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. Jerry bob1968 says:

    It's a microphone

  2. mlim says:

    vintage mic

  3. Richard Durrun says:

    Old time radio mike that you speak into.

  4. Lori says:

    a dryer

  5. billyb says:

    Definately a Microphone for early radio broadcasts

  6. Yasuko Jung says:

    It looks like an ancient speaker.

  7. Alex McDonald says:

    Looks like a vintage studio microphone or maybe the original bug zapper!

  8. Sutler7 says:

    Vintage spring mounted carbon microphone for radio broadcasting.

  9. Jim says:

    O;d fashion Microphone

  10. Janice says:

    I'll go with old microphone

  11. Vanden says:

    old style microphone

  12. Patricia says:

    Some sort of speaker, maybe on a ship.

  13. Kim says:

    Vintage heater/dryer?

  14. dennis says:

    ,,,no pork over pele' after midnight,,,

  15. Larry says:

    It's a microphone.

  16. pigeonhill says:

    antique metal detector

  17. cruiserjake says:

    part of an old radio microphone

  18. GenaL says:

    old microphone

  19. Reid says:

    Antique microphone

  20. Chris Burd says:

    a spring weight for heavy items

  21. dubbsmac says:

    looks like the inside of a '40s? era microphone

  22. Paul says:

    old fashion Microphone!

  23. Brandon G. says:

    Old microphone

  24. Pete says:

    Wow! Would love to come up with something really off the wall…but…it's a microphone.

  25. Jerry says:

    looks like an old microphone to me also


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