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. teri says:

    looks like a heating element

  2. Michael says:


  3. EllenC says:

    it is the inside of a speaker.

  4. Dradz says:

    Grandpa's space heater

  5. Brian says:

    microphone or speaker

  6. Ebony C says:

    something for a watch

  7. Sonya says:

    microphone…I'd be a little worried to use it near water though!

  8. Eva Mack says:

    sound system

  9. Debbie Wade says:

    I am guessing an old time microphone

  10. Adina Weinstein says:

    like everyone else, old style radio microphone

  11. Karen says:

    microphone for a radio station

  12. Angie G says:


  13. Stephanie says:

    chicken plucker

  14. Tim O says:

    Just saw this exact microphone on Boardwalk Empire's last episode. It's in amazingly great shape for it's age

  15. Mike Malley says:

    A WW11 era radar reciever…..Mike

  16. sharon says:

    ….can u hear me now?….are we having fun yet? I am and I / u don't even have to be close w/ a comment for a chance to win this fun sweepstakes. Prizes and kudos & a thumb up to all of the creative posts – relative or otherwise – I luv 'em, keep it coming!

  17. Mark says:

    tv antenna

  18. Eric M says:

    very old suspended speaker

  19. Angela Cash says:

    old microphone guts

  20. Margaret says:

    CIRCA1900's suspended speaker

  21. Bill Seibel says:

    its some sort of scale

  22. AnnE says:

    the inside of an old microphone

  23. Cathy says:

    antique suspended speaker

  24. Erick_P says:

    I agree, looks like the inside of an old microphone

  25. christine says:

    wallpaper stripper


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