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. Me'Shell says:

    grandfather clock parts?

  2. thepittsmn says:

    Gutts of a windup clock

  3. Mike C. says:

    its a ancient tape measure

  4. Amos says:

    Tool for winding old film.

  5. JoAnn says:

    looks like the brain or operating device for a grandfather clock.

  6. flowers says:

    clock works

  7. vee says:

    old fire hose wind up thingy

  8. kelly says:

    old clock part

  9. Mary J. says:

    Looks like some kind of clock. My mother-in-law had an interesting brass clock that looks similar to this with all the wheels (gears?).

  10. Shannon Burrows says:

    It looks like something to do some sort of measurement.

  11. ronald wright says:

    inwards of a clock

  12. [...] fooled a lot of people last week. Hardly anyone correctly guessed that the Toolsday mystery gadget was an antique ticker tape machine. Most people thought it was part of a clock, some thought it was a film projector and others [...]

  13. stephanie teague says:

    a rope maker

  14. Heidi says:

    looks like a primitive clock

  15. momcat144 says:

    clock parts

  16. Blech100 says:

    Inside of clock

  17. Roxanne Landmann says:

    Maybe a film winder

  18. Tom M. says:

    Antique clock works.

  19. patti says:

    It goes in clocks like the things that you put on top of pianos to keep the right rythym

  20. Sunnymay says:

    An old pendulum clock

  21. gerry says:

    part of a old gran father clock

  22. Joyce says:

    its a cat toy

  23. stephen becker says:

    its to rewind a fire hose

  24. john c says:

    copper gears on a pedulium lol

  25. Dorothy Klein says:



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