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. Supercrazy says:

    Looks like an eggbeater with a timer used by a stupid cook

  2. Jessica Johnson says:

    Measures wind speed and direction… I'm sure many people used something similiar- but Wright brothers?

  3. MSG TIM D MORGAN says:


  4. Mac donald says:

    Fart Flow Recorder

  5. Mac donald says:

    air speed indicator

  6. Joyce says:

    measure wind speed and barametric pressure,used by the wright brothers

  7. Dan says:

    It's a hand-held anemometer

  8. Jordan says:

    wind speed measure.

  9. Brent says:

    It measures wind speed

  10. James Baker says:

    An anemometer.

  11. Tiffany says:

    airflow meter

  12. Stan says:

    wind speed gauge

  13. fyiman says:

    It's a device for measuring wind speed, used by the Wright Brothers.

  14. Elaine says:

    wind speed tester

  15. Scott Collins says:

    An older version of the wind and air pressure devices that we have today.

  16. kbarnack says:

    An antique anemometer…. measures wind speed =D

  17. calhallic says:

    this a, Antique Richard anemometer used on the reproduction 1903 Flyer

  18. Sandra says:

    Wind speed device.

  19. Sarah says:

    fancy fan with a clock

  20. Don McD says:

    wind speed guage.

  21. agcunningham says:

    Could this be an antique anemometer? Maybe the Wright Brothers did use it!

  22. GaryS says:

    This is a device to measure wind speed

  23. Debra says:

    It looks like something that would measure ventilation or air flow .

  24. Barry says:

    An airflow gauge for installation of an Éolienne Bollée which is the only wind powered turbine where the wind passes through a set of fixed blades (stator) before driving the windmill itself (rotor).

  25. jaimee says:

    wind speed measuring device


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