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. Darlene says:

    a boot jach

  2. Christina says:

    It's a bench pin

  3. Boot jack it seemed like

  4. seemed like a shoe boot jack???

  5. ronzoni1001 says:

    obviously a neolithic underpants clothes line holder for homo erectus

  6. Aubrey Danger Power says:

    It's where you put your soldering iron back when it was heated by coal…

  7. James Kennedy says:

    Boot Jack for removing your cowboy boots.

  8. Katherine Vincent says:

    It's a bootjack

  9. jenna says:

    shoe horn

  10. Don says:

    shoe horn

  11. Michel T. says:

    It is a boot jack.

  12. jsalsgiver says:

    a thing a ma bob.

  13. Darren Farley says:

    I have to agree with all the other posts..It is definitely a boot jack……My grandma had one!!

  14. natasha says:

    something dealing w/shoes

  15. Mark C. says:

    Device used to remove a shoe or boot

  16. Dave says:

    This is an item that has been used for years to remove you cowboy boots or a boot jack. These have been used since the early 1800's

  17. JI Hoffman says:

    Tool hanger …for a pitchfork perhaps? Boot jack seems a little boring!

  18. Pam says:

    Boot jack

  19. Pam says:

    Boot jack

  20. Pam says:

    Boot jack

  21. Sadie says:

    To Work On Boots

  22. Tony Hodurski says:

    nail remover ?

  23. Bob G. says:

    Antique boot jack

  24. Angie says:

    It's a boot. Jack.

  25. Steph says:



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