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. lorrainear says:

    Vintage microphone or speaker

  2. burt howard says:

    looks like a speaker from the old days

  3. Aaron says:

    Its a microphone

  4. Melanie Montgomery says:

    an old microphone

  5. MitchL says:

    definitely sound related, given the coils to reduce vibration. frequency emitter/receiver?

  6. george says:

    bass speaker

  7. Taylor says:

    I guess I would guess microphone

  8. James says:

    a microphone

  9. Lola Stanton says:

    It looks like the mikes they show in old movies. A radio program mike.

  10. Jack says:

    a very old microphone

  11. Jake says:

    Vintage spring microphone

  12. Damon says:

    An old radio microphone

  13. bambam306 says:

    micro phone guts to an old record player.

  14. April D says:

    inside of a vintage microphone

  15. martin bodnar says:

    antique microphone

  16. julio cesar says:

    It is a heating element?

  17. rickey rock says:

    Old microphone…

  18. dibbdesign says:

    Is it some sort of speaker??

  19. David McKenzie says:

    Old microphone

  20. rlhenley says:

    looks like an old microphone.

  21. DANIEL says:

    Old microphone.

  22. philip halter says:

    might be a Microphone

  23. amarie says:

    A flea trampoline with electronic bounce reader.

  24. terry says:

    come on you guys that was my answer.either that or some kind of early electric heater.

  25. dwatson96 says:

    I think it's a speaker


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