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. GErickson says:

    Perhaps a blade sharpener of some type.

  2. Laura J says:

    Knife sharpener

  3. Lucy_Cat says:

    Seam ripper



  5. Elizabeth says:

    cutting tool is all I can say

  6. djrewind2013 says:

    LOVE diy !!!!!!

  7. kmkalicki says:

    letter opener

  8. Linda says:

    Seat belt / Strap cutter
    Starting bid: $10.00
    Buy It Now $20.00
    Shipping: $6.00
    ebay web –….

  9. Barry says:

    USGI seat belt cutter with case, Folage color molle
    Starting bid: $8.99
    Shipping: 5.99
    ebay web –….

  10. Johnny says:

    a seatbelt cutter used by emergency service personnel

  11. jack dark says:

    seatbelt cutter

  12. scott salter says:

    anything for seatbelt cutter to string cutter.

  13. Brad says:

    I'd say a emergency car tool

  14. ConnieMaeK says:

    Newspaper carriers use this to open the bundles of papers!

  15. karen says:

    seatbelt cutter used by rescue teams

  16. O. Ronald Fish says:

    Fishing line cutter tool

  17. thepittsmn says:

    Glass cutter

  18. Jennifer says:

    Something used to open boxes, cut packing tape, etc

  19. RichS says:

    belt cutter

  20. 1joyce says:

    Seat Belt cutter

  21. thojel says:

    Rescue Shears & Seat Belt Cutter

  22. BARBARA says:

    looks like a string cutter used by someone who wants a mounted cutter

  23. Jeanne Clark says:

    String, twine cutter. Could also be used to cut plastic sheathing, packing paper!

  24. gerry says:

    it looks like a tool that is used to cut a seat belt in a emergency.

  25. Peggy says:

    Well now hmmm…How about a mountable industrial cutter?


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