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. george says:

    construction pads.

  2. NCSU_Wes says:

    baseball shin guards

  3. carey3d says:

    Old cricket shin guards

  4. Steven N says:

    go with everyone else cricket guards

  5. cathycountry says:

    They are Vintage D&M Cricket Shin Guards.

  6. Boaters says:

    Shin guards used by Cricket players.

  7. dan g says:

    tea and crumpet servers

  8. George says:

    Cricket knee and shin guards.

  9. talonts says:

    Goalie shin guards

  10. Rob says:

    Cricket shin/knee guards

  11. Mary W says:

    Baseball catcher shin guards designed by Roger Bresnahan in 1907

  12. BobW says:

    Knee and shin pads for a Hockey Goalkeeper

  13. Sahvik says:

    Leg and knee protectors for ice hockey.

  14. Leigh Ann says:

    I would love to be a winner!!!

  15. Matthew W. says:

    knee and shin guards

  16. April Morrison says:

    old hockey shin guards

  17. Susan P. says:

    Baseball catcher shin guards designed by Roger Bresnahan in 1907

  18. druid9855 says:

    Play ball! These are 1920's baseball shin guards made by the venerable Wilson Sporting Goods Company. The shin part is actually made of canvas-covered reeds.

  19. kelley says:

    painters knee pads

  20. jeff says:

    knee pads for something

  21. Mary Sweeney says:

    knee/shin protectors – oldstyle for carpet installers

  22. Margie Olivarez says:

    Looks like shin guards.

  23. Ed S. says:

    Catcher's shin guards

  24. BrianF says:

    Vintage shin guards

  25. Peggy says:

    My first thought was knee and shin guards for baseball catchers, so I'll go with that.


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