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. celebratingfifty says:

    That there is a boot jack, jack.

  2. sparkesmyname says:

    I think you tske off boots with this

  3. Susan Elizabeth says:

    Shoe stretcher

  4. JOAN says:

    Use to take out boots.

  5. Teresa Stebbins says:

    A GIANT Clothespin

  6. Lorie Elliott says:

    It is a boot jack for sure…………

  7. Jason L says:

    Is it a Boot Jack?

  8. trestheis says:

    It is a device to get your boot off by putting the heel in the opening and standing on the other end.

  9. Juakali says:

    An old boot jack

  10. looker19 says:

    Definitely a boot jack.

  11. greg says:

    shoe horn

  12. Cindy S. says:

    It IS a Boot Jack! Just saw a picture of one on Google.

  13. Doug says:

    You stick your foot in and yank yer boots off, have one bolted to the floor on back porch

  14. Dana says:

    I am not sure what this is…it does remind me of a shoe horn… in it's early design stages. Thank you for the chance!

  15. George says:

    boot jack

  16. Tim H says:

    boot remover

  17. bobbiknows says:

    Its an antique textile loom lift pick/ or antique fishing net needle used to make heavy siene nets for ocean – going trawlers take your pick.

  18. karon Lee says:

    to remove boots

  19. emmack79 says:

    Looks like a boot jack

  20. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Boot jack.

  21. auburnam2010 says:

    A type of lever on one side and a nail puller on the other. Nails were wood but sometimes still needed to be removed. It has the V notch like todays hammers, the other end can be used to lever items into position and the hole is a multi use item for aligning nails or notching belts and saddles, etc.

  22. shirley young says:

    this is a dental key.

  23. Rick says:

    It's a boot-ma-jiggy.

  24. Martin says:

    A boot jack

  25. saminder gumer says:

    looks like an old shoehorn from the olden days.


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