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. Daniel Karst says:

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

  2. patti howard says:

    It was used to detect ghosts during seances. Just kidding, but it sounds good, right?

  3. gerry says:

    it is to feed out a electric wire.

  4. dave says:

    its an old stock market ticket machine

  5. ed sindelar says:

    a film editing machine

  6. Alex McDonald says:

    An antique pencil sharpener. Happy New Year to all.

  7. James says:

    I love it.

  8. Deb says:

    Old time sewing machine

  9. Suzi C. says:

    Old fashioned sewing machine

  10. thepittsmn says:

    Lamson pencil sharpener

  11. Kathryn C says:

    part of an old time sewing machine (thread spooler)

  12. Jerry B says:

    old pencil sharpener

  13. Donin says:

    An old movie projector

  14. Lucky says:

    It looks like some sort of film editor from a long time ago. In any case, I sure hope someone will explain to me where, exactly, commenters are seeing a label "on the side" that identifies it as a pencil sharpener, much less an "1885 dixon lamson pencil sharpener". What am I missing?

  15. Debbie says:

    an old fashion pencil sharpner

  16. Ida B. says:

    I think it's an antique pencil sharpener.

  17. Donnie D. says:

    pencil sharpener, drill or lathe

  18. Richard Kirchner says:

    It is a pencil sharpner

  19. Linda B. says:

    A penoil Sharpener.

  20. Pamella McGrath says:

    a pencil sharpener

  21. TCirce says:

    An old pencil sharpener. Everything was an event back then.

  22. Marian says:

    It is a very old pencil sharpener!

  23. Kathryn R. says:

    looks like an antique pencil sharpener

  24. BillB999 says:

    It's is an early pencil sharpener. It does look like a movie projector though. Happy new year!!!

  25. Amos says:

    1885 Dixon pencil sharpener.


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