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. Sam Morrison says:

    It looks to my wife like an ice cooler. But I think it's either weights for a scale or some type of cymbals.

  2. Willard Whiteman says:


  3. shawn says:

    drink mixer

  4. jimiwho says:

    antique slicer

  5. Jen says:

    To nail into masonry

  6. Mark says:

    There used for resting hot nails.

  7. patty a says:

    is for qick framing –driving those nails in quickey

  8. yeooslrac says:

    Have no idea what it is?????????

  9. sandra graubner says:

    looks like a martini mixer or some type of grates

  10. cindy says:

    Drink mixer.

  11. Michelle says:

    Some type of tool used for tool and dye workers?

  12. Marjorie says:

    Hmmmm, paint mixer?

  13. Leo says:

    film reels and tank for developing

  14. bill meyer says:

    no idea

  15. Raquel Smith says:

    Is it a Jigger

  16. peggy says:

    used at a bar for mixing drinks

  17. Baithook says:

    Martini mixer

  18. greg bern says:

    dryeer for food , dehydrator

  19. swschrad says:

    that is a daylight film development tank and two reels for 35m film 36 exposure. forget the brand, K-something.

  20. Steven Luker says:

    heating coils

  21. bhavini says:

    film developing tank and reels

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  23. [...] thought last Toolsday’s mystery gadget would be pretty easy to guess, but surprisingly, not a lot of people got it.  Most folks thought [...]

  24. Wayne says:

    Film developing

  25. Canyon Rose says:

    The item seems to be a ratchet head and bobbins or spools for thread or wire


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