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. valley girl says:

    it is used to start a spark for welding or using a propane torch.

  2. kelley says:

    sewing thing?

  3. jeff says:

    streching thing?

  4. Maggie says:

    I believe it is a jar gripper used during canning to remove jars from very hot water

  5. Bonnie C says:

    Looks like some kind of clamp and that edger is great!

  6. alfred says:

    hanger for clothes

  7. Eric H says:

    bag stretcher

  8. judy says:

    could be used to hang in a shower.

  9. Sherri Thomas says:

    I feel so stupid, but no idea. I can't wait to see the answer. On the other hand, I love this week's prize. That would come in SO handy. I so hate taping before I paint!

  10. Robert Abramson says:

    seperator spring

  11. Cindy W. says:

    Guessing it's a stretcher used for leather shoes!

  12. Joan Chartier says:

    It seems to be an expander of some sort.

  13. kelley says:

    holds things open

  14. jeff says:

    expander i know i have seen this in my fathers tool chest!!!

  15. Tina says:

    Would like to add this to my tool-box

  16. teristeb says:

    I'm going with canning tongs.

  17. Ann Mountain says:

    Used to hold something or other apart. Perhaps a bag? I really enjoy these contests. I think we've all learned a little about the past.

  18. tobepep says:

    Not really sure on that one BUT the paint edger know I am getting ready to repaint my bedroom !

  19. Deana Honeycutt says:

    A stress releaser

  20. Lori B says:

    boot stretcher for when your fashion boots are too tight in the calves…I hate that

  21. Vivian Reed says:


  22. Darla says:

    Its used to clamp onto an ironing board to keep the iron's electical cord out of the way.

  23. Steve M says:

    canning jar tongs

  24. crup says:

    a clamp

  25. Murry says:

    It is an early version of Suzanne Summers thigh master.


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