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. gary clermont says:

    heating coils

  2. Marty says:

    Has to be an old microphone

  3. Elk says:

    the original microphone used to broadcast This Old House !

  4. Dragonflyz says:

    It looks like an old tv antenna with a speaker in the center!

  5. Thomas says:

    Antique microphone.

  6. jrjack55 says:

    Hair Dryer.

  7. debrabel says:

    Looks like a spring arm micophone

  8. Jerry Baldwin says:

    grocers scale

  9. G-Man says:

    Who is the winner ?

  10. charlie p says:

    heater coil

  11. EZ2BMEaz123 says:

    antique microphone

  12. Ardie says:

    antique speaker

  13. Eliza says:

    Looks Like an old Grand ole opry microphone….with a built in heater coil/bug zapper.

  14. Lou B. says:

    A very old microphone

  15. Ida Beek says:

    I also believe it's an antique microphone.

  16. chejon says:

    Antique microphone

  17. Dana says:

    old time radio microphone

  18. Barbara Davis says:

    Looks like some kind of a heating element

  19. Dave S. says:

    a microphone

  20. Pam H says:

    Certainly looks interesting but honestly I don't have a clue what it is! It would be nice to win the planer. IT WOULD BE AN AWESOME GIFT FOR MY BROTHER.. He had to sell a lot of his tools after an accident which kept him from going back to being a full time carpenter.

  21. Sean says:

    IT is a old broadcasting Microphone called an American "ring" Microphone from the 1920's.

  22. Raymond Huffaker says:

    old style microphone

  23. Ryan says:

    Spaghetti strainer.

  24. ted140 says:

    old microphone?

  25. evadnet says:

    As with everyones comments! I agree.. it looks like an early style microphone or an early day heating element. Can't wait to get the answer!!

    • evadnet says:

      its gotta be a microphone, 2 wires to middle of unit? One has to be current and one to pickup. The springs around perimeter act as early time voice coils..( I'm probably speaking outta my rear, — but it sounds good anyway— LoL)


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