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. travis brooks says:

    It’s an old fashioned pencil sharpener.

  2. wendy says:

    Looks like an old-time movie projector, but I searched it out, and indeed, it is a pencil sharpener!

  3. HonestAbe86 says:

    It is an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener.

  4. Dradz says:

    Great Granpda's… teacher's… Dixon Pencil Sharpener

  5. Carl says:

    It appears to be some sort of a pencil sharpener

  6. milivoj says:

    well,my grandmother used to have one of these . it is pencil sharpener .

  7. wayne s says:

    Yes its a pencil sharpener,I guess they start out with really long pencils.

    Wayne S

  8. dennis w says:

    pencil sharpner

  9. Jackie M says:

    Looks like a rope maker!

  10. Suzi C. says:

    I think it is an old fashioned sewing machine, possibly using yarn instead of thread.

  11. mike pionek says:

    i have just the job for it oh its a antique pencil sharpener

  12. cynthia m says:

    film viewer

  13. Al R says:

    It looks like a pencil sharpener

  14. Bonnie says:

    to sharpen pencils and sticks and what ever else mischievious kids can put in it.

  15. Jamie B. says:

    I know it is a pencil sharpener, but it kind of looks like an old ophthalmology machine! Spooky…

  16. bnovak says:

    pencil sharperner

  17. Connie Gonzalez says:

    its an antique pencil sharpener….cool

  18. Justin says:

    pencil sharpener!

  19. Herm Lamb says:

    pencil sharpener HAPPY NEW YEAR

  20. shannon haralson says:

    sharpens pencils

  21. mose says:

    Pencil Sharpener and shooter.

  22. Tonya Watson says:

    It is a pencil sharpener

  23. Karen says:

    pencil sharpner

  24. Michael D. Cordle says:

    The item depicted in the picture appears to be a late nineteenth century hand cranked pencil sharpener.

  25. Paul says:

    1885 dixon lamson pencil sharpener


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