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. tdchaney says:

    Radio Mike (from era when old tyme radio was popular

  2. joe says:

    heating element

  3. Sharon Carbaugh says:

    looks like some kind of old heating coil?

  4. Pamela says:

    Some type of heating element

  5. Sharon says:

    Some type of heating element

  6. Bruce Wilson says:


  7. ChillerC says:


  8. Rosemary H. says:

    I'm not sure but it's got springs on it so it can vibrate which may mean it's a speaker.

  9. Mary E. says:

    it looks like an ols fashioned radio receiver

  10. John Snow says:


  11. Elmer Croushore says:

    This is a broadcast radio microphone for studio use. Some forms may also been used for public address syatems

  12. jegrdo says:

    Heating element.

  13. Gerry Gradala says:

    It's an old microphone.

  14. bontai Joe says:

    A very old microphone.

  15. Linkis says:

    Old-style transmitter.

  16. cheryl says:

    I agree with old microphone but I'll bet it's something else.

  17. Catheirne says:


  18. Beans says:


  19. driver2097 says:

    antique microphone

  20. Roland says:

    an old microphone

  21. OLLIE080 says:


  22. Brian says:

    vibration isolated microphone

  23. Kathy B says:

    A carpet beater

  24. nora says:

    really old microphone.

  25. Len says:

    An old studio microphone.


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