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. Dennis Loss says:

    It looks like the cutters we use in the post office. We use them to cut the plastic straps and wrappers from around bundles of magazines and catalouges.

  2. SamT says:

    seatbelt cutter

  3. AmyB says:

    A cutter (letters,carpet, etc)

  4. Michelle says:

    Emergency tool?

  5. Jason B says:


  6. jaimee says:

    some kind of cutter

  7. Carma says:

    Belt cutter

  8. Big Daddy Fergs says:

    I'll agree that it's seat belt cutter used by emergency personel.

  9. Tim Brown says:

    deer gutting knife

  10. Edna says:

    wall bracket for curtain rod

  11. bentgirl says:

    Seat belt cutter

  12. Kori says:

    Captain Hook's letter opener!

  13. joan says:

    I don't have any idea what it is….

  14. Mike S says:

    seatbelt cutter, used by rescue crews?

  15. @cmh512 says:

    It looks like a gadget that may help a bartender… A bottle opener at one end
    and a cutting tool at the other.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  16. Mike says:


  17. RobC says:

    Looks like the box cutter I used in a warehouse.

  18. TonyE says:

    seat belt cutter

  19. Dorothy Perkins says:

    I think it might be a tile or linolium cutter

  20. Clayton_E says:

    Ribbon Cutter

  21. MikeM says:

    It is a seat belt cutter.

  22. Matthew Schultz says:

    I think it is a paint can opener.

  23. A cord cutter used by a cord cutter person

  24. Polly H says:

    String cutter

  25. Robert says:

    Letter opener?


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