Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Framing Nailer

Happy New Year!  The Toolsday before last, we posted a photo of an old timey contraption and asked you to identify it.  Most everyone knew it was a pencil sharpener (about 200 times bigger than today’s average pencil sharpener).  We randomly picked one winner from all the comments and that lucky person is Betty H. who had the correct answer.  Congrats Betty, you’ve got one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman Framing Nailer. This powerhouse pneumatic tool drives 2″ to 3-1/2″ nails into any type of wood. It shoots single fire or quick bounce mode to get the job done quickly. The rubber-molded handle makes it easy to use.

January is the perfect time to clean out the cupboards and reorganize your kitchen. Check out some new storage ideas and cabinet inserts, plus open shelving ideas.  If it’s a new look you’re going for, we’ve got ideas for adding color to the kitchen, painting countertops, cabinets and appliances.   

To win the framing nailer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the things pictured below are. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 8, 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 January 8, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Framing Nailer.

Official Rules.

2,115 Responses

  1. HandyMike says:

    Used for 35 mm film processing. Film is inserted in the reels and placed in the cannister (all in total darkness), processing chemicals are poured in/out through the cap on top of the cannister. Processed many rolls of black & white film and slides in the middle 60s.

  2. scott knourek says:

    film container

  3. Lori Owens says:

    Something ti do with film development.

  4. Carolann says:

    Looks like a couple of old bobbins and a case for a bobbin to go into, but bobbins have to be smooth on the top & bottom, so I'm going to guess that it's a top secret drone gadget that automatically implants an RFID chip inside of whomever posts a guess on this page!!! :-)

  5. Genevieve says:

    You put silver jewelry on the discs and put the disc into the canister that has in it silver cleaning solution and put the lid on, then put it on a contraption that spins and when its done you have clean jewelry!

  6. Brian D. says:

    Steel reel for b/w photo

  7. Kendra T. says:

    Looks like a drink shaker and…old school strainers?

  8. Douglas Williams says:

    Film Developer Reel.

  9. Holly H says:

    Coffee Press?? I have no idea….

  10. Daniel Matonak says:

    film developing can with extras

  11. BillB999 says:

    I believe I saw this on kitchen nightmares. Gordon Ramsey had the restaurant staff delivery hot lunches in pails like this to drum up business. So my guess its a hot lunch pail.

  12. Amos says:

    Drink Mixker.

  13. Elizabeth C. says:

    Oh I know, they look like film reels or perhaps fishing line reels.

  14. Van says:

    Really large Cocktail Drink Shaker, could have used one for New Years.

  15. @Rick64 says:

    reels and canister used to develop photographic film

  16. clark says:

    sewing boibin

  17. MadMex83 says:

    It's a Jerky Maker

  18. Aussie Dog says:

    film reels and canister when developing 35mm film. Try putting the film on in the dark. Did it all throught high school working on the year book.

  19. tammigirl says:

    I feel really silly guessing because I just don't know that these things are… is it something to shake/mix things? I'm quite curious now.

  20. Barbara L says:

    Drink mixer…Happy New Year!!!!

  21. Paul Smilanick says:

    35 MM film developing container and coil

  22. betty zavala says:

    Its a Martini Mixer.

  23. Dave K says:

    Salad spinner?

  24. windicindi says:

    "Happy New Year!" Maybe, this will be my lucky year to win one of your always
    fabulous prizes…My guess is that it has something to do with mixing drinks!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  25. Marcia G says:

    oh gosh, I just don't have any idea what this it!


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