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. [...] order to be eligible to win last Toolsday’s (a.k.a. Tuesday) prize, we asked you to guess the identity of a little cylinder-type gadget on a stick.  Many of you knew [...]

  2. JenW says:

    This is used to pour liquid metal into molds.

  3. Beans says:

    Pouring and measure device for molten metal

  4. Pali says:

    This looks like a nice tool

  5. Charleigh says:

    This is a melting ladle (crucible) used for pouring lead into a form to make ball-shaped ammunition. The hammer shape allowed the maker to tap the balls out of the molds.

  6. Bill Gates says:

    Looks like a measuring cup. Twist the bottom to change the volume.

  7. Hurold Gaxiola says:

    Melt small amounts of metal

  8. janice says:

    we could really use this

  9. JANICE BISHOP says:

    building a cabin, so this would be great

  10. sharshee says:

    I agree with druid9855: This is a lead melting ladle for casting ball ammunition for flintlock firearms. The hammer shape at the bottom was used to tap the mold and make the ball fall out.

  11. R.Casey says:

    melt &pour hot metals

  12. Alex Jarvis says:

    Although it is hard to judge the size and the pouing lip would seem to indicate something used in that regard I believe everyone is looking at the wrong end. I think it is a finishing nailer with a hollow center to reduce recoil.

  13. Robert Casey says:

    Ladle to melt & pour hot metals

  14. Summer says:

    I believe used for melting led to seal pipes?

  15. haslem says:

    it’s for sampling wine or spirits from the barrel

  16. Teresa says:

    Melt and pour hot metals

  17. Stacy potter says:

    I need to fix my livingroom it’s long and aqward to decorate

  18. Michael S. says:

    Used to pour hot metals

  19. Shanei Womack says:

    Used for melting and pouring

  20. Cathy H says:

    Used to pour hot metal for casting

  21. samuel rivers says:

    a lead melter to make lead sinkers for fishing

  22. samuel rivers says:

    a lead melter to make sinkers with .

  23. Sharron says:

    Bullet making

  24. Jay says:

    Pouring hot liquids

  25. liz says:

    pours hot metals


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