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. Mike says:

    pouring some kind of acid

  2. melissa h says:

    melissa h
    used to pour metals

  3. carrie says:

    Looks like something to pour hot wax for candle making.

  4. michele f says:

    michele f
    to pour metals

  5. Bruce F says:

    Lead melting ladle for casting bullets.

  6. Misty Dupree says:

    A tool used in melting metals to pour into molds?

  7. William says:

    Used to make bullets

  8. Milton L. says:


  9. Milton L. says:


  10. Miranda says:

    Something to melt and pour metals

  11. Julie says:

    A hammer, something you can pour something out of, a measuring cup. not sure but it looks cool.

  12. Buster Justus says:

    I thine it's for led

  13. jill says:

    Measures gun powder for bullets.

  14. justdiana says:

    It is for measuring black powder.

  15. Cynthia Schmidt says:

    It looks like something used by a metal worker to melt and pour metal into a form.

  16. mell says:

    This is a smelter's tool

  17. Laura says:

    measuring cup of some sort

  18. mark says:


  19. Courtney Cook says:

    A tool to melt and poor metal into a form then to pund it out used in the blacksmithing trade

  20. michelle says:

    tool to make bullets

  21. Donald says:

    To hold heated metal

  22. Edward Napier says:

    It use to put powder in a canon on a ship .

  23. gerardo guajardo says:

    this is a tool used to pore melted metal into a mold and also used to shape and make indentations to the finish metal piece

  24. Roberta Watkins says:

    It's a cup that pours melted metals such silver or gold into molds


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