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. kim z says:

    A shoe horn…. or maybe a too that holds up a door frame while you put it in (Yes, I'm sure that's what it is).

  2. Wendy says:

    Clearly, that's the biggest doorstop I've ever seen! Only kidding, it looks like something that makes tight shoes, looser.

  3. Helen Marie Jones says:

    It is a boot remover.

  4. Darrell Wright says:

    A BOOT JACK FOR $20.00 BOB

  5. Wayne says:

    Boot Jack.

  6. greg herrington says:

    its for taking off boots

  7. Lisa Watts says:

    Looks like a boot jack

  8. Regina Brayer says:

    This is a boot jack used to remove boots, shoes etc.

  9. pamspg1 says:


  10. RUTH says:


  11. Larry G. says:

    It's an old wooden foot covering removal tool.

  12. James says:

    Boot jack!!!!!

  13. CAROLINE says:


  14. angel says:

    assist in removing shoes

  15. Glenn A. says:

    a door stop

  16. Mike B. says:

    a door stop

  17. drew782003 says:

    Back saver!!

  18. Will B. says:

    a door stop

  19. Barbara A. says:

    Door stop

  20. Michele D. says:

    A tool to scrap debris from between the treads of your boots/shoes.

  21. Color says:

    a boot jack

  22. tim martin says:

    remove shoes

  23. liz says:

    for removing boots

  24. jodykadin says:

    This is a vintage boot jack. I grew up sitting on my Dad's outside workbench. To keep me busy he would give me a block of wood, nails and a hammer. I'm a girl, but learned to appreciate tools early in life, from a manual drill and bit to a grinding wheel that i peddled with my feet and I was only 4 years old. I am 72 today and very handy with many tools, have my own toolkit where i make things, upholster and fix things that are even a challenge to my husband. LOVE MY TOOLS!

  25. Margaret says:

    A boot jack to take boots off while standing up (cowboy boots).


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