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. Roger says:

    a cool old thing to put on the mantle

  2. Patti says:

    It looks like the insert to a old fashion heater.

  3. James Kennedy says:

    It looks like an old time radio broadcast microphone without the cover.

  4. deborah bassett says:

    Perhaps an old broadcast microphone?

  5. Blado Caimares says:

    I think this item is a heater.

  6. Zak says:

    It's an old radio microphone.

  7. Rebecca says:

    It looks like the insides of a microphone.

  8. Matthew W. says:

    a microphone

  9. christy says:

    Yeah looks like a microphone in a recording studio

  10. Herm Lamb says:


  11. Duane says:

    Short Wave Radio antena

  12. Leah W says:

    antique microphone

  13. JOAN says:

    I have no idea but it does look like an antique microphone or a heat element.

  14. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    it is definitely an old microphone.

  15. Andy Fralix says:

    antique microphone or speaker

  16. Karen Thurn says:

    TV antennae

  17. eleanor says:

    a speaker

  18. paulasimone says:

    heat source

  19. Todd says:

    I will go out on a limb and say that is a bug deterrant device.

  20. Mary Craft says:

    Mary C. I think it,s one of the first electris coil heaters

  21. Natb says:

    some kind of speaker

  22. @Ayeal8 says:


  23. Blech100 says:

    Inside of a fan

  24. Patricia O'Neill says:

    An old fashioned microphone, minus the splatter screen.


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