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. fkv1103 says:

    Brush used to texture exterior concrete.

  2. Aaron says:

    It's used as a tool to lean chimney's and fire places by chimney sweeps.

  3. Dave says:

    a haberdasher/tailor uses a wisk broom to brush off suits

  4. Dave says:

    auto detailers use this wisk broom to clean automobiles.

  5. ann says:

    draftsman brushed off eraser stubble while making corrects while drafting plans.

  6. matt t says:

    It's a wok cleaning brush.

  7. Barry Smith says:

    this tool is used by concrete workers for texture

  8. kel says:

    used to sweep shavings when machinists were drilling

  9. staledoubles says:

    A hearth broom, for ashes.

  10. Tom M. says:

    Sugar dust whisk.

  11. Ron Love says:


  12. grand22babies says:

    For a witch who got the short end of the stick.

  13. Ronna R. says:

    It's used for beating rugs, when there bad!

  14. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    It's a tool to sharpen saw blades.

  15. bob_n says:

    wok cleaning broom

  16. Lucie says:

    I'm going to say maybe a chef uses something like these for cooking maybe for hand whisk or basting????? just a guess lol

  17. Caroline says:

    shoe shiner

  18. Darnice says:

    A saw dust sweeper

  19. TerColSmiles says:

    Tool for chefs.

  20. Kenny says:

    a hearth brush used by chimney sweeps

  21. Howdy says:

    i'm trying to post for this week's prize. this contest is confusing – i always get directed to last weeks drawing… but maybe that's how it works – ie this week's prize is last week's item? – anyway, the broom thing looks like a fireplace brush

  22. ted140 says:

    Brush for archeologist

  23. C Thompson says:

    A tailor used this brush to remove lint from gentlemen's clothing when making alterations.

  24. Sylv1anne says:

    Hand whisk broom

  25. Mellissa says:

    A painter.


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