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. Neil says:

    No clue on this one!

  2. Joyce says:

    a pike gag

  3. ronald wright says:

    used to spread something apart not sure what. notice wire to hold it together when not in use.

  4. allancarreira says:

    pot stretcher

  5. Dan R... says:

    Never seen this item …Looks like it could be used for both fish gag & canning jar remover from hot water bath…I'm going with canning tongs

  6. peterd27 says:

    canning tongs

  7. Angela S says:

    PIke gag

  8. pamc says:

    a clamp

  9. coleen says:

    canning tongs

  10. Rick Beidleman says:

    It's a multi-purpose spreader…..

  11. Geneman66 says:

    Pike gag, used to hold fish jaws open when de-hooking them.

  12. pabba says:

    used to pick up ice cubes

  13. P W Brousseau says:

    Pike gag?

  14. Dave S. says:

    Expanding spring tool

  15. scoffee0127 says:


  16. Dinonut says:

    It looks like a canning jar or jar lid lifter.

  17. druid9855 says:

    It's no joke, this is a pike gag. This item is used to hold a pike's mouth open while the hook is removed. Depending on your point of view, this tool is either a blessing or a nightmare. Some believe it will actually break the fish' jaw, while others think it is the most humane way to perform catch and release. At any rate, they have been banned in some areas.

  18. Van says:

    Clothing tongs.

  19. Philip Lawrence says:

    Clothing form stretcher for drying and keeping clothes in shape.

  20. Susan P says:

    Pike gag, course fishing tackle, for pike fishing.

  21. Ava Nord says:

    A cloths stretcher

  22. Photographer Rob says:

    That’s a fishing pike gag…used to remove the hook from a fish.

  23. Diane S. says:

    A Clamp To hold something closed

  24. stefanie says:

    a tool to keep something held open.


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