Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Set of Bar Clamps

We really didn’t fool anyone last week.  It was pretty obvious to most of you that the Toolsday mystery gadget was an old knitting machine used to make socks.  We randomly picked one winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Rhonda B. who knew exactly what it was.  Congrats Rhonda B., you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a set of Irwin Bar Clamps. These are great for DIYers and crafters. The easy-squeeze, one-handed grip makes these clamps easy to use, and they exert up to 150 pounds of pressure to hold most anything together. The cushy inner pads means even with all that pressure, whatever you’re clamping won’t get marked or dented.  

Do you love pampering your pet? Baking treats for your furry friends? Buying them fun toys and chews?  So do we, that’s why we compiled some of the best dog and cat treat recipes, lists of the best pet toys, cat condos and doghouse designs. Also, we’ve got ideas and instructions on how to turn old furniture into dog beds.  

To enter the Irwin Bar Clamps giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this green gadget is used for and who specifically uses it? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one comment from this post.

On Tuesday, March 19, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until March 19, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Irwin Bar Clamps.

1,707 Responses

  1. Eric says:

    Seatbelt cutter

  2. Gloria says:

    wall bracket to hold a single curtain rod to hold a curtain for a window

  3. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Mouth opening doesn't look big enough for a tree pruner and especially since I can't see the opposite side of it, I'll say it's not that. I'll say a seat belt cutter used by EMT's, Paramedics, Fire Dept. Personnel.

  4. robert allen says:

    leather tool

  5. mcnallcw says:

    seatbelt ripper!

  6. Destiny Barnhart says:


  7. nimrod says:

    seatbelt cutter

  8. JoAnn says:

    Screen cutter and spline installer

  9. ungawhaa says:

    carpet cutter i think!

  10. Kyle c says:

    String cutter contractors

  11. Kyle c says:

    String cutter contractors

  12. Connie says:

    I believe it is a string cord level for decking, sidewalks, etc. not only a level with string or snap cord, but possiblly a cutter as well

  13. RB Omo says:

    Plastic package opener.

  14. Rick C says:

    Screen cutter

  15. Nancy A says:

    Looks like one of those emergency tools they sell for breaking out windows and cutting seatbelts if you're in an accident.

  16. Matthew W. says:

    used to cut packing tape to open boxes

  17. BJM says:

    Seatbelt cutter.

  18. Moodyvega says:

    Emergency Seatbelt Cutter.

  19. Joseph Menard says:

    Paper Cutter used by office worker.

  20. Cheryl says:

    letter opener

  21. frumonce says:

    String cord cutter

  22. Evelyn says:

    How about a bracket for hanging items?

  23. martin bodnar says:

    razor blade letter opener

  24. diana says:

    prunning blade perhaps

  25. Arnold says:

    letter opener


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