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. Pamela Eatherton says:

    Ring mandrel I will have to agree

  2. Mike B. says:

    paper towel holder

  3. @biskit911 says:

    it's a machine brake to hold parts in place to be able to work on them

  4. Glenn A. says:

    Paper towel holder

  5. Barbara A. says:

    paper towel holder

  6. Will B. says:

    paper towel holder

  7. Erin B. says:

    Paper towel holder.

  8. rgmk says:

    have no idea but its strange

  9. ana larose-smith says:

    it looks like a nut cracker

  10. melissa allen says:

    I have no idea!! but love the answers paper towel holder and unicorn horn sculpture

  11. Sylv1anne says:

    A ring mandrel

  12. Melinda says:

    mmmmmmmmm, don't know.

  13. colorit says:

    Ring mandrel

  14. carol maurer says:

    do not have a clue.

  15. Richard B says:

    turn it up/down,, a paper towel holder

  16. Kim Burnett says:

    a ring sizer

  17. John Howard says:

    Its a ring mandrel

  18. Susan Harder says:

    Unicorn Horn :)

  19. Paul says:

    majority seem to think it is a ring mandrel so the majority wins it is a ring mandrel maybe.

  20. Jackie says:

    I will go with ring sizer

  21. maritza says:

    it looks like a shaper for wooden legs or shaping a cylinder holds in place to be detailed

  22. Katrina Williams says:

    Ring Mandrel

  23. jaimee says:

    paper towel holder

  24. Fran Shandick says:

    Donut ringer

  25. LDR says:

    Stepped ring mandrel.


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