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. don says:

    looks more industrial. looks like a tool for prying up shingles. slides under then using the silver handle to pull back on. just trying to think out side of the box

  2. keith says:

    ring mandrel

  3. Seth moore says:

    a ring gauge.,.,

  4. Angella says:

    Ring Mandrel

  5. Jonathan Cook says:

    That's an older version of a ring mandrel….

  6. jeanne conner says:

    Oh……….. this is used for ear candling…

  7. Rob says:

    Ring Mandrel

  8. oljeeper says:

    Ring mandrel.

  9. mamabevi5 says:

    I had no idea. I asked my brother, who also had no clue. I don't think you would appreciate his suggestion. But I have to go with the others in saying it is used to size rings.

  10. ronald ostrom says:

    well, gage this!

  11. fjh3566 says:

    Ring sizing tool.

  12. sean says:

    it's a ring mandrel.

  13. PFNELKAK says:

    ring mandrel

  14. Karen says:

    Not sure what this is, of all the tools I use for projects this stups me, something used in measuring?

  15. jackie says:

    it measures the inside diameter of a pipe or hose

  16. Ed P. says:

    A stepped aluminum ring mandrel on a steel base

  17. Courtney says:

    Ring Mandrel

  18. dannyb says:

    to size something to exact specs

  19. G&J says:

    a ring sizer

  20. Eugene Hill says:

    A sizing tool

  21. Mike King says:

    Ring sizer (Mandrel).

  22. Robert says:

    Ring sizer for jewelry

  23. dab1989 says:

    a ring sizer

  24. David K. says:

    Looks like a paper towel holder!

  25. brownbear121954 says:

    ring mandrel


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