Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Craftsman Router Kit

Last week we showed you a picture of a two-handled gadget and asked you to identify it.  Not too many correctly guessed its identity – it is an exercise machine made for building upper arms. Fortunately, exercise equipment has made some big advancements.  

We randomly picked the winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Rich from Purcellville, VA, who was one of the few who guessed correctly.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away Craftsman Router Combo Kit.  The kit includes a 9.5-amp, 1.75 hp fixed-base router with a portable worktable. The handy table has a smooth laminate surface that adjusts to various heights.  

To enter the Craftsman Router giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this strange-looking tool (below) is used for and what profession uses it? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

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On Tuesday, January 17, 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 January 17, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Router.  
Official Rules.

2,989 Responses

  1. william moody says:

    a mold for forming stone or concrete blocks

  2. dwightsjenn says:

    its a mold of some kind

  3. Isaac Cahoe says:

    This would be a perfect gift for my weekend projects..

  4. dross1191 says:

    form used for stepping stones

  5. kate says:

    Cookie cutter

  6. sueann says:

    It looks like some sort of punch for dry wallers

  7. Louis Hauck says:

    Cake mold for baking

  8. LeRoy Bendt says:

    I think it's made of brass. I think it is used for making holes in dry wall, say for electrical outlet holes.

  9. Charlotte Dunnett says:

    I think it is a brick making tool.

  10. smp716 says:

    I still think it's some kind of duct work. Maybe a register.

  11. Holly says:

    The strange-looking tool looks like a ravioli cutter which is use to make raviolis and everyone can use this tool for cooking purposes.

  12. Melissa Geedy says:

    To me it looks like a trowel for laying tile

  13. susan says:

    Looks like a back scratcher.

  14. d saunders says:

    Well it looks like paint on it im going to say something in building or maybe garden hedging of some kind.

  15. Carolyn Perkins says:

    I think it's a mold or stamp used with cement or ceramics.

  16. Tearuup says:

    I believe this is a cement post setter used by brick masons.


    a mold to make stepping stones for outside patio or walk way

  18. Jody Essner says:

    I am going with the masses, concrete cutting tool for cement workers?

  19. ml wright says:

    Cement stamp!

  20. dlfree83 says:

    Looks like maybe a punch that an electrician may have used to cut through plaster to add a hole in the wall to pull wires through to add a switch or outlets…

  21. p Maltsberger says:

    ice mold

  22. Dave says:

    To me it looks like the base of a chimney that is found on an old flat roof home.

  23. Kurt Miranda says:

    Would love to win this router. I'm ready to start woodworking and my first project would be new baseboards in our living room. Please pull my name…

  24. Nan in NH says:

    I believe this is a mold for roofing tiles

  25. Pollyanna says:

    Oh it's an old fashioned jello/cake mold.


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