Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Framing Nailer

Hardly anyone correctly guessed the identity of last week’s Toolsday mystery gadget — it was a bracelet form used by a jewelry maker.  A lot of people thought it was part of a car brake, and quite a few thought it had something to do with plumbing, and many others guessed that it was a piece of a router.  

We randomly picked the winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Jane, who thought it was a seal for a toilet.  Not even close, Jane, but you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Grip-Rite Framing Nailer.  This powerhouse tool can handle the toughest framing applications, but its lightweight housing and ergonomic design make it easy to use for hours at a time.  The Grip-Rite shoots 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch paper tape collated, clipped head nails.  It has an aggressive toe nailing claw for easy toe nailing and it comes equipped with a rotating rafter hook. 

October 31 is not that far off, it’s time to start decorating and planning your Halloween bash.  We’ve got cute decorating projects that cost no more than $5 and they’re easy-peasy to put together.  If you’re throwing a kid’s party we’ve got fun ways to decorate and yummy treats for the little ones. For the adults, find cocktail recipes and ideas for creating a spooky beverage bar.

To enter the Grip-Rite Framing Nailer giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these strange-looking things (pictured below) are used for? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, October 2, 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 October 2, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Grip-Rite Framing Nailer.  

Official Rules.

1,791 Responses

  1. Patty says:

    Tobacco hammer

  2. druid9855 says:

    This is a lead melting ladle for casting ball ammunition for flintlock firearms. The hammer shape at the bottom was used to tap the mold and make the ball fall out.

    As far as last week's "bracelet form," I'm calling the Pegboard guys out on that one and asking them to prove it.

  3. Mary Brawner says:


  4. robert allen says:

    Lead crucible

  5. steve000sc says:

    Whiskey tasting cup

  6. Dan says:

    Used to pour lead to make bullets.

  7. NewDo says:

    Product must be used to liquify a type of metal ( i.e., tin) then as it hardens, used to tap the metal for a certain look or consistency.

  8. Debra says:

    used for measuring pouring and / or shaping (tapping) melted metals for jewelry or bars

  9. Cheryl Baylor says:

    its an old judges gavil

  10. Vanden says:

    measuring and pouring of liquid metal

  11. GATmech32 says:

    I think it's for molten lead to pour ammunition.

  12. Wayne says:

    Sample Whiskey

  13. lupe says:

    Some type of melting cup.

  14. Tom M says:

    I agree with others — looks like it pours liquid metal.

  15. Eric says:

    looks like they are used to make molds

  16. sedmaamb says:

    I believe it is used for two things; one is to melt soft metal, and the other is to tamp it into the right shape. It looks like it is made of brass, so it would have to be use only for lead or tin, as the other metals would have to get too hot and the brass would melt.

  17. Cynthia says:

    A device used to pour and measure liquified metal products

  18. Nic says:

    Melt small amounts of metal

  19. haslem says:

    for measuring the alcohol content of whiskey from the barrel

  20. Mark L. says:

    Lead crucible?

  21. gene says:

    measurement cup to pour metal i.e. gold

  22. Kenneth says:

    I think they are smelters for soft metals.

  23. Sally says:

    I think its an old tool for pouring lead the bottom would possibly be for tamping or shaping, perhaps to make bullets

  24. Jason says:

    Old Fashion Measurement Cups

  25. bridget says:

    something used to melt and pour metal


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