Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Set of Clamps and Pliers

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify twin coil thing-a-ma-bobs in a framed contraption. We had a lot correct answers – most people knew they were hot-air balloon burners. We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is tacokds whose guess of a gas-torch light was sort of right.  Congrats tacokds, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a C.H. Hanson prize pack that includes 10″ Curved Jaw Automatic Locking Pliers7″ Locking Clamp and 7″ Needle-Nose Pliers. Each tool features Set & Forget technology, ergonomic handles, can lock on any size without adjusting and allows for simple one hand use. 

Christmas is just around the corner. We’ve got fun decorating ideas and DIY projects for every taste and style including midcentury modern, coastal cottage, charming rustic, 60s retro, colorful bohemian and romantic traditional – find one that makes you merry. 

To win the pliers and clamps, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this part (pictured below) belongs to and what it does. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, November 20, 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 20, 2012 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the pliers and clamps.  

Official Rules.

1,429 Responses

  1. StarfireZephyr says:

    One of the 6 basic simple machines; a pulley.

  2. Andrew says:

    A gear off a bike?

  3. Tim S says:

    It is a pulley system for a zip line

  4. Karrisa says:

    Bike gear thingy

  5. Moodyvega says:

    I've changed many of these Derailer from bicycles in my lifetime. Tends to be a dirty job due to the grease and dirt from the bike chain that goes around the wheels. This particular one you need to use hex key to open it up by removing one of the wheels and run the chain…

  6. SusanG says:

    It's a bike derailleur, to change gears on a bicycle.

  7. Kris says:

    Rear bicycle deraileur

  8. justwm61 says:

    can opener

  9. Tye says:

    Looks like a pulley/ratchet system for something. I really have no idea for what.

  10. sheri b says:

    looks like something from a sailboat

  11. Sue says:

    Bicycle gear linkage with metal cogwheels

  12. Mike S says:

    looks like a bicycle gear shift mechanism

  13. AJ Linkous says:

    A Bike derailer

  14. stanj says:

    rear gear changer on multi-speed bike

  15. dougem says:

    it's a gear changer for a multi-speed bike

  16. Jacqueline S. says:

    Haven't a clue.

  17. Joseph Menard says:

    Derailer. For a Bicycle.

  18. Andy Frakix says:

    Rear derailer for a bike.

  19. Sujie says:

    a majiggy thingy

  20. Sphinx 242 says:

    Bicycle derailer

  21. Jeff says:

    zip line pulley?

  22. Steve says:

    Some kinda hoist!

  23. pabba says:

    gear derailer for a 10 speed bike

  24. Channa says:

    garage door part :)

  25. Rebekah says:

    'Tis a derailleur.


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