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. Rich Kiewlen says:

    either a microphone or speaker

  2. John says:

    Microphone or speaker can be either one

  3. laurie says:

    Antique broadcasting microphone

  4. John D says:

    carbon suspension ring microphone.

  5. GregB says:

    It's an early radio broadcast microphone.

  6. carolyn says:

    beginning microphone

  7. G-Man says:

    blow dryer

  8. Feelingtrapped says:

    A Speaker

  9. Clark says:

    It is a microphone.

  10. Steve says:

    It's an antique 1922 Motorola microphone used in Jack Benny's original radio show.

  11. Daniel says:

    Old radio receiver or transmitter, microphone or hair dryer!

  12. @ladyvon5845 says:

    Everyone seems to think its an old micropone so I'll go along with that.

  13. ksmoga says:

    It looks like a portable heater

  14. baystates says:

    An old microphone

  15. Cathy says:

    I think a microphone….would love the planer!!

  16. Arthur S. says:

    An old time radio microphone

  17. james says:

    go with microphone

  18. Steve says:

    Some kind of heating element.

  19. Larry says:

    It's a microphone..

  20. Mark LeBlanc says:

    microphone, 1920s

  21. Paulette M says:

    electric bed warmer

  22. rgmk says:

    an old antique microphone

  23. ALF says:

    Old microphone, one of the first.

  24. Scott Lewis says:

    It's a radio microphone

  25. Dflood says:

    some type of microphone


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