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. Kris says:

    antique microphone

  2. Gary Armour says:


  3. Barb says:

    old time microphone

  4. Sam Donovan says:

    Who am I to disagree. An ancient microphone. From the Wizard of Menlo Park?

  5. Connie1000 says:

    It's a microphone

  6. Randy says:

    Old Microphone

  7. Go4Gusto says:

    an old clock assembly (?)

  8. Davesh says:

    Antique UFO finder or maybe a microphone

  9. Mary O. says:

    I thought antique microphone but it probably isn't!! The other thought was part of a scale.

  10. AJ Linkous says:

    1920s era carbon suspension ring microphone

  11. Gordy says:

    A doorbell.

  12. Richard G says:

    It's an antique room heater.

  13. jane jakins says:

    microphone to speaker box

  14. Victor Stinson says:

    Some heater of sorts?

  15. Victor Stinson says:

    Looks like an old timey heater of some sort!

  16. GranOne says:

    Old Microphone………….

  17. Alan C says:

    antique microphone

  18. page1612 says:

    I'm with everyone else. It's an antique microphone.

  19. DanielS says:

    An old school microphone

  20. Zoey Smith says:

    radio amplifer

  21. Nicole Shaffer says:

    Vintage Microphone

  22. Linda T says:

    Old time microphone

  23. Paul in Cint. says:

    For some reason our for father brodcaster thought that a microphoneshould receive voice viberations not surface viberations,so they but it in springs.

  24. gatormomx2 says:

    An antique electric bug zapper

  25. Bruce Yarrington says:

    Antique micrphone


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