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. ShannonSkotar says:

    Detailed model of a 1920's Art Deco Era microphone!

  2. Marlene Lee says:

    Wishing for a nice tool for my son-in-law who helps me around the house. Without him I would not have that extra hand when I am doing my home improvement projects! Thanks!

  3. Darrell Wright says:

    elec. heater. too heavy springs for a mike

  4. Darrell Wright says:

    i agree, an old mike

  5. heather says:

    I think it's a scale

  6. ddavis1968 says:

    old speaker from the early days

  7. Kimesha says:

    Pfrofession mic with buffer

  8. RichardP says:


  9. Bruce Yarrington says:

    old tyme radio microphone.

  10. Janice says:

    Anthing but a microphone. A scale of some sort!

  11. Wayne Hicks says:

    a spanker for bad people ;-)

  12. angellynn49 says:

    older microphone

  13. Deloris Neal says:

    It looks like a counter of some type.

  14. creativesyl says:

    A condenser

  15. Michelle S says:

    Looks like the inside of an old microphone.

  16. pops945 says:

    This is obviously (I hope) an ancient radio station microphone.

  17. Cheryl S says:

    Old Microphone…

  18. jaimee says:

    ancient satellite dish

  19. Eric says:

    old-school microphone

  20. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    some type of heater or speaker …

  21. lynn says:

    an old microphone for radio shows

  22. Steve says:

    This is a way old microphone used for radio broadcasting.

  23. cindy den says:

    old speaker

  24. Mike says:

    a vintage microphone

  25. Peter Coda says:

    an old microphone


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