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. James potter says:

    This is one of the first cross country ski binding..

  2. Robert says:

    I think its a gaget to pull off your shoes or boots.

  3. Debbie Ferguson says:

    antique boot jack

  4. Vern says:

    it is a book jack

  5. gena says:

    wooden clamp

  6. Ron says:

    This items is to catch a boomerang .

  7. Kathy says:

    I think it is a old blacksmiths foot operated bellows

  8. Laura L. says:

    I think it's for opening jars, you just slide the tops in the forked end and use the other side to twist the top off. :)

  9. Gray Ruff says:

    Too small for a boot remover! No clue.

  10. Brenda S Close says:

    The V end is for removing boots and other end is used as a shoehorn.

  11. myaandmom says:

    For Wool or String!

  12. Carl Cederlund says:

    Boot jack. I remember seeing that on an old western

  13. Kellie says:

    An old boot jack

  14. Asiyah says:

    Totally easy…it's a boot jack.

  15. vandyvirg says:

    It does look like a book jack. But I don't think it is. Tell me!

  16. Matt says:

    Wall mount coat holder

  17. gayleb says:

    This is a nail remover. When you can't get the nail out with a hammer, you insert this little handy dandy gadget and kick hard.

  18. Matthew Hofbauer says:

    A jeweler's saw support/rest ?

  19. denis says:

    this is a boot jack.

  20. Paulina Valdez says:

    it looks like a wedge

  21. janet B says:

    Something to remove your boots.

  22. betty jo Gruen says:

    For cutting steal

  23. Heather says:

    for pulling off your boots

  24. Dennis Cronin-Doyle says:

    it's for scratching an itch on your feet

  25. Alan says:

    It a boot remover


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