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. Richard says:

    Looks like an old radio microphone to me

  2. TomG says:

    A heavy-duty fly swatter!

  3. Michele D. says:

    The top part of a scale.

  4. Traci says:

    Very old microphone

  5. bingning says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone

  6. Melody says:

    Old microphone..

  7. FirstSkirt says:

    An old-type of microphone/broadcast speaker.

  8. Katina says:

    speaker or microphone

  9. Enas Wilson says:

    radio microphone

  10. Troy Frazee says:

    That is a very nice 3D rendering of a 1920's Art Deco Era Microphone.

  11. Kellie Bliss says:

    Some type of coil? Looks cool!

  12. Dradz says:

    Early attempt at a space heater

  13. Don S says:

    an old style microphone

  14. staledoubles says:

    I think it is an antique carbon suspension ring microphone.

  15. Lauren Black says:

    I've got to go with the early outdoor mike.

  16. Russell says:

    I wanna say a microphone

  17. mjbx597 says:

    an old microphone

  18. coco says:

    Looks like a old speaker microphone

  19. asandmancan says:

    Old School Microphone!!!

  20. Greg Williams says:

    Very old studio microphone made to isolate noise from movement out.

  21. Ash says:

    An old microphone

  22. Michelle says:

    part of a microphone

  23. Annmarie says:

    It looks like a microphone

  24. G-Man says:

    Hope I am the winner tomorrow, also, GOOD LUCK to all….Merry Chirstmas

  25. Leo says:

    radio microphone


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