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. Lisa Cruz says:

    Boot jack…

  2. stan the man says:

    I think it is to pull your boots off with. I was a coal miner for 35 years and we used these to pull off our rubber boots when we came out from under ground. you would get water in your boots. Or you would sweat in them and made them really tuff to get off. These boot pullers were a life saver.

  3. Noelino says:

    An old sander

  4. Mark says:

    antique shoe horn

  5. Ida B. says:

    It's an old boot jack

  6. sol sakul says:

    Miter saw frame

  7. betsyandrick says:

    a boot jack – help take off your boots

  8. Linda says:

    Yuppers, a old-timey boot remover/cleaner aid thingie.

  9. Barry says:

    Every ones got this ah boot jack to remove your boot while standing up
    AKA – Cowboy Boot Remover. You can still buy them!

  10. michele says:

    This device is to put your saddle on it and hang it on the wall.

  11. Kim O. says:

    It's a boot jack used to remove boots hands free

  12. Mary says:

    To remove boots or shows.

  13. Zac says:

    Shoe horn

  14. Zac Oros says:

    Shoe horn

  15. Zac Oros says:

    Shoe horn

  16. Texan says:

    It's a boot remover.

  17. Sue says:

    It's for removing your boots.

  18. ginger says:

    it's a wooden boot jack

  19. Marty says:

    Its a boot puller.

  20. cfh2020 says:

    It's a two prong fork for Vikings

  21. jeff says:

    remove ice from boots

  22. kelley says:

    ice remover

  23. kurt says:

    a toilet paper holder for the outhouse

  24. melanie meyer says:

    a skateboard prototype…you know, before they invented the whelel.

  25. Melissa Gasque says:

    It is an antique Boot Jack!


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