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. Zoey Smith says:

    Coffee grinder

  2. Christina says:

    Pencil sharpener :)

  3. Janet G says:

    antique pencil sharpener

  4. hinespd says:

    Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener)
    Patented 1885 ~ Advertised 1885-87
    Joseph Dixon Crucible Co.
    Jersey City, NJ

  5. Wayne says:

    Its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  6. liz says:

    old pencil sharpener

  7. rickey rock says:

    happy new year 1884 dixon lamson pencil sharpener

  8. Tommy F. says:

    1860 circa pencil sharpener of course

  9. Steven Kastelic says:

    It looks like it's an old pencil sharpener – turned by hand

  10. Manny Goncalves says:

    I have to say its a pencil sharpener i think.

  11. Jodi says:

    It's a Movie Projector.

  12. Arlena Thomas says:

    pencil sharpner

  13. Michele says:

    That saw looks awesome!

  14. Kerry Young says:

    To read the front of the machine? Where's the fun in that?
    It is much more exciting to imagine this old fashioned pencil sharpener as a steam-punk egg scrambler…or perhaps a Rube Goldberg-ish doorbell ringer.
    Have a great New Year, guys, and thanks for the contest.

  15. Sharon says:

    It is a pencil Sharpener.

  16. jason says:

    It's a pencil sharpener that looks like it could double as a small movie projector. It would look great as a design element in a home office or study!

  17. Amanda B says:

    A Lamson pencil sharpner (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener)
    Star Manufacturing Co., Lynn, MA
    Patented 1885

    Dixon's Pencil Sharpener – Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., Jersey City, NJ

  18. Tanis says:

    A Pencil Sharpener

  19. Old_RN says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  20. Rhonda Bryan says:

    an apple corer.

  21. Kim Mccowen says:

    It says pencil sharpner but I think lazer or picture viewer

  22. Lenn says:

    It's a device for peeling an apple with a pencil.

  23. Alex McDonald says:

    antique pencil sharpener

  24. randall f says:

    radall f
    pencil sharpener

  25. lindsay says:

    lindsay f
    pencil sharpener


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