Tuesday Toolsday: Win a Skil Oscillating Multi-Tool

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify a round contraption with a handle and a cord.  We had a few correct answers, but not many – some folks thought it was a garden hose, others thought it was a plumbing snake, and quite a few just said some sort of pump.

Kudos to those who got it right. The mystery gadget was an old underwater camera.  We randomly picked two winners out of all the comments and those lucky people are Wild guesser who thought it was a sprinkler, and Teristeb who knew it was an underwater camera   You both have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner .  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away two Skil Multi-Tasker Oscillating Multi-Tools.  This high-speed DIY essential includes a wood/metal purge blade, drywall blade, wide-cut plunge blade, sanding pad with refills, and of course the oscillating attachment.  

To win one of the Skil Muli-Taskers, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the device pictured below is used for and what famous people used it. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick two winners.

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On Tuesday, September 4, we will select the winners then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until September 4, 2012 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Skil Multi-Tasker.  

Official Rules.

1,384 Responses

  1. hd2003lowrider says:

    Measures wind speed

  2. druid9855 says:

    This is an early anemometer, or wind-velocity indicator, probably dating from the early 1900's. The Wright Brothers probably used a similar device when flying their first plane.

  3. Gloria says:

    measures wind speed and air pressure

  4. Mike B. says:

    I think it is an air flow meter to measure flow in ventilation systems.

  5. Ken Haggerty says:

    Wind speed indicator?

  6. Murry says:

    It is a anemometer

  7. Andy says:

    It measures air flow and/or air velocity. Can't read the gague to determine which

  8. Martin says:

    Anemometer made by Jules Richard. It was also used on the Wright Flyer.

  9. Frumonce says:

    wind measuring thing

  10. sue says:

    that's right it's one of those thing-a-ma-gig-ers…wind scale

  11. Ned C. says:

    Instrument to measure wind velosity(speed), not a digital model.

  12. Brian N says:

    Guage for measuring airflow from a duct

  13. Melanie Plum says:

    Wind speed – Wright Brothers

  14. jackegageby says:

    It's a wind and baromiter gauge.

  15. jose says:

    wind speed meter

  16. Mike says:

    A gauge used to measure the airflow velocity

  17. Lynn says:

    I also think it's an anemometer. Perhaps the Robert Peary when he discovered the North Pole???

  18. Eddy Robey says:

    Wind speed meter, used by TV weather man

  19. Wilson says:

    Old handheld wind speed guage

  20. Elaine says:

    It's a hand-held anemometer. It was used by the Wright Bros. to measure wind speeds.

  21. Nick says:

    A gauge used to measure the airflow velocity

  22. offroadetective says:

    Measures wind speed and Barometric pressure!

  23. Bob says:

    Older model Wind speed gauge

  24. Mary W says:

    Tester for wind speed and barometric pressure.

  25. dougem says:

    it's a wind speed meeter used by the wright brothers

  26. George Gross says:

    To measure air pressure put in holding tanks for different items,to be held under pressure.

  27. john says:

    its a manual tempature and wind gauge.

  28. Mac donald says:

    such a lot of crap think these people forward oll the dumb e-mails


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