Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Skil Miter Saw

Last week’s mystery tool was rather easy to identify, most people were able to tell it was an antique clothes iron. The 19th-century brass iron opens up so it can be filled with hot coals to smooth out wrinkled clothes.  Our randomly picked winner is Christy from Choctaw, Oklahoma. Congratulations Christy.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be giving away a Skil miter saw.  This 12-inch compound miter saw comes equipped with a laser cut line to make it super easy to make accurate cuts. It has nine pre-set stops for the most common miter angles. Also included are extension rails for working with extra long materials. 

To win the Skil miter saw, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what profession uses the machine pictured below and for what purpose.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Spring is not far off. Looking for new ways to refresh your home decor?  We’ve got ideas and projects that you can do on a budget – headboards, window treatments, slipcovers and funky coffee tables.

On Tuesday, March 13, 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 13, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Skil miter saw.  
Official Rules.

1,326 Responses

  1. at00 says:

    An old-fashioned smelly ink copier

  2. john says:

    early printer with cartage.

  3. egram says:

    Looks like some sort of paper printer with the ink on the side in a container.

  4. Kaylen says:


  5. Richard says:

    architects use this machine to print blueprints

  6. 77mule says:

    for laminator

  7. Elaine says:

    A mimeograph

  8. armandina vela says:

    Its a a machine use to thin and cut pasta.

  9. Chris Raab says:

    An architect's plotter

  10. dawn says:


  11. Michelle says:

    I think a machinist uses that machine but I really have no idea what it's for — my off-the-wall guess: to smooth out and thin sheets of metal?

  12. GeezerGeek says:


  13. Len says:

    A blueprint machine

  14. Michael Crupi says:

    a copy machine.

  15. John B says:


  16. Tom M says:

    Looks like a old school projector!

  17. christine says:

    graphic machine to make signs

  18. Cliff says:

    It's a pancake maker used by professional breakfast chefs. The pancake batter is infused from the "batter reservoir" through the "batter tubing" directly into the "pancake oven." After baking, the finished pancake is automatically rolled out through the front opening. Comes out perfect every time, no flipping required!

  19. tom says:

    gluing machine

  20. Bruce F. says:

    Blueprint machine, used by architects, engineers and related professions.

  21. Diane S. says:

    Early Label maker

  22. tom schnitkey says:

    possibly a gluing machind

  23. littletena says:

    a laminating machine

  24. Tom Hauber says:

    a mimeograph machine

  25. Nancy says:

    gluing machine


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