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. Lance says:

    Used for tanning rabbit hides!

  2. Cindy Harris says:

    Boot remover!

  3. Howard L says:

    for taking off boots

  4. RIKM says:

    A rest for hot soldering iron.

  5. flieslow says:

    for removing your boots

  6. sam rivers says:

    a boot remover

  7. Frank Miller says:

    I believe it's a clothes pin

  8. vivlo says:

    A tool to remove boots

  9. adam says:

    shoe horn

  10. Chad says:

    Too late to win?

  11. dtk1952 says:

    A boot jack to help remove boots

  12. liz says:

    door latch

  13. tom rohde says:


  14. Richard G says:

    Used for putting soles on shoes.

  15. c freeman says:

    helps remove boots

  16. SALLEN6366 says:


  17. jrip6962 says:

    well i beleave there all wrong and ill have to say this looks maybe like a early day style drywall tool for setting on the floor and lifting drywall into place :) lol what y athink

  18. lillaceyes says:

    it is a boot stretcher as well as you put your heal into the one part and it helps you take off your boots the good ones or the work boots my grandfather owned one when i was a kid.

  19. lillaceyes says:

    it is a old fashion boot stretcher. my grandfather had one when i was a kid.

  20. Joyce says:

    its helps remove boots while standing up

  21. JimM1953 says:

    I knew what this was the second I saw it, it's a" boot jack" for removing your boots without using your hands.

  22. Greg Ferguson says:

    A piece of wood and some screws

  23. Nancy says:

    a Wedge

  24. Greg Ferguson says:

    boot spreader

  25. Mary M. says:

    Wood boot jack


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