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. Scott says:

    old-school microphone

  2. James says:

    antique microphone

  3. plosie says:


  4. Joanne says:

    a speaker

  5. Larry T. says:

    Antique (1920's) carbon microphone

  6. marydz says:


  7. Rick says:

    vintage mic–I only wish I could use it to say "Merry Christmas to all"

  8. zmalone13 says:

    An old fashioned microphone (from the back).

  9. Ken S says:

    A Fire Alarm.

  10. Cliff Ramsundar says:

    The object is a speaker

  11. allandcarr says:

    heating element

  12. Hakhazar says:


  13. dawn says:


  14. Jomacp says:

    antique microphone

  15. Dan says:

    Old microphone……

  16. pamc says:


  17. AndReW says:

    an old electrical audio component (as in, a stereo speaker)

  18. Elizabeth C. says:

    It looks like the backbone of an old-time pendulum swing clock.

  19. wayne says:


  20. Kimberly says:

    I think it is a sheet warmer lol who knows but I could sure use that tool

  21. Rick Beidleman says:


  22. Elizabeth Bruckman says:

    LIke everybody else says it looks like a microphone.

  23. sethm13 says:

    that's an old timey microphone! :)

  24. Amy Sickinger says:

    Inside of antique headphones?

  25. SherrillS says:

    Looks like an early model hearing aid.


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