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. Pam says:

    I take a guess at it. A wood planer.

  2. Gina says:

    An old door wedge

  3. Bryan DiLascio says:

    for removing shoes! : )

  4. tom jefferson says:

    I think it is a nail guide for fences

  5. Rob says:

    Boot horn

  6. mark says:

    Boot jack

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  9. Jill A says:

    it is use to take your boots off

  10. Maiderise says:

    boot removing aid

  11. Ann Mountain says:

    It's a boot jack for taking off boots. We actually have one for our "barn boots" and it works great.

  12. dennis w says:


  13. Pat Feeley says:

    This is used mainly by farmers to remove their boots when they enter their home

  14. Aaron says:

    It is a shoe pull.

  15. Andy says:

    It is a boot pull.

  16. Amy Ericksen says:

    Antique bootjack. Awesome decorating piece!!

  17. sharon says:

    …my dog's better than your dog…kenLration

  18. dennis says:


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  20. MJF says:

    Fish cleaning board

  21. claribel grant says:

    it is a boot jack

  22. val says:

    its a door stop

  23. Greg says:

    Al thought it looks like a boot jack i am also going to say its a floor lift to lift drywall off floor when hanging

  24. @biskit911 says:

    boot remover device

  25. megan84 says:

    a boot jack to remove your boots easier


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