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. Ardie says:

    pencil sharpener

  2. susieinphoenix says:

    pencil sharpener

  3. G-Man says:

    Here is another website where you will find this:

  4. G-Man says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener)
    Patented 1885 ~ Advertised 1885-87
    Joseph Dixon Crucible Co.
    Jersey City, NJ
    website: just scroll down you will see it

  5. Karen says:

    could be a real big pencil sharpener

  6. Doug says:

    Old time pencil sharpener

  7. darrell nakagawa says:

    apple peeler

  8. Rick Beidleman says:

    Either a pencil or a chop sticks sharpener.

  9. It says it is a pencil sharpener on the front of it.

  10. Daniel Roth says:

    Pencil Sharpener

  11. scott knourek says:

    Pencil Sharpener

  12. Jesse R. says:

    It is a 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener.

  13. Jack says:

    WOW! Must have used very big pencils in 1985! I googled 1885 Dixon Lansom Pencil Sharpeners and that's what it is!

  14. george says:

    point maker leaded wooden dowel-pencil sharpener.

  15. Danielle Vaughan says:

    Its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  16. Pomp says:

    Pencil sharpener.

  17. Melissa Gasque says:

    Its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  18. cynthia says:

    silent movie projector

  19. Anthony Crispo says:

    Its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  20. Dan J. says:

    This pencil sharpener was modified by an old rancher in the late 1890's. It was used to sharpen the horns that had been removed from a bull after it was slaughtered for meat, then they would polish & mount them for retail sale.

  21. RJ77771 says:

    It looks like something to do with film like an old projector of some sort. Thanks for the chance!!

  22. Daniel Matonak says:

    Can you believe that at one time the art of sharpening pencils was so important that a company took the time and money to produce and market this device. Those were the days. Bye the way it is a pencil sharpener.

  23. ronald armstromg says:

    old pencil sharpener

  24. DAN S. says:

    It appears to be a projector of some type.

  25. Travis Snyder says:

    Its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener


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