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. Mike R. says:

    yes it does say pencil sharper on the front plate. (thanks for the good hint). lol! O.K. I am going to say a penicl sharper, tha is my final answer.

  2. Chuck says:

    Grannys old pencil sharpner

  3. WillT says:

    It's a film editor for silent movies.

  4. Bonnie says:

    It is a 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  5. Jaime T says:

    looks like a pencil sharpener

  6. Terry L says:

    Since it says pencil sharpener on it, that's at least part of it. But the reels indicate more to me. Maybe an early model way to hold 2 reels and be able to splice film together. The way they used to edit.

  7. Ken Ty says:

    Pencil sharpener

  8. Ken Ty says:

    Pencil sharpener

  9. xiamenmom says:

    Looks like a projector of some sort

  10. byron says:

    motion picture cam viewer

  11. jennav says:

    yeah!,,, sharpen those wits, sharpen ur blade, sharpen them tips, Sharpen it, sharpen it good.

  12. sharon says:

    yea, yea, yea,,,, we can all read,,, or can we. The question was "…tell us what it does…",,,,slideshow bob would know!

  13. Kathryn says:

    Pencil Sharpener. Merry Christmas everyone.

  14. James M. Harakal says:

    I do believe this is a Pencil sharpener. Wewould probably all save on electric if we still used these

  15. lorrainear says:

    vintage pencil sharpener

  16. Jessica says:

    Its a ( thingy ma jig ) sorry i couldn't help my self lol I would of never guessed a pencil Sharpener

  17. Darrel says:

    old pencil sharpener

  18. jlb21158 says:

    ancient pencil sharpener! very cool!

  19. Sarah says:

    it's a twine maker!!!

  20. Denny L. says:

    pencil sharpener – says so on the metal plate

  21. Mary says:

    Sewing machine maybe for leather

  22. laurie k says:

    An old pencil sharpener.

  23. Jesse F says:

    Pencil sharpener

  24. Joe C says:

    A pencil sharpener. Looks like it could hurt if not done right

  25. Gerry Gradala says:

    Well unless the label does not belong on the object it seems to be an old pencil sharpener.
    I wish the label did not say what it is. I think you gave us a Christmas present.


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