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. WWDave says:

    Space heater

  2. azkodiac says:

    insides of early microphone fo sho!

  3. Genevieve L says:


  4. Gloria Nicholson says:

    An electric meater.

  5. Norm says:

    vintage microphone

  6. RB Omo says:

    Vintage microphone.

  7. Gwenn Atkinson says:

    speaker from inside and old phone

  8. Looks like an old Disk Microphone?

  9. Melba says:

    Looks like the inside of an old microphone from the early and mid 1900's.

  10. Jason says:

    An old style speakerphone

  11. Dradz says:

    Space Heater

  12. Issa Shihab says:

    weight scale

  13. Moises Campos says:

    That's a noise filter used in recording studios,

  14. robert brown says:

    an old bedroom heater

  15. Ulrike says:

    I like it! I want it! I have no idea what it is but it is cool!

  16. Amy says:

    It is an old microphone.

  17. BusyWinner says:

    a 1920s era mircrophone (replica)

  18. Alchemist62 says:

    An old reverberation device.

  19. Nate says:

    It's the inside of a fogless shower mirror!

  20. alwena says:

    Bed spring

  21. Don Shoup says:

    a microphone

  22. Robert S. says:

    An old radio microphone

  23. harry says:

    old style microphone or first attempt at making electric razor

  24. lori says:


  25. LISA O says:

    MIC pretty cool!


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