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. Tammy Enis says:

    bicycle chain pulley combo – makes it move

  2. Linda Bartling says:

    Obviously, it is a thingamajig. DAAAAAH!

  3. highbrass12345 says:

    a chain pulley system

  4. GEORGE says:

    Bycycle derailer

  5. JOHN H. says:

    This is the rear shifting mechanisim for a bicycle, 10 speed etc.
    Usually controlled by a cable from a shifting lever.

  6. william L. Hardister says:

    That's the thing that shifts gears on a bicycle.

  7. Lola Stanton says:

    A mechanism that helps the bicycle chain go round and round.

  8. bob says:

    chain guide and coggs for a ten speed bicycle,moves chain over small to large gear

  9. Richard says:

    Tension mechanism for the chain on a bicycle to change gears while change speed levels, probably a five speed bike

  10. crasfsie1 says:


  11. Carolyn says:

    I would like to win this tool for my husband or many grandsons for Christmas. thank you! Definately some sort of pully or come along or lifter.

  12. Jim Motzer says:

    a derailer for a 10 speed bike

  13. Bryan says:

    Bicycle Rear derailleurs

  14. Dan says:

    bike chain rear derailer

  15. wendy says:

    bicycle derailer changes the speed on a bicycle

  16. Angi says:

    Bike rear derailer

  17. Don says:

    An older derailer where the hook goes on the rear wheel bolt and the chain goes thru the sproket to become the caliper that places the chain in line with the speed you need.

  18. Mike says:

    this a bike chain derailer

  19. Brent says:

    something for a bike?

  20. Dave Thompson says:


  21. Kathy Lindsey says:

    string mechanism for a string yard trimmer

  22. Mark says:

    Chain derailer for a rear wheel assembly of a shifter

  23. Isabel White says:

    derailer for bike

  24. Jimmy Zachry says:

    Derailer for a bike.

  25. craig says:

    no idea


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