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. Cezuvers says:

    Looks like a microphone to me

  2. Chuck says:

    I think it's a wacky old microphone used to amplify the voices of men singing about rivers or making radio drama of some shocking sort.

  3. Kathy Nelson says:


  4. Ken J says:

    I saw this on the last episode of Fringe

  5. Betty Browning says:

    old speaker

  6. John says:

    prototype of a flux-capacitor

  7. Sarge says:

    Gotta say an old microphone.

  8. DJC729 says:

    a bed warmer

  9. Doepke says:

    Original style suspended (to eliminate vibrations) microphone

  10. jimmy says:

    studio microphone

  11. joel winder says:


  12. Luis says:

    antique microphone

  13. Ruben Sanchez says:

    a microphone

  14. TXNCO says:

    Antique Microphone

  15. Nancy Luebke says:

    an old microphone

  16. Helen says:

    Antique Microphone

  17. KarenL says:

    Old Microphone

  18. Kipp Riddle says:

    antique microphone

  19. Betty says:


  20. Jack Riddle says:

    An old microphone

  21. Vance Porter says:

    It's an old speaker. I think there are a couple like it in my den. I don't upgrade very often.

  22. Darlene Bigham says:

    antique microphone

  23. jerree says:

    an old broadcast radio mike

  24. don says:

    old microphone

  25. Rose Bachan says:



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