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. Mike S. says:

    Wire voice recorder?

  2. Island_Life says:

    Vntage banana peeler with the optional right handed lemon juicer.

  3. Cynthia azarcon says:

    Sugar canister

  4. tom mikesell says:

    a pencil sharpener to go with the ink wells in your desk

  5. jroosien says:

    I am a 61 year old grandma that would love to learn how to use all these tools that I see on DYI.

  6. nanster27 says:

    It looks like a cd/dvd holder ..i guess

  7. calibos70 says:

    Film developer cannister

  8. RLB77777 says:

    it is and reads" Lamson Pencil Sharpener (a.k.a. Dixon's Pencil Sharpener), 1885
    "W.H. Lamson
    Dixon's Pencil Sharpener
    Jos. Dixon Crucible Company, Jersey City, NJ
    This sharpener, consisted of a shaft with a knife and holder at one end The pencil was inserted through two disks into the knife holder. The cog wheels were rotated by cranking a handle, the Dixon claimed to be the alternative to the many useless pencil sharpeners flooding the market".

  9. Ronda Lusch says:

    love it

  10. Ray Randall says:

    That is a 1885 Dixon Lamson Pencil Sharpener

  11. Pamela DiLuigi says:

    a pressure gage of somekind??

  12. Janet says:

    A sewing machine

  13. Ron Casey says:

    movie projector

  14. Claudette F says:

    Bloody Hell! I wish I knew, maybe I would win

  15. G-Man says:

    Look like whoever is running this didn't make it to work after the party.

  16. Cathy Spohn says:

    looks like something to do with weights and measures

  17. Jane Hopkins says:

    My husband can get alot of work done with this saw.

  18. Pam says:

    This is an antique pencil sharpener

  19. mike papa says:

    its a old fashion pencil sharpener

  20. Big Fan Mike says:

    Ink ribbon making machine.

  21. madgator says:

    A pencil sharpener

  22. G-Man says:

    I don't have a clue

  23. betty z says:

    Its a scale to weight circular saw

  24. roger says:

    Pencil sharpener – it's on the label ;)

  25. [...] New Year!  The Toolsday before last we posted a photo of an old timey contraption and asked you to identify it.  Most everyone knew it was a pencil sharpener (about 200 times [...]


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