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. clint says:

    It's a paper towel holder

  2. Kathy says:

    a spool of somekind

  3. SHEA W says:


  4. cindi stoltman says:

    …..step mandrel for sizing, designing, repairing rings…..

  5. Jim W. says:

    Uhhh, it's a roto rooter for midget toilets?

  6. [...] order to win last week’s Toolsday prize, you had to guess the identity of a telescoping tool sitting on a bracket.  Most folks knew it was a jewelry maker’s ring-sizer mandrel. We randomly picked one winner [...]

  7. SmoknDragon says:

    It looks like one of those tools a jeweler uses to size rings.

  8. Thomas Hicks says:

    Paper towel holder.

  9. heather c says:

    Steel Ring Mandrel. Pretty cool.

  10. trina says:

    I think some type of spool

  11. Wendy says:

    It looks like a bookend that screws in, that's on it's side.

  12. mark z says:

    ring mandrel ?

  13. Dradz says:

    Ring Sizer/Mandrel

  14. dave says:

    a spool holder for thread.

  15. izy1 says:

    adjustable book end

  16. PAMELA says:


  17. Shari King says:

    It is a ring mandrel

  18. Dave says:

    It's a stepped Ring Mandrel.

  19. Noel says:

    It is a ring sizer

  20. DeserieSanders says:

    I thought maybe it was a ring sizer but it looked to big, so I did some research and its a stepped waxed mandrel w/a stand. See that…you learn something new every day :)

  21. Ann Marie says:

    Spindle for vinyl

  22. joe M says:

    used to measure the sixe of rings or any other round object

  23. Adam Mack says:

    I thnk is ring mandrel

  24. Eileen Damon says:

    a ring mandrel

  25. Claudia Harris says:

    ring mandrel with stand


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