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. BettyAnne C. says:

    cup for melting and pouring gold

  2. Bob Harriger says:

    Used to carry Hot Rivets

  3. pastabakes says:

    It looks like what was used to make bullets (or I guess more properly musket balls) back during the Civil War era.

  4. Julie says:

    something used to melt down metals so they can be used to form different things

  5. Lynn says:

    I think it's a unit in which to melt wax to seal letters.

  6. NATALIE says:

    liquid metal molds

  7. Laurie Fisher says:

    used to melt a metal and then pound it out

  8. Joe the ONE says:

    liquid measure

  9. John Peterson says:

    I would say that it's for pouring lead into molds with the hammer end to tamp any air out of said mold.

  10. david a feather says:

    melting pot for lead

  11. Patty says:

    Melting metal to pour and cast nails.

  12. Deb says:

    used to measure, melt, pour and shape melted metal.

  13. DarrenM says:

    Antique measuring spoon

  14. Heather says:

    Either some kind of hammer or something to pour something hot with.

  15. FredG says:

    Antique Adjustable Black Powder Measuring Cup

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like it pours melted metal. something to do with welding maybe.

  17. Patty says:

    These are used to melt lead and then to pour the lead into molds to make bullets.

  18. sethm13 says:

    It looks like it might be hollow and one side is used for hammering, while the other side is used like a ladle for scooping out liquid metal.

  19. jose says:

    melting cup

  20. miles1st says:

    kjhgk;ljg

  21. Gryphon says:

    I think that's just two views of the same thing. Looks like a wood handle, so it's probably not for handling anything terribly hot. Also looks to have a very specifically formed bottom, which is a bit mysterious.

    How about a glue holder, for something to do with fabric?

  22. Tim says:

    It looks like something used in smelting

  23. nygf says:

    Holds liquid mercury

  24. Michael says:

    whiskey tool

  25. JRG says:

    A small cup to stir and taste beer.

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