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. Lori says:

    A boot remover. My Grandfather had one.



  3. Rob Dalton says:

    For removing your boots ….so much better at this than trying to use an angle grinder to do it!!!

  4. Greg says:

    Definitely a boot jack

  5. vanessa says:

    Boot jack

  6. vanessa says:

    Boot jack

  7. gigi says:

    its a boot jack used to remove boots for polishing

  8. Cliff Carter says:

    Thi is a wooden boot jack

  9. myaandmom says:

    For string of wool

  10. boorbrad says:

    It is a boot jack for removing your boots.

  11. nancy says:

    It is a boot jack

  12. Rob Harrington says:

    This is to pull off your boots or shoes

  13. [...] eligible to win last Toolsday’s (a.k.a. Tuesday) prize, we asked you to guess the identity of a little wood object with two spikes on the end.  It was easier than we thought – most everyone knew that it was a boot jack.  To use the [...]

  14. Joan says:

    a shoe rest so u can shine your boots

  15. Pamela S says:

    very old boot jack

  16. Donna Ferguson says:

    Looks like a boot jack to me! ;)

  17. QuietMouse says:

    Really a boot jack? I have no idea.

  18. Suzanne says:

    a boot jack

  19. Clarence says:

    This looks like a tool for designing paper or cardboard airplanes.

  20. Jaimee says:

    shoe horn

  21. Catchick says:

    bootjack, for removing your boots/shoes

  22. Robin Humphrey says:

    I think it is a boot remover. You step on it with one foot to hold it steady and place the heel of your boot in the V to remove it.

  23. Greg says:

    Used to remove boots!

  24. Ann Marie Van Vooren says:

    Boot Pull or Boot Jack. Designed to remove boots. These handy tools will save your back and prolong the life of your boots.

  25. Cisco S. says:

    A shoe horn


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