Toolsday Giveaway: Win a DeWalt Compressed Air Splitter

Last 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 audience – a large percentage of you knew that it was an anemometer used by the Wright brothers to measure wind speed.

We randomly picked two winners out of all last week’s comments and those lucky people are Eric and Trish who both knew the mystery tool was used to measure wind speed. Congrats, you both have exactly one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.

Plan on doing some hardscaping this weekend so you can enjoy your yard more this fall?  We’ve got advice and instructions on all types of projects whether you’re making enhancements like adding a fire pit, or building a pergola; or making some games like a corn-hole set, ladder golf set or horseshoe pit.     

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a DeWalt Quadraport Air-Line Splitter. Quadraport’s four-port splitter allows up to four air tools to be run off one air compressor at the same time. Now you can perform multiple tasks without having to stop and change out tools on one air line.  The heavy-duty Quadraport includes and air regulator and can operate at two different PSI settings. (Air compressor not included.)

To win the DeWalt Quadraport, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us this old-time gadget pictured below is used for? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, September 11, 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 September 11, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the DeWalt Quadraport.  
Official Rules.


1,175 Responses

  1. C Maxwell says:

    used to roll and unroll fire hose

  2. Michael Smidutz, Sr. says:

    mechanism for a grandfather clock

  3. Diane S. says:

    Winding silent movie film

  4. Kimberly Wilson says:

    To wind up a firehose.

  5. Wayne says:

    Movie film winder

  6. donna taylor says:

    yep, looks like a film rewinder to me!

  7. melissa k says:

    It is clock workings.

  8. John D says:

    Grandfather clock gears

  9. Adina Weinstein says:

    clock gears

  10. m pilon says:

    clockwork gears

  11. obxster77 says:

    clock innards

  12. Steve M says:

    an old silent movie film rewinder

  13. Larry says:

    A speed governor.

  14. silvia says:


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  16. Wayne Hicks says:

    The time mechanisim for old clock.

  17. sassyjk says:

    Movie Film Mechanism

  18. destiny4ever30 says:

    Looks like the inside of a printer.

  19. areessvee says:

    clock works?

  20. NATALIE says:

    clock mechanism

  21. martin bodnar says:

    grandfather clock-innards…

  22. Dwayne says:

    Looks like some kind of printing press

  23. Vanden says:

    Looks like a device to measure and dispense some type of material

  24. Kyle says:

    Its a film winder

  25. steve says:



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