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. VALLEY GIRL says:

    It looks like an origial speaker

  2. Steve VH says:

    Thought speaker. Now thinking microphone.

  3. dreader says:

    old time microphone

  4. Kevin says:

    1920s era carbon suspension ring microphone

  5. Mary Brawner says:

    speaker insides

  6. Steven N says:

    Some type of heating element.

  7. Billy Anderson says:

    Old microphone.

  8. joe V says:

    its an old heater top for propane

  9. JoeC says:


  10. at00 says:

    A 1920 microphone

  11. Milt B says:

    I'd have my ear glued to the radio listening to "he Shadow" talking intro one of these things in the 1930's

  12. @jesslennes says:

    old microphone- similar to AM radio broadcasting days

  13. tamara moses says:

    This looks like a microphone.

  14. robert says:


  15. Michael Smidutz, Sr. says:

    an old-timey condenser microphone

  16. msevers0 says:

    old metal detector

  17. kenneth says:

    microphone – you sure it doesn't pick up and send signals to planets and galaxies far far away?

  18. JohnnyS says:

    it seems obviously a microphone, but I'll say its a speaker, for something different.

  19. indy944 says:

    WWII torture device

  20. dfrumento says:

    It does look like a microphone so I guess I'll go with that.

  21. stephen says:

    old microphone.

  22. juan says:

    an early 21st century broadcasters microphone

  23. Sharon A says:

    It like a seat spring.

  24. Cindy R says:

    an old fashioned speaker

  25. Kandace says:

    heat element


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