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. tzanja says:

    Even lock-revenge for big pike fish / ideal.

  2. scubaron says:

    fish jaw spreader.

  3. Steve says:

    I think it's pretty obvious what it is.

  4. Elaine Chadwick says:

    Shoe spreader

  5. Elaine Chadwick says:

    Looks like a shoe stretcher. Some sort of inside out vice.

  6. Jessica G says:

    A hair clamp

  7. Ron Love says:

    it apparently is used to hold something open, not too large, maybe vacuum bags for canning?

  8. J. A. Casavant says:

    its a pant creaser…. put into each wet leg and then hung out to dry so it needs no ironing.

  9. Dan Nguyen says:

    It is a tool use to transfer hot liquid lead into a mold.

  10. zoomcop says:

    It looks like something you would use to to keep the crease in pants straight.

  11. HouseNurse says:


  12. Debbii says:

    It is a new kind of safety pin.

  13. Bob H says:

    Maybe used to stretch out pants legs after washing and hung up to dry?

  14. laura says:

    a gripper to handle something

  15. Gleide P. says:

    I have no Idea!

  16. paige says:

    Looks like a spring-loaded stretcher of some kind, that locks when not in use.

  17. Lexi2525 says:

    Use it to open and untighten jars?

  18. john e says:

    tolls are the best

  19. john says:

    tools are the best

  20. twodogs says:


  21. Bill says:

    Its a hanger of some sort.

  22. valerie says:

    I also agree that the tool is a pike gag for attempting to dehook fish as humanely as possible.

  23. Barbara says:

    A retractor to hold open something that wants to stay closed

  24. Jim Mullen says:

    Door stop.

  25. Cynthia Williams says:

    a clamp for holding something hot.


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