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. Clayton Klein says:

    Great Sweepstakes !

  2. Bonnie Wilks says:

    Part of a clock

  3. sharon says:

    surveyor's tape

  4. Sue says:

    Some type of tool for use in navigation?

  5. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    it's some sort of clock mechanism.

  6. Xinia Smith says:

    I think is the mechanism of an old clock.

  7. Mac donald says:


  8. liz says:

    fire hose holder

  9. Wayne says:

    Film winder

  10. Eileen R. says:

    Old hand film rewinder

  11. hd2003lowrider says:

    Old time tempo setter for a piano player

  12. Janet says:

    I think its a paper sticker cutter for mail or packages

  13. MARY Brawner says:


  14. Elaine Garfield says:

    clock innards

  15. Christina Lamano says:


  16. Darlene says:

    A pendulum

  17. JustDiana says:

    It looks like an Edison ticker – used for winding the old ticker tapes.

  18. conrad says:

    a clock device

  19. laura says:

    some kind of tape measure

  20. Michelle says:

    Part of a clock

  21. latisha mcclarin says:

    its an old type cork screw

  22. PamJ says:

    a clock mechanism??

  23. Carol says:

    clock mechanism

  24. julie says:

    fire hose winder

  25. Doug says:

    maybe a hose winder


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