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. speedy266 says:

    It is a boot jack.

  2. marcanded says:

    It's a boot jach. used for removing boots

  3. Betty Dodds says:

    still think it looks like a tool the Italians use to hold a cameo while they're working on it or some other craftspersons holder, can be jammed into some kind of holder to steady it, the same way you use a door stop.

  4. Lavonne Fries says:

    It's a boot jack, to help remove boots,

  5. Martha says:

    It looks to me a handy helper to put your boots on and off, am in texas, so I think am almost rigth.

  6. Alana says:

    Taking off boots

  7. Carl Schroeder says:

    It is a boot jack

  8. Diann Gibson says:

    it's a boot jack!

  9. Ginny says:

    It is a wedge…

  10. fightenfibro says:

    Decorative Door Stop

  11. Tatiana says:

    hmm, it looks like one of those things you use to keep a chicken's head still when you're gonna cut it off…

  12. Carl I. says:

    Door stopper

  13. barney says:

    stove plate cover remover

  14. joy3023 says:

    antique boot puller

  15. Allen says:

    Boot kicker, helps take off cowboy boots

  16. Dan says:

    Wooden boot jack

  17. myaandmom says:

    For Wool or Yarn

  18. Phil Morris says:

    It's a boot Jack, a two footed removal aid

  19. Dradz says:

    I'd say it's my grandpa's boot jack

  20. Gerald says:

    I say Shoe horn… seems as likely as piece of wood

  21. JessicaF says:

    shoe horn

  22. G K says:

    My husband has one that helps him remove his cowboy boots.

  23. Patti Clark says:

    It is used to take off boots

  24. Ruth Jones says:

    Step on back and remove your boots

  25. Greg says:

    It is a Boot Jack


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