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. G Tom Tucker says:

    It's a device for holding (something?) open… sleeves, pant legs, fish's mouth (pike, bluefish, barracuda,?). It's SO obvious – the spring gives it away… right? Well, doesn't it?! LOL Beats the heck out of me.

  2. James Gribble says:

    this tool unclips to expand to angle glass on a flat surface to keep it from being scratched.

  3. Arthur S says:

    Some sort of spanner wrench

  4. Larry says:

    Fur spreader.

  5. Frank says:

    This is a "Humane Pike Gag." Pike friendly gag which helps to hold the Pikes mouth open while the hooks are safely removed. Rubber grips are situated at the ends so as not to damage the fish, the gag also has a tension sustain-er bar so that pressure can be applied at various width settings without the fear of the device springing open and damaging the Pike.

  6. Judi says:

    fish jaw spreader!

  7. Gail_T says:

    Fish jaw spreader

  8. Marc B says:


  9. burrenb says:

    a stretcher for something

  10. RMW says:

    use by dry cleaners to hold pants for pressing

  11. Billy Anderson says:


  12. JCG says:

    It looks to me like something used in lab to pick up glassware that may be hot.

  13. Terri C McMillan says:

    used to remove a fish hook

  14. Allan says:

    Pike gag

  15. Ryan Rooney says:

    some kind of spreader

  16. M. Parker says:

    Used to grip and hold a test tube.

  17. Wild Guesser says:

    kilt tack

  18. Dan says:

    canning tongs

  19. Kathy says:

    Used in fishing, for holding the fish’s mouth open.

  20. clacy says:

    sign holder?

  21. James K says:

    stretcher you put in pants legs to get wrinkles out when you hang them on a clothesline

  22. Servey08 says:

    Canning Jar Remover

  23. Linda says:

    a pike gag

  24. Naomi says:

    This one is a puzzle. I wish I had some idea of how big it was. It could be a piece of exercise equipment, but I don't think so. Maybe it holds something open (for example the mouth of a bag, so you can fill it easier, or maybe it stretches something (the waistband of those pants that shrunk in the drier).


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