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. advdn1031 says:

    Way cool!

  2. sharshee says:

    whisk broom that the chinese chefs use

  3. Brooke Lavender says:

    A broom a chimney sweep would use to clean soot out of the chimney

  4. Elaine says:

    chimney broom

  5. Kaye Newman says:

    I believe a construction worker uses it.

  6. dslewis99 says:

    A chimney sweep.

  7. Elaine Norrick says:

    It is a broom to clean your fireplace. A Chimney sweep would use it to clean up around the fireplace pit.

  8. Kimberly says:

    hand broom for cleaning fireplace ashes and wood chips when putting wood into fireplace.

  9. Vivian says:

    a wok cleaning broom.

  10. K. Black says:

    Profession: Chef / Kitchen Help / Etc.
    Use: Cleaning a wok

  11. Kris says:

    This is a whisk broom.

  12. Mike says:

    its a broom a brick layer and stone mason uses to clean off the brick and stone

  13. s waggoner says:

    It is a straw broom used to dust off dust from furiture before you paint are stain it!!!!!!

  14. Mose says:

    It is a duster.

  15. John says:

    I believe this is an early wisk broom, used by the houswife to keep things clean.

  16. Dradz says:

    Cake doneness 'tester'

  17. Troy K says:

    it's a bottom part of a broom .

  18. sheila brooks says:

    used for painting special textures

  19. Ann Mountain says:

    It's a whisk broom used to sweep up dust and dirt in small hard-to-reach places

  20. Wayne Hicks says:

    Whisk broom for bald men :-)

  21. rebecca_0 says:

    It is used by barbers to brush off the hair after it's cut ;)

  22. Amor Guerrero says:

    This broom is used by chimney sweepers.

  23. Alo says:

    African mud brush. Used in spa treatments

  24. john oconnor says:

    chimney sweep

  25. Larry says:

    It's a wok whisk.


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