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. Geneman says:

    Used for making ball bullets from lead.



  3. Sherri says:

    It's an old antique pitcher you serve beer out of and it's an old antique hammer you use to hammer molds to make beer.

  4. Blech100 says:

    Used for hot lead.

  5. Nancy says:

    brass gun powder measure

  6. cathlene says:


  7. Mary says:

    Melting metal holders…

  8. PACMAN says:

    Used for measuring and pouring liquid metals.

  9. Nicole V. says:

    A gavel

  10. Robert says:

    Melt small amounts of metal

  11. Melba says:

    It is a scoop and pour mallet with interchangeable tapping base for liquid metal.

  12. lynne says:

    Looks a mold of some type.

  13. Jeff H says:

    might be used for lead bullet pours but that wood is uncharred. I'd be more like to say melting wax for a seal

  14. SpewHole says:

    It's for making bullets.

  15. Sally L. says:

    Used to pour small amounts of metal.

  16. Ned C. says:

    Gun powder measures.

  17. theraab says:

    For pouring molten lead

  18. Tom Pape says:

    For pouring metals

  19. dawn says:

    lead pourer/hammer

  20. maureen says:

    pouring hot metal

  21. Richard says:

    I'd have to go with the "low melting point metal ladle" group, myself

  22. Frumonce says:

    I totally agree with everyone!!

  23. Mike B. says:

    Looks kinda like a powder measure.

  24. windicindi says:

    I can see the form in the top for pouring a liquified something…
    Maybe, a bullet or shell casing maker…
    Thanks, Cindi

  25. Jackie says:

    This is used to extinguish a candle


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