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. gfs37 says:

    Vintage D&M Cricket Shin Guards

  2. Arron M says:

    Vintage shin guards

  3. karen says:

    baseball catcher's knee and shin protectors from by gone years

  4. kathryn mayhue says:

    Shin and knee gaurds

  5. Wayne Hicks says:

    baseball shinguards

  6. Audley says:

    Cricket, These are the skin and knee guards for the wicket-keeper

  7. ashley says:

    Knee Guards? Carpenters?

  8. Elaine says:


  9. janet says:

    Old garbage cans the workers would use to get rid of and cover garbage

  10. Ann Mountain says:

    This is a tough one. They look like some sort of vintage knee pads. Either for a sport or for construction works.

  11. Michael Smidutz, Sr. says:

    I think they're printer's clips. They use them to hold type in place.

  12. Amor Guerrero says:

    These are two sheep shearers used by, well, shearers.

  13. Kelly says:

    Knee pads, construction company

  14. Big John says:

    Old time D&M Cricket Shin Guards.

  15. Myriam says:

    Vintage Baseball catcher's knee/shin guards

  16. James Marshall says:

    Hockey goalie pads

  17. advdn1031 says:


  18. Luanne Peterson says:

    Knee pads for instalation of flooring or carpet

  19. Missy says:

    Looks like knee pads and shin guards

  20. rono says:

    That's cricket not grasshopper!

  21. Marissa says:

    knee pads used by the person to put tiles on the floor.

  22. TCirce says:

    Radiator end caps.

  23. Barry says:

    Vintage D&M Cricket Shin Guards. Vintage pair of shin guards used in the sport of cricket. Each is about 22" high and includes several vertical slats for protection. Rounded knee area is capped by thick leather and backed by cotton padding,.also could be antique shinguards for a softball or baseball catcher

  24. Android says:

    Knee protection for ex apple executives looking to get their jobs back. No Teeth Fellas….

  25. Sam says:

    knee pads


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