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. moodyvega says:

    Rolled up firehose from an old firetruck.

  2. Brenda Davalos says:

    guts to a grandfather clock

  3. Gloria Nicholson says:

    Clock mechanism.

  4. Kathy Evans says:

    An old fire extinguisher reel used on all cruise liners

  5. Daniel T says:

    A ribbon roller

  6. robert allen says:

    stock ticker tape holder

  7. Mary says:

    Movie winder for silent films

  8. Photographer Rob says:

    That is a ticker tape rewinder

  9. Ken Haggerty says:

    It looks like a clock escapement. I don't suppose it's used for keeping time though. Or is it?

  10. Edna says:

    a clock mechanism

  11. Darlene says:

    Grandfather clock gears

  12. A Puello says:

    a grandfather clock mechanism

  13. kari says:

    Measuring device

  14. Dan Larson says:

    Movie film rewinder!

  15. talonts says:

    Fire hose reel – the mechanism keeps it from coming out too fast and snarling.

  16. Chris Burd says:

    It looks like something out of Dr Who… maybe having to do with telling time

  17. Hurold Gaxiola says:

    measures and cuts paper

  18. Larry Linton says:

    It has a clock mechanism but looks like it is to reel in some sort of data recording punch tape.

  19. Gary Steinberg says:

    Foote-Pierson Tape Winder

  20. Heidi says:


  21. Lisa Bragg says:

    Film winder

  22. at00 says:

    A thread spooler

  23. mike2841 says:

    gear mechanism for an enormous clock

  24. Elaine says:

    It's a tape winder.

  25. sharonb says:

    old film winder


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