Toolsday Giveaway: Win an Angle Grinder

Last Toolsday, we posted a photo of a metal gadget with a wooden handle and asked you to tell us what it is used for.  Popular answers included bottle opener, a speciality wrench and a tool used to remove nails from a horse’s shoe. The real answer is a dental key. It’s a tool that was used in the early 1800s to extract teeth – ouch! 

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Doug, who thought it was a pair of tongs for carrying cylindrical objects. Congrats Doug, even though you answered incorrectly, you still win. You have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday we will be giving away a Craftsman Angle Grinder.  The cordless 4-1/2″ grinder is designed for comfort and ease of use.  It comes with an auxiliary handle that can be adjusted to three different positions. The powerful 19.2-volt motor allows for 6500 RPM no-load speed so you can get the job done fast. 

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To win the Craftsman Angle Grinder, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this little device is called.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 22, 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 January 22, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Angle Grinder.

Official Rules.


2,193 Responses

  1. christophergddns says:

    to remove a boot or polish a boot

  2. cameranut says:

    Boot jack

  3. sam rivers says:

    boot remover

  4. ronald armstrong says:

    its used to help pull your boots off

  5. Larrey Riddle says:

    This is a tool for removing boots from feet.

  6. joey says:

    boot jack aka the reversible Shoe Horn !

  7. rickey rock says:

    Boot jack for taking off boots

    • Eyvonne Klink says:

      Boot Removed. I purchased one of these in Germany several years ago from Aldi and it works wonderfully!

  8. laura baracani says:

    It is a boot remover

  9. Susan P. says:

    Boot Jack

  10. Jerry Duggan says:

    Must agree with the previous comments–looks like a boot jack for taking off boots.

  11. Gerry Gradala says:

    Old Fashioned Clothes Pin.

  12. Ross says:

    Every ones got this ah boot jack to remove your boot while standing up

  13. cheryl says:

    shoe horn

  14. gatormomx2 says:

    A boot jack used to take off my cowboy boots.

  15. Linda Dryden says:

    Bunk House boot jack

  16. Linda Dryden says:

    Antique Boot Jack

  17. Billy Anderson says:

    A piece of the Fiscal Cliff or a boot jack-Take your pick.

  18. Jay says:

    Boot Jack.

  19. John Daviduke says:

    for removing boots

  20. Sharron says:

    Boot jack

  21. debbie says:

    for removig boots

  22. doglover says:

    mini scapeboard ramp?

  23. dslewis99 says:

    It's for taking off boots.

  24. AnthonyE says:

    shoe horn

  25. Wilma S says:

    this is a boot jack.


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