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. sandra graubner says:

    removes boots

  2. Karen Thurn says:

    Boot jack to remove boots

  3. Ken Haggerty says:

    It's a boot jack, for pulling off those pesky cowboy boots.

  4. You put the heal of your boot in the wedge to take off your boots or shoes.

  5. You put the heal of your boot in the wedge to take off your boots or shoes.

  6. You put the heal of your boot in the wedge to take off your boots or shoes.

  7. Ron says:

    This is a device used to remove boots.

  8. Beverly says:

    A Wedge

  9. Toni says:

    its a boot jack

  10. ejmorri says:

    this is what cowboys use to take their boots off.

  11. Cathy Howard says:

    It looks like a wooden shim to lift Sheetrock .

  12. bob_n says:

    A device for removing boots

  13. carl says:

    boot rrmover

  14. Richard Kiewlen says:

    Shoe horn

  15. Heidi says:

    shoe shiner

  16. Robert says:

    A shoe horn

  17. Paula says:

    That, my friend is a boot jack.

  18. DIANE ERAL says:


  19. ungawhaa says:

    I still say its a boot jack for taking off your boots

  20. Moira Courtney says:

    Looks like a giant wooden peg! Hopefully I can win the angle grinder for my husband :-) He would love it!

  21. Richard E. says:

    door stop

  22. Nancy says:

    If I were to use this tool it would be to push wood along as it became closer to the saw blade.

  23. Nicole T says:

    Looks like a door stop?

  24. sam rivers says:

    boot/shoe remover

  25. CJune says:

    Removing boots


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