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. Valerie says:

    It's a boot pull. Had one growing up as a kid. : )

  2. Pamela Adams says:

    To help you remove your boots

  3. dorene says:

    it helps you remove your boots

  4. Van Olson says:

    Boot jack

  5. Victor Galbraith says:

    It's for taking your boots off, we made some with the Cub scouts.

  6. Holly Haas says:

    It's a door stop for holding a door open.

  7. Denise says:

    One person Boot Puller.
    You put you boot heel goes in the front opening, you step on the back end of the puller with your other foot. Then pull your foot out of the boot. It beats the two person boot puller.

  8. Kim W says:

    used to take off your boots

  9. Tammy Ganshirt says:

    To take your boots off, my dad had one

  10. Benb says:

    It's a wooden cat pice of art… Turn it sideways

  11. kalebsnana says:

    Boot Jack

  12. Looks like what my grandfather takes his boots off.with. It alsolooks just like that wood piece that is at the front tip of a ocean boat. I have pulled myself up on the front where you pull the anchor up and the wood that i stood on looked just like that!..I was told not to stand on it after. Lol

  13. elizabeth draper says:

    it is a holder for a rifle so you can shoot out the shuttered log cabin window

  14. Patricia Y. Montagne says:

    To remove a boot, and polish a boot.

  15. positiveoptions says:

    A boot jack, for removing cowboy or other boots. My grandfather used to make these for friends.

  16. Dwight Holcek says:

    It's for taking off boots.

  17. Mikw W. says:

    Boot jack to help pull boots off. I still use them

  18. Barbara Stricklin says:

    A boot jack.

  19. Regina Lail says:

    It is a boot jack.

  20. Kay Grimes says:

    wooden boot jack

  21. James C. Norris says:

    Boot jack used by polishers

  22. Rene Garza says:

    Old Fashion Boot Jack or tool to remove your boots off your feet….

  23. mark says:

    appears to be an old boot jack

  24. TimP says:

    It is a boot jack, used to remove boots.

  25. sandy Hetzel says:

    It is a Boot Remover!


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