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. SusanG says:

    A clock mechanism.

  2. Martina says:

    winding machine to wind something up

  3. carolyn says:

    measurer for some kind of ribbon or cloth

  4. fred weigle III says:

    a device used to unwrap bandage wraps

  5. Joseph Menard says:


  6. G&J says:

    inner workings of a clock

  7. Julie says:

    an old film winder

  8. gerry says:

    looks like a ticket dispener.

  9. Scottish says:

    brass clock mechanism

  10. Kenneth Rowe says:

    tape winder

  11. neil says:

    Fire hose spool

  12. Sally L. says:

    Used to wind something

  13. Dominic says:

    Johnny 5's old girlfriend?

  14. maureen says:

    used in making clocks.

  15. rono says:

    film rewinder

  16. jan says:

    the insides of a clock

  17. Rob R says:

    Antique Fire alarm

  18. farmer11 says:

    Used to wind up something

  19. karen mac says:

    clock works

  20. HEY_THERE says:

    It is the inner workings of a very precise clock.

  21. Sandra says:

    its for a old ship compass

  22. WolfABLe says:

    I think this was used by telegraph (ticker tape) companies, looks like a tape winder (rewinder)

    • Dominic says:

      Make up your mind. Was it to wind or rewind?

      • WolfABLe says:

        I guess that would depend on your point of view. I'd say winder, but since the tape comes out of another machine I guess it could be viewed differently. Hope that meets ur standards, would hate to annoy u! :->

  23. Ed Coleman says:

    Fire alarm

  24. Geneman66 says:

    Clock Works

  25. Mary Sattler says:

    Tape Winder


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