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. Mike2 says:

    looks like an old microphone

  2. Ryea says:

    Looks like microphone

  3. Mary Lynn Hayes says:

    A Mayan Calendar Clock

  4. oakharbor49er says:

    a keep me warmer

  5. Mary M says:

    Old microphone

  6. Frank says:

    heating element

  7. Leonard L. says:

    Looks like a microphone, but I like the sheet warmer idea.

  8. Joy Isley says:

    It is an old heater wand

  9. kat says:


  10. GreenMachine74 says:

    a microphone

  11. Gabe'sHere says:

    Might be a circular form to make sure automotive tires are truly round.

  12. Sue says:

    Lokks like an old style microphone.

  13. LisaK says:

    It looks like a microphone to me too.

  14. AndReW says:

    a unique, SETI broadcast microphone

  15. Brian Taylor says:

    An old microphone

  16. Larry says:

    It's a microphone!

  17. StephenT says:

    A microphone.
    I can’t believe I’m the first one to figure this out !

  18. Georgia Davison says:

    It is definitely an old microphone.

  19. Hoss says:

    i have to agree witrh most of you, i thinks it's an old mic

  20. Alice says:

    mouse trap? all those springs, just saying…

  21. jack says:

    Broadcast mic

  22. Paul says:

    That is an early microphone.

  23. Mark says:

    My guess is a MiCrOpHoNe ,could you hear me

  24. Tom says:

    An old microphone

  25. Don B. says:

    antique recording microphone


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