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. martha says:

    cups to pour liquid metal

  2. Ronald Wright says:

    a ladle used to melt lead

  3. Ida Beek says:

    A melted sodder measuring cup.

  4. Michael Smith says:

    The tool is used to melt lead, then pour into place. It was used primarily by plumbers to connect joints in cast iron pipe.

  5. Eileen R. says:

    This is the lead form for making bullets. Probably can also be used to pour to mould for making fishing jigs.

  6. Kristine says:

    Black Powder Measuring Cup

  7. Pomp says:

    Gun powder measure sounds good.

  8. Amos says:

    used for pouring gold silver and gold.

  9. Ray says:

    used for making lead balls for musket or muzzle loader

  10. Dale says:

    Used to melt metals.

  11. Gale says:

    To pour gold

  12. Cathy B*****y says:

    a tool to pour a metal then hammer it as cooling… wonder if it was used for horse shoes…

  13. HandyMike says:

    Brass gunpowder measure (to measure black powder)

  14. Kathleen M Smith says:

    I think they are measuring cups for an old fashioned theater popcorn popper.

  15. Kevin says:

    Brass tukkish coffee maker

  16. Kevin Eden says:

    Something for pouring metal… possibly for musket balls?

  17. Rtrev says:

    Bullet casting tool.

  18. April L. says:

    I think it has somthing to do with melting metal to make somthing and using the other end to tap it in place or shape it.. :)

  19. Shannon says:

    a candle snuffer

  20. felicia says:

    to pour liquid metal?

  21. elizabeth says:

    it is to fill bullets with lead

  22. Dominic says:

    Its used to melt lead for bullets.

  23. Agnes says:

    melting some sort of metal

  24. lori says:

    well – looks like you would pour something that was liquid in this thing to either measure or make an item – have no idea of the name of this thingy !!!!

  25. Susan Cooper says:

    Maybe something to melt candle wax and pour into molds.


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