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. Sim says:

    Two tribes or clans would gather on the playing field, toss a leather ball up into the air and begin beating on each other with sticks like these. The last Brave standing would pick up the ball as a trophy for his team.

  2. Sim says:

    Native American stickball sticks. They leave a "Ouchie" if hit by one.

  3. Elizabeth Cluster says:

    Rug Beater

  4. Ryan says:

    Cherokee Stickball sticks.

  5. Trish says:

    I would love to have even one I would use on my rugs. Native Indian ball sticks also sounds o.k.

  6. davenga says:

    Rug beaters.

  7. mestup19 says:

    Rug bashes…I mean beaters.

  8. Van says:

    The Punisher… sad face… or a carpet/rug beater.

  9. Elizabeth C. says:

    Mini crab net

  10. James Kennedy says:

    Before vacuum cleaners you would take your rug outside and hang it on a line and beat it with these Rug Beater Sticks to get the dust and dirt out.

  11. Amos says:

    Lacrosse Rackets

  12. SpewHole says:

    To scooop decaying leaves and debree from roof gutter..

  13. Will says:

    Stickball Sticks

  14. Lawrence Ponce says:

    Lacrosse sticks

  15. Mark says:

    Native American stick ball game sticks, a forerunner of LaCrosse.

  16. Jimmy Zachry says:

    rug beaters

  17. La-Chanda Smith says:

    tool to pick up leaves

  18. Richard says:

    Used to cut whey up in cheese making

  19. Daniel Matonak says:

    Rug Beaters (what else!)

  20. Kevin says:

    Old School fishing tool.

  21. janet B says:

    Something to get golf balls out of the water?

  22. AJZ says:

    Sticks/tools used for either catching – stick-ball / lacrosse

  23. eleanor says:

    it's a nest remover

  24. Gordy says:

    Bat catchers.

  25. Samantha says:

    Lacrosse rackets


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