Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Stapler/Brad Nailer

Last week’s mystery tool had most everyone fooled.  We showed you a picture of a little brush and asked who it belonged to and what were they brushing off. Hardly anyone knew that it was an umpire’s mini broom used to clean home plate.  We randomly picked one winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is doublefox who thought it was a clothing brush.  Congratulations doublefox, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman stapler/brad nailer. This rapid-fire nail gun is perfect for any DIYer and/ or home crafter. You can use it single handed to shoot brads nails or a variety of different-sized staples.

Are you looking to tackle some new DIY decor projects? We’ll get you started — check out these 15 easy-to-make headboard projects, or how about budget ideas for backsplashes, or new ways to turn old stuff into new furniture.

To enter the Craftsman stapler/brad nail gun giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and identify the strange-looking contraption pictured below. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, May 1, 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 May 1, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the nail gun/stapler.  

Official Rules.

890 Responses

  1. Kenneth Rowe says:

    wood pottery wheel

  2. talonts says:

    Clamping stool (vise)

  3. at00 says:

    A yarn spooler

  4. Ken S says:

    I give?

  5. Stephen A. says:

    spool for thread

  6. Len says:

    A swiveling stool for milking

  7. Danny says:

    pottery wheel

  8. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Milking stool for dual use by male and female dairy milkers.

  9. Gary123X says:

    antique wood pottery wheel

  10. TheresaM says:

    an attachment for a foot-controlled bellows

  11. whidone says:

    a framer's level checking thing…I really have NO idea…

  12. Del Behnkenk says:

    Maybe an antique, clay modeling stand.

  13. Elaine says:

    How about a swiveling milking stool.

  14. kitty says:

    I agree with poppy: used to put horseshoes on ponies

  15. GAyankee says:

    looks to be some sort of swivel seat

  16. astremke says:

    A Blacksmith Stool.

  17. khudleson says:

    it is an old cobbler device

  18. Neil says:

    I'd say a seat that may be used on a farm for milking or shoeing horses

  19. poppy says:

    used to put horseshoes on ponies

  20. Richard G says:

    blacksmith's table?

  21. cmseelye says:

    It is a table used by scupltures when using clay.

  22. Carol says:

    It is a swiveling stool!

  23. bspz says:

    It's a solo teeter-totter!

  24. Leo says:

    I think it's an old vise you sit on it to hold whatever your working on in place

  25. gtvr6 says:

    Looks like a Jig for shoes a Soleman.

    • Carol Corden says:

      Cobblers bench perhaps?

    • bvfd47 says:

      a bunch of wood together to make an old seat

    • wishkonsinin says:

      This looks like a pincher that you would activate with a treadle movement. Just push down on top of the round circle with your foot to open what you're holding and step down to pinch it closed again and hold it.


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