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. Lyn B. says:

    Box cutter

  2. STEVE R says:


  3. donn says:

    rope cutter

  4. Olivia says:

    It is a robe hook.

  5. djrewind2013 says:

    hgtv ROCKS !!

  6. kat sleep says:

    fruit corer

  7. raul ferreira says:


  8. liz says:

    seat belt cutter

  9. Tim Moss says:

    Letter opener.

  10. Sara M says:

    a plastic strap cutter- used by magazine merchandisers

  11. rono says:

    twine cutter

  12. jenna v says:

    ,,,not military, not the right "olive drab" green, or desert camo,,,but it does look like the lightweight aircraft frame aluminum green. to answer correctly, i'll say,,, for airplane seatbelts and by those cute flight attendants or a pilot or the gremlin on the wing tearing open the engine cowling – in another dimension -….. Now come on this was clever and deserves a thumbsup, people. I read them and give them if u kno what i mean?

  13. Jim Noreus says:

    Belt cutter

  14. talwar says:

    photo frame hanger

  15. Scott says:

    a cutting instrument of some sort

  16. brian d says:

    Get Gumby!,,,Sic 'im, Scissorsaurs!

  17. kalimae7371 says:

    Emergency seat belt cutter

  18. Tony says:

    Safety cutter (so person does not get cut by blade)

  19. Taramarc says:

    An opener for one of those packages that are impossible to open! Or just a regular ol letter opener :)

  20. Jennifer says:

    Hello Bar Clamps…… I could use these in a variety of places. For example, hold clued items together.

  21. mark says:

    Material/paper cutter

  22. mark says:

    Material/paper cutter

  23. sharon r says:

    ,,,,this is the latest TSA allowed pocket knife @ airport security,,, but who carries one of these on their key chain?

  24. Dale Whitney says:

    Letter Opener!

  25. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    looks like a seatbelt cutter with a window punch on the other end.


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