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. jeanette says:

    twinning cord

  2. LDR says:

    It's an old wooden footwear puller off the feet thingy!

  3. stacy hinde says:

    Boot Jack, or Boot Puller. Both are correct,

  4. pondbouy says:

    It's a boot puller

  5. Darrell Wright says:


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  8. Tina says:

    A boot jack

  9. PatsyQ56 says:

    It's A Boot Remover .

  10. j eng says:

    look like an organ foot pedal

  11. duane says:

    A boot puller

  12. SAW DUST says:

    boot or shoe remover

  13. slyasafox14k says:

    It's a boot jack. It is used to help remove your boots.

  14. Jennifer Polhemus says:

    This is a bootjack for removing boots.

  15. Toolchick06 says:

    The item is a boot jack. Which makes it easier on your back when removing your boots, oh dah I could use one of those to take off my motorcycle boots. LOL

  16. Paul says:

    fishing net tool

  17. Amber says:

    Vintage antique wooden boot jack

  18. Crawdaddy6 says:

    Old Wooden boot jack

  19. Linda Strickland says:

    It is a boot jack or boot remover. It can also be used to put your shoe/boot on while polishing or cleaning.

  20. Karen says:

    Boot jack thing

  21. Josie Cochrane says:

    A doorstop wedge.

  22. zeruba says:

    Its a boot jack but can be used to hold down a husband's hand while prying away the remote.

  23. sharonwilt says:


  24. bradley batdorf says:

    It could be used as a door stop.

  25. Kristi says:

    boot/horn to remove boots.


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