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. mike says:

    step right up to the mic, please, and tell me I've won.

  2. jose benavides, Jr. says:

    antique spring mounted broadcast microphone is what it is …

  3. John says:

    an older style Microphone

  4. Sally L. says:

    The center looks like a speaker.

  5. Lea81194 says:

    A speaker of sorts.

  6. Cole says:

    Method lord & lady of the house called/belled staff.

  7. LANA RYAN says:

    old microphone

  8. MARION says:


  9. George Edmondson says:

    antique microphone

  10. Susan P. says:

    "Ring and Spring" Carbon Microphone

  11. Brian S says:

    Indeed a microphone!

  12. JohnB says:

    An old speaker.

  13. librarypat says:

    It is a speaker.

  14. @bendari1 says:

    Now here this: It's a microphone.

  15. Walter Van Tine says:

    Radio broadcasting microphone

  16. Linda Greene says:

    old microphone

  17. BobbyGrubs says:

    An antique microphone.

  18. gregg says:

    A microphone.

  19. Ted says:

    old microphone

  20. lurchfla says:

    It a old radio microphone the for in the station or studio

  21. LynnS says:

    carbon spring microphone

  22. @kgereg says:

    a speaker for a car horn

  23. Thomas Judge says:

    some kind of a heater

  24. bonnie says:

    radio microphone

  25. Rhonda KY says:

    I think it is the guts of an old scale……or could be a Microphone but I am curious what the spings have to do with the microphone?


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