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. bhager says:

    A pencil Sharpener

  2. Joy Andorfer says:

    It is a pencil sharpener

  3. Becktesch says:

    That is most certainly a pencil Sharpener! It's very beautiful!

  4. LeAnn Frobom says:

    Old movie projector

  5. Shana Kesselman says:

    A pencil sharpener! Look how much thought they put into making it look nice!

  6. Amanda says:

    I love any tool…

  7. Dr. Phil says:


  8. Joe M. says:

    antique movie projector

  9. Tom M. says:

    Login fremerschnitchel

  10. Rusty says:

    This looks like an old pencil sharpener! Awesome display of modern day mechanics!

  11. Charlotte J. says:

    It's a pencil sharpener

  12. Glenn H says:

    Agreed..Pencil Sharpener

  13. tom a. says:

    it is a pencil sharpener

  14. winston ling says:

    It's an antique film projector

  15. plt123 says:

    Pencil sharpener, but looks like a music player.

  16. Tacey G. says:

    Pencil sharpener!

  17. Tacey G. says:

    Pencil sharpener!

  18. Maria Z. says:

    It's a antique pencil sharpener

  19. Bob O. says:

    It says right on the front that it is a pencil sharpener.

  20. Shawna R. says:

    It sharpens pencils – or at least that's what the plate on the front leads me to believe.

  21. Dave Elsea says:

    Looks like an antique pencil sharpener.

  22. Teri says:

    pencil sharpener

  23. kpj10 says:

    It's a lamson pencil sharpener by Joseph Dixon Crucible Co. This sharpener consisted of a shaft with a knife and holder at one end The pencil was inserted through two disks into the knife holder. The cog wheels were rotated by cranking a handle In advertisements, the Dixon claimed to be the alternative to the many useless pencil sharpeners flooding the market.

  24. Shelia says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener…but did they even have pencils back then? I thought they used quills..

  25. brettfs says:

    it is a pencil sharpener, the device with the multiple holes is to hold a pencil in two places so it will sharpen evenly and enables the sharpener to be able to sharpen several different diameters of pencils


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