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. G. McAllister says:

    Old Microphone

  2. @J0sephJ says:

    Looks like a microphone

  3. Lynn says:

    an old microphone

  4. G-Man says:

    Wish it wasn't a Craftsman tool, perhaps a little better quality tool next time, Thanks.

  5. john van tassell says:

    right off hand i would say that it is some kind of speaker unit.

  6. ivprimecare says:

    It's a microphone.

  7. wayne says:

    antique microphone

  8. Sasha says:


  9. Jason Steinmetz says:

    an old microphone piece

  10. yrtaprflora says:

    looks like old blanket warmer or some kind of heater

  11. Katalex says:

    Sound amplifier

  12. Gennie Rennels says:

    This looks like a "spring" type carbon microphone.

  13. linda says:


  14. DIYAMATURE says:

    It's an antique spring mounted microphone

  15. laura says:


  16. TomCat says:

    It looks like a microphone to me.

  17. Gabe'sHere says:

    Might be a newfangled "Cowboy's Hat Stretcher…

  18. RichardH says:

    Space heater. Don't get too close!

  19. Charles V says:

    Radio Microphone

  20. nawara55 says:

    Looks like it's a speaker

  21. Kevin Grasser says:

    An old Mic

  22. jojo says:

    a insideof an old micophone

  23. JohnH says:

    1920's microphone from early radio.

  24. rosie says:

    it look like a microphe

  25. Brian says:

    It is a sound receiver, used in testing sound levels.


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