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. GAILWARN says:

    car speaker

  2. bobalewy says:

    That is a COMPLETE old-time broadcast microphone. Love the isolation mount!

  3. George says:

    Vintage microphone

  4. Margo says:

    Antique microphone

  5. lart80207 says:

    old time microphone

  6. george says:

    Old-style recording microphone

  7. Steger says:

    An old microphone to sing into.

  8. Robert Mellon says:


  9. leo says:

    a microphone

  10. michael m says:

    antique ring mic.

  11. wendy says:

    some knid of heating device

  12. Glenn says:


  13. Gene says:

    A speaker

  14. Michael says:

    An old microphone

  15. ALLEN says:

    a speaker

  16. akmohawk says:

    This is a regulation U.S.Army P.B. 1677 decoding receiver from 1932 and used until 1948. Also known as the "Idunno" in layman's terms.

  17. Larry says:

    Antique microphone.

  18. GeezerGeek says:

    It's a Mike Crow Fon.

  19. DIYLoLo says:

    It looks like a microphone, perhaps for the radio

  20. Nancy VanDyke says:

    Antique broadcast microphone

  21. makeroom says:

    Looks like a 1920's Art Deco Era microphone.

  22. AussieDog says:

    First look, was thinking microphone, but probably too easy.

  23. Crazy Grandma says:

    Some kind of satelitte receiver

  24. James says:


  25. Dana says:

    An antique speaker


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