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. Lisa says:

    A fabric cutter.

  2. u t says:

    use for package cutter!!!!!!

  3. Christy Moyer says:

    string cutter used by sewers to cut threads

  4. Swjashmore says:

    Some type of cutter

  5. 3xLadyM says:

    Thread cutter for a sewing machine tension foot, used by a seamstress/seamster

  6. Charles V says:

    a seat belt cutter

  7. mary says:

    string cutter

  8. Ryan says:

    fabric cutter

  9. Jesse says:

    cutting tool

  10. Kenneth Charles says:

    It's an emergency seat belt cutter used by emergency personnel.

  11. Laura C says:

    It's a wallpaper ripper.

  12. Milt B says:

    seatbelt cutter and widow breaker

  13. Dee says:

    some kind of plastic hook to hang something on

  14. Jonelle NK says:

    mail opener

  15. uholt says:


  16. David C. says:

    twine and small rope cutter.

  17. krystal wethington says:

    letter opener

  18. john burch says:

    rescue seat belt cutter also window breaker pry tool used by first responders

  19. barry says:

    seat belt cutter

  20. SandraStellaFajardo says:

    It is a Seat Bealt Cutter and also a Cord cutter

  21. uniden says:

    Being a X Fireman This is a SeatBelt Cutter, and every car should have one in the Glove Box
    along with a windo breaking Pic,..

  22. kelley says:

    hook of some sort

  23. peggy says:

    letter opener

  24. Tina says:

    These bar clamps are easily used by creative women like me! They are great when glueing boards side by side, and also for making custom cabinetry and refinishing/rebuilding old furniture! These would be a wonderful addition to my tool collection!

  25. ladyvon5845 says:

    a bracket used for cutting wire.


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