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. N. Jackie Brooks says:

    used by chimney sweep

  2. Mary N. says:

    this is what my hair looks like b4 I get a perm.

  3. Ardie says:

    whisk broom

  4. Rick Beidleman says:

    No idea…..

  5. Kimberly says:

    The butler used it :) to clean Sir's jacket before he went out for the evening

  6. Winston Ling says:

    It's a hand sweeper for the chimney

  7. Jon says:

    Makeup brush for some celebrities

  8. scott knourek says:

    Indian rug beater

  9. Elizabeth Cluster says:

    fireplace broom

  10. Vasi says:

    a broom for wood stove

  11. 1RogerG says:

    Its a brush used for a celtic rhythmic drum

  12. Dan J says:

    It's a VooDoo broom.

  13. Will says:

    Whisk broom of some type?

  14. Kari Judd says:

    Metal workers broom

  15. S Tagg says:

    A whisk broom or a broom type to use on a symbol while in a band…

  16. druid9855 says:

    Confucious say "Chinese chef who not use bamboo brush to clean pots have 'woks' in head."

  17. Wendy B says:

    bamboo wok cleaning brush

  18. Stacy says:

    It is a witches broom They use them for transportation[ride on]

  19. Adelaide says:

    a broom of some sort

  20. Mary Guffey says:

    A carpet layer and to sweep off dirt on surfaces before he lays the carpet. the shortness makes it easier to handle.

  21. David says:

    I believe it is used to brush soot and creosote from chimneys, perhaps a mason or a chimney sweep would use it.

  22. Lindsey M. says:

    A witch!

  23. Tina says:

    It's a brush for a chimney sweep to use.

  24. Holly says:


  25. Kathleen M Smith says:

    I think it is used by masons to clean debris


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