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. Ted S. says:

    Antique microphone.

  2. John Sullivan says:

    We have to replace an old tired chain-link fence around our backyard soon and we want to have something unique to make our place stand out in a good way. This saw will get us started

  3. Sarah says:

    Definitely looks like an old microphone.

  4. Royce Watson says:


  5. Tim Jackson says:

    Old school microphone

  6. Amy Nielsen says:

    Old microphone

  7. LAMuir says:

    Antique microphone

  8. gerald dean says:


  9. mupuckl says:

    a microphone
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  10. ejsharp says:

    A microphone.

  11. tiramisumom says:

    Art Deco era microphone!

  12. sandra d says:

    old microphone

  13. Mosie says:

    Broadcast microphone

  14. Jacqueline S. says:

    Antique microphone

  15. dawnanolan says:

    i think it's part of an old fire alarm.

  16. Larry Joiner says:

    old microphone…

  17. James Murray says:

    a microphone

  18. mark says:

    hanging scale

  19. Irons says:

    Portable Speaker

  20. LynnHelbe says:

    An antique microphone

  21. Arlene says:


  22. llt says:

    It does look like a microphone.

  23. jon p says:

    A radio mic from the early 20's

  24. Rick Harrison says:

    It looks like an old speaker for a Hi Fi system.


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