Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Rechargeable Screwdriver

We 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 bristles are made from a tropical plant called the escobillo — it stands up well to moisture, so it is perfect for playing in the dirt. 

We had a variety of creative answers including mustache broom, lint brush, a chimney sweep and a tea whisk.  But, we were able to pick only one winner, and that lucky person is Bluenite, who thought it was a whisk broom. Congrats Bluenite, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Black & Decker Gyro Rechargeable Screwdriver. If you’re doing some early Christmas shopping, this is perfect gift for any homeowner or apartment dweller.  It is compact, lightweight and its powerful lithium battery holds a charge for up to 18 months.  It can be used on everything from big home-improvement projects, to hanging artwork to assembling toys and crafts.

Halloween is right around the corner.  Have you carved your pumpkin yet?  If not, we’ve got templates you can print out, tape to your pumpkin and start carving.  A rotary tool and some old steak knives work great. Also, do you need last minute decorations for your Halloween party.  We’ve got instructions for projects that will take little time and money to make, and they’re easy enough the kids can help too.    

To enter the Black & Decker Gyro Rechargeable Screwdriver giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the items pictured below are  and what profession uses them? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, October 30, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until October 30, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Black & Decker Gyro Rechargeable Screwdriver.  

Official Rules.

1,552 Responses

  1. Tim H says:

    knee guards, helpful working with flooring

  2. sheri says:

    Knee and shin guards – and I'll go with the carpet/floor installer

  3. April says:

    Knee guards for Catcher's in baseball

  4. Blech100 says:

    Knee guards

  5. John says:

    cricket shin gds.

  6. Jennie says:

    Knee pads

  7. Dan says:

    an early attempt at dentures

  8. joe says:

    shin guards

  9. Steve says:

    vintage knee/shin guards for a catcher

  10. marydz says:

    shinguards for cricket

  11. jorge cortes says:

    knne pads for tile setter

  12. Jan says:

    Knee pads

  13. David McMillin says:

    knee guards for roofers

  14. keabler says:

    knee pads for frog hunting

  15. Perry says:

    Knee and ahi guards

  16. obxster77 says:

    knee and shin guards (cricket or baseball?)

  17. fred weigle III says:

    shin guards for cricket

  18. Vance says:

    old time knee protectors

  19. Lori Crawford says:

    They look like knee and shin guards to me!

  20. TheDoodler says:

    "Two" Vintage Baseball Shin-Guards for the Catcher.

  21. parkerpack says:

    shin guards or knee protectors

  22. Diane S. says:

    Vintage Shinguards

  23. Daddy Ferg says:

    hockey goalie leg pads. too bad the nhl isn't playing!

  24. debra pulgino says:

    shin guards

  25. StarfireZephyr says:

    Old, well -used, baseball catcher's knee pads or possibly old cricketer's pads.


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