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. Christopher says:

    The green gadget is a box and twine cutter!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!

  2. Steven Reid says:

    This tool goes in a emergency kit that is kept in a vehicle to cut seat belts.

  3. Rich says:

    twine cutter used when baling hay

  4. george says:

    cutter for string or cord

  5. Cordelia P Walters says:

    The round item is a sweater machine.

  6. Cordelia P Walters says:

    The greet item is a carpet cutter.

  7. Linda says:

    Seat belt cutter used by emergency services.

  8. Jeff says:

    strap cutter or maybe a blade sharpener?

  9. John says:

    a string or strap cutter

  10. NCSU_Wes says:

    seatbelt cutter used by EMS

  11. JohnB says:

    A seatbelt cutter.

  12. librarypat says:

    A cutting tool that attaches to the wall or floor.

  13. Bob S. says:

    seatbelt cutter

  14. Bill Carey says:

    Car seat belt cutters, used by fireman!

  15. Wayne says:

    Seat belt cutter that opens letters, and cuts twine, fishing line, light rope, etc…Nice multi-tasker!!

  16. Jason says:

    I think it is an emergency seat belt cutter, and window smasher to get out of your car if you are in an accident!

  17. Lisa Brown says:

    It looks like a tool that a carpet installer would use to make sure that the carpet is just the right size for a particular room.

  18. Cynthia C. says:

    For attaching to wall for hanging an item such as a tool or tools, How much weight it will hold depends on what type of other things it could be used to store things off floor. Like a clean up clutter off the garage or basement floor type devices i.e. bicycles maybe.

  19. Larry Sterling says:

    Blade and holder for cutting out coupons.

  20. leo says:

    for cutting something,paper or string

  21. Steve says:

    Strap cutter

  22. tomok says:

    seat belt cutter
    for first responders – fire department, paramedics, etc………

  23. GeneMan says:

    seat belt cutter

  24. kitty says:

    cutter of some sort, maybe for paper?

  25. Scottish says:

    A bomb-bay release clasp from a B17, painted in the original 1943-issue zinc chromate.


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