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. DavenGa says:

    An old choker-style mousetrap.

  2. Richard says:

    A device to keep the three stooges from poking you in the eye by capturing their poking fingers

  3. Van says:

    Mouse trap. I bet it could be used for other nefarious things.

  4. Rhonda FosterJames says:

    It is a mouse trap.

  5. Doc says:

    It's a golf ball storage contraption

  6. lauren m says:

    looks like an old type of mouse trap

  7. deniselg says:

    animal trap

  8. Steve R says:

    mouse trap

  9. pam m says:

    old mouse trap

  10. Amos says:

    A Mouse Trap.

  11. Robert says:

    Three Hole Mousetrap

  12. roland alvarado says:

    first three channel , 3 port subwoofer for 8 track car stereos

  13. ddbbailey says:

    mouse trap

  14. Marti W says:

    A better mouse trap of course!

  15. TheDoodler says:

    An old wooden 3-1 mouse trap.

  16. Kathy E. says:

    mouse trap

  17. Barbara L says:

    A mouse trap

  18. Randy says:

    Correction device when you put the wrong 3 fingers in a bowling ball

  19. Elizabeth C. says:

    It looks like it's made to be part of a mousetrap. Haha, looks like I'm not the only one that thinks the same.

  20. RainDog07 says:

    rat trap

  21. KELLY C says:


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  23. Paul Williams says:

    The lassos in the ports are all connected to springs. A strangulation device… (trap)

  24. Jerry B. says:

    That's a late 1800's New Mexico mouse trap!

  25. Ashley says:

    an instrument


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