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. Jessica F says:

    Cord cutter

  2. Eileen says:

    seabelt cutter

  3. Michael Echterling says:

    Safety knife that cuts the seat belt .

  4. kalon taylor says:

    A cutting tool

  5. kalon taylor says:

    A cutting tool

  6. Mark says:

    Its a cutter of some sort

  7. cathy says:

    seat belt cutter, police and firepersons carry them

  8. Barbara says:

    Don't know.

  9. frank zamminer says:

    commercial packaging tool

  10. ConnieMaeK says:

    Cutter for baling twine

  11. Larry says:

    knife sharpener

  12. LGL says:

    Emergency Seat Belt Cutter.

  13. Korri says:

    Emergency Seat-belt Cutter.

  14. Omar says:

    I see a blade. carpet installer cutter. ??

  15. tti12cu says:

    looks like a screen repair tool with cutter.

  16. Tom M. says:

    Thread hook.

  17. LDR says:

    Mounted twine cutter used by a packer of some kind.

  18. Susie Anderson says:

    It's a mean, green something machine!

  19. Donna Barnard says:

    Emergency Seat Belt Cutter used by EMTs or Firemen when rescuing someone in a car accident.

  20. K C says:

    Box cutter used by professional box openers. :)

  21. Marcia says:

    A screen cutter

  22. Larry Leckness says:

    looks like a tool for cutting vinyl flooring for installing.

  23. danyas says:

    Emergency seat belt cutter

  24. Selina says:

    some kind of cutter. I can see the blade inside the hook.

  25. wspb says:

    I'm guessing a seat belt cutter used by emergency rescue workers.


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