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. Faith Riedel says:

    It is a boot remover. Put one foot on the board and stick te other boot's heel in the v and pull off your boot.

  2. Rolando Pupo says:

    This is a boot jack ! You pull your boots with it!

  3. lilbluecar62 says:

    It's a Boot Jack.

  4. DeAna Bloomer says:

    Helps you get your boots off.

  5. jamie2444 says:

    looks like a boot jack

  6. heather c says:

    Boot Jack! Saw many of these in the homes of cowboy relatives.

  7. Armani says:

    helps take off your shoes/boots

  8. N. Celeste Lapointe says:

    to remove a boot

  9. Susan B says:

    takes boots off

  10. Aerich says:

    How about a horse hoof shoe balancer…

  11. Deanna says:

    It looks like a small catapult.

  12. dedwards20 says:


  13. Aaron G says:

    Tool for planting seeds.

  14. trinamark says:

    removing boots

  15. kgriff14 says:

    to take off shoes?

  16. Melinda says:

    Grinder for trim

  17. sherry faulkner says:

    Aids the boot in removing the cowboy lol

  18. Larry says:

    used by dentist to keep your mouth open as it is worked on.

  19. polly says:

    tool to remove boots

  20. David Wallace says:

    boot polish stand

  21. Marlene says:

    old fashioned clothes pin

  22. Mike says:

    an old shoe horn

  23. Crystal Mackey says:

    Boot remover – Boot jack

  24. Kristen H. says:

    The little device pictured is called a boot jack.

  25. monicamm1971 says:

    It is used to shape wood.


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