Tuesday Toolsday: Win a Black & Decker Paint Edger

We 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 guessed that it was a fire hose reel.  

We randomly picked the winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Ian, who was pretty close, he thought it was a ribbon dispenser.  Congrats Ian, you have one week to contact us before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Black & Decker EasyEdge Powered Paint Edger. This handy tool is a painter’s best friend. It allows you to paint around trim, doorways and get into tight spots. No need to spend all that time applying tape around windows and doors, just load the EasyEdge with paint and go. You can paint up to 25 feet on one single cartridge. The EasyEdge lays down a smooth and consistent line every time.

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To enter the Black & Decker EasyEdge giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the simple gadget pictured below is used for? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, September 18, 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 18, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Black & Decker EasyEdge.  

Official Rules.

1,425 Responses

  1. Ryan M says:

    An expander

  2. Elizabeth C. says:

    It looks like something you use to pick up dirty paint rollers.

  3. windicindi says:

    A boot/shoe stretcher…
    Thanks, Cindi

  4. Gary Steinberg says:

    Cormoran Fishing Pike Gag

  5. Samantha says:

    It is used for keeping sleeves straight while drying

  6. whidone says:

    clamp of some sort

  7. talonts says:

    Canning tongs

  8. John says:

    a stretching thingy

  9. Kristin says:

    It kinda looks like the tool to help starch your jeans.

  10. William says:

    stretching device

  11. Elaine says:

    It's used to spread the jaws of preator fish for safe removal on the hook.

  12. StarfireZephyr says:

    Hmm… I think it is for removing canning jars from hot water, but it could be a strange thigh exerciser.

  13. Chuck Feldmann says:

    Pickle Tongs?

  14. Sally Lewis says:

    Some kind of gripper picker upper.

  15. Ed S. says:

    Pike gag (fishing tool)

  16. Althea Johnson says:

    Is it a thigh thingy, pre Suzanne Sommers? Lol

  17. farmer11 says:

    used to hold open a bag

  18. BobW says:

    Used to die/dip easter eggs

  19. Wilson says:

    A bag stretcher, used to keep the mouth of a bag open.

  20. cnuland says:

    I have no clue :(

  21. Tom M says:

    That is a tong for doctors.

  22. Richard G says:

    Neither my brother in law or myself have any idea. But we had fun with our guesses.

  23. Dan J says:

    Looks like it might be used to remove canning jars from hot water.

  24. Shannon Burrows says:

    Some sort of clamp?

  25. Betty Baez says:

    Stress reliever???? Lol I have no idea


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