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. Stephen Shcora says:

    This looks as i it plays music or som sort of speaker?

  2. Martin Latham says:

    I really have no idea…possibly a edger or sharpener ?

  3. Mike S says:

    One of them newfangled pencil sharpener gizmos

  4. Neil says:

    Pencil sharpener

  5. AllisonB says:

    It does say Pencil Sharpener on it.

  6. Edna says:

    movie picture machine

  7. JOAN says:

    Ditto for me. It's an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener.


  8. jiml says:

    Pencil sharpener.

  9. NotRab says:

    a very old Pencil Sharpener..
    Happy Holidays to all !!!

  10. poppy says:

    old pencil sharper with candle holder to work at night witing stories

  11. Ron Jeka says:

    Antique pencil sharpener

  12. Lenora Wingate says:

    Antique pencil sharpener.

  13. Graham says:

    Pencil Sharpener?!?!

  14. Russell Ivie says:

    An antique pencil sharpener

  15. Omar says:

    Pencil Sharpener

  16. Ed_W says:

    picture projector

  17. Amanda says:

    An old Pencil Sharpener!! :-)

  18. Saralvd says:

    Movie projector!

  19. nic says:

    film roller

  20. Tim H says:

    pencil sharpener

  21. george says:

    old pencil sharpener

  22. Eddy says:

    pencil sharpener

  23. fbl says:

    pincil sharpener

  24. DBCoop says:

    This iron-cast pencil sharpener was hi-tech in its day. The design was patented in 1885 by Warren H Lamson of Lynn, MA. At a cost of $3.50, it was reserved for high-powered executives and the well-to-do.

  25. RambLynn says:

    Star Manufacturing Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, Lawson Pencil Sharpener. Wow, that thing is sure large and purty for sharpening pencils, but from the looks of it, I'll bet it still works!


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