Toolsday Giveaway: Win Two Palm Nailers

To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a pair of oval gadgets attached to two pleated pads.  Most folks knew they were a set of old knee and shin guards, but not everyone said they were specifically made for a baseball catcher. Not that you’d ever see Buster Posey wearing them, he’s got a more up-to-date set of shin protection.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is GErickson who knew they were what a catcher would wear back in the old days. Congrats GErickson, you have one week to reply to our email before another winner is chosen.   

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away two Grip Rite Palm Nailers – one mini and one full size. The mini is one-third the size and weight of a full size palm nailer so it can fit into tight spaces. It drives up to a 3-1/2-inch 16d nail without creating hammer marks. It is perfect for framing, hurricane straps, fencing, decking, and tough jobs. The full-sized Grip-Rite Palm Nailer is designed to handle the toughest applications This tool will drive 2-inch to 6-inch nails. It’s perfect for joist hangers, ties, connector straps, anchors, framing and any other exterior or interior applications.

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To win the set of Grip Rite nailers, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what famous person this mask depicts (and not from the movie). You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, November 6, 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 November 6, 2012 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Grip Rite nailers.  
Official Rules.


1,187 Responses

  1. Justine Gooding says:

    I like the Don Quixote answer.

    • Kathleen C. says:

      I don't know but it should be a horror character.

    • turmeli says:

      First illustration of Guy Fawkes by George Cruikshank in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the House of Lords in London. It was later redesigned by David Lloyd for "V for Vendetta" .

  2. Brian N says:

    Guy Fawkes – although Hugo Weaving is almost harder as you never see his face

  3. Donald says:

    Guy Fawkes

  4. Valerie says:

    I am going to say….Guy Fawkes! Who is Guy Fawkes???

    • Arron M says:

      Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

      In 1604 Fawkes became involved with a small group of English Catholics, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate the Protestant King James and replace him with his daughter, third in the line of succession, Princess Elizabeth.
      Fawkes was described by the Jesuit priest and former school friend Oswald Tesimond as "pleasant of approach and cheerful of manner, opposed to quarrels and strife … loyal to his friends".

      Tesimond also claimed Fawkes was "a man highly skilled in matters of war", and that it was this mixture of piety and professionalism which endeared him to his fellow conspirators.[3] The author Antonia Fraser describes Fawkes as "a tall, powerfully built man, with thick reddish-brown hair, a flowing mustache in the tradition of the time, and a bushy reddish-brown beard", and that he was "a man of action … capable of intelligent argument as well as physical endurance, somewhat to the surprise of his enemies."[5]

  5. Tim H says:

    Guy Fawkes

  6. Bob says:

    Guy Fawkes

  7. jill says:

    Theater mask. Really not sure on this one

  8. windicindi says:

    "Guy Fawkes!"
    Thanks very much!

  9. Dan P says:

    Guy Fawkes. Also used in the movie V for Vendetta

  10. Lauren says:

    It looks so familiar, but I have no idea! Don Quixote???

  11. ashlie breedlove says:

    Guy Fawkes

  12. Jeff H says:

    i thought it was spelled Guy Fowlkes

  13. Crystal Mackey says:

    Guy Fawkes sounds good to me.

  14. Kathy says:


  15. Martin says:

    Guy Fawkes

  16. Julie says:

    Fidel Castro

  17. TomO. says:

    guy fawkes he is…………

  18. Frumonce says:

    Guy Fawkes

  19. MichaelJ says:

    Yea, Guy Fawkes.

  20. kay wolter says:

    I am clueless not so much in to movies but winning tools for the Husband… thats a big plus

  21. Linda says:


  22. Jacqueline S. says:

    I agree, Guy Fawkes he is.

  23. jenniferedit says:

    I don't know, and considering that there is only one comment before mine, I'd say that no one else does either! And maybe a lot of typical responders are in the eastern third of the country and they don't have electricity and/or are worried about more important things. We're sending you all good thoughts from California! Take care….

  24. Susan P. says:

    Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the English Palace of Westminster in London in 1605


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