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. christa wagner says:


  2. Juanita says:

    Canning jar remover from a boiling pot

  3. Barry says:

    It is an expander a Pike gag or a tool the politician might use to remove foot from the mouth.

  4. Mary J. says:

    It looks like a tug of war device for only 2 people.

  5. Dr. Phil says:

    pant leg stretcher

  6. Catharine says:

    Something you place inside an item then expand to keep the item open??

  7. jaimee says:

    some sort of grip

  8. Saad Shaheed says:

    wow looks like one BIG safety pin with stance supporters

  9. bob smith says:

    paper clip

  10. j.p. says:

    I haven't a clue:)

  11. Jo says:

    It is a pike gag

  12. Monica says:

    tweezers for the green giant!

  13. Jerry says:

    used to pick up canning jars of various sizes

  14. Shalee Boyer says:

    It is tongs to replace something like CFL lights or something that little or wet.

  15. Forker36 says:

    Looks like something I used in Chemistry class in college for test tubes!!!!

  16. Dore S. says:

    A Clamp of some sort???

  17. Lisa K says:

    some type of stretching thingy

  18. Tom M. says:

    Punkin pincher.

  19. Christopher Jones says:

    Bag opener

  20. 1joyce says:


  21. C_E_L_E_S_T_E says:

    I think it's a device used to keep the opening of a tube open while it something else is inserted into it. I'm into sewing and crafts, so I'd probably use it to feed wire or rods into a long cloth tube.

    It looks to about the size of a jumbo safety pin. Regardless of what it was designed to be used for, I know I'd definitely find a good use for it! ;)

  22. Joe M Sr says:

    It is used to stretch the sleeves of a shirt after washing.

  23. Ann Marie says:

    It is used to pick up hot items from water or other liquids.

  24. Angela Cash says:

    used to pick up canning jars from hot water

  25. Rick says:

    No idea!


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