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. Barry says:

    A tool to size round objects such as rings and other round objects.
    Stepped Ring Mandrel on base jewelry metal

  2. Linda says:

    A round measuring harden steel tube to mark off the 2 x 4 x 6, 8, 10, 12 what have is ring sizes
    Stepped Ring Mandrel on Base, 13 Inch Mandrel
    you size a ring on it while tapping with a hammer
    Product ID: MAN-139.00
    Price: $21.95

  3. wes says:

    stepped ring mandrel, not sure what else it could be

  4. J. Ferrin says:

    stepped ring mandrel

  5. John says:

    It's a paper towel dispenser

  6. Teresa Organ says:

    Ring Mandrel with Stand

  7. Michael Smidutz, Sr. says:

    paper towel dispenser

  8. Diana Tomblin says:

    I don't have a clue.

  9. erik bryant says:

    its for sizing wedding rings

  10. Amos says:

    Spool used for plastic and paper.

  11. Jimmy Q says:

    That is to measure the diameter of a pipe.

  12. rl potts says:

    no clue what a ring mandrel is, and no clue what this object is either! but i do know i need that dewalt hammer :)



  14. Janice says:

    Paper towel holder

  15. Sheila Ebey says:

    I say it's a paper towel holder for a very modern kitchen.

  16. damak says:

    metal shaping tool?

  17. Valerie says:

    Must be a ring sizer.

  18. shirley a. wells says:

    sizer mandrel

  19. Sharyl Harris says:

    From the graduation of the tool it looks a ring mandrel.

  20. Sharyl Harris says:

    From the graduation of the tool it looks a ring mandrel.

  21. Sharyl Harris says:

    From the graduation of the tool it looks a ring mandrel.

  22. misses_massey says:

    I believe that it is an ajustable stock.

  23. Kent P says:

    Ring mandrel

  24. Swampfox says:

    Ring Mandrel

  25. Angie T. says:

    Some sort of sizing tool.


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