Toolsday Giveaway: Win a DeWalt Hammer

In order to be 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 jack, you need to anchor it to the ground, or hold it down with one foot. Then put the other foot in between the spikes, heel side in, and pull your foot out of the boot.  Boot jacks were popular in the olden times, out West when boots were worn most of the time.

We randomly picked the winner from all the comments and that lucky person is Yasuko J. who knew it was a boot jack.  Congrats Yasuko J., you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a DeWalt Hammer.  DeWalt’s all-steel hammers are designed for durability and long life. The ergonomic grip absorbs vibration and minimizes fatigue and slipping. The magnetic head allows for easy one-handed nail placement.

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To enter the DeWalt Hammer giveaway post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this tool (pictured below) is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 29, we will select the winner of the DeWalt Hammer then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until January 29, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the giveaway. 

Official Rules.

1,736 Responses

  1. Sue L. says:

    Stepped Ring Mandrel on base jewelry metal and Shaping Hardening Tool

  2. zoeywoodway says:

    I believe it is aq collapsible paper towel holder

  3. Joseph H says:

    Ring mandrel.

  4. Katie S. says:

    Kind of like an ice pick, but for mashed potatoes – so a mashed potato pick then I guess :)

  5. mell says:

    ring mandrel

  6. Rudy says:


  7. KATHLEEN KTL says:

    It is a mandrel with a steel stand.

  8. Ann King says:

    it is a ring mandrel for sizing rings of some sort.

  9. Lisa says:

    It looks like it is designed to size rings for something

  10. lorrainear says:

    Don't know

  11. BJM says:

    Ring mandrel.

  12. Julie says:

    Since I don't know, I'll have to go with the ring mandrell

  13. Dan T says:

    paper towel holder

  14. Deborah says:

    I don't have a clue.

  15. duckmom says:

    A metal art sculpture of a taxidermy of a unicorn horn.

  16. Colleen says:

    Its a ring mandrel!

  17. MichaelJ says:

    Looks like a ring mandrel but i've only seen smooth sloping ones not stepped like this.

  18. Mwolf says:

    Poorly designed paper towel holder.

  19. Dave says:

    I think I'll go with a Ring Mandrel.

  20. cameranut says:

    Stepped ring mandrel. This one stepped for 11 different sizes

  21. laura c says:

    A paper towel holder on its side!

  22. Cynthia Wills says:

    It Look like a Paper towel Holder

  23. Christy says:

    its a ring mandrel. you size a ring on it while tapping with a hammer

  24. Melody says:

    looks like you measure something like a ring sizer…

  25. donna says:

    Its a spool for vinyl…like on a huge printer


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