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. Zane says:

    I believe this small straw broom is used by a "Chimney Sweeper" to get in those tight chimney corners while cleaning.

  2. randall f says:

    randall f
    wisk broom

  3. lindsay f says:

    lindsay f
    wisk broom

  4. melissa h says:

    melissa h
    wisk broom

  5. michele f says:

    michele f
    wisk broom

  6. luke says:

    chimney sweeper

  7. Frank Polgar says:

    wisk broom

  8. DMcD says:

    replacement straws for a witchs broom.

  9. Barry says:

    A small broom used by archaeologist to brush dirt off of larger artifacts Made from the durable escobillo plant, this brush quickly clears away moist or wet soil while leaving few smears and streaks behind. Arranged in a straight line for precise control, the thick bristles resist caking from mud and sediments. Simply grip the brush at different points to adjust the brush width while you work. Includes a braided lanyard. Brush measures approximately 9 long

  10. BeachPip says:

    Since it's almost Halloween, figure this must be a witch's table crumb brush ! ;)

  11. AngelaCash says:

    Used by Asian chefs to whisk sauces.

  12. coloritgonefromhere says:

    Wok brush

  13. Pam Flynn says:

    a Chinese broom

  14. Sandra Horn says:

    used to swirl a plaster ceiling

  15. David D says:

    Archaeological Brush

  16. vanno says:

    A great tool to add texture for repair jobs on drywall.

  17. ShannonSal says:

    A mini broom.

  18. RussT says:

    whisk broom

  19. JTaylor says:

    Hand brook

  20. Rodney Hytonen says:

    Chimney sweep or housecleaner – hearth brush

  21. Caryn says:

    Fireplace broom

  22. Alex McDonald says:

    I would use it to sweep ashes from the hearth.

  23. RHONDA RAIFORD says:


  24. Suzanne T says:

    We use to call this a wisk broom. Works for cleaning floor in the car.

  25. Tough_Pat says:

    Laser measures are used mainly by contractors for measuring lengths, widths and heights of houses or buildings, etc.. They can be used by insurance adjusters, architects, flooring professionals and homeowners too. They replace the metal tape measure that most of us use.


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