Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Compound Miter Saw

Last Toolsday, we posted a photo of an usual pair of pliers and asked you to tell us what they’re used for.  You’re a very smart audience; either that or you all work on a farm, because many of you correctly guessed that the pliers are used to lead a bull by its nose ring.

We randomly picked two winners out of all last week’s comments and those lucky people are Paul Faletti and Kathryn C.  Congrats, you both have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

 Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman 10″ compound miter saw. This 15- amp powerhouse can cut 2x12s and 4x4s in one quick swipe. This saw features Laser Trac which projects an accurate laser line so you can pre-align all your cuts and get it perfect every time.  A dust bag, aluminum stop block and hold-down clamp are also included.

How’s your vegetable garden coming along?  Are you having problems, or have you been procrastinating and still haven’t planted everything?  We got tips and tricks on how to grow yummy edibles including tomatoes, cukes, carrots, potatoes, and berries. Plus, you’ll find tips for maintaining raised bed, container gardens and recipes for preparing your harvest.       

To win the Craftsman miter saw, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what you could make with the little device pictured below.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, June 26, 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 June 26, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the miter saw.  

Official Rules.

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  1. Misty Raine says:

    It could be used to knit just about anything your heart desires, and it allows you the option to knit practically any pattern you could imagine, also threads of silk and cotton and the smallest spool of thread could be hand woven to make a unique pattern made specially by you. Handmade items no matter how hard you try you can't get any two pieces the same as in identical, they are each their own specially and uniquely made piece. It doesn't matter what type of material you use as long as you have thread you could put ANYTHING you would like to together Metal, plastic, rubber, wool, cotton, silk, polyester, nylon, spandex. Twine, chains, the list is endless I could go on for days so I'm sure everyone gets my point. I love recycling and upcycling and making old items have a new and different purpose, at the same time I love wood and the natural state where you can identify each grain, I also love to make other items look as though they are made out of wood even though they aren't, and I definitely LOVE preserving OLD Materials in their original state I never could understand why my great-grand mother, grandmother and mother held on to old paperwork bank statements bills receipts letters etc, now I'm so glad they did I have an original stub for Westrrn Union with a message on it for my great-grandfather and it is from the early 1900's when Western Union was new for me it's priceless I also have a number of other items I have put them into a memories keepsake box for each family memember so happy to have all my family memorabilia that sure it may be worry a pretty penny somewhere but to me it's just priceless and irreplaceable.


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