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. Paul Williams says:

    pretty cool

  2. A. Martin says:

    a speaker

  3. James says:


  4. firstemschief says:

    Old microphone

  5. Bee Pierce says:

    Hair dryer

  6. Wil Hoff says:

    This is the base of a swivel chair.

  7. Samantha Brown says:

    A radio microphone!

  8. Victokirsh says:

    FDR's microphone for fireside chat and demanding war on Japan after Pearl Harbor.

  9. OldGreg says:

    A very early microphone.

  10. Jerry says:

    Could be a part of some kind of old heating unit.

  11. Steve Matz says:

    A heating coil from inside an old electric upright floor heater.

  12. cork60 says:


  13. JAMES M says:


  14. Doty Eckhart says:

    Fan Assy

  15. grady gamble says:

    microphone from the 40's

  16. Willard Whiteman says:


  17. Cristy says:

    Old Microphone

  18. douglas lloyd says:


  19. David_Grant says:

    Rodent elminator

  20. Terry says:

    ill say microphone

  21. john says:

    It's an Antique Studio Microphone

  22. Gloria Dornin says:

    an old microphone

  23. Jazzy M says:

    Olde timey microphone

  24. CHIEF RUDY says:


  25. R. Sharpe says:

    That would be a microphone


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