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. whidone says:

    glue applicator for formica

  2. AndrewMDA says:

    It's an early Blueprint Plotter

  3. talonts says:

    Small sheetmetal shear

  4. druid9855 says:

    It's a distressed laser printer on IV therapy!

    Seriously, that is a cold gluing machine for use in bookbinding.

  5. Robert says:


  6. Elizabeth C. says:

    I think a factory worker uses this machine to press a print or bind a book.

  7. Chuck Feldmann says:

    Architects blueprint printer

  8. Alea says:


  9. ScottWise1971 says:

    The profession of the person who would use this machine has been made top-secret by the NSA. But I can tell you that it is used to prevent degradation to forensic DNA material. Or it laminates pasta.

  10. JDavid says:


  11. amyburemt says:


  12. a0nrichter says:

    early printer

  13. Brian N says:

    Looks like a binding machine

  14. Linda Schulok says:

    Whatever it is, it's on life support.

  15. Ed S. says:

    Cold gluing machine

  16. Jeff says:

    Blueprint printer

  17. Tina says:


  18. Lisa Bragg says:

    Archetechs use this blueprint machine

  19. Geneman66 says:

    mimeograph, used by mimeographers

  20. anne jett says:

    An Architects blueprint copier

  21. uncajimmy says:

    It injects filling into pop tarts.

  22. Steve M says:

    early blueprint machine that develops the print from the ammonia fumes from the ammonia bottle.

  23. JnT says:

    book binder

  24. jane says:

    Some type of engineer

  25. Cindi says:

    An automatic mimeograph…
    Many thanks, Cindi


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