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. linkis says:

    Wright brothers used it to measure wind speed & barometric pressure.

  2. Beth says:

    It measures wind speed

  3. J Salama says:

    wind gauge

  4. herbg says:

    An anemometer, similiar to one used by the Wright brothers.

  5. Nancy says:

    antique anemometer

  6. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    a wind speed indicator. neat one too.

  7. Matthew W. says:

    its an anemometer used to measure wind speed

  8. George says:


  9. mark says:

    Measures air flow / wind speed

  10. Shae says:

    For taking out old grout and edging hardwoods? All the stars on DIY have probably used this product at one time or another. Would appreciate it for my terrible bathroom.

  11. at00 says:

    A wind direction and speed meter used by the Wright brothers.

  12. peg m says:

    hand-held anemometer used by wright bros.

  13. Barbara says:

    WIND GAUGE!!!!!!

  14. Gary Steinberg says:

    The Wrights used this French-made, hand-held anemometer to measure wind speeds

  15. Dennis Seymour says:

    Great Day! It's a Wind Velocity Indicator and Anemometer….My Grand Father had one on his back yard on his farm…..D. Seymour

  16. StarfireZephyr says:

    Is it an old wind measuring device; early anemometer?

  17. tonyamartinez says:

    some sort of weather instument

  18. New England Antique says:

    Richard anemometer used by Wright brothers

  19. FredG says:

    Wind-speed gauge used by meteorologists

  20. Debbie L. says:

    it measures the wind speed to tell you how fast you are going in your new Henry Ford Model T auto!

  21. Emmilia Gamez says:

    it measures wind speed and barometric pressure in the "dark ages" before all of the new-fangled weather gadgets.

  22. Photographer Rob says:

    The wright brothers used this anemometor to measure wind speeds.

  23. Madelyn says:

    measures wind speed and direction

  24. Jennie says:

    Measures wind speed

  25. Ken S says:

    Wind speed meter used on a ship.


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