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. AllanC says:

    Melt and pour lead

  2. Craig B says:

    ladle for pouring molten metal

  3. Shannon Burrows says:

    used to melt metals???

  4. I believe is was used to pour hot metals.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Used to melt metals and pour

  6. Dradz says:

    Used to melt/form bullets

  7. Dradz says:

    Using for melting metals for making bullets

  8. Kristin says:

    Pouring hot glass?

  9. Dradz says:

    Used for melting/making bullets

  10. Rachael C says:

    Pours hot metals.

  11. Tamara S says:

    Pour some hot liquid…?

  12. Laurette says:

    Some kind of a hammer for small and large leather projects. Hmmm.

  13. Taylor says:

    Tool to pour hot metals for molding

  14. Tarisa says:


  15. Ron says:

    It looks like it used to melt solder and apply it

  16. Stacy says:

    I think it is used in melting metal and then the other side you can hammer the metal flat.

  17. Anjalise says:

    Looks like a mold of some sort, im guessing something to do with metals?

  18. David D says:

    Brass Gun Powder Measure

  19. Sharon says:

    Used for measuring and pouring melted lead.

  20. Joanne Davis says:

    Used to pour hot metal

  21. Kathlene says:

    I think it's part of the top of a ladder back chair.

  22. BETH says:


  23. randall f says:

    randall f
    used to pour metals

  24. Ross says:

    This device is used to make bullets the old school way!! Pow Pow… Bang! :)

  25. lindsay f says:

    lindsay f
    used to pour metals


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