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. Elizabeth C. says:

    It looks like a paper roll holder for the large size papers such as printing press papers.

  2. Dean B says:

    I'll follow the herd: ring mandrel

  3. Lisa Bromley says:

    Wall board holder

  4. Cjwilcox says:

    It's a ring mandrel

  5. Omar P. says:

    Paper towel holder

  6. sfph says:

    ring mandrel

  7. S. Wolf Britain says:

    A fancy bookend if it's heavy enough! lol

  8. ormondalliance says:

    Barbara Mandrel … that makes no sense … ring thing

  9. looker19 says:

    A stepped ring mandrel tool.

  10. Alice says:

    I'm thinking a ring sizer

  11. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Ring sizer for ring makers

  12. gunney jim says:

    It is a ring making mandrel. Years ago, I couldn't afford to buy one at jewelry supply on East Coal ave, Gallup,NM so I used a 5/8ths inch deep well mechanic socket for a mandrel, worked perfect!!

  13. ANTHONY says:

    thread holder for weaving machine

  14. Tonysealeveler says:

    ring mandrel.

  15. windicindi says:

    I will say that it is a Mandrel Ring/Stepped…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  16. JOAN says:

    I haven't the slightest what it is…

  17. Rebecca says:

    Aluminum ring mandrel

  18. Alea says:

    Stepped ring mandrel

  19. Sally L. says:

    Looks like a jewelry tool, for sizing rings.

  20. John Fry says:

    STEPPED RING MANDREL sounds good but I liked vinyl holder also? Thank-you.

  21. Skeeter says:

    I believe it's a specialty tool used in proctology

  22. Arthur Filippo says:

    It's a thingamajigger used for the watchamacallits!!!!!

  23. David mercado says:

    It's used to size rings

  24. thebobW says:

    It is a stepped ring mandrel with a steel stand.

  25. Leah Allen says:

    I think it is a ring sizer.


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