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. Tina P says:

    I think it could be something you breath thru?

  2. thethorn47 says:

    My guess is a light to be worn around the head.

  3. Ray H says:

    antique surgical mask

  4. Marner says:

    That strange thing look like an old antique eye piece to protect your eyes???

  5. Donna Bivens says:

    Looks like it fits over a shoulder instead of head. Humm…… Anxious to see what it really is.

  6. Peggy Worth says:

    it's a head lamp

  7. Sharon Hardcastle says:

    300 ft yard what to do

  8. John Heaney says:

    Diamond cutting glasses

  9. Danielle says:

    When you have kidney stones… this is what you use to pee into to catch the stones!!!

  10. Teddy says:

    some kind of primitive mask

  11. Gina says:

    Some kind of filtering mask?

  12. Lynda L says:

    welding google

  13. Steven Luker says:


  14. paula says:

    um look something to urine in while working put it aroun waist?

  15. Craig W says:

    Clean air breathing apparatus.

  16. Nick says:

    It measures the vicosity of a liquid (paint or varnish).

  17. [...] To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a cone-looking thing with a strap on it.  We randomly picked three winners out of all the comments and only one of those was correct. That person is Doko5doko5, who knew it was an antique surgical loop used to help surgeons see better. Our other two winners are Richard G, who thought it was a miner’s light, and Alea who guessed miner’s goggles. Congrats, you all have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner. [...]

  18. Tatiana Iliescu says:

    It looks like an old type of mask.

  19. rickey says:

    miner's mule mask

  20. Duane says:

    It looks like a dog muzzle.

  21. diy mike says:

    possibly a miners light.

  22. crup says:

    headband with a light

  23. Cathy Canant says:

    This appears to be some type of strainer, I assume for paint? Looks to have paint splatters. Can't figure what the straps would be for though?

  24. Timothy Lear says:

    Paint respirator.

  25. Anthony says:

    They were worn by Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody in Harry Potter


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