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. Carol says:

    making bullets

  2. gregory carbis says:

    An auctioneers dream hammer or 2

  3. Lori Crawford says:

    These were used to melt lead to make bullets.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Used to pour metal into molds to make ammo. :-)

  5. d64 says:

    I also think it is some kind of tool to melt metal.

  6. pete says:

    i think it is a cut-off part of a metal leg frame to either a bed or a coffee table

  7. Benjamin says:

    It's a cup measure for liquids

  8. Tony says:

    Part of a old bed frame.

  9. JON STEWART says:


  10. Kimberly Butterfield says:

    Its to make bullets.You heat up the metal and pour ,than as it cools you tap it with the hammer side.

  11. brian britton says:

    It is for melting soft metals and pouring into molds

  12. Bill says:

    mold for lead bullet for reloading shells

  13. LORELIE says:

    to use in a plumbing

  14. pmtirado says:

    old brass shot container for an alcohol type beverage w/a fancy wooden handle

  15. thebumpindy says:

    Tools for making ammunition

  16. lee brennan says:

    its a melting pot for the red wax that they melt to seal and then press a stamp to seal the envelope

  17. Martin Wuenscher says:

    To melt metal for a gun

  18. Barbara says:

    I think It could be an attitude adjustment tool for whenever your husband shows up late! Just kidding i am sure the others above me got it right particularly druid9855. Just hate to repeat the obvious.

  19. JJT says:

    Yep!! druid9855 Is Right!!!!!!

  20. rob says:

    tool used for measuring lead to make bullets

  21. jeanne conner says:

    it is a chew cup…

  22. Sarah says:

    the tool is for measuring

  23. Lauren says:

    Welding tools

  24. Rob says:

    Antique black powder measure

  25. linda says:

    pour liquid or soften materials


About Jackie McGilvray 


When I'm not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of, I'm watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be ...

More About Jackie McGilvray