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. Samantha says:

    I believe it goes on a tool belt and used to cut string one has used

  2. kathy says:

    a gluer

  3. peggy says:

    rug cutter

  4. jeff says:

    rug cutter

  5. kelley says:

    some sort of cutter

  6. kelley says:

    rug cutter

  7. David says:

    It's a seat belt cutter

  8. Brian webb says:

    emergency seatbelt cutter

  9. Elaine says:


  10. Leslie says:

    Heavy duty can opener

  11. Susan C says:

    Used for cutting vinyl.

  12. John Fry says:

    Seatbelt cutter sounds right. Thank-you.

  13. John says:

    twine cutter

  14. LDR says:

    Mountable twine cutter used by packers of some kind.

  15. M. Parker says:

    A strap cutter.

  16. Lmcclure says:

    Seatbelt cutter. Used by anyone in the car or police/fire department.

  17. Cheryl says:

    Safety Knife used by movers for opening boxes.

  18. Jay Corson says:

    It is a strap cutter

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  20. Dominic says:

    Box opener

  21. navigator53 says:

    A seat belt cutter.

  22. Ken S. says:

    A fabric cutter.

  23. Joe says:

    Emergency seat belt cutter.

  24. Mary says:

    over the door hook

  25. Candy Linder says:

    seat belt cutter


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