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. Raymond Huffaker says:

    wind meter developed in the 1930's

  2. Brett Schaefer says:

    wind meter / measure air flow laike all else

  3. leslie pawelczyk says:

    An old fashioned fire hose holder.

  4. Bob KC says:

    wind speed indicator

  5. dressler says:

    it is clock like use on a ship or plane for direction

  6. Dave S. says:

    Airflow gauge

  7. Gale says:

    Measure wind speed

  8. Vivian says:


  9. Galethea baham says:

    Old waffle iron

  10. Galethea baham says:

    Used to make seals for notaries.

  11. Steven Luker says:

    air speed gauge Amelia Earhart

  12. kevin carlisle says:

    no idea how about a old clock mechanism

  13. [...] Toolsday we posted a photo of an antique gauge and asked you tell us what it measures and what famous people used it.  We have a very smart [...]

  14. Sharon Carbaugh says:

    an anemometer

  15. Katrina says:

    Measures the wind

  16. MikeInMass says:

    anemometer used by the Wright brothers

  17. Jonathan says:

    It's a hand-held anemometer…

  18. Roy Roe says:

    I would like to win this tool.

  19. DARRELL says:

    a device to measure air speed. dont know the proper name for it.

  20. lindy958 says:

    It is an anemometer.

  21. Trish says:

    Some kind of machine maybe to measure wind speed and velocity for weather or flying?

  22. Jennifer says:

    I think it's a wind gauge… Amelia Earhart.

  23. Colleen Powers says:

    Wright brother's anemometer or wind speed device

  24. Beth says:

    i believe it is a wind speed measure


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