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. James says:

    I believe it is a speaker. The springs keep it from having that static sound

  2. Richard Bonn says:

    It's an antique pencil sharpener

  3. William says:

    A element of some sort, maybe something for thermostat

  4. ronnie says:

    looks like an old speaker of some type

  5. jane says:

    looks lile a coffee grinder

  6. William L. Hardister says:

    a microphone

  7. Bryan Pettett says:

    Heating Element

  8. Mike Robinson says:

    Old style microphone.

  9. deborah says:

    antique radio speaker

  10. Jim Denton says:

    I think it's some type of heating coil

  11. Lavona says:

    Insides of an old heater.

  12. Bob Bates says:

    It's an antique microphone or radio speaker

  13. Lisa says:

    american ring microphone

  14. gina m says:

    an old speaker or fan?

  15. jpb says:

    looks like a speaker

  16. John says:

    Old Style Microphone

  17. kwright13 says:

    Looks like a rodent trap for three critters

  18. skhi says:

    American "Ring" microphone – single button carbon mic from the 1920s

  19. brad says:


  20. staci davis says:

    An old recording microphone

  21. S. Wolf Britain says:

    One of the original broadcast microphones.

  22. Becky says:

    I would guess part of speaker I would love to win the planner for my husband who is a woodworker

  23. cesca says:

    a heating element

  24. Paul says:

    OLD TYPE microphone


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