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. Donna says:

    Robot Dream Catcher

  2. Joe Ross says:

    This has to be something other than a mic, speaker or heat thingy. I just going to guess it is…. for a farmer to use in the barn? ;) I will give up on the name when I win and i really would like to have that planer.

  3. gunney jim says:

    Yes, it is indeed an old microphone!

  4. Kathleen Gentry says:

    what ever it is sure did make it difficult….

  5. tom campbell says:

    why thats one of them thar old microphoney things!

  6. Chester Siuta says:

    microphone but why the spring vibration dampers?

  7. Helen Anderson says:

    looks like an old speaker

  8. Vickie says:

    Broadcasting microphone.

  9. Brian says:

    It is a microphone. How many times do we have to tell you?

  10. Texacal says:

    Continental ring microphone

  11. blesssingsonmyhead says:

    looks like some kind of speaker

  12. ken barnard says:

    haven't had one for 20 yrs. need a new one

  13. Patty Swisher says:

    Looks like some kind of old fashioned audio speaker.

  14. Jaime-Lynn says:

    Part of a microphone.

  15. Will says:

    antique microphone

  16. BettyAnne C. says:

    heating coil

  17. barbra says:

    I perceive this to be some kind of receiver. Pretty slick!!!

  18. justdiana says:

    1920's Art Deco Era Microphone

  19. IceHammer69 says:

    It's a ring-mount carbon microphone.

  20. LEVI FINCHER says:

    1920s era carbon suspension ring microphone

  21. WolfABLe says:

    A carbon suspension ring microphone from around the 1920's-1930's also sounds good to me

  22. Naviguesser says:

    Old micophone

  23. Lew Pearce says:

    it is a microphone

  24. ed sindelar says:

    a mirophone

  25. bh45 says:



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