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. Laura says:

    To pull large nails out.

  2. melanie says:

    screen cutter

  3. sara says:

    Can opener

  4. Helen Marie Jones says:

    A strap or seat belt cutter

  5. DDJ says:

    Part of a hanging system for a storm window.

  6. Kris says:

    Twine cutter

  7. Melody says:

    Obviously a cutter of some kind.. I am stumped as to who would use it, and for what?

  8. Helen Delfosse says:

    Seatbelt cutter used by EMTs Police Fireman and everyday people in an Emergancy

  9. Gene A says:

    seat belt cutter or plastic package cutter

  10. fred weigle says:

    cutting shingles

  11. gene a says:

    a seat belt cutter or plastic package cutter

  12. Jason says:

    Letter opener.

  13. Andrea N says:

    Box cutter

  14. Alicia Bell says:

    A sheer sharpener used by gardeners and landscapers

  15. D Alston says:

    seatbelt cutter maybe window breaker escape tool

  16. alan king says:

    car seat belt cutter

  17. Lana P says:

    General cutter, used for tape, rope, etc. Also can be used for seatbelts. Used by anyone who needs to open a package, office worker, or emergency worker.

  18. @SColby says:

    It is an emergency seat belt cutter, though I don't know why you would cut a seat belt if it wasn't an emergency…

  19. Yesenia says:

    clamp to drill

  20. Bob H. says:

    Seatbelt cutter used by Firefighters & EMT's

  21. Kenneth Charles says:

    Seat belt cutter for emergency personnel

  22. Lisa S says:

    Vinyl floor tile cutter

  23. samuel rivers says:

    emergency rope cutter

  24. Mike B says:

    A rope or plastic strap cutter

  25. Ellen a. says:

    Bar clamps used to hold glued pieces of wood together


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