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. MortyG says:


  2. rock2hoops says:

    It is a Microphone

  3. nelson watson says:

    an old microphone

  4. Kimberly Butterfield says:

    an antique microphone from those radio talk shows

  5. rickey rock says:

    old days microphone

  6. Gene Dauster says:

    Old style michrophone

  7. Jennie says:

    Kind of looks like an old radio show Mic?

  8. rono says:

    heating element

  9. Ned C. says:

    A microphone or speaker, and I believe it to be the former.

  10. Julia says:

    I want the wood thing.

  11. Lori Goff says:


  12. Stan says:

    Heating Element

  13. Ann King says:

    That looks like a microphone from the old radio days when we all listened to "The Shadow" or "Amos and Andy" back in the early 50's, when there was no television or computers.

  14. jose says:

    old speaker

  15. Dan Larson says:

    News reporter mic

  16. KSCHWOLOW says:

    it is a microphone

  17. nimrod says:

    it's a (radio) microphone

  18. msjennings65 says:

    I thought a heating element at first but now think it's a microphone.

  19. njb says:

    old speaker

  20. Ann Mountain says:

    It looks like the inner parts of a speaker

  21. sue says:

    An atique speaker for a radio or phonograph?

  22. Usefuldog says:

    Possibly a heater coil

  23. Melanie Johnson says:

    It does look like an old microphone

  24. Shanna Raines says:

    It looks like a very old microphone


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