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. carolyn smith says:

    I have to agree. It's a boot jack.

  2. LadyJ1 says:

    It most definitely has to be a vintage boot jack AKA boot pull, which is a small tool that aids in the removal of boots, most commonly western boots.

  3. Ken says:

    for removing boots

  4. Dradz says:

    Grandpa's boot jack

  5. s19l74m says:

    Looks like a Curly, Larry and Moe tool… Watch out eyes! ; )

  6. elaine says:

    boot taker offer

  7. Chris says:

    Its a stand for holding and cutting small work peaces used by a sculptor.

  8. Kristiemag says:

    Looks more like a doorstop to me… ;-)

  9. Benjamin Spaulding says:

    One of George Washington's teeth? It's a boot lock for removing boots.

  10. kathy fluta says:

    It has to be a boot jack

  11. Michael says:

    pippi bibber

  12. ann cunningham says:

    Boot jack for removing boots

  13. ollie vereen says:

    this tool can be used as a cutter

  14. Vera says:

    This is used to take your boots off.

  15. les hamilton says:

    it's a shoe horn to take off shoes or boots. i still have one of these!

  16. LDR says:

    Boot jack.

  17. Pamela Eatherton says:

    to hold an oar on a boat????

  18. lindawilliMS says:


  19. Carissa says:

    Such a handy tool!

  20. sckolesar says:

    Boot pull

  21. 808justin says:

    it's a boot jack to take off cowboy boots!!

  22. Steve says:

    door stop

  23. Amber Ocheltree says:

    Old Fashioned Shoe Horn!

  24. PAMELA says:


  25. Joy English says:

    This is a tool used to make a tool, like a sledge hammer?


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