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. Lisa says:

    I think it's a ring mandrel.

  2. Tom says:

    It is a three dimensional chess board stand used on Star Trek.

  3. JimJr3rd says:

    Ring-a-ling sizer

  4. Kristen says:

    A paper towel holder

  5. Linda says:

    Looks like a ring sizer for jewelry making

  6. Barry says:

    Stepped Ring Mandrel on base jewelry metal and Shaping Hardening Tool

  7. floyd says:

    looks like a tool for measuring inside diameter

  8. elaine says:

    a metal thingy

  9. Sadie says:

    Roll & Size Fencing

  10. Kelsie says:

    Ring Mandrel

  11. Wayne says:

    its a twine dispenser

  12. krznw4 says:

    A Ring mandrel to make rings

  13. Leah W says:

    I believe iit is used to size washer/rings .etc.

  14. Loriehunt says:

    Its a ring measuring tool.

  15. Jane says:

    Model of Pinocchio's expanding nose

  16. Gloria says:

    Since I don't know I am going with an awkward paper towel holder

  17. SusanG says:

    I think it's used to size rings.

  18. Vicki L says:

    Im going with the paper towel holder (or not)

  19. Gina says:

    My initial thought was a that it looks like a paper towel holder, but knew that couldn't be right! Ring Mandrel seems more logical, thanks everyone.

  20. John_Henry says:

    I prefer the tapered type because you don't have to land on an exact size. This is a stepped ring mandrel for making jewelry.

  21. Bill Vander Woude says:

    Ring mandrel-sizes rings

  22. cmdubbleyou says:

    Looks like a ring sizer for jewelry making

  23. Daniel Carlson says:

    ring mandrel

  24. Rose Bachan says:

    A ring sizer ?

  25. capwyatt3 says:

    Ring something.


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