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. Billy S. says:

    seatbelt cutter, window breaker

  2. Mark says:

    a cotton pickin thing

  3. rono says:

    string cutter

  4. liz says:

    shower curtain hook

  5. denis says:

    Seatbelt cutter.

  6. Jerry says:

    Seat belt cutter

  7. diana says:

    Emergency Seatbelt Cutter.

  8. Leslie says:

    Some kind of big can opener

  9. Leslie says:

    Some kind of can opener

  10. Joanne D says:

    Cutter for screens

  11. Carol says:


  12. dlkuhar says:

    string holder

  13. Nichole says:

    Trimmer String Cutter

  14. Danielle T says:

    im gonna go with seat belt cutter for EMTs?

  15. Maria Anna Cirio says:

    setbelt cutter

  16. Al R says:

    Beggorah! 'Tis an Irish bar stool clamp!

  17. Don SImmons says:

    Letter opener

  18. YoungDoc says:

    I'm a Paramedic that has one of these. It is a seatbelt cutter on one side and a widow punch on the other end.

  19. obxster77 says:

    knife sharpener

  20. Rhonda says:


  21. kganzini says:

    It looks like a seatbelt cutter used by first responders or a string/twine cutter used by factory workers.

  22. Mk1981 says:

    Rope cutter

  23. James Murberger says:

    ripcord cutter
    used by those nuts that jump out of planes

  24. paul says:

    dont matter just goin win

  25. Tom M. says:

    Goolbluch hook.


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