Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Scrolling Sabre Saw

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify two circular objects. Glad to see most of this crafty crowd knew they were a sewing machine bobbin and a bobbin case.  We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is looker19 who correctly guessed the identity of the mystery gadgets. Congratulations looker19, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman Scrolling Sabre Saw. This powerful tool with its 6-amp motor has variable speeds to make it easy to cut a variety of different materials. The scrolling mode allows the blade to rotate in a full circular motion. Or if you want to cut a straight line, the laser-light line guide makes it a cinch. Both the upper and lower handles have soft grips to reduce vibration and user fatigue. 

If you haven’t already, you better get started on your holiday decorations.  We’ve got clever ways to upcycle old stuff into new handmade decorations (a.k.a. – inexpensive to make). Try turning old wool sweaters into Christmas trees; or make stars out of driftwood and how to turn an old door into a front porch greeting. Plus, find easy and inexpensive culinary gifts you can put together even if you don’t know how to cook.

To win the Craftsman Scrolling Sabre Saw, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old wooden thing (pictured below) is made to do? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, December 4, 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 December 4, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Scrolling Sabre Saw.  

Official Rules.

2,041 Responses

  1. Donna F says:

    A device to wind up rope.

  2. Barbara L says:

    Some sort of weaving or looming holder

  3. NCSU_Wes says:

    yarn winder

  4. Richard says:

    Its a Tom Cruise nose massager.He has to hang it on the wall to get each side though.

  5. Gary123X says:

    Fish-line dryer Mahogany,7 Spindles,Foil Label,Abercrombie & Fitch,8 1/2 In

  6. gunney jim says:

    After the cotton or wool was spun into thread or yarn on the spinning wheel it was wound up on this hand crank winder-upper for ease of handling and storage. Thank You Very Much! Have a great week.

  7. Jessica Zolkiewicz says:

    Some type of coiling/winding machine.

  8. BobW says:

    Since there appears to be no method to remove string , rope , yarn , etc from the spool. My guess would be a kite string winder.

  9. Victoria says:

    Yarn winder

  10. Erica says:

    A manual hair curler. My grandmother used to use one in her salon in the '20s.

  11. mjbx597 says:

    yarn winder

  12. J Crouch says:

    I believe it's for winding up reams (rolls) of paper.

  13. Gail B says:

    Something for a boat

  14. srs says:

    thread/yarn winder

  15. Pappy444 says:

    Soundless air-raid siren

  16. Mike S says:

    A yarn winder

  17. Darrell Wright says:


  18. Heather says:

    It's a fishing line dryer

  19. CARL says:

    Wooden fishing line dryer

  20. WolfABLe says:

    looks like a vintage Mahogany Fly Line dryer used by fly fishermen

  21. anne jett says:

    i believe it is used for winding rope

  22. oksana says:

    Clothes drying thingy

  23. Yvonne Kass says:

    I think its a device to wind rope or twine or yarn. Something like that.

  24. Toby says:

    A fishing line dryer. Roosevelt owned one very similar to this one.

  25. Karen Thurn says:

    string winder


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