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. Ann Mountain says:

    Although the consensus of people are guessing pencil sharpener, I am going to go against the flow and guess old fashion sausage stuffer.

  2. Marilyn says:

    A pencil sharpener

  3. gspice2315 says:

    It says its a pencil sharpener.

  4. Ron H says:

    Hand operated pencil sharpener

  5. Mary Lou says:

    It is an 1885 Dixon Lamson pencil sharpener.

  6. Robert S. says:

    It looks like a sewing machine

  7. hollie says:

    motion picture projector

  8. Lawrence Rohner says:

    It's beautiful old pencil sharpener. Wish it was mine.

  9. Maggi says:

    Thank you!

  10. Keith C. says:

    Just looking at it I thought it had something to do with sewing. But looking at the detailed writing on the front it definitely says pencil sharpener.

  11. Roberta says:

    It's a pencil sharpener.

  12. Maggie says:

    It is a motion picture machine.

  13. Larry says:

    Old theater movie projector

  14. Kathy Wanat says:

    Can it be a pencil sharpener.? I'd like to win a Circular Saw, or other tools.

  15. Kathy Wanat says:

    I would like a Circular Saw. Th Gadget looks like a sewing machine.

  16. Louise says:

    an old movie projector

  17. Carol says:

    pencil sharpener that compacts the shavings into kevlar like bullet proof material

  18. Jim Bennett says:

    Looks like a rope braider

  19. Tony says:

    A movie player

  20. Susan LH says:

    1885 Dixon Lamson pencil sharpener -from Office Museum. Found it on pinterest.

  21. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    some kind of pencil sharpener.

  22. Sandra Brown says:

    At first I thought a lathe. But of course on closer inspection, a pencil sharpener. HAPPY NEW YEAR to DIY!!!

  23. Rick says:

    antique pencil sharpener

  24. Joe H. says:


  25. Dennis George says:

    It's a pencil sharpener.


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