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. Mike says:

    Seatbelt cutter to escape car accident and anyone who drives could use it

  2. Millie says:


  3. dave says:

    cutter for plastic sheats

  4. Bill says:

    safety cutter used for cutting twine or plastic wrap

  5. Richard says:

    It's a Tom Cruise manual nose hair trimmer.

  6. Judith G says:

    Seat belt cutting tool to be used by emergency first responders (police, fire, and other emergency personnel)

  7. Big B. says:

    A seat belt cutter. In case of emergency and you need to exit your vehicle when your seat belt is jammed.

  8. pollocg4573353 says:

    It's a string level for brick laying

  9. Ned C. says:

    A seatbelt cutter is the most probable item that comes to mind.

  10. gene says:

    first thought was a curtainrod holder cause of the 90 degree bend to screw it into the wall

  11. S. Wolf Britain says:

    Newspaper-bundle string cutter; paper cutter; and/or box cutter/opener.

  12. Grinevicius says:

    some kind of cutter

  13. @CMDubya says:

    Looks like a safety cutter…often used for cutting twine or plastic wrap

  14. Richard Kiewlen says:

    curtain rod bracket

  15. Madelyn says:

    Looks like a seatbelt cutter my husband the fireman carries.

  16. Erinn ! says:

    Ribbon Cutter

  17. Ann King says:

    it looks like bracket of some sort perhaps for hanging plants.

  18. LiliaF says:

    To get the cap out if it ever falls in your beer.

  19. MichaelJ says:

    Looks like it might cut a seatbelt.

  20. Tim says:

    Plastic bag cutter

  21. Neil says:

    A cutting tool used by warehouse or store workers to cut the shrink plastic wrap around pallets.

  22. BRUCE D. says:

    shelf hanging bracket ???

  23. zyta says:

    wall wire or rope cutter used at the stores or by builders.

  24. laura c says:

    cutter of sorts

  25. Mary says:



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