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. Laurie H says:

    Spool holder for industrial sized threads such as those for weaving carpets for the Taj Mahal and such!

  2. Rich says:

    need a hammer that does not ping when you hit a nail

  3. grammy says:

    a sharpening tool

  4. obxster77 says:

    OK, I'll go with ring mandrel.

  5. R.m.. says:

    (stepped ring mandrel)

  6. Austin says:

    Paper towel holder

  7. speedy266 says:

    This is a ring mandrel.

  8. Mark R says:

    Graduated mandrel of some sort

  9. Mauricio A. says:

    Magnetic Paper Towel Holder

  10. Bernie says:

    mandrel. I copied from from prior comments because I don't know.

  11. CyberShire says:

    A ring mandrel for making ring sizes.

  12. Nell says:

    It's used to expand the end of a pipe or tube

  13. AndrewMDA says:

    Stepped Ring Mandrel on Base Jewelry Metal Shaping Hardening Tool

  14. Mike S says:

    A ring sizer

  15. Ed Coleman says:

    used to hold a window open

  16. Marsha says:

    paper towel holder

  17. Polly Hall says:

    a Ring Mandrel

  18. Gloria Nicholson says:

    It holds yarn

  19. Melanie Plum says:

    ring mandrel

  20. Peggie says:

    Gotta go with everyone else—the ring sizer

  21. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    ring mandrel

  22. wendyn says:

    Looks like a spool for newspaper printing, adjustable for width.

  23. carolyn says:

    I think it woukld be a sizer for rings, to make them..

  24. Beth Peacock says:

    holds twine?

  25. Hotwheels10 says:

    Wow I have no clue…my first thought was a paper towel holder.


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