Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Craftsman Biscuit Jointer

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify a gadget that has a circle in a circle held together with some springs. Smart crowd you are — most everyone knew it was an old microphone.  The 1920s art-deco equipment was very high-tech for the time.  The springs were used to eliminate vibration and ambient noises.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Larry M. who correctly guessed the identity of the mystery gadget. Congratulations Larry M., you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman Corded Plate Jointer. This powerful tool makes a great gift for the biscuit-cutting woodworker on your Christmas list. Its 6-amp motor is powerful and fast enough to make clean cuts every time. The adjustable fence makes cuts at varied depths. 

Are you still decorating for Christmas?  We’ve got some easy crafting ideas for centerpieces and mantel decorations – everything from little glitter Christmas trees, to snow-white burlap trees, to a midcentury-modern hanging centerpiece. Looking for something to hang on your door – check out our wreath projects: a wreath made from balls of yarn, or how about one made from tassels and string, or if you like 70s retro, we’ve got a wreath made from white shag and purple ribbon.

To win the Craftsman Corded Plate Jointer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old wooden thing is made to do? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, December 18, 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 18, 2012pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Biscuit Jointer.

Official Rules.

1,116 Responses

  1. Erica says:


  2. JERRY says:

    it is a household mouse trap used in the early 1900's

  3. Mags says:

    I don't care what it is – looks like an electrified mouse trap to me…too

  4. stan says:

    Yes Yes it is a mouse trap

  5. Michael Wade says:

    weirdest looking mouse trap I've ever seen.

  6. John says:

    broom stick thredder

  7. wkshawjr says:

    I too believe it to be a mousetrap!

  8. rickey rock says:

    old mouse trap..

  9. Baswick Burt-Miller says:

    It is called an Irish trap, used to trap mouse.

  10. rono says:

    eny meany miney moe

  11. maryetta millsaps says:

    It's an old mouse trap

  12. Joy Isley says:

    Whatever it was, it looks pretty well used. Why would it be a mouse trap? to catch 3 mice at a time, or were you given 3 chances to get one? strange

  13. Dradz says:

    It's my great grandpa's mouse trap

  14. at00 says:

    a mice trap

  15. JustDiana says:

    It is a mouse trap made in Germany. It is tripped by the mouse gnawing through a piece of twine to get to the bait.

  16. Jeanette Jacobson says:

    okay, a mouse trap

  17. john says:

    It's a mouse trap (EEEK!)

  18. Cindy says:


  19. TTownMomma says:

    Mousetrap. If not that, I really don't know….

  20. vewman says:

    Old electrical interrelation

  21. Jordan Randall says:

    A mouse trap!

  22. Tina Landis says:

    It appears to be an old version of a mousetrap. Do mice care if their buddies are layin there dead and still want to try whats in door number 2 or 3 in hopes of being luckier than the last?…lol

  23. duttonrussell1 says:

    the ulimate mouse trap. if two is better than one then three is the mac daddy…lol

  24. Ruth Webb-Duffy says:

    It looks like it could be an old mouse trap (or a mouse torture chamber!!!)

  25. jr43822 says:

    Mouse trap.


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