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. Diane Watson says:

    I'm confused now…I at first thought I was looking at a speaker, but after looking at the other answers and checking the picture out again I am more convinced that it is some sort of heater.

  2. Sandra Becker says:


  3. greg says:

    Definitely an old broadcast microphone…………

  4. Doug Child says:

    It's an old microphone

  5. Rick says:

    old microphone

  6. RMW says:

    an old microphone

  7. Laura V. says:

    An old microphone

  8. ceg says:

    Microphone used for early radio broadcast.

  9. Peggie says:


  10. toolman153 says:

    Dryer Element

  11. william L. Hardister says:


  12. Tam says:

    Ring microphone.

  13. john says:


  14. porj says:

    a ring mount carbon microphone

  15. helenor says:

    it looks like a microphone.

  16. Kay says:

    Old time speaker

  17. Patrick Nevels says:

    old microphone

  18. Joe says:


  19. bonko bongo says:

    Going with antique microphone

  20. Jane Kelly says:

    A speaker

  21. Helen Picone says:


  22. Bill VanDyne says:

    Clutch or break disc

  23. Sandra VanDyne says:

    inside of a clock. maybe a grandfather type clock

  24. PAMELA says:


  25. MaxineY says:

    A microphone – or something used to bring life to Frankenstein…


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