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. Herm Lamb says:

    collasible ring sizer

  2. melissa says:

    a paper towel holder!

  3. Paul says:

    I stilll like a telescope for a mouse.

  4. John Phillips says:

    Looks like a ring mandrel to me.

  5. Jac says:

    Ring Mandrel

  6. Hilda Williams says:

    It looks like a holder for huge spools of thread, possibly for a professional seamstress working in a factory setting.

  7. mose says:

    A lie detector for Pinocchio.

  8. Mary says:


  9. Brandon Buchmeier says:

    It's clearly a telescope for the blind.

  10. Sharon Wheaton says:

    Is it a papertowel holder?

  11. Bob Bates says:

    it,s a telescopic site for a 105 howitzer cannon

  12. Dan says:

    I'll go with paper towel holder

  13. John says:

    Used for measuring hole diameters.

  14. Aerich says:

    I think I saw this on Mann and Machine. Eve (Machine) used this as a USB-style port to connect her brain to the computer…

  15. trena bauer says:

    trena bauer it is a ring mandrel

  16. S Martin says:

    It is an adjustable book end. For those of us that don't have enough books to fill the shelf, this adjusts. As you get more books, just adjust the metal towards the end.

  17. Jessica says:

    making specific sizes of loops or rings

  18. Smitty says:

    It's a woman's Plaything! :)

  19. scallaway1 says:

    I don't know

  20. Ken says:

    ring mandrel

  21. the j. says:

    a washer sizer


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