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. Devofry says:

    A Chef uses this little broom to clean out the wok!

  2. Penny says:

    Looks like a brush that an anthropologist might use, since there is no indacation of it's size

  3. Eric says:

    A small duster

  4. Van says:

    Hand broom for sweeping by a professional cleaner.

  5. Sara N says:

    For cleaning carpets

  6. Annette Alderman says:

    I say it's a whisk broom also.

  7. Robert says:

    I agree – it's a whisk of some sort.

  8. Richard Y says:

    whisk broom. Used by very small witches to fly around and terrorize the countryside.

  9. u t says:

    chimney sweep dust…….

  10. DANIEL says:

    A whisk broom.

  11. Pat says:

    A chimney sweep

  12. susan says:

    fireplace broom

  13. Gloria says:

    Its a hand whisk who knows who uses it

  14. Timmy says:

    Archaeological brush for brushing fossils and pottery shards and bones.

  15. Mark says:

    A hand held whisk broom.

  16. Tom Sowa says:

    It's used in Japanese tea ceremonies.

  17. s richardson says:

    used during looming rugs.

  18. jrmitchell says:

    it's a tailor's brush

  19. teresa says:

    broom for cleaning

  20. sharon says:

    used for making designs in concrete

  21. Rebecca Vickers says:

    It's a whisk broom.

  22. Donna C says:

    a tassel

  23. Kevin says:

    Tool used by archaeologist to get debris off of artifacts.

  24. DAMAK says:

    For a bricklayer–A brush for smoothing mortar joints.

  25. Geri T, says:

    A whisk broom used by carpenters/woodworkers to sweep sawdust


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