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. KiMurillo says:

    I think its a movie projector.

  2. Karen G. says:

    pretty cool pencil sharpener

  3. J ROth says:

    Well that looks like an Edison "voicewriter" which of course was the first smartphone!

  4. william smith says:

    mega phone

  5. Katrina C. says:

    It clearly says that it's a pencil sharpener, so I'm going to guess that it's a pencil sharpener.

  6. Mike P says:

    It's a pencil sharpener

  7. Conrad Aleckna says:

    Pencil Sharpner Conrad Aleckna

  8. Kristen H. says:

    The old-timey gadget pictured below sharpens pencils. It is a Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener) and was patented in 1885.

  9. Linda says:

    Happy Holiday
    Happy holiday, happy holiday
    While the merry bells keep ringing
    May your ev'ry wish come true

    Happy holiday, happy holiday
    May the calendar keep bringing
    Happy holidays to you

  10. Barry says:

    The I.D. plate states Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener, but why so elaborate?
    I see they extended this contest until Jan 1, 2013 – Guess for oblivious reasons that DIY employees are off for the holidays.

  11. elaine says:

    some kind of thingy, can't wait to find out

  12. Josh says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  13. Frank R says:

    A Dixon Lamson pencil sharpener

  14. Genevieve Bernal says:

    Antique Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  15. Mary says:

    pencil sharpner

  16. Joe R says:

    Lamsom pencil sharpener

  17. Karen R says:

    antique yarn spinning machine

  18. PattiD says:

    A big cumbersome pencil sharpener…can you imagine carrying that to school!?
    Made by: 1885 Dixon Lamson

  19. John K says:

    Its a pencil sharpener

  20. Richard says:

    Sharpener of Pencils of various sizes.

  21. Kathryn Ward says:

    It's a Pencil Sharpener…1885 Dixon Lamson…!!!

  22. Olivia Manser says:

    Its an 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener…very elaborate looking!

  23. Mike says:

    an early sewing machine

  24. Silverfoxx1956 says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  25. john phillips says:

    looks like it is used to make rope


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