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. richard adams says:

    love thediy ch. love tools

  2. cathycountry says:

    I wish last week's entry was this easy. It is a boot jack.

  3. Norma says:

    Antique Boot Jack

  4. Betty Baez says:

    Shoe stretcher

  5. HSpenc says:

    It is to help take off boots. Step on it with one foot, and put the heel of the other boot in the slot and pull..

  6. windicindi says:

    I think my Grandpa had one to take off his work boots…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  7. Bill C. says:

    It is an old fashion boot remover!

  8. sdwxo says:

    boot jack

  9. makeroom says:

    Bunk House boot jack.

  10. Photographer Rob says:

    It's a bootjack. We had one shaped like a bug with antennas setting in our entryway as a kid.

  11. nfw says:

    boot remover

  12. Kc Belthius says:

    used for removing boots

  13. nell says:

    It's a boot jack

  14. John Genna says:

    Looks like a DIY antique boot jack

  15. David says:

    Looks like an old style Shoe Horn

  16. terry says:

    boot jack

  17. Brian F says:

    It's a boot jack, from times of yore!

  18. APendry says:

    To take your boots off.

  19. stephanie florey says:

    you could use it as a compass to draw a perfect circle

  20. Laurie H says:

    A multi purpose boot jack and door stop.

  21. Stephanie says:

    Used to remove boots

  22. Paula says:

    it's a boot jack! :)

  23. joann says:

    boot jack for removing boots

  24. Jordan Mee says:

    Boot Jack

  25. Jim says:

    It's for taking off you boots/shoes – Boot Remover


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