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.

2,134 Responses

  1. DarrenM says:

    It’s a knitted hat jig.

  2. Teresa Hoyt says:

    A weaving loom.

  3. Velda says:

    The item said it is a bow maker. I tried to find it on google, but was not able to find a picture that looked the same.

  4. john says:

    merry go round

  5. PJN says:

    Yup. Definitely a bow maker!

  6. Gay says:

    I could knit something even though I don’t have other knitting equipment.

  7. PJN says:

    Yup. Definitely a bow maker! I’ve crushed many of them in my Christmas box.

  8. Jneille says:

    I could knit a hat (or a very large sweater sleeve!)

  9. RobertW says:

    A bow making mold

  10. Rick says:

    Probably a bow maker but my niece has a knitting machine shaped like this.

  11. BobW says:

    Yarn spool

  12. Russ says:

    This tool would be amazing to help me build my house right now. You can use this to cut angles for setting corners, building steps or garden planters and whatever other building/framing jobs.

  13. Greg says:

    I think it is a bow maker. Wasnt sure at first but i think it is.

  14. jose says:


  15. Carol R says:

    Bow maker

  16. Maria says:

    Bow Maker.

  17. MIKES_MACHINE says:

    You can make bows out of ribbon with this “Instant Bow” bow maker.

  18. Carol R says:

    It is a ribbon maker I believe.

  19. Steve C says:

    Looks like it says “BOW MAKER” to me. LOL

  20. VWill74 says:

    Bow Maker…

  21. Jeff says:

    Swiss Cheese maker

  22. Marilyn says:

    My husband is WRONG! It is a bow maker for making decorative bows.

  23. Marilyn says:

    My husband thinks it is a sun dial.

  24. Lynn says:

    I think you can make rope with this.

  25. Annette Green says:

    this is a weaving tool


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