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. cameranut says:

    Looks like a Western Electric Carbon Model 373-W microphone to me

  2. Tim O says:

    It's an old radio microphone, in pretty good shape too…

  3. Jackie says:

    A heating element

  4. Boomerang says:

    It's a DP47539 microphone

  5. Dradz says:

    Great Gramma's Space Heater

  6. Jacob J. says:


  7. ehuebert says:

    Its a microphone………

  8. bcrisp77 says:

    An old condenser microphone

  9. dawne says:

    heating element

  10. mullen says:


  11. Pappy444 says:

    Yeah, it looks like a microphone, but actually it is a pasta strainer for lasagna noodles

  12. Spiny Norman says:

    They have one by my house; it's on all the time; get the voices out of my head!!

  13. tti12cu says:

    …a very old microphone.

  14. FredG says:

    Old microphone

  15. tom says:

    microphone that joe e brown used

  16. George says:

    antique gyroscopic scale innerd

  17. BeachPip says:

    Well, now – I see a heating element

  18. Diane Watson says:

    A WW II speaker

  19. Terrim says:

    A recording microphone .

  20. Gail B says:

    something that accepts vibrations because of the coils. Hmm???

  21. aroder88 says:


  22. poppy says:

    speaker base with mic attached

  23. Mwolf says:

    An old radio microphone.

  24. SamT says:

    antique microphone from the 1920's

  25. ormondalliance says:

    Looks like an old Microphone


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