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. BeachPip says:

    Yuppers, a old-timey boot remover/cleaner aid thingie.

  2. dillymanpxy says:

    cig holder

  3. Sue H says:

    Agree that it is a boot remover, but could be a good door stop

  4. mommydoll says:

    boot/shoe remover

  5. Betty Dodds says:

    I believe it is a craftsperson's tool to hold small objects being carved.

  6. omar says:

    A door stop.

  7. courtney says:

    my husband works so hard and just lost his job, we want to start our own business and he needs tools this would be a blessing!!

  8. Natasha says:

    Old peddle to piano

  9. Natasha says:

    Old peddle to piano

  10. Natasha says:

    Old peddle to piano

  11. Natasha says:

    Old peddle to piano

  12. Cynthia Salyer says:

    It is a boot puller.

  13. pollocg4573353 says:

    boot remover

  14. Mary Withrow says:

    Pedal of old sewing machine, lol – No Clue!

  15. jeffcom says:

    It's a cloths pin.

  16. Veronica Garrett says:

    Boot jack

  17. Stephen D. says:

    It's a transponder ffrom an old television show called Door Stop and used by the crew of the starship Givemetheprize!.

  18. Holly says:

    What's a boot jack

  19. Eileen Damon says:

    It can be used to hold a door open.

  20. Candi says:

    An old boot remover

  21. laura c says:

    Door wedge – to keep it open

  22. Ned C. says:

    This is no antique, it is a common ordinary boot jack that most farms have by the back door.

  23. Lawrence Ponce says:

    used to take off your boots

  24. Louis Hauck says:

    It's a boot jack for taking off your boots.

  25. Alex says:

    Cowboy boot remover.


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