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. john says:

    ring holder

  2. Danny Sparks says:

    mandrel, maybe

  3. James Cooper says:

    A paper towel holder.

  4. AdamC says:

    Looks like a bracket of some sort that sits on a table/counter and holds maybe paper towels?

  5. ronald ostrom says:

    telescopic antenna

  6. denis says:

    Its a ring mandrel!

  7. Jeremy M says:

    It is a spindle for releasing thread to weaving machine.

  8. Sue Hawk says:

    I think it's a stand to hold a ring while stones are being set

  9. shelley w says:

    A paper towel holder. lol

  10. the1pearson says:

    What is a ….Ring Mandrel

  11. Carl Cederlund says:

    Stepped ring mandrel that can hold your paper towels when your not using.

  12. Lynn says:

    Collaspable hole expander

  13. Julie J says:

    ring expander

  14. Scottish says:

    Good taste precludes me from offering a guess.

  15. Ziggy says:

    a ring mandrel for sizing jewelry or other soft metals

  16. Matthew Hofbauer says:

    A ring sizer…

  17. satxag1979 says:

    It is used to make holes in different size doughnuts (just kidding). I thought it was a ring mandrel as well but every ring mandrel I've used had a simple handle on one end. So I guess this type could be mounted to a jewelers bench.

  18. Eileen Damon says:

    It's a ring sizer.

  19. rezdogs says:

    i like the one about a taxidermy unicorn idea but i think it is something collapsable like to hold toilet paper while camping

  20. skris22 says:

    tube fabricator

  21. donna grahm says:

    It used to measure and sizing rings.

  22. Milly May says:

    I will go along with the idea of it being a ring mandrell, but have never really seen one.

  23. Laura says:

    I'll go with the crowd – stepped ring mandrel.

  24. Debbii says:

    No clue

  25. liz says:

    for sizing rings


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