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. Karen says:

    Looks like some sort of expanding spring wire tension clamp but for what purpose? Maybe they keep tall English riding boot tops in shape or hold your mouth open to extract that nasty tooth! Seems too flimsy for horse teeth floating!

  2. David Logan says:

    separates something. possibly strutting an opening out. but why?

  3. Wallace says:

    I'd say it's a gripper of some sort, to hold or secure or clamp something!

  4. C Lewis says:

    It's a Pike Gag used in fishing!

  5. sean_k says:

    Tongs of some type.

  6. cstrasba says:

    Hand exerciser

  7. AJ G says:

    it's for holding a fish's mouth open.

  8. Joanne says:


  9. Arnold says:

    to hold a bag open

  10. kenc1492 says:

    Travel coat hanger

  11. paul v says:

    some type of clamp

  12. John A says:

    It’s used to pick up spools

  13. Jacqueline says:

    I've never seen anything like it. But I'd like to take an uneducated guess. I first thought a canning jar lifter, but the bottom is not curved, and it does'nt look vintage. Yes it looks like some type of grabber or expander. So……my guess is…a boot stretcher or dryer. You might hang your wet boots upside down on top to dry????

  14. Tucker Boy says:

    Clothes stretcher!

  15. Scott says:

    bag holder-opener

  16. David Dean says:

    Fishing Pike Gag

  17. Mike M says:

    Tongs to pick up delicate objects.

  18. LukeN says:

    Predator fish jaw spreader

  19. Daddy Ferg says:

    i think it is used to pick up and handle hot items. i was thinking bottles that may have been heated in scientific experiments, but canning lids makes sense too.

  20. Elsie says:

    I haven't the vaguest idea.

  21. Hazhazar says:

    Paint brush hanger.

  22. WWDave says:

    Opens bags

  23. Joe says:

    jar removal tool for removing from hot water

  24. Ed Coleman says:

    Fish jaw spreader

  25. JJ Gandy says:

    Jar grabber.


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