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.

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  3. burrba says:

    portable air compressor

  4. burrba says:

    this is a portable air compressor

  5. burrba says:

    these are snow shoes

  6. Carol D. says:

    I could use this one.

  7. Mikw W. says:

    to pour melted metals ie lead

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  9. madgator says:

    for pouring metal

  10. dragon2005heart says:

    pours melted liquid then its also used to shape it

  11. highbrass12345 says:

    lead smelter/pouring machine

  12. Greg martin says:

    It's for pouring lead used by a sheet metal worker

  13. Reanna says:

    Melt metal for bullets.

  14. william L. Hardister says:

    used to melt lead an cast bullets

  15. william L. Hardister says:

    used to melt lead an case bullets

  16. william L. Hardister says:

    I think its an old tool for pouring lead the bottom would possibly be for tamping or shaping, perhaps to make bullets

  17. Marianne says:

    Is used to heat and pour metal into forms.

  18. Doris says:

    I believe they are for melting wax over a candle then the was was poured onto an envelope and a seal was pressed into the the wax.

  19. aflex says:

    used to pour led in and around cast drain pipe

  20. Scott says:

    used for melting lead for fishing sinkers.

  21. edwin mallard says:

    looks like a tool or hammer to mold metal

  22. KCzuczejko says:

    A hand held Smelter for precious metals

  23. Thomas Lowe says:

    A smelter device for precious metals, very old

  24. tzanja says:

    This is a brass adjustable container allowing the rifleman to measure the exact quantity of black powder with which to charge the rifle for a single shot. There are 3 measures and the units start at 1 oz through 1¼ oz in units of “Oz Shot”.

  25. scubaron says:

    lead melting ladle for casting ball ammunition.


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