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. Ramblynn says:

    Spyglass with a built-in jaw holder. When you spy something really amazing, the ledge holds your dropping jaw so it doesn't hit the floor.

  2. KELLY C says:


  3. Monica Johnson says:

    Its to measure a washer.

  4. William says:

    telescope mold

  5. carolyn says:

    tool that could be used for porch post etc.

  6. Diane S. says:

    A Ring Mandrel for sizing Rings

  7. JoAnn says:

    ring sizer of some sort

  8. staledoubles says:

    This looks like a ring mandrel!

  9. Daniel Hudgen says:

    Its a ring mandrel!

  10. Dominic says:

    Ring mandrel

  11. Richard says:

    Pioneered by Jimmy Durante and perfected by Tom Cruise its a nostril/ sinus declogger for when medications just dont work.

  12. cathycountry says:

    It is a stepped aluminum ring mandrel on a steel base which is used to form, shape, straighten, enlarge or gauge a wide-shanked ring.

  13. Kent P says:

    for sizing rings….ring mandrel

  14. Robert Olinger says:

    Stepped Ring Mandrel

  15. Steve says:

    This is a modern version of a Medieval anal torture device. Used to prepare folks for the new economy and tax plan being created by the Democrats.

  16. Carolp says:

    Ring Mandrel

  17. NCSU_Wes says:

    Ring Mandrel

  18. fred weigle III says:

    mounted iron unicorn horn

  19. Robert Mellon says:

    ring mandrel

  20. Patricia O'Neill says:

    Ring mandrel, of course.

  21. Nichole says:

    twine holder

  22. sandy says:

    adjustable holder for various types of tapes used on projects.

  23. leo says:

    ring sizer sounds good to me

  24. Levi says:

    It's a mandrel for checking the size of rings or other parts.

  25. Moodyvega says:

    Stepped Aluminum Mandrel securely mounts on a steel base and easily rotates 360°. The smooth round steps allow you to precisely size rings when wax working or using metal clay. Mandrel is clearly marked with sizes 4–13 and can be removed from the stand for handheld use. 13" total length.


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