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. Angela says:

    Not sure what the object is but it looks neat

  2. jeanne conner says:

    I sit on that when I milk my cows….

  3. Beth says:

    an old fashioned vice? or something Fred Flintstone used at the quarry ;)

  4. marian smith says:

    If I won, I'd put my hubby to work

  5. Kathleen says:

    swivel stool

  6. [...] Toolsday we asked you to identify a wooden stool-looking thing and tell us who would use it. We had a large variety of answers, everything from a cow-milking [...]

  7. Pete says:

    milking stool

  8. Cheryl says:

    a swiveling stool

  9. Sondra DeLorenzo says:

    Rustic cake server ?

  10. Pamela White says:

    a wire storage device.

  11. Mar says:

    It looks like an apparatus to make shoes and/or shine them.

  12. lin says:

    a turntable for painting objects

  13. kay says:


  14. Eva Mack says:

    cover the chairs

  15. chris conanan says:

    looks like something that was used back in caveman times

  16. Leo Cuadrado says:

    it’s a watchamajigger.

  17. wakedaddy820 says:

    YAY! I'm not too late to comment. lol
    Looks like a sitting stool to me, but it's awfully small. . . .

  18. PrincessTamera says:

    I think it's a vise that you use to squish things in like paper or cardboard.

  19. dlc1225 says:

    a swiveling milking stool

  20. Beverly Utz says:

    used to make some type of shoes

  21. bob_n says:

    A horseshoe table

  22. Jim Noreus says:

    carpenters ripsawing stool

  23. Julia Gruver says:

    I would say it has to do with wool from sheep. maybe that they spin it on???

  24. lynn says:

    potted plant stand

  25. JOAnn says:

    I agree that it is a swiveling stool


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