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. Pamala silva says:

    The stabilizer! Would love for my dad to win.

  2. tammy says:

    remove boots

  3. Carl Sooey says:


  4. chris s says:

    a wallpaper tool

  5. jeffrey stein says:

    its for making circles

  6. 1joyce says:

    A boot jack

  7. ed sindelar says:

    a shoe horn

  8. tim moore says:

    boot jack taking off ur boots and also to put a shine on them

  9. james says:

    boot horn

  10. NancyBee says:

    Looks like a boot jack to me.

  11. thepittsmn says:

    A boot jack

  12. TracieLynn says:

    It s a boot jack. Im just saying what everyone else is saying. I first thought it looked like something that kight pull nails. Lol

  13. lynn says:

    power tools are nice to have – wish i had this one – so i'm guessing some old fashioned wooden thing-a -m- a- jig!

  14. Steven says:

    This is a decive to help remove shoes and boots

  15. Jerry B says:

    shoe horn

  16. dduckworth says:

    I would use it as a door stop

  17. chassie says:

    to take off boots

  18. Don Doman says:

    This is a boot jack..Mine is much newer and better made.

  19. gerry says:

    it is used to clean mud off your boots.

  20. Tracey says:

    Boot Jack. Wonderful low tech invention!

  21. john oconnor says:

    a clamp

  22. Mary says:

    Bottle opener

  23. Mary says:

    Shoe/boot remover.


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