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. vanno says:

    Old toll for soldering.

  2. van Belle says:

    To add to my last post, this tool also has different levels to which it can be filled giving it more purpose looks like an ounce difference.

  3. Jeff Vogel says:

    Tool used for soft metal and tapping the mold to make sure the metal settles.

  4. van Belle says:

    So we figure its mold. The bottom tamps up to pop loose the mold.

  5. TamStaR says:

    I'm thinking it's a crucible.

  6. sharon lepa says:

    I believe, as most have posted, that it is used for pouring molten metals

  7. sean_k says:

    a tool

  8. Brian says:

    Old Fashion Gavel!!

  9. Kevin V says:

    Pretty sure it's a combination tool used to crack my dumb-ass brothers head open, and then pour something useful into it.

  10. lynn says:

    a melting andd pouring something or another

  11. Ron Mellen says:

    It looks like it used to melt, pour and hammer lead

  12. Steph says:

    a pouring shank

  13. Sharon Taylor says:

    Something used by a jeweler to heat metal and then shape.

  14. monaca garrison says:

    A gadget for melting and pouring precious metals into molds.

  15. Scottnkat says:

    They hold hot metals that are then poured into various shapes and sizes.

  16. Tamsyn Logan says:

    a tool for melting lead? the bottom part for tamping, or shaping?

  17. Andrea says:

    It's a Smelting Pot!!

  18. jessicad says:

    i agree tool to melt some type of metal

  19. Shane says:

    Tool to melt lead

  20. karen says:

    blacksmith tools

  21. karen says:

    lead smelter

  22. Jason L says:

    Warmer for lead

  23. Jill says:

    Device used for pouring/molding metals.

  24. Tom M. says:

    Honey dipper.

  25. Elaine says:

    booze measurer


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