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. bluebird says:

    some type of cutter

  2. Beth says:

    Emergency seatbelt cutter

  3. Genevieve says:

    It is used to cut twine for those in shipping departments for wrapping packages!

  4. elizabeth says:

    Its a seatbelt cutter !

  5. Omega says:

    Survival seatbelt knife

  6. Ran says:

    a twin blade safety utility knive for cutting loose packing straps

  7. ddbbailey says:

    seatbelt cutter

  8. TerrB says:

    No idea

  9. irene says:

    an emergency seat belt cutter

  10. Johh PErry says:

    fishing line cutter

  11. Sally L. says:

    multi use tool used by people

  12. Roxanne Amiot says:

    seat belt cutter

  13. Sharon Rickert says:

    It is a cutter, and since it appears to be able to be stabilized, I think that it is to be used in an area to wrap packages or something.

  14. Edgar Baquiran says:

    letter opener

  15. Maria Anna Cirio says:

    letter opener

  16. Isa Tiamson says:

    Letter opener

  17. Deb says:

    Seat belt cutter, used by emergency responders, ie, Fire or Police.

  18. Ripton says:

    sail riggers knife

  19. the1pearson says:

    Cutting tool for netting

  20. Grace Pettit says:


  21. Jeff says:

    Tool for cutting seat belts in an emergency.

  22. Leah says:

    Seat belt cutter :)

  23. Cathy says:

    I'll go for an emergency seat belt cutter used by people trapped in their vehicles by their seat belt (or by somebody trying to get someone who is entrapped by their seat belt free). If not, I'll say a knife sharpener used by home chefs. My mother has one that looks somewhat like this thing, but the handle is a bit different. I think you can do scissors with them too?

  24. Luther Smith says:

    Definitely a cutter for something thin- seatbelt, cord screen box tape.

  25. Rocky C says:

    Safety Belt Cutter, for emergencies.


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