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.

Do you love pampering your pets? Baking treats for them? Buying the furry little ones new toys and chews?  So do we, that’s why we compiled some of the best dog and cat treat recipes, lists of the best pet toys, cat condos and doghouse designs. Also, we’ve got ideas and instructions on how to turn old furniture into dog beds.  

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. Kurt R says:

    stretcher for bagging items

  2. tmfrye says:

    it's some kind of a tweezer/pickerupper…

  3. Chris says:

    canning tongs

  4. Hoss says:

    jar lifter for canning

  5. libby says:

    A stretcher of some kind

  6. positiveoptions says:

    It's a shoe/boot stretcher.

  7. Tom M. says:

    Egg tong.

  8. GAS says:

    Tongs for picking up items that would be hot or slick.

  9. Kathleen C. says:

    First failed attempt at the diaper pin.

  10. Asher says:

    Used to pick up hot objects

  11. Ruth says:


  12. bluenite says:

    i like the idea of dirty diaper picker upper. tongs are a more correct answer.

  13. Dottie Hubbard says:

    Some kind of a strecher.

  14. Nancy says:

    jaw spreader

  15. zebra1344 says:

    It has got to be used to hold something open.

  16. ejsharp says:

    Cormoran Fishing Pike Gag

  17. Mary W says:

    Fishing Pike gag used for PIke fishing.

  18. Kathy105 says:

    It's a Compac fish mouth opener.

  19. Ryan says:

    You shove it into a Pike's mouth. It holds the fish's mouth open so you can extract the hook without getting bitten.

  20. richard dahl says:

    do not know,tongs maybe.

  21. Linda says:

    Pipe Gag

  22. jim says:

    Clamp for canning jars.

  23. darla biederman says:

    It reminds me of a hand exerciser my Dad used to use.

  24. buyinogden says:

    Ah yes, it is the infamous pin head hat stretcher which is used to expand hats of narrow minded people. This allows them to think "outside the box," so to speak once they're hats have been expanded. Thinking outside the box is important if you want to pick up sterilized jars from boiling water. Oh wait, that is a dual use of an item, isn't it? It could also be used gently pry apart fish mouths when mounting them taxadermically. But then again, I've never caught a fish that large and if I did, I would eat it after taking a photo. I guess I need to put my hat on, don't I?

  25. RANDY PITT says:

    A whatchamacallit


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