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. pat says:

    old baseball catchers shin guards :)

  2. Bill Carey says:

    Great product!

  3. RANDY PITT says:

    Elbow guards for setting and wondering how did we got stuck with these President choices

  4. narangs123 says:

    Simple CRICKET BATTING PADS……but needs to be replaced for sure before anyone bats :)

  5. Nancy Langdell says:

    Knee pads and shin protectors

  6. JFarrell says:

    Cricket shin and knee guards

  7. Heather Smith says:

    Old time knee and shin guards

  8. Russell Ivie says:

    shin guards

  9. garymark says:

    Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta

  10. Josh Koehler says:

    Cricket Leg protectors

  11. kari says:

    knee and shin guards. They look vintage. they might be for baseball or other sports.

  12. David says:

    Knee and leg Heat GUARD

  13. John Bodoni says:

    I think they are vintage shingaurds for cricket players

  14. Ron Love says:

    cricket knee/shin guards

  15. henrysenatore says:

    knee/shin guards

  16. Ron Castleberry says:

    Knee and Shin guards

  17. thoms_here says:

    Those are knee/shin guards for the game of Cricket for batters.

  18. dslewis99 says:

    Cricket knee/shin gaurds.

  19. haslem says:

    hockey goaley shin guards

  20. liz says:

    hockey shinguards

  21. Deborah says:

    vintage knee leg guards

  22. garymark says:

    Vintage carpet or flooring installer kneepads whatever they are they look painful

  23. GabyA says:

    old fashioned shin guards used by athletes (hockey or baseball).

  24. Wayne says:

    Dirty Cricket shin guards!

  25. Darcy says:

    Those look like really old cricket knee pads to me.


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