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. kelley says:

    wheel and pully?

  2. kelley says:

    something to do with a clock

  3. kelley says:

    a clock thing

  4. Jean B says:

    This item looks like something to exercise with. Always somethig new.

  5. maruba says:

    movie making device

  6. peter says:

    gear mechanized dispenser

  7. eliane says:

    dispense adhesive

  8. sabine says:

    tick tick

  9. I would love to win! I love HGTV! I love all the shows.

  10. RUTH TRANAS says:

    I would love to win!! Can always use some new tools to help with projects.

  11. margaret ross says:

    clock mechanics

  12. Galethea Baham says:

    Movie reel

  13. Mardi says:

    beaker tongs?

  14. Galethea Baham says:

    Film equipment

  15. John says:

    The first portable tape measure. I don't know.

  16. Gloria Nicholson says:

    Use it to do arm exercies.

  17. Barry says:

    A standard pendulum escapement used as a paper tape winder from a stock ticker. – image can been seen by using paper tape winder – search on yahoo
    This was an early back up system in1900's – There was no computers back then

  18. gerry says:

    ticker tape

  19. Judy says:

    could it have been used by tailors or hat makers to dispense material used in making their wares?

  20. Dr. Phil says:

    clock mech

  21. M. A. says:

    grandfather clock insides?

  22. Jeff says:

    Film rewinder.

  23. 1joyce says:

    Used to wind fire hose

  24. sabrina says:

    It's the insides of a grandfather clock, but I am not who famous used it…thanks


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