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. Kevin R. says:

    Voice Amplifier

  2. Janet G says:

    Looks like the top for an old gasoline pump sign that would light up.

  3. linda says:

    An old stove fan vent (precursor to the hoods of today)

  4. zach says:

    its a picture of an old seat, love it!!!

  5. Dan T says:

    old time microphone

  6. DONNA TAYLOR says:

    those were some good ole days, looks like an old, old, old speaker!!!

  7. Michael G says:

    Depression era radio/recording microphone

  8. Susan says:


  9. SmoknDragon says:

    Antique microphone

  10. Pete F says:

    A microphone

  11. Dan says:

    early microphone

  12. haslem says:

    Old Microphone

  13. Raymond Hardy says:

    This is a 1920s/1930s microphone.

  14. Robin Holmquist says:

    looks like and old fashioned speaker.

  15. Tracy Wang says:

    1920's microphone.

  16. john says:

    old microphone

  17. Matthew says:

    an old microphone for recording

  18. pete m. says:

    it looks like an early zenith microphone or it appears to be an early dryer or heating element

  19. Robert Erickson says:

    Looks like early electronics, speaker or microphone.

  20. dawndriskell says:

    heating coil

  21. shirley says:


  22. Linda says:

    I like the answer – an old-fashioned heater coil – but no mounds bar for that answer – best is microphone

  23. Rick Gibson says:

    It's just another pretzel bender.

  24. Barry says:

    i'll guess an early microphone – can be seen following web site;_ylt=A

  25. Gloria says:

    An archaic microphone


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