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. linda says:

    Some kind of heating element.

  2. LISA says:

    TV Antenna?

  3. stephanie macdonald says:

    A microphone?

  4. Jordan says:

    antique microphone

  5. Frank Polgar says:

    old style microphone

  6. Kevin says:

    I am going with a microphone

  7. Martha635 says:

    old fashioned coil for electric heater or fan.

  8. Ryan says:

    It's a microphone

  9. dodger says:

    It's a ring mount carbon microphone used for broadcasting in the 20's, then in the 30's for public address systems and amateur radio use.

  10. Barry says:

    I like the answer an old-fashioned heater coil, but it is Carbon Ring Microphone

  11. Olivia says:

    old radio microphone,

  12. Linda says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone that looks to be from the 1920's to 1930's.

  13. clfh04327 says:

    i'm guessing that it is a microphone also and i'd love to win a prize

  14. Sergio says:

    old microphone

  15. Sherri K says:

    heating element?

  16. tony says:

    Opium Scale

  17. Janay Oliver says:

    Part of a weighing scale

  18. Darrell C. says:

    An early vintage microphone

  19. Thomas Ferguson says:

    I think a old speaker

  20. dslewis99 says:

    Maybe a microphone.

  21. Richard says:

    It is a 1930's era spring tension microphone

  22. Val says:

    The inner workings of a general store scale used to weigh produce, dry goods, etc.

  23. zebra1344 says:

    old microphone?

  24. Michael J. Stovall says:

    not very much to say,thanks have a good day

  25. christina biggs says:

    looks like a spring held fan to me.


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