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. Julie M, Lospinuso says:

    It's a hand whisk used for cleaning small area's

  2. Vance says:

    A hand whisk boom

  3. Donna says:

    A hand broom

  4. steve says:

    used to clean road rash wounds in the er.

  5. brandon sampract says:

    the 18th century broom

  6. Renata C. says:

    Food Whisk for frothing !

  7. Barbara says:

    is it a chimney brush

  8. [...] fooled a lot of people last week.  Hardly anyone correctly guessed that the Toolsday mystery tool was an archaeologist’s brush used to sweep soil off artifacts and bones. The brush’s [...]

  9. Wayne says:

    Used for Curling

  10. evans0039 says:

    It can be used by a "Plate Umpire", used to dust off the plates. It can also be used for the game called Curling. Players use it to sweep the stones across the ice.

  11. I am from minn says:

    An old fasion whisk

  12. AJ G says:

    whisk broom

  13. liz says:

    chimney sweep's broom

  14. MisFitz says:

    Old Filipinos use this as a broom! It's awesome for leaves on the lawn. Its made by drying coconut palm fronds and stripping the leafy part. Gather the sturdy stem parts and secure tightly at one end to create a 'broom'.

  15. samuel says:

    This wisk broom is used by laborers at a remodel project. It is used to sweep drywall trash from studs.

  16. Raymond Huffaker says:

    hand whisk broom

  17. jaimee says:

    hand broom

  18. Celia says:

    it is a lint brush used by a tailor.

  19. Neel says:

    broom to clean up your mess

  20. Carol G says:

    Wisk broom for cleaning a fireplace hearth

  21. Charity B. says:

    A potter, to make a ridged design in his clay

  22. haslem says:

    used by bakers, a straw is pulled to test the doneness of baked goods

  23. Darlene says:

    A pot scrubber

  24. DideeVan says:

    Archaeological Brush

  25. Meggan S says:

    Looks like a little elf broom!


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