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. minemine4404 says:


  2. Marjorie Canipe says:

    Pouring and pounding metal

  3. Philip Jarrach says:

    lead ladle for bullets

  4. Philip Jarrach says:

    always wanted one of these

  5. Henry says:

    These were used to pour melted metal into moulds to make shot for old single shot firearms.

  6. Steve says:

    Lead melter

  7. melvin says:

    blackpower measuring for reloaning

  8. Snaptastic says:

    It appears to be a mallot to pressin letters from an old fashion printing press to keep the letters in place and the news person from gettin his hand dirty,also as the ink would miss certain levels of the press,serve as a cup to pour ink on the lighter places.and keep the copy persons hands clean.

  9. DANI PREJEAN says:


  10. Melanie Johnson says:

    used to melt lead for bullets

  11. Kandace says:

    musket ball making tool

  12. Elaine Chadwick says:

    HOT METAL MOLDERS…..cuz I'm sure that's a real thing!

  13. BBSteve says:

    think I missed the deadline on this one – beer tap…

  14. James Murray says:

    Pour and measure hot liquids

  15. Gale says:

    Pouring gold

  16. Jessica G says:

    A antique hammer that's fallen apart.

  17. james ziel says:

    It's for pouring lead, silver, maybe even gold for rings, bullets, whatever

  18. Melinda says:

    melt metal and pour

  19. F. Don says:

    A holder for melting wax. The wax is pored onto the back of an envelope or on a document and stamped with the bottom of the holder.

  20. Shirley Hood says:

    has something to do with natural, butane, or oil for fuel in the winter.

  21. Christa Biddle says:

    smelter for liquid metal for making bullets

  22. katie r says:

    i think its used for melting metal parts to form something new

  23. g bern says:

    cup to poor metal out of

  24. walter secunda says:

    Measuring and pouring liquids of some sort.

  25. brenda proesel says:

    It is used in jewelry making- melts soft metals to be poured into a mold.



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