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. Michael Carns says:

    It looks like a thing used in native american ceremonies to move sacred smoke around do different members of the high council. To worship.

  2. Sarah Simpson says:

    It’s used by carpenters to sweep away sawdust or metal shavings

  3. William says:

    whisk broom used by a baseball umpire

  4. Karen says:

    Chef's tool for cleaning a cooking surface

  5. looker19 says:

    It looks to be a ceremonial broom.

  6. Goatybug says:


  7. John says:

    Buddist monk use to sprinkle H2O

  8. Moodyvega says:

    A Hand Broom still used today in other countries….

  9. Fynette says:

    A barber used this to brush hair and powder from a man's neck

  10. usmcsteve says:

    Its some kind of broom

  11. christinak11 says:

    its a hand held broom for sweeping

  12. Ed S. says:

    Archaeological Brush

  13. Samantha Bassett says:

    A Drummer would use them in place of drumsticks to create a different sound..

  14. Debbie says:

    this looks like an older version of the hand whisk broom–I've seen it used to sweep dirt out of corners, used to sweep out interior of cars, used by dad to sweep dust off pieces of wood that he was using an electric saw to cut.

  15. ddbbailey says:

    a hand whisk broom

  16. Edna says:

    a broom to sweep the yards

  17. sarcophagus breath says:

    OEM replacement for Harry Potter's Quidditch broom

  18. cheryl losey says:

    thinking it's a whisk broom and maybe one used by an umpire to clean off home base

  19. Robert Abramson says:

    Old fashion broom for sweeping your dirt yard clean

  20. gunney jim says:

    Housewife! Hearth broom for the fireplace in days of old.

  21. AP2012 says:

    A whisk broom. It has uses in multiple professions.

  22. Alea says:

    hand whisk broom

  23. sdwxo says:

    an umpire for home plate

  24. sean_k says:

    I'd think it wasn't a broom because of these always seem to mislead, but it is almost halloween. Definitely a broom.

  25. Chuck Feldmann says:

    It is a hand whisk broom for fireplace ashes.


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