December 12, 2011

Win $1000 For Tools and Loot


Amazon, the place where we buy about 50% of our tools, is giving away a $1000 gift card that can be used on anything in their ginormous store. Info is at their facebook page here.

Or you can just browse their tools and hardware here.

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November 15, 2011

Festool Sweepstakes...(aka Insane Prize Posse)


We're starting to wonder if someone is drugging the coffee at Festool HQ. They just announced another unreal prize for their monthly sweepstakes. This time around, you can win a track saw, a guide rail, and a CT 26 as well as a few other accessories. It's crazy. We're talking a prize package of over $1600. Oh snap!

Get more information and enter to win here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

September 12, 2011

Are you really giving away a third Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer? Is that even legal?

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Yes, it's true. The second one went to Reader Mike, who said that Roofing is as brutal as...

...momentarily forgetting your wife's name while
introducing her to a former high school sweetheart.


So yeah, one more chance to win one of these badass tools. In order to get your name in the hat, leave a comment at this site finishing the following sentence:

"This roofing gun looks cooler than..."

Cooler than what? you tell us.

If you want additional chances to win the gun, make sure to 'like' Duo-Fast on Facebook. That gets you five more chances at the random drawing.

Lots more information on the tool at Duo-Fast.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (16) | social bookmarking

August 22, 2011

What? You're Giving Away Another Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer? You kuh-razy.

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We picked a winner in the Duo-Fast roofing nailer contest. It was Anthony who said that...

"An unnecessary airhose on a roof is as dangerous as a guy I used to work with who demolished a roof by cutting through the rafters and then jumped on the roof. He also shot himself in the ankle with a framing gun."

Sounds like an awesome guy. The other day, we heard a story about a guy who accidentally nailed his wallet to his ass with a framing gun. Funny people to talk about. Lousy people to work with.

So We've got another Duo-Fast to give away. The rules are the same: Leave a comment at this site to enter and increase your chances of winning by 'liking' the Duo-Fast Facebook page (that gives you five additional entries).

So this time, finish this sentence:

"Roofing is as brutal as...."

Seriously, we think roofing is totally brutal. It's brutal on your clothes, your legs, your back, and your hydration. The way we see it there are about five day each year when the weather is OK for roofing. The rest of the time it's either too cold, too hot, or it's raining. So tell us how brutal you think roofing is and you might win a slick Duo-Fast nailer.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (11) | social bookmarking

August 16, 2011

Win a Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer from Tool Snob


Our pals at Duo-Fast are handing over a few of their Cordless Roofing Nailers for us to off load onto you guys. If you're unfamiliar with the tool, it's the first legit cordless roofing nailer on the market. This cordless action is good for a lot of reasons, chief among them is the lack of a compressor setup and no air hoses to deal with once you're up on the roof.

Because it can only shoot about 2 nails per second (far slower than a pneumatic-powered roofing crew is used to), the Duo-Fast is meant for small job, and repairs. So it's good for the pro roofer and if you're part of the DIY crowd, it'll probably be the only roofing gun you'll ever need.

We're going to accentuate the cordless nature of the tool, so to enter to win you only need to leave a comment at this post finishing this sentence, "An unnecessary airhose on the roof is as dangerous as..."

If you're drawing a blank, here are a few to get the creative juices flowing:

...applying ammonia-based shellac in a room with the windows closed (trust us on this one)...?

...the guy I used to work with who wrapped wire around his circ saw so the blade guard couldn't close (true story!)....?

...a neck-height tripwire on the bike path....?

Also, if you 'like' Duo-Fast on Facebook, we'll enter your name five additional times in the drawing.

In a week we'll announce a winner and at that time, we'll cook up another ridiculous way to win the second gun.

Duo-Fast has info on the tool here and our original write-up of it is here.

The gun has a retail in the $500 range, so if you judge by price alone, this is a pretty sweet prize.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (31) | social bookmarking

August 10, 2011

Bosch Daredevil Contest


It's really not our intent to be so heavy on promoting all of the various tool contests on the internet, but they do make for some quick and easy posts and they also mean that you guys can possibly get some swag. So here's yet another one. This time from Bosch. To enter this contest it looks like you have to upload an image of yourself being a 'daredevil' (which is usually a loose translation of, 'doing something stupid'). Info on how to enter here.

All the contest stuff aside, the point is the promotion of their Daredevil line of accessories, which is a good thing. We've checked out a bunch of them and it's an impressive lineup. The Daredevil spade bits in particular are absolutely savage when it comes to drilling holes in wood. It's sorta like shooting Styrofoam with a shotgun. Check out all of the products here.

Spade bits at Amazon

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 9, 2011

Win a Paslode Framer from Concord Carpenter


Our buddy Rob (who is also a TV celebrity) is giving away a Paslode framer over at his site, A Concord Carpenter. To get all the nitty gritty details on how to enter (it's easy) go here. You might as well give it a shot, it's like a $400 tool.

We reviewed the framing gun a while back and our thoughts on the item are here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

July 27, 2011

"Pardon me, but did you just say that Festool is giving away a Domino?"


"Why yes, that's exactly what I said."

"Aren't those things like $900 or something?"

"Yep. It's worth more than your car."

"And they're just giving one away?"


"Fo rizzle?"

"Sho 'nuff."

All of the details on how to enter are at

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (2) | social bookmarking

July 6, 2011

Paslode Celebrates 25 Years of Cordless Nailers (and gives things away in the process)


is celebrating 25 years of cordless with a new Facebook promotion. All you have to do is go to the Paslode Facebook page and click on the "25y in cordless" listing - found in the left hand column - and it will take you to the Celebration Page, there it asks when did you first start using a Paslode cordless nailer; you click on the year, it pounds in a nail. Everyone who tells Paslode when will get a T-shirt or a Hat and a chance to win a Paslode nailer.

The Paslode Facebook page is here.

...pretty cool...

Paslode gear at Amazon

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

June 23, 2011

Win a Festool Track Saw and CT Dust Extractor

Festool_ts55.jpgPretty crazy, but it's true. For Festool's June sweepstakes, they're giving away the combo that, for us at least, put them on the map. It's a big ticket giveaway too, the retail on these two fellas is over a grand. Entering is easy.

If you're thinking of not entering, just think...someone has to win...

All the info on the tools and how to enter is here.

CT 26 Dust Extractor at Amazon

TS 55 Track Saw at Amazon

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

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