Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Bostitch Wrecking Bar

In order to be eligible to win last Toolsday’s (a.k.a. Tuesday) prize, we asked you to guess the identity of a little cylinder-type gadget on a stick.  Many of you knew that it was used to measure and pour something — like gold, lead, mercury, even wax. All incorrect; the mystery tool was used to pour gun powder.  

We randomly picked one winner from all the comments and that lucky person is Felicia who also thought it was used to pour liquid metal.  Congrats Felicia, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.  

Next Tuesday, one lucky person could win a Bostitch 24″ Wrecking Bar. This heavy-duty spring steel bar is extremely durable, but its low weight makes it easy to use. One end of the bar has prying edge while the other has a flat striking face.  The combination of both makes this tool ideal for demolition work like ripping up roof shingles, pulling out old flooring or smashing up concrete (and anything else you want to take your aggressions out on).

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To enter the Bostitch Wrecking Bar giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and identify the two things pictured on right. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, October 9, we will select the winner of the Bostitch Wrecking Bar then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until October 9, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the giveaway. 

Official Rules.

1,231 Responses

  1. April Morrison says:

    old jai alai sticks

  2. Lisa says:

    Butterfly nets for really, really Mothra sized butterflies, hence the very loose weave on the netting.

  3. BrianF says:

    They're sticks used to beat rugs or other heavy fabric items hung over a clothes line to knock the dirt out of them.

  4. Gary says:

    used to beat the dirt out of rugs

  5. Arnold says:

    native American stick ball rackets

  6. Samantha says:

    stickball sticks

  7. Diane S. says:

    You beat Rugs with these. Hang the rug over the clothesline and beat away the dirt and dust.

  8. Matthew W. says:

    early lacrosse rackets

  9. Greg says:

    lacrosse sticks

  10. kmeelie says:

    My first thought was Lacrosse stick, but I am assuming it would be a household item clue. I'll stick with Lacrosse.

  11. Rob says:

    Rug beaters, hang rugs over a cloths line and strike hard with these tools

  12. Rick says:

    Cricket sticks

  13. Nicci says:

    lacrosse rackets

  14. Melanie Plum says:

    lacrosse sticks

  15. Eddy Robey says:

    For cleaning swimming pools or ponds of leaves

  16. nelson says:

    lacrosse sticks

  17. G&J says:

    rug beater

  18. Laura says:

    lacrosse sticks ? haha idk

  19. Anthony E says:

    inuit game stick

  20. martin bodnar says:


  21. Debbii says:

    they are sticks that catch some kind of a ball

  22. Luis says:

    Used to catch birds

  23. Mariette says:

    Rug Beaters for rug cleaning and dusting.

  24. Gawin says:

    Used to get fruits from trees.

  25. Gary Steinberg says:

    Hard one today, possibly,
    Sticks for Creek Indian game of stickball could also be Choctaw


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