Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Cordless Planer

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify a round wooden thing that looked like a tricked-out paper towel holder. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from a pasta dryer, to a foot massager, to a yarn roller, to a guinea pig exercise wheel. Well, all those answers are wrong.  Last week’s mystery tool was an antique fishing-line dryer.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Librarypat who also thought it was a yarn winder.  Congrats Librarypat, even though you guessed incorrectly, you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman 19-Volt Cordless Planer. A necessity for every woodworker, this powerful tool can cut a variety of wood. The adjustable depth and the grooved front shoe makes it easy to create perfect 45-degree chamfered and beveled edges.  

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To win the Craftsman 19-Volt Cordless Planer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old-timey gadget is (pictured below). You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, December 11, 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 11, 2012 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Cordless Planer.  

Official Rules.

1,205 Responses

  1. carol28 says:

    That looks like an antique radio microphone!

  2. steve quinones says:

    a back massager

  3. J Crouch says:

    I think it is an old time microphone.

  4. Carolyn e says:

    old recording microphone

  5. Doug says:


  6. Sadie16 says:

    Microphone looks good to me

  7. Lloyd says:

    antique microphone

  8. Kathy E. says:

    It is a carbon ring microphone.

  9. Michael485 says:


  10. Juanita says:

    I agree mircophone

  11. dmvictum says:

    Antique Microphone Ie " Lectric Can"

  12. ANTHONY says:


  13. cnuland says:

    Looks like a microphone they would have used for radio programs

  14. joseph says:

    Old microphone?

  15. jrmitchell says:

    I believe it is a microphone

  16. dougem says:

    it's a microphone

  17. John says:

    yep it's a microphone

  18. JohnJ says:

    It looks like the inside of a speaker.

  19. Wayne says:

    Space heater

  20. Mike says:


  21. NCSU_Wes says:


  22. milivoj says:

    looks like a gong

  23. Kendi says:

    I also thought it looked like an old microphone, but I was also thinking something similar to a lazy Susan, except that it would spring back instead of spinning around and around. ??? Haha.

  24. Sean says:

    Look like a spring scale

  25. Carolann says:

    Ancient Chinese secret! I COULD tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! ;-)


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