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. Mark C. says:

    It's the granddaddy of all pencil sharpeners.

  2. KittKatt says:

    antique motion picture projector

  3. G&J says:

    A beautiful old
    pencil sharpener. Our daughter said to just Zoom in!

  4. Eva Mack says:


  5. Fernando Nino says:

    It is a Lamson pencil sharpener, pantented in year 1885, from The Star Manufacturing Company from Lynn, MA. Also known as the Dixon pencil sharpener.

  6. Karla Williams says:

    early movie projector

  7. David Glasser says:

    Old manual pencil sharpener

  8. Draschka says:

    I think it is a thread or yarn spinner

  9. JenniferB says:

    looks like you show movie on it

  10. Suzanne Davis says:

    Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  11. ricky says:

    I need all the help I can get I'm not a contractor but I bought a foreclouser home that is in desperate need of a make over so I watch the DIY channel but I never get the same results as you guys.I've found its hard to work full time and try to remodel I need some help please help


  12. Marie W. says:

    I think it is a old pencil sharpener that you turn by hand.

  13. kyle klemmick says:


  14. @kywoodworks says:

    LAbel states Pencil Sharpener looks like it would accept various sizes.

  15. jimiwho says:

    antique pencil sharpener

  16. judy says:

    – this is a long shot, could it be a hole punch or a gramlet? Possible use for tin punches with roofing and angles.

  17. Juan Muniz says:

    This machine sharpens diferent thickness of pencils by turning the dial.

  18. Toni says:

    an old movie real machine

  19. John_Henry says:

    a pencil sharpener

  20. Doug L says:

    Looks like it's an old pencil sharpener

  21. jtownsennh says:

    Phonograghy. Edison design.

  22. vena says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson pencil sharpener

  23. Khulan says:

    old pencil sharpener – turned by hand

  24. David Irwin says:

    antique pencil sharpener

  25. Brian T. says:

    It is s pencil sharpener


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