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. THEFORREAL says:

    It's a Carbon Ring Microphone. But i got the answer from someone else.

  2. Vikki says:

    Old Time Microphone!

  3. Mikw W. says:


  4. Kathy says:

    I think this is an old blacksmith foot operated bellows

  5. Louise T Conner says:

    I believe it is some type of heating unit the way it is wired.

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  9. Mark says:

    An old microphone or heating coils.

  10. Marianne says:

    Microphone would be my guess

  11. Mary S says:

    I thing it's one of the first electric heaters.

  12. Carol says:

    Inside of a bell clock

  13. Pamela DiLuigi says:

    antique microphone!

  14. Lola Stanton says:

    An old microphone.

  15. Bill Stanton says:

    A speaker phone?

  16. Rob says:

    I think it's an old high frequency speaker

  17. Linda Bartling says:

    It is an audo speaker.

  18. Kathy C says:

    I think a speaker


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