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. cindy den says:

    used to make shoes

  2. Paul says:

    it is a fishing net repair tool

  3. Glenda says:

    Boot Jack I have several to remove my boots!

  4. Dexter Wallace says:

    This is a boat moure.

  5. Sadie says:

    To Fix Or Remove Boots

  6. g snell says:

    display rack for shoes

  7. krc says:

    old time dentist would use this to keep the mouth open

  8. Darryll Sherman says:

    A crude wooden paper airplane?

  9. Diane says:

    This is an old boot jack. My father used one for years.

  10. DorisJean48 says:

    some kind of suport for when you need an extra hand.

  11. randall f says:

    randall f
    boot jack

  12. lindsay f says:

    boot jack

  13. melissa h says:

    melisa h
    boot jack

  14. michele f says:

    michele f
    boot jack

  15. kelly nichols says:

    It's a boot puller offer!

  16. Frank Polgar says:

    helps pull your boots off

  17. vistadelrey says:

    looks like a device to create the framework for a miniature crossbow weapon

  18. Bob Bates says:

    on second thought it may be a thing to put a chickens head in v notch in order to cut its head off !

  19. Alan says:

    looks like framework for a miniature crossbow weapon

  20. mose says:

    A temporary shim.

  21. Bob Bates says:

    it's a boot jack

  22. Karen says:

    shoe jack

  23. darrell says:

    boot getter offer

  24. derf says:

    a boot remover


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