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. mollyj22 says:

    obviously it is an old school door stop

  2. Stacey says:

    boot/shoe horn

  3. Renee says:

    its a boot jack

  4. Deanna Hartner says:

    My son and I say It's a boot cleat.

  5. laurie k says:

    An old bootjck.

  6. Paul says:

    fishing net repair tool

  7. Eric says:

    Put it on a wall… could be a coat hook.

  8. Marina says:

    Its an adjustable angle guide

  9. Todd Rigdon says:

    A professional shoe shiner tool/ gadget

  10. Maureen Shank says:

    It is to remove a boot

  11. @jessiedavol says:

    I think it looks like an ironing board!

  12. Robin M says:

    this is a tool that my Grandfather used to take of his dirty smelly boots.

  13. capt says:

    door stop!

  14. DiaryofDad says:


  15. James Moore says:

    Antique wooden boot jack

  16. Karen M says:

    A wooden boot jack

  17. lyinggod says:

    A boot puller

  18. kapnkirk says:

    boot jack

    also, looks like a trainer bike ramp :)

  19. william says:

    there all wrong, this is a tool for storing fishing line or some other type of twine.

  20. Krista E says:

    Looks like a Boot Jack…Grandpa had one that looked similar to this one.

  21. Dale p says:

    Antique flip flop hanger.

  22. Leah W says:


  23. Paul says:

    Antique Boot Jack

  24. Michae says:

    This tool was made in the days when cowboys ruled. The "boot jack" was and is still used today to remove your boots without much effort.

  25. Mark says:

    Antique wooden boot jack…have one at the cottage.


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