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Paslode has a new promotion going for its gas nailers in the form of the “Let’s Nail the Cure” tool graffiti that benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for Breast Cancer awareness. Here’s the official word from Paslode. 

To help promote breast cancer awareness, Paslode has developed “Let’s Nail the Cure” Tool Graffiti for the Paslode Fuel Powered Cordless Framing Nailer IMCT, Model 900420. Paslode wants to spread the message, through its “Nail the Cure” Tool Graffiti, that early detection of breast cancer, followed by prompt treatment, saves lives. 

The basic gist of it is this: A decal pack for your nailer will run you about $8, $2 of which will go straight to the “Let’s Nail the Cure” program. We love the program but think the decals could use more skulls or perhaps flames — though given the nature of the program, even we must admit this is more than likely not the place for flaming death skulls.

However, it does lead a clear path to looking into Paslode’s other offerings of this type, like the Freedom Eagle pack or the Flames Pack that are available now at the same price point. It’s not for everyone; we suppose it depends greatly on your position regarding decals — still, very cool.

Paslode says the Nail for a Cure decals will be available at the sites below in the very near future.

Paslode Gas Powered Nailers [Website]
Paslode Parts and Skins [ITW Direct]

 

15 Responses to Paslode Graffiti For A Cause

  1. fred says:

    When I saw this on the Tool-Rank.Com site and now here, my first thought was why not contribute to this very worthy charity but do it directly – rather than through ITW-Paslode. ? I never liked the idea of giving at the supermarket either – much preferring to send a check or contribute online directly – so at least I can think there was no middleman getting a cut – even though most legitimate businesses probably funnel all the collection to the charity. But maybe awareness-raising is worth something – so I may poll the troops to see if we want to outfit our Paslodes with these decals.

  2. PutnamEco says:

    I wonder if a campaign like this would work better for a more construction orientated charity, like Rebuilding Together or Habitat for Humanity, I just can’t see myself putting pink stickers on my tools.

  3. Eddie says:

    I could see some female contractor using these decals but I wouldn’t be caught with those decals on my tools. Maybe they should come up with something the male contractors could give their girlfriends like some kind of key fob or something. Maybe a little pink plastic nail or something.

  4. dreamcatcher says:

    Fred,

    You are absolutely right to donate direct.

    I have a friend who is writing a book about breast cancer and she claims that most “awareness” campaigns are just money grabs. Is there anyone who isn’t aware of the threat of breast cancer? The campaign itself constitutes creating awareness so the money coming in are just profit (for the non-profit business). Consumer product corporations have found that people are more apt to buy a product if it is associated with a breast cancer organization so they are happy to slap on a sticker and fulfill the “awareness” part of the deal. It’s a win-win for the corp and the non-profit but really doesn’t do much to find a cure for breast cancer.

    At least that’s the gist of what she told me.

    DC

  5. Shopmonger says:

    Fred, i would agree, however if i needed or wanted one of these guns i would be proud to tote it around….. Eddie – Grow UP

    ShopMonger…Proud member of the Pink Brigade and supporter of multiple breast cancer groups….

  6. JH says:

    I’d be more comfortable slapping sky blue stickers on my tools creating awareness of prostate cancer.

  7. Toolhearty says:

    JH Says:
    I’d be more comfortable slapping sky blue stickers on my tools creating awareness of prostate cancer.

    Thank you (my father suffered for many years and eventually died from prostate cancer).

    While I’m all for volunteering one’s time and contributing to worthwhile causes, one has to keep in mind that the “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” corporation is just that, a corporation, and has tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars sloshing around with various corporate partnerships. This point was driven home to me when the NFL (a multi-billion dollar per year organization) had all their teams sporting pink Nike’s for a day. I’m not saying that “SGK for the Cure” is not a force for good, but I get a little concerned when there’s that much money in play. Keep in mind that many non-profits have CEOs with 7-digit salaries and private jets.

    Don’t mind me, I’m just evil. 🙂

  8. Toolhearty says:

    FWIW: Charity Navigator on SGK for the Cure

    http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4509

    Four star overall rating on annual revenue of $305,409,624 (2008).

  9. MR P says:

    watch the episode http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1005587/
    Its all BS more woman die from other cancers. And we are no closer to the cure of breast cancer just because of the awareness breast cancer has.
    And its just a way to sell products do to the breast and sex innuendo breast have to it.

  10. Dave P. says:

    @Eddie:

    I’ve rattle-canned my powertools pink for years–pink tools grow legs WAY less often on the job site, and they’re easier to pick out at the pawn shop if they get stolen.

    Of course, I’m also not the kind of guy who gets laughed at for having pink tools, for a variety of reasons (not the least of which is that I actually know what I’m doing, pink tools or not).

  11. Audra Heaslip says:

    This site is interesting, Men Against Breast Cancer

    http://www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/

    They recognize that while the victims of breast cancer are mostly women, men with female loved ones are concerned about its effects too.

  12. Jerry says:

    Toolhearty says, “Keep in mind that many non-profits have CEOs with 7-digit salaries and private jets.”
    Sadly, this is so very true. Goodwill Industries (Portland, OR based) had a CEO get “caught” a number of years back. “Caught” isn’t really the correct word since he was able to prove that he had done nothing wrong – legally. He arrived to work in a chauffered limo, had a Lear jet, lived in a huge mansion, etc. It came to light one day when he was in the process of buying a multi-million dollar yacht.
    SGK, I believ to be very upright and honest but it goes back to the outrageous sums so many CEO’s get. Don’t know about SGK though. Hopefully he/she accepts a “living wage.” I do know that SGK was started by folks with a desire to help and no interest in personal gain.

  13. Jerry says:

    Okay – quick look found it for those who care.
    Hala G. Moddelmog President, CEO (The person identified as holding the highest position of management, and therefore who would normally be responsible for carrying out the mission of the charity and leading the organization on a day-to-day basis.) $459,406 annually.

  14. Shopmonger says:

    MR P. ambiguity is nice to hide behind……….say that aloud with your real name….
    ShopMonger. Don Biery

  15. Teresa Morris says:

    I work for ITW and would love to see this logo on a shirt, Thank you for spreading the word.

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