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. Dr. Phil says:

    molten metal pourer

  2. Kathryn C says:

    old time gavel for early court room days

  3. David Wallace says:


  4. Jim says:

    I've seen a tool similar to this one used to melt lead and then pour the lead into a mold to make balls for musket loaders.

  5. Kim says:

    I believe it is a tool to melt and mold a small part of machinery.

  6. Jeff says:

    Lead melting ladle.

  7. Chris says:

    alloy pourer

  8. 1joyce says:

    used to melt and pour lead to make fishing weights

  9. jaimee says:

    measurement device

  10. gerry says:

    black power measure

  11. Mike says:

    Lead Ladle

  12. Raymond Huffaker says:

    a metal melter

  13. Conrad says:

    it is a tool used to scoop melted metals to be poured to its shape designation.

  14. Ed Kelly says:

    it is for smelting metal in 18th century

  15. james says:

    pour and measure liquified metal products

  16. Angela says:

    It's used in jewelry-making to melt and pour small amounts of metal.

  17. drad100 says:

    a ladle for putting lead in cast iron joints

  18. Carolyn W says:

    to me it almost looks like a measurement cup and also use it to spread it out with the base like sauce onto a pizza crust~!

  19. Danielle Porter says:

    Something used for melting metal. For what? I have no idea!

  20. Mary Brawner says:

    Pouring for liquid gold.

  21. suzieinphoenix says:

    used for making cigars a hammer of sorts

  22. AllanC says:

    Used to melt and pour lead

  23. gerry says:

    it is for pouring lead for pipe joins

  24. john oconnor says:

    a crucible

  25. Caesar Paishon IV says:

    This is a cool tool. I have never had the chance to use one, but my 22 oz. straight claw and I have hammered many a lumber together.


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