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. Amanda says:

    It looks like a mimeograph used by teachers to make copies of tests.

  2. patrick ellison says:

    it a laminate gluing machine for gluing pieces of laminate together and a wood worker would use this

  3. Mary says:

    I think it bends metal.

  4. Susan Polk says:

    It could be a machine that drafters use to help them make blueprints, or it might not be.

  5. [...] Toolsday (a.k.a. Tuesday), we asked you to identify a piece of machinery with a liquid reservoir on top. Many people thought it was a laminator or some kind of printing machine. Both are sort of close, [...]

  6. sue says:

    an old copy machine

  7. Jessie says:

    A laminating machine.

  8. Heather says:

    I'm thinking this could be used by a draftsman?

  9. JMFONSECA2020 says:

    Old school envelope sealer

  10. hotgirl47 says:

    A gluing machine for paper.

  11. Heather says:

    An alchemist

  12. ed sindelar says:

    a copier

  13. tbyer says:

    Looks like an old fashion tile cutter.

  14. Philip says:

    A Laminating machine

  15. ben says:

    a gluing machine

  16. Gwendolyn Y. Bethea says:

    I have no idea. It could be a laminator. what is that attachment for? Liquid? Looking forward to the answer.

  17. jennafurr13 says:

    maybe screenprinting? although, i LOVE the comment about the pancake maker. hilarious!!

  18. Annie says:

    Gluing machine used for binding books

  19. john says:

    I guess a laminator.

  20. Debra says:

    an ink printer

  21. Keith says:

    A dye sublimation machine.

  22. Clint says:

    Hmmmm copier

  23. PatrickJ says:

    engineers, blueprint machine

  24. sonny collier says:

    it is a blueprinting machine used to copy plans for designer

  25. michelle says:

    Old ink printer.


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