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. Wayne Hicks says:

    old time clothes pin.

  2. lfi56d says:

    I agree! I'ts a boot jack.

  3. nimrod says:

    goliath's clothespin

  4. Ellen says:

    To remove dead paint and polisher

  5. Aussie Dog says:

    Shoe Horn, Really helps in removing long boots, like cowboy boots.

  6. Blue Lady says:

    A boot jill used to take off my cowgirl boots.

  7. Sheila Duck says:

    boot jack

  8. Dave says:

    It's called a boot jack for removing boots more easily

  9. kathy fluta says:

    I think it is a door stopper to keep the door open

  10. Polly Hall says:

    It's used to take off your boots

  11. Nancy says:

    looks like some kind of old fashion peddle.

  12. Blue Lady says:

    Boot jack

  13. Keven Smith says:

    It is a boot puller

  14. Rick says:

    boot jack

  15. Emmilia G. says:

    boot jack

  16. Michael Geiser says:

    old boot jack

  17. Kevin R. says:

    old shoe horn.

  18. Lisa Lauffenburger says:

    Boot remover

  19. RJReeder says:

    It's for taking off boots. I think it is called a boot jack

  20. connie fearrington says:

    boot jack !!! to help remove boots !!

  21. LukeN says:

    Boot jack

  22. DonH says:

    boot jack

  23. Ann King says:

    it's either a large door stop or a boot jack.

  24. at00 says:

    A shoe scretcher

  25. Jill H. says:

    boot jack


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