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. Kathy Wanat says:

    I could use some tools.

  2. michele f says:

    michele f
    pencel sharpener

  3. Jackson2d says:

    A pencil sharpener

  4. Sunnymay says:

    Movie viewer and splicer

  5. Jane Campbell says:

    A pencil sharpener

  6. Rob says:

    i agree with above, definatly a "laser"

  7. travis brooks says:

    It's an old fashioned pencil sharpener

  8. Linkis says:

    Antique pencil sharpener.

  9. Terrie Sue S. says:

    Looks like it will sharpen long pencils! My dad was a carpenter, he loves sharp pencils!

  10. Diaucme says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener)

  11. Angel M. says:

    As it states a pencil sharpener. I would love to see it demonstrated!

  12. Sharon says:

    old compass to find location

  13. Beresford says:

    IT IS A PENCIL-SHARPENER–"it said so on IT"

  14. elaine says:

    movie watcher

  15. Ken says:

    Its an old fashioned pencil sharpener

  16. John McLeod says:

    It is a pencil sharpener.

  17. Charles says:

    I agree, its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  18. Wilma S says:

    antique pencil sharpener

  19. S Eve says:

    It is an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  20. haslem says:

    It's a Pencil sharpener

  21. Marjorie A. Finlay says:

    The pictured item is an old time version of a pencil sharpener. My grandfather used to have one at home.

  22. ncarden says:

    It looked like a pencil sharpener to me, and then I looked closer and actually read the words on the front….PENCIL SHARPENER! :)

  23. Tere O says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener, 1885

  24. Katie S. says:

    ancient can opener?

  25. Wayne Hicks says:

    I don't win, a pencil sharpener


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