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. dogmatize says:

    I will attach a string to it and let it hang over the baby's crib. Theirfore when she is looking up, she can see it twisting/turning and see a hint of blue.

  2. Lisa Cruz says:

    It must be a bow maker but I would use it to weave a basket.

  3. william moody says:

    it's a birthday cake, light those candles!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Gricel G says:

    With this tool i can finish building my walk in closet and much more….

  5. Art says:

    It holds a different color string rolls for the making of fabrics.

  6. Patty Ising says:

    I think you can make a rug with this and yarn. It coils out like a rope and you twist it around and around to make a rug.

  7. Sondra Brazier says:

    bow making mold

  8. AJsMIMI says:

    It hellps to repair shoes

  9. Donal says:

    It appears to say Bow Maker on it. My guess is that it is a loom.

  10. Ryan says:

    It's for tying bows

  11. Dani Behrens says:

    Sorry, misread the question, I would make a bow and put it on the Miter Saw, then I would build the shed.

  12. Dani Behrens says:

    If I won the Miter Saw, I would make (build) a storage shed.

  13. terrim says:

    it said bow maker right on it.

  14. skhi says:

    It's a bow maker. This contraption probably made the women in the wrapping department at Macy's very happy.

  15. MAK says:

    leggings! :) Or a doggie coat

  16. NotRab says:

    I believe it is a Bow Maker

  17. Nicole Hayes says:

    you can make rope with it ,

  18. edna morales says:

    weaving tool

  19. Frank H. says:

    Bow jig.

  20. Charlie says:

    used to start weaving a basket.

  21. Guy says:


  22. Diane says:

    a threader

  23. rickey says:

    small bow maker

  24. Chris says:

    I need to build a new deck and this saw would do the job!


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