Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Chainsaw Sharpener

Last Toolsday we posted a photo of a creepy looking mask and asked who it depicted. Most everyone knew it was Guy Fawkes.  In case you don’t know, Fawkes and his posy planned to blow up London’s Parliament Building back in 1605. His plan was foiled; he was apprehended and later hanged, drawn and quartered. After that, Parliament declared every Nov. 5 (the day he was caught) a celebration. Today, it is also known as Bonfire night — fireworks are set off and effigies of Fawkes are burned all over the United Kingdom.  

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Roy who thought the mask depicted Don Quixote.  Congrats Roy, even though your answer is wrong, you still win. You’ve got exactly one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.

Do you love turning old junk into something new?  Take at look at some of these easy projects you can make from garage-sale treasures and old stuff lying around your basement.  Learn how to turn an old suitcase into an end table, or how to turn old cabinets into a bench, and make a new coffee table using an old door.        

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a PowerSharp Chain Saw Sharpening Kit.  It can transform a dull blade into like-new sharp in just a few seconds. The kit is easy and fast to use, simply attach it to the blade, press the sharpener against a solid object for a few seconds, remove the sharpener and you’re ready to start cutting.

To win the PowerSharp Kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this thing pictured below is. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

 On Tuesday, November 13, 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 November 13, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the PowerSharp Chain Saw Sharpening Kit.  

Official Rules.

1,152 Responses

  1. porj says:

    Hello? Is someone on vacation and not updating a favorite activity? This is Friday and no new "tool" for next Tuesday yet?

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  4. Linda Greene says:

    Hotair balloon burner

  5. mar says:

    Electric pilot for a gas burner.

  6. Dave says:

    Hot air burner

  7. Cathy Spohn says:

    Looks like some kind of bike lock

  8. jose says:

    heater transformer

  9. Jenn Frock Sukhaira says:

    some kind of sifter?

  10. Teri says:

    Hot air baloon burner

  11. RANDY PITT says:

    Hot air balloon heater core , up up and away.

  12. Paul says:

    hot air balloon burner

  13. Gale says:

    Burners for hot air balloon

  14. Scottish says:

    Tesla coil prototype

  15. Craig Phelps says:

    Looks like a recharge unit for a Liberal Politician.

  16. Brian says:

    Flame throwers for the mechanical dragon at Universal Sudios.

  17. Kimber says:

    Hot air burner for hot air balloons….. otherwise clueless!

  18. Paul says:

    For hotair balloon

  19. Diane Watson says:

    I'm not sure what it is (although by reading other comments, I would guess it is something to do with a hot air baloon.) However, I would love to receive the PowerSharp Chainsaw sharpening kit! Love DIY!

  20. mark says:

    burners for hot air balloon

  21. Gale says:

    Burners for air balloon

  22. Rhonda says:

    Parts of the "Terminator" body.

  23. Aurora says:

    Zip gliding thingamabob

  24. Tim says:

    Hot air balloon heater

  25. Ryan says:

    Hot air baloon burners. The burner unit gasifies liquid propane mixes it with air, ignites the mixture, and directs the flame and exhaust into the mouth of the baloon


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