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. Geneman66 says:

    bicycle chain derailleur

  2. BobW says:

    Derailer on a multi-speed bike.

  3. duke hill says:

    this goes own a bike's back wheel to shift the bike in to a easy gear or a harder gear. so you can paddle easy up a hill.

  4. Howard L says:

    Chain pulley rear sprocket gear facing north

  5. Gary says:

    derailer for a 10 speed bike

  6. April Morrison says:

    It belongs on a lawn mower.

  7. Matthew W. says:

    bicycle derailer

  8. tomok says:

    bicycle chain derailleur

  9. Kimberly Butterfield says:

    Its a bike chain derailer.

  10. Linda Schulok says:

    I'm thinking that this is cutter and rotation gears of an electric can opener

  11. makeroom says:

    This rear derailleur belongs on a variable speed bicycle to make it shift gears.

  12. Caesar says:

    Looks like a derailleur used to shift gears for a bike.

  13. Sarah says:

    Part of a hoist or come-along

  14. Wayne says:

    It belongs on the rear axle of a bike, it's called a derailer, and it's used for shifting gears…

  15. Frank says:

    This is the rear derailleur for a 5, 10, 12 or 15 speed bicycle. Looks like an old one so, I'd guess it is likely for a 5 or 10 speed bicycle…

  16. john tipton says:

    chain guide for bicycle

  17. martin bodnar says:

    a pulley-system

  18. Nell says:

    Something for mountain climbing

  19. Steve Berger says:

    rear bicycle chain derailer

  20. Brenda says:

    Looks like something to do with the pedals/chain of a bicycle to me. :)

  21. Leo says:

    A pulley system

  22. Piepie57 says:

    It's a bicycle chain mechanism used for shifting chain from one gear to another & to help prevent derailing of the chain.

  23. Mary W says:

    Derailleur for bicycle

  24. Arkie Grandma says:

    I feel sure it is a thing-a-ma-bob!

  25. amfab says:

    This appears to be a rear derailleur say for a mountain bike to move the chain between rear sprockets and also for taking up chain slack.


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