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. shawn says:

    rubber o ring holder

  2. Zack H says:

    Its a ring mandrel

  3. Jennifer F says:

    Its a paper towel holder

  4. Ziggy says:

    a ring mandrel for sizing rings or soft metals

  5. Bill B says:

    its a ring sizer

  6. Suzanna says:

    I think it is a ring sizer "thing a ma jig".

  7. Ted W says:

    Spring loaded bookend (I really don't have a clue).

  8. AFranz says:

    Left Handed Ring Sizer

  9. Tim Morse says:

    I think it has something tot do with ring sizing.

  10. Tyneisha Fondren says:

    Some type of measuring device?

  11. Greg Whited says:

    well how about a stepped ring mandrel w/end mount measures sizes 4-13 also used for wax carving & metal clay

  12. nadine says:

    funny telescope

  13. carmen k says:

    stepped ring mandrel with mounting base

  14. chris s says:

    a ring measurer

  15. bon says:

    Never heard of a ring mandrel before so looked it up, and sure enough, it's a ring mandrel.

  16. gunney jim says:

    Definately a ring size checking mandrel, either for Q/Checking or for actually making rings on.

  17. Kathy Ganyo says:

    paper towel or toilet paper holder

  18. shinydream says:

    stepped ring mandrel

  19. DIYhopeful says:

    stepped ring mandrel or tool to measure pipe diameter

  20. azkodiac says:

    ring mandrel so says the majority!

  21. Jim says:

    Ring mandrel

  22. cindy den says:

    retractable holder of some sort

  23. Ken says:

    Ring mandrel.

  24. Deborah James says:

    Looks like something that would size jewelry rings.

  25. Bonnie Kirchner says:

    I do believe that this object is a ring mandrel, used to size fingers and rings


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