Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Bosch Laser Measurer

In order to be eligible to win last Toolsday’s (a.k.a. Tuesday) prize, you had to guess the identity of a hand-cranked machine with a couple of cog wheels.  We had a variety of amusing answers; everything from sauerkraut maker, to a movie reel rewinder, to a lettuce cutter. The correct answer was an old-time pencil sharpener. (The poor kids who got their fingers caught in that contraption – yikes!)  

We randomly picked one winner from all the comments and that lucky person is Bill, who thought it was a grinder. Congratulations, Bill you have one week to respond to our email before we pick another winner.

October 31 is not that far off. It’s time to start decorating and planning your Halloween bash.  We’ve got cute decorating projects that cost no more than $5 and they’re super easy to make with the kids.  If you’re throwing a party for the kids, find ideas for yummy treats. For the adults, we’ve got cocktail recipes and instructions on creating a spooky beverage bar.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Bosch Laser Distance Measurer. This pocket-sized is super handy for renovating and decorating, plus it sounds like a a lot of fun to use.  You can measure length, area volume, indirect length where the distance is blocked by an obscale, calculate the total of multiple areas, and the minimum and maximum distances from a certain point.  

To enter the Bosch Laser Measurer giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what profession uses this brush and for what. You don’t have to answer correctly to win, we will randomly pick one comment from this post.  

On Tuesday, October 23, we will select the winners of the Bosch Laser Distance Measurer then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until October 23, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Bosch Laser Distance Measurer. 

Official Rules.

1,625 Responses

  1. Diane says:

    The profession is culinary and it is used to clean a Wok.

  2. J Crouch says:

    It's a hand whisk used to by professional dealers to clean gaming surfaces,

  3. Lori says:

    It is used by a chimney sweep.

  4. martin bodnar says:

    whisk broom

  5. Gary says:

    A cabinetmaker uses it to sweep the sawdust off of his project.

  6. Eddy says:

    Chef's brush for cleaning a teppan grill

  7. monique says:

    painters and maids

  8. Mike R. says:

    i’ve seen this used in other countries, they were sweeping their floors wit this broom. I think michinist use this to sweep off matal shavings, in some areas.

  9. george shockley says:

    painting and texturizing tool

  10. pastabakes says:

    A hand broom used by a car detailer to sweep your car?!

  11. Keith says:

    An expert that uses a house broom when they can't get the dirt out of the corners on the floor.

  12. felicia says:

    is a hand broom

  13. leo says:

    brush to put gold on picture frames etc.

  14. Lisa Bragg says:

    hearth brush

  15. Toby says:

    A straw whisk hand broom

  16. X111263x says:

    A house broom to clean corners in the house to get the dirt out.

  17. Alberto Araluce says:

    It my moms witch broom!!!

  18. the_suspect says:

    old dust whisk

  19. jeff says:

    whisk broom for a witch?

  20. kelley says:

    some kind of broom

  21. Anthony E says:

    type setter

  22. Marie says:

    A painter and the painter uses the paint brush to paint houses.

  23. Richard says:

    It's a Tom Criuse nose brush.

  24. joan jegaraj says:

    I believe this is a whisk broom that the chinese chefs use to clean the wok when they are cooking.

  25. Linda Schulok says:

    a hand whisk broom


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