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. Shellie1164 says:

    It is a boot jack

  2. Erika says:

    Shoe cleaning ramp

  3. Conrad says:

    it looks like a door lock used on barns and/or fences on a ranch to keep live-stocks accounted for & safe from escaping the ranch during the cowboy days, long long time ago.

  4. karen says:

    it helps one remove one's boots

  5. Sharie Martin says:

    theres a theme, so im going with it.. Boot removal!?

  6. Rick says:

    Looks alot like my dog "bootjack"

  7. ntbook27 says:

    it's a plumb line, or a protractor, or a clocks' pendulum holder, or one of those people who do land surveys view finder one end on their nose other end look out Ha-Ha

  8. Helidonna says:

    It's a plain to remove wood

  9. Brandi says:

    It is a Boot Jack. It makes it easier to remove your boot from your foot.

  10. Barry says:

    It is a boot jack or boot remover. It can also be used to put your shoe/boot on while polishing or cleaning.
    Like Handcrafted boots n the USA, Square Toe Boots, Motorcycle Boots, Vintage cowboy Boots, or Roper Boots

  11. JPLank says:

    A boot jack – assists in the removal of boots/shoes.

  12. BoiseKT says:

    It looks like a bootjack to me, but I bet it isn't.

  13. Linda says:

    old fashion boot jack used to take your boots off
    Put the heel of your boot in between the teeth and place your other foot on the end and pull.

  14. Karla says:

    Boot Jack

  15. Doug Strakosch says:

    used to help remove boots

  16. Doug Strakosch says:

    used to help remove boots

  17. Patricia Strakosch says:

    boot horn

  18. William says:

    Clothes Pin

  19. Joan Peterson says:

    To remove boots or shoes.

  20. Amy says:

    Used to remove boot

  21. Larry says:

    used to clean your finger nails

  22. Debbie Chaney says:

    It looks like something you use to position shoes while polishing them.

  23. Thomas Peckham says:

    it's a Door Wedge

  24. alvin diamond says:

    Its a boot jack. My grandfather had one just like it.


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