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. shari says:

    old pottery wheel

  2. Kathryn C says:

    primitive wooden sun-dial also used as a compass

  3. SKW says:

    Used by a blacksmith or maybe for horseshoes.

  4. Mike says:

    Obviously it's a T-stamp.

  5. Tracey Warthen says:

    old wooden stool

  6. Amy says:

    I think it was used to cut veggies or stir the kettle!

  7. rgmk says:

    Some type of clamping cool when you sit on it, it holds whenever you're working on with your weight.

  8. Meredith Jones says:

    Blacksmith stool

  9. Larry says:

    Antique wooden toe stubber

  10. JANET DUFFEY says:


  11. computerfree says:

    Have no idea. Thinking it is something used on a farm.

  12. Tuckerboy says:

    Some type of vise.

  13. corrine nichol says:

    milking stool

  14. ed sindelar says:

    an exercise device

  15. RPB says:

    Definitely a phomontabulating gyroscope.

  16. Ann Mountain says:

    Boy this is a tough one. My guess would be a stool for milking cows.

  17. AJ G says:

    pottery wheel

  18. Roger says:


  19. wendy williams says:

    Wow…looks like a seat that spins around

  20. Ashley Domes says:

    a swivel stool used for multiple uses, however I would use it for milking cows.

  21. sarah cool says:

    It looks Luke an old level.

  22. Ellen Lagergren says:

    a milking stool

  23. Judy M says:

    I think its a milking stool.

  24. erik bryant says:

    its a carving stand for carving duck decoys

  25. Hector Gallardo says:

    Clamping stool


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