A Diver's Diving light

  21. Ruth says:

    What great guesses! It looks well used. I'll go with a breathing mask of yore.

  22. Roxanne Landmann says:

    I think its a respirator/breathing mask

  23. Diane S. says:

    A seed holder that ties around your waist

  24. Bryan says:

    The strange thing is a respirator used for painting.

  25. a salerno says:

    It's a Surgical loop which was used by surgeons


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