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. Michael Trujillo says:

    It's a boot remover

  2. Broo says:

    shoe horn!

  3. Eric says:

    Shoe horn.

  4. MamaMund1 says:

    This is an old boot jack.

  5. jeff lumsden says:

    its a device to help remove boots

  6. Anthony Crispo says:

    It is an antique Boot Jack!

  7. Rebecca Ellis says:

    It looks like antique boot jack.

  8. Scarlette R. says:

    I wouls say it is a boot jack.

  9. G Sander says:

    It is used to help you take off your boots.

  10. dmaill says:

    Boot pull

  11. Bill Mc says:

    A Boot Jack (used)

  12. april D. says:

    removig boots

  13. Tarron Livingston says:

    Shoe remover

  14. Jack Snizik says:

    That item is a shoe or boot remover without useing your hands

  15. Patty Hammond says:

    Totally an old time device to remove boots. Have one it works everytime!

  16. Amanda Jo says:

    yay a boot jack and a fine looking one too! My Uncle Mark had one that looked exactly like this one…except maybe a bit dirtier :)
    it was fun to use…you step on the back end with one foot and hook the heel of the other foot into the "v" of the board and pull your heel out of your boot and off it comes.

  17. SALLEN6366 says:

    shoe shiner

  18. elizabeth draper says:

    its a clothspin shown closeup

  19. elizabeth draper says:

    its a door stop

  20. Derek1963 says:

    Its a boot shoehorn

  21. elizabeth draper says:

    its to cut corn off the cob

  22. Donna says:

    Okay, I answered for Tim – a door stop. LOL – Just playin' husband. Boot remover fits the bill!

  23. Larry Black says:

    Gotta go with the majority–a boot jack.

  24. sara says:

    to clean shoes

  25. Dominick crispo says:

    It is an antique Boot Jack!


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