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. Stuart Hill says:

    Nail puller

  2. krawjo says:

    a boot cleaner and remover?

  3. Mike24090 says:

    Bellows for a fire.

  4. AJ Holla says:

    giant bottle opener

  5. Tim says:

    A Door Stop

  6. Melanie Montgomery says:

    its a boot jack

  7. Sandra Crispo says:

    It is an antique Boot Jack!

  8. Sadie says:

    To Remove Or Fix Boots

  9. gladys says:

    to polish shoes.

  10. Martin Walsh says:

    Shoe horn

  11. brookse0518 says:

    It's a boot jack….husband recognized it right away….made one in shop class.

  12. Veronica Walsh says:

    wood plain

  13. Todd says:

    I have no clue.

  14. crup says:

    a door stop

  15. joy says:

    An antique Boot Jack!

  16. K.K. says:

    It's a boot jack. I used to have one just like it, and wish I still had it around. Easy to make, sure, but I miss my old one. :-)

  17. Michael Kilburg says:

    It looks like a door stop.

  18. john biernot says:

    its a boot jack,used for pulling off slip on style boots

  19. Manny says:

    I am sorry I missed the shoe horn story. I wonder how many young people had to surf the web to find see what a shoe horn was. LOL

  20. lady1970maliki says:

    shoe remover, looks like my graandfathers

  21. lady1970maliki says:

    shoe horn

  22. Bob O says:

    Looks like a boot puller!!

  23. Jeff N says:

    For removing your cowboy boots

  24. Chris says:

    Its a device to help remove boots, but it would make a heck of a decorative door stop too!

  25. Jeri says:

    boot jack.


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