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. Johnnie S. says:

    emergency seatbelt cutter

  2. D Schmidt says:

    Paper craft cutter

  3. JC says:

    scissor sharpener

  4. Madison says:

    Blade sharpener of some kind

  5. Russ says:

    a bracket for attaching a deck to a house.

  6. Kim says:

    Strap cutter

  7. Soto says:

    Green string cord cutter I do believe.

  8. bon1051 says:

    a cutter to open those hard sealed plastic packages

  9. jane jakins says:

    bracket to hang things

  10. Colleen Judge says:

    yarn hook

  11. shylo57 says:

    it's a thread/string cutter

  12. mjbx597 says:

    cuts thin rope or seat belts

  13. RoscoesRoost says:

    strap cutter

  14. off2wdw says:

    Plumber to hold wires out of the way.

  15. Jitka R. says:

    Strap cutter

  16. Crystal Mackey says:

    Emergency seat belt cutter.

  17. shary says:

    I agree with many of the others I believe it is a tool used to cut seatbelts when needed.

  18. Matt Brown says:

    I think it's a vinyl flooring cutter.

  19. Joe K says:

    Mounted seatbelt cutter

  20. farmer11 says:

    cutter used on plastic wrap

  21. ajsmimi says:

    Looks like it screws to the wall and you can quickly cut wire or rope etc. with it. Or maybe a really weird can opener?

  22. Kathryn says:

    Twine cutter

  23. Gary C says:

    Carpet cutter used for installs.

  24. STEVE LEBEAU says:

    This looks like a box cutter or a seat belt cutter.

  25. Lisa says:

    It looks to me to be a package opener with a blade safely tucked inside where a finger can't be cut.


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