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. Michael says:

    This is a printer for vinyl banners of any length.

  2. shirley says:

    laminating machine

  3. gregferg says:

    Some thing that I don't recognize

  4. kenny says:

    a printer

  5. Patti says:

    paper gloss device – applies gloss to paper.

  6. SJG says:

    this could be a blueprint machine used by builders

  7. JoAnne says:


  8. Rob says:

    gluing machine

  9. steve says:

    label gluing machine

  10. oley says:

    It is an old copy machine. You add the toner in the container at the top.

  11. Josephine says:

    a needle threader

  12. Dogman37 says:

    it is a gluing machine

  13. Tdurbin says:

    Laminating machine

  14. Leela R says:

    Old printer to print building plans.

  15. Michael says:

    This machine is used to cut molding.

  16. gale jacobs says:


  17. LawMom719 says:

    It's a shuttle hooker or needle for rug making

  18. Sarge says:

    An old copy machine

  19. david says:

    blueprint machine

  20. RMiller says:

    Book punch with a glue atchement

  21. Daniel_Gard says:

    An early copy machine

  22. gale jacobs says:


  23. Victoria England says:

    Printing profession, a binder, laminator

  24. Bob says:

    I believe this is a mimieograph machine used to make copies of printed materials.

  25. Juan says:

    looks like an old printer to me. the ink is pour on the side and you roll the paper through to print.


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