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. Lindsay says:

    This looks like a speaker or microphone. Something old that would be really awesome to just have in my house!!

  2. dennis walker says:

    old fashioned microphone…radio announcer style

  3. bspz says:

    old microphone

  4. Rick says:


  5. Adam D. says:

    Old microphone

  6. Angela Baez says:


  7. readers123 says:

    I'll add my guess to the antique microphone list.

  8. itsmekikid says:

    This is a device they used in Area 51 to communicate with extraterrestrials in flying saucers that traveled within our atmosphere. True story.

  9. Paula says:


  10. Sagworley says:

    American Ring Microphone, circa 1920's

  11. kenc1492 says:

    Rug beater

  12. Vedna says:

    My guess is, it's some kind of heating unit.

  13. Blogden says:

    M is for micro
    i is for is
    c crow
    p is for phone

  14. gorilla70 says:

    I believe it to be a microphone as well, a heating element wouldn't be suspended by springs like that, it would be coils of Tungsten maybe, but they aren't wired.

  15. Daniel Rios says:


  16. Katie S. says:

    It looks like the guts of a seriously oldschool studio recording microphone that singers used to use.

  17. darrell nakagawa says:

    top of an old mic

  18. Debra says:

    It is an Antique Microphone.

  19. Ken Haggerty says:

    It's an old radio microphone.

  20. Anvil23 says:

    I think this is an old fashioned microphone

  21. Georgia Davison says:

    It is definitely an antique microphone!!!!

  22. Tom Pape says:


  23. Kathy says:

    antique microphone

  24. todd says:

    it looks like an old microphone

  25. laurie says:

    Vintage Microphone


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