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. DBCoop says:

    The aluminum Stepped Ring Mandrel is used by jewelers to shape, finish and size rings — this particular one ranges from size 4 to 13.

  2. Don Gabriel says:

    I think it is a sharpener

  3. Joe A says:

    "Go / No Go" Gauge

  4. MJF says:

    Really bad telescope

  5. angel says:

    I will make a wild guess, that it is a tool used in measuring distance.

  6. joe says:

    jewelry makers tool

  7. Rob says:

    ring sizing mandrel

  8. Ryan says:

    it's a ring mandrel. It's for sizing and shaping a jewelry ring

  9. PAUL W says:


  10. Jason B says:

    Stepped Ring Mandrel

  11. krawjo says:

    some sort of spool

  12. Jason L says:

    Ring Gauge

  13. alf says:

    Its a thing to do things with.

  14. Jacqueline S. says:

    Guess I'll go with ring mandrel since I have no clue.

  15. Linkis says:

    Spindle to measure inner diameter of pipe.

  16. R. Davis says:

    a dowel for sizing or enlarging

  17. skhi says:

    Ring mandrel.

  18. Joseph Menard says:

    Telescoping laser pointer.

  19. hsydner says:

    Pipe bender

  20. dslewis99 says:

    Modern apple corere.

  21. maureen says:

    used for telescopes

  22. Sam says:

    Ring mandrel

  23. Rob Harrington says:

    To measure the size of nuts for bolts

  24. milanmyers says:

    Sizing mandrel.

  25. Lynn says:

    Everyone is saying "rings". I'm going to go with "pipe" and this is used to measure the inner diameter.


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