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. huffman1835 says:

    A meat grinder!

  2. celesti arcana says:

    Possibly made in Lynn, Massachusetts around late 1800 early 1900 ' s

  3. celesti arcana says:

    It looks like an early pencil sharpener .

  4. Binnie says:

    Pencil sharpener.

  5. annasview says:

    I'd say it's a gorgeous, old, and huge pencil sharpener !

  6. iRVING SURDAM says:


  7. allgood001 says:

    i think it's a pencil sharpener.

  8. Ronnie A. says:

    Tenon cutter?

  9. DLTOMCAT says:

    Concur with Pencil Sharpener. It also reminds me of a wire measuring device.

  10. Steven Blaser says:

    It is a pencil sharpener.

  11. Brad P. says:

    I'll go with a pencil sharpener.

  12. lorriecolson says:

    maybe a hole punch-er

  13. Melissa M. says:

    Nope, you're all wrong! It's a baby changing station

  14. 515151 says:


  15. Darren says:

    It's an old-time pencil sharpener

  16. Hollie M says:

    A pencil sharpener

  17. Lauren says:

    The thingy says Pencil Sharpener.. Would have never guessed that without it! ha

  18. Lorraine says:

    I believe that is a pencil sharpener

  19. Yolie says:

    It's an old school pencil sharpener! Sorry, my son kinda used an app. to find out what it was. My original guess was a meat grinder.

  20. Wesley Young says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson pencil sharpener

  21. Jaybird says:

    With the aide of a magnifying glass I too can read pencil sharpener.

  22. nettie says:

    Learned something new today. A vintage pencil sharpner. Cool!

  23. Wayne Hicks says:

    A Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener.

  24. Dalaw1366 says:

    This machine looks like an ancient time piece. Now get at me!!!!

  25. mose says:

    A bow-tie pasta maker.


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