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. mikesaga says:

    old fasion measuring cup

  2. william says:

    used for pouring molten metal

  3. Pat Stoner says:

    I agree with some of the guesses submitted but I think it is for molten gold or other precious metals. If it were for non-precious metals I believe it would be much larger than it appears to me.

  4. Gman says:

    piece pipe

  5. Brandi Nelson says:

    It looks like a bullet maker from the 1800's

  6. bonric says:

    Adjustable Powder Measure, Civil War, New (12/23/2007)
    found picture at

  7. hcakebox says:

    Well I am late. This look like a hamer, but I think is used when you heat metal. to give for and to scoop liquid metal.

  8. lynette says:

    I think it is a friut picker

  9. lynette says:

    I think it is a fruit picker

  10. Nelson says:

    casting pot to melt lead ,gold, silver or any other metals

  11. dragonfly2 says:

    old timey rug beaters, used for beating the dirt out of rugs

  12. Kenny Krieg says:

    Tool used to contain lead that is being heated from a solid to liquid state. Commonly used to make lead bullets.

  13. Maria says:

    I'm pretty sure I saw comments that: this tool was used for bullet making!
    why did they not win?

  14. Jenn says:

    Something to pour liquid metal.

  15. Danielle says:

    Definitely looks like a gavel..Pretty sure it isn't though.

  16. Austin Davis says:

    smelting or liquor ladle

  17. Alyssa says:

    stool leg holder things

  18. Nicci says:

    device for melting and pouring metal

  19. Rick says:

    ladle for pouring liquid metal

  20. Sahvik says:

    Used to melt and pour metal for those who make their own bullets.

  21. Julie says:

    Feet to an antique table

  22. chrisanne says:

    Some type of melting cup

  23. Bruce says:

    Used to measure "spirits" in a pub. The bottom screwed up and/or down to determine the amount of hard liquor to be delivered to the customer. The "hammer" looking device on the bottom was for cracking walnuts or hickory nuts, a mainstay of pubs in the time.

  24. Joe the ONE says:


  25. Wayne says:

    Powder Dram


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