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. RandyT says:

    An old microphone

  2. Ursula Johnson says:

    A clothes dryer

  3. Amber says:

    I think it is a antique microphone radio mic.

  4. travis says:

    it looks like a siren lol

  5. Jay says:


  6. Ralph Paul brown says:

    skin stretcher for pelts

  7. T&L says:

    A very highly detailed model of a 1920's Art Deco Era microphone.

  8. Larry says:

    It's a microphone.

  9. Jesse says:

    an antique heating element.

  10. GeoRR says:

    A microphone, circa 1930

  11. CathyH says:

    A loud speaker

  12. Hoss says:

    Electric stovetop heating element

  13. Jesse says:

    It's a speaker

  14. CAROLYN DEWITT says:


  15. Robert says:

    This is an old radio microphone

  16. Diane the 2nd says:

    OK, against my beter judgement I'm going with the flow to say it is a microphone.

  17. Holly says:

    Old Microphone

  18. Marcia says:

    I'm guessing a speaker.

  19. maribiker says:


  20. Barbara says:

    Looks like a speaker of some kind to me.

  21. Jim Denton says:

    It is a microphone

  22. Stephanie says:

    Looks like a very old microphone!

  23. G-Man says:

    Part of a Mic.

  24. Daniele says:

    i t looks like the inside of a speaker.


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