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. Diane K. says:

    It's a pencil sharpener

  2. kathryn quitno says:

    im not for sure of yr and brand but I believe it is a pencil sharpner.

  3. [...] 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 [...]

  4. cfburke4 says:

    pencil sharpener

  5. Kathey says:

    Some sort of machine to wind up thread, yarn or film???

  6. Dale Rodberg says:

    It's a gift!

  7. Nick says:

    coin crusher

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  9. rw201 says:

    pencel sharpner

  10. Kim W says:

    manual projector

  11. Mikw W. says:

    Pencil Sharpener

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  13. mike davis says:

    if my kids had to use that to sharpen pencils they would ask "where does the batteries go"? lol

  14. Carol says:

    I'll go with the others who said, "pencil sharpener:"

  15. Deb Denton says:

    Pencil sharpener – actually looks better than the one I have!

  16. Louise T Conner says:

    Pencil sharpener. If you enlarge the pic you can see it plainly written.

  17. Bill Y says:

    Suppose to be an electronic pencil sharpener with video…but the kids lost part of the parts & now it won't do anything!!!

  18. Dave Parker says:


  19. Grace says:

    Could always use a new tool always rising something on our home

  20. curt says:


  21. Marianne says:

    An early film projector?

  22. Orleana B. says:

    It is an old pencil sharpener.

  23. Sandy Berry says:

    Love tools.

  24. Dave says:

    It is an old time pencil sharpener.


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