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. Lauren says:

    this is an easy one. boot jack…the only way to take off boots!

  2. altego33 says:

    an old timey sander. ???

  3. CHARLES WELSH says:


  4. Tim O says:

    It looks like a very old clothes pin

  5. Justin says:

    It's a boot jack!

  6. klassykidlet says:

    Antique ramp for toy cars! KIDDING! Boot remover of course.

  7. dave D says:

    it s a boot jack

  8. Tom M. says:


  9. sharonwilt says:


  10. Patricia&Glen says:

    This is a boot jack used to remove boots.

  11. david grim says:

    Its a cobblers tool

  12. RANDY PITT says:

    When you walk around the barnyard plan on using this a boot hook to get the boots off , i wouldn't advise grabbing them and taking them off

  13. Priss says:

    shoe horn

  14. Blue Lady says:

    A BOOT JILL used to take off my COWGIRL boots.

  15. Lisa Bromley says:

    boot jack or planer

  16. Darell LeBlanc says:

    One person could used to take off cowboy boots without assistance of anyone.

  17. Kim D. says:

    The picture shows a "boot/shoe remover". Although….as my mind functions….I could probably find a few other uses for this item! I love any DIY project….problem is…..I am not trained to properly operate any power tools or how to properly construct projects sooo….it takes me twice as long as it should to produce ANYTHING!

  18. melissa says:

    door stop

  19. robert williamson says:

    it is a boot jack

  20. mose says:

    Old fashion compass.

  21. Dave Dziak says:

    This item is a boot jack. You stand on this with one foot while puting your booted heel in the "v" notch. Pull your foot away to remove your boot. Do the same with the other side or you'll feel like you are waking on a hill.

  22. stewartmccabe says:


  23. kim b says:

    It's a shoe puller.

  24. Tiffany says:

    Shoe Horn-esque device.

  25. cynthia m says:

    used for weaving in the mills


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