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. skris22 says:

    cricket gear

  2. wirelessguyNY1 says:

    Cricket shin guards.

  3. Cherlyn says:

    Part of the armour used by soildiers in the first century. Knee and shin guards.

  4. Robert Abramson says:

    It looks like an original soviet space outfit for a monkey

  5. jenniferedit says:

    baseball catcher's gear? Or maybe hockey?

  6. Andy Fralix says:

    Knee & shin guards or pads. Not sure if they are for construction professionals or some sports protective gear.

  7. Wanda says:

    Cricket Shin Guards

  8. Moodyvega says:

    Fencing knee and shin protection.

  9. Gary says:

    some form of shin guards

  10. sue says:

    Knee & lower leg guards, probably used by people who install floors or carpeting.

  11. Arleen says:

    knee pads and shin guards

  12. teristeb says:

    Knee and leg guards

  13. Eva says:

    1920's Baseball Shin guards

  14. @undefined says:

    knee and shin guards

  15. miles1st says:


  16. samuel rivers says:

    leg guards

  17. Bill says:

    Baseball knee and shin gaurds.

  18. Nicole V. says:

    i agree, they are Cricket Shin Guards, well worn.

  19. Herbert Gonzalez says:

    They loock like nee guards. Also the ones they used in hockey

  20. TwinMom:):) says:

    Old timey shin gaurds:):)

  21. kitty says:

    knee/shin guards

  22. tom says:

    old cricket shin guards

  23. Shirley says:

    Knee and shin guards used in the sport of cricket

  24. Wayne says:

    Knee pads, for sure

  25. Madelyn says:

    knee pads for tile layers


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