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. Alchemist62 says:

    Antique microphone circa 1920's

  2. Walter says:

    They r all wrong it some kid of lamp ,flash light

  3. Linda says:

    antique microphone

  4. manthas24 says:

    A fan

  5. Angela says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone

  6. AndReW says:

    not sure, I think maybe a microphone

  7. Mark Carroll says:

    That's a microphone for a recording or broadcast studio.

  8. carolyn gorman says:

    Antique Fan.

  9. steve says:

    Heating unit

  10. cindy m says:


  11. Pamela Simmons says:

    I think this is some kind of heating coil unit. ??

  12. Michael Healy says:

    studio recording microphone

  13. T Allen says:

    looks like an old microphone or speaker

  14. Connie Taylor says:

    something to send for scrap metal

  15. LauraM says:

    Cool Older Microphone :)

  16. Tache says:

    inside of a subwoofer

  17. P W B says:


  18. Robbie says:

    Microphone or a speaker…hmmmm, I'll go with microphone since there doesn't seem to be a big enough magnet for a speaker

  19. Rose Funkhouser says:


  20. Wilma says:

    antique microphone

  21. JimM1953 says:

    Ha! I just looked up 1920's-1930's microphones and there it was . It's called a ring microphone !

  22. Kmjonesrdh says:


  23. Sharon C says:

    Heating element

  24. Phil says:

    It's a door bell!

  25. jeff says:

    plane me


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