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. latisha m. says:

    that's a mechanical towel holder

  2. Fernando Viveros says:

    ring mandrel is my guess

  3. John says:

    A retractable towel hanger

  4. david says:

    It is for ring forming and sizing, etc.

  5. frank says:

    I have to say I tihink it might be for making and sizing rings as in jewelry rings.

  6. Tina says:

    This is a ring mandrel

  7. JasonE says:

    ring mandrel

  8. Barbara says:

    Going with the crowd. A ring sizer. If its not, well then I will be a monkey's uncle.

  9. Ash says:

    Used for ring sizing

  10. Kylee says:

    i think that this tool is called an aluminum stepped ring mandrel with an end mount for table-top use. It's used to measures rings sized 4-13, also to create wire wrapped rings directly on the mandrel . The mandrel can easily be removed for easy use.

  11. rickey rock says:

    ring mandrel

  12. dave says:


  13. cynthia m says:

    used to measure sockets

  14. JenniferB says:

    ring mandrel

  15. Wilma S says:

    ring mandrel

  16. Kenderaela says:

    Stepped Ring Mandrel. Used for shaping, straightening and enlarging rings

  17. Charlie says:

    some type of spool

  18. Will says:

    Ring mandrel.

  19. Debbii says:

    I have no clue.

  20. Beth Waters says:

    Some sort of item to measure things with.

  21. Louis Hauck says:

    It's used to put your wax mold of a ring to work on it if you want to size the wax mold or make any changes to it before you put it on the sprue to be casted to make a gold or silver ring or what ever metal you chose.

  22. Mary says:

    I don't know so I'll steal an idea-ring mandrel?

  23. Ginny says:

    washer and nut gage

  24. Eileen Damon says:

    a ring sizer

  25. Kathleen says:

    No you all have it wrong it is an Onion Ring stacker laying on its side.


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