Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Craftsman Circular Saw

To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a wood block with three holes in the side and three metal springs on top. Most everyone knew it was an old mousetrap. We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Brian K. who correctly guessed the identity of the mystery gadget.  Congrats Brian, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

The Tuesday after next (we’re on vacation next week), we will be giving away a Craftsman Circular Saw.  This 7-1/4″ saw has Laser Trac technology to make cutting a straight line easy and efficient.  Just mark the starting and ending point and then follow the laser line. Ergonomically designed, soft-grip handles and a lightweight aluminum shell also make this saw easy to use. The blade can be angled up to 54 degrees to allow for a variety of cuts.

Do you need last minute gifts but are all out of money? We’ve got tasty DIY gift ideas you can make for little dough. Put together a basket of exotic teas, bags of flavored popcorn, gourmet cheeses or a collection of sugar and spices for the cook on your gift list. 

To win the Craftsman Circular Saw, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old-timey gadget does (pictured, below). You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 1, (we’re taking off next Tuesday – Merry Christmas!) 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 January 1, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Circular Saw.  
Official Rules.

2,068 Responses

  1. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Pencil Sharpener.

  2. DarrenM says:

    It's an antique pencil sharpener.

  3. Chip says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener)

  4. AJ Linkous says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener)
    Patented 1885 ~ Advertised 1885-87
    Joseph Dixon Crucible Co.
    Jersey City, NJ

  5. stephanie teague says:

    a yarn or thread maker, where the wool or cotton was woven, funneled down into a thread or yarn and onto a large spool

  6. mjbx597 says:

    old pencil sharpener

  7. John S says:

    Pencil Sharpener

  8. rufus1100 says:

    Definately an antique pencil sharpner, the spool on the left is the device for picking the correct size for the pencil. Put the pencil through the proper hole into the cone at the right and begin grinding down the end of your pencil.

  9. Susan Stewart says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener (

  10. Myra says:

    Pencil sharpener

  11. druid9855 says:

    Guess the teacher has another pencil test for us! Let me sharpen mine on this old Lamson Pencil Sharpener from 1885.

  12. Peggy says:

    pencil sharpener

  13. Madelyn says:

    pencil sharpener

  14. G Baerenwald says:

    They want you to think it's an antique pencil sharpener but it was really used to dice carrots.

  15. Lonny says:

    pencil sharpener

  16. Korri says:

    pencil sharpener

  17. Brian nagorsky says:

    Sewing Machine Innards

  18. Christy says:

    Pencil sharpener

  19. Dan says:

    it says pencil sharpener, therefore it is :)

  20. Lynn says:

    Pencil Sharpener (thanks to zooming in! :-) )

  21. vivian b says:

    picture projector

  22. David C. says:


  23. Tim Brown says:

    pencel sharpner

  24. Larry Linton says:

    A pencil sharpener no doubt.

  25. FredG says:

    Time machine disguised as pencil sharpener.


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