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. renard mcfarland says:

    an old vintage speaker…

  2. @babykoczur says:

    Microphone ( 1920's ?)

  3. Carl Lohmeyer says:

    Microphone. I saw this on a very old black n white movie.

  4. Krystal S S says:

    Antique Microphone

  5. juliec says:

    inside of a speaker box

  6. Lisa Lamey says:

    Internal part of a scale?

  7. Dianne says:

    It is definitely a Microphone.

  8. Mike-O-Jay says:

    Old radio microphone

  9. vewman says:

    1920 or 1930 style broadcast microphone or a small heater?!?

  10. Wayne Hicks says:

    An old type early microphone.

  11. dicegod57 says:

    does look like the insides of a 1925 microphone

  12. Elaine says:

    radio microphone

  13. Mike King says:

    Antique Radio Microphone

  14. Arron M says:

    Flux Infuser off of the space shuttle!

  15. Mike says:

    An old timey microphone

  16. Linda S says:

    My guess would be a speaker for radio broadcasts

  17. Anna says:

    I think it chould be any of the thing's posted and i chould realy use that planer for my projects

  18. Sharon says:

    I think it is a stand up microphone.

  19. Dave says:

    I'll go along with the mic.

  20. Lesa Neace says:

    It's an old microphone.

  21. jimjr3rd says:


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  23. john phillips says:

    Looks like an old microphone

  24. @jdnorthwest says:

    Broadcast microphone.

  25. shar shee says:

    I agree with ePop: Carbon Ring Microphone that looks to be from the 1920's to 1930's


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