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. Beth says:

    Used to pour hot metal sludge

  2. Wayne says:

    Several are right, used for pouring lead…

  3. Fairchilds says:

    pour liquid metal

  4. Robert says:

    Used for melting lead to pour into bullet molds.

  5. Tim H says:

    used to pour lead

  6. Rosa says:

    hammer for jewelry

  7. Tim says:

    Used to make lead bullets

  8. Melanie Plum says:

    for making bullets

  9. Alex H says:

    something to pour hot metal

  10. David McMillin says:

    melt and shape metal

  11. TwinMom:):) says:

    melter and capper to stub off pipes:)

  12. Jim W says:

    for pouring and shaping molten products like brass or copper

  13. Jenny says:

    What you would use to put a seal on something.

  14. Matthew W. says:

    used for melting lead to be made into ball ammunition

  15. Diane says:

    I don't know if my email was correct on the above entry – ladle for pouring molten lead for shot… The 'g'in gmail keeps getting dropted off

  16. Daddy Ferg says:

    I think it's for melting and pouring metal, possibly to make silver bullets in case of a werewolf attack.

  17. GranOne says:

    It's for heating Whiskey to make a hot-toddy.

  18. Diane says:

    Its a ladle for pouring molten lead to make shot or other objects

  19. Roxanne Landmann says:

    My answer is to melt gold and to shape into a mold. Probably for jewelry.

  20. Martina says:

    To pour hot melted metal

  21. Gordy says:

    Used by a gunsmith to make bullets.

  22. Savannah says:


  23. PAMELA says:

    Used for putting black powder into rifles.

  24. Jeff says:

    Lead or metal melting ladle

  25. Collin says:

    Used to melt & form lead bullets.


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