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. Lauralee Hensley says:

    No idea so I'll say Ceasar Chavez.

  2. JohnB says:

    It is a Guy Fawkes mask.

  3. lazaro173 says:

    Guy Fawkes, although he reminds me of Vincent Price

  4. librarypat says:

    The mask represents Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot group which planned to blow up the British House of Lords.

  5. Chuck says:


  6. milanmyers says:

    Guy Fawkes

  7. John Melanco says:

    Love the show, my dad used to preach right tool for the right job. Not understood by many. "Why so many hammers or screwdrivers". I teach my kids the same thing about power and pneumatic tools.

  8. Marlo says:

    Guy Fawkes for sure!!

  9. Frank says:

    It's Guy Fawkes, 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.

  10. SUZZANNE says:

    The mask resembles the face of the "Duke of Buckingham" one of the original Three Musketeers.

  11. libby says:

    Guy Fawkes

  12. Pamela White says:

    Guy Fawkes or Guido Fawkes who in 1605 planned the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the House of Lords and assassinate King James I of England.

  13. msjennings65 says:

    It's a Guy Fawkes mask..

  14. Diane S. says:

    Don Quixote

  15. Christine York says:

    The movie was boring!!!! But the tool is GREAT!!!

  16. Kevin says:

    Guy Fawkes, an Englishman who tried to bomb the British Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605.

  17. JoAnn says:


  18. fred weigle III says:

    guy fawkes

  19. druid9855 says:

    "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy."

    Guy "Guido" Fawkes and a group of English Catholics plotted to assasinate King James I of England on November 5, 1605 by blowing up the English Parliament in what became known as the Gunpowder Treason Plot. Fawkes was caught, and hanged and quartered for his troubles, allegedly leaving behind his final words "Remember, remember, the 5th of November."

  20. teristeb says:

    OK, I have no idea, It looks like Vincent Price to me.

  21. Darlene says:

    knee / shin guards

  22. Moodyvega says:

    It's Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes…

  23. Robert says:

    This was for Guy Fawkes.
    Remember, remember the sixth of November,
    The gunpowder treason and plot.
    I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason,
    Should ever be forgot.

  24. John D says:

    Guy Fawkes – my wife said it, so it must be true.

  25. Bill says:

    Guido Fawkes


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