Toolsday Giveaway: Win Fiskar Pruners

Last Toolsday we posted a photo of what looked like a wire basket, but it wasn’t a wire basket, it was something else.  Some people thought it was a type of animal cage, others thought it was used to protect plants from birds, and someone even guessed it was Marge Simpson’s hair net.  But, a good many of you knew it was a Victorian-era hoop skirt bustle. They were commonly used in the late 1800s to provide Victorian-era big booty.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Daruth. who also had the correct answer.  Congrats Daruth, you’ve got one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.

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Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a set of Fiskars PowerGear Bypass garden pruners. These aren’t just any run-of-the-mill pruners, these feature patented gearing technology that increases force and makes cutting easier. In fact, it is so easy to cut with these pruners; they won an Ease-of-Use Commendation from the National Arthritis Foundation.  The razor-sharp blades are built to last and are designed to resist rust.

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

On Tuesday, March 12, 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 March 12, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Fiskars pruners.  

Official Rules.

1,525 Responses

  1. Denny says:

    stocking cap making machine

  2. Larry T. says:

    tube knitting machine

  3. Nancy A says:

    A knitting machine … looks like it makes a tube … such as for a torso of a sweater or the sleeves.

  4. Jeff says:

    a giant knitting machine.

  5. Donna says:

    knitting machine

  6. Renee says:

    It's a crocheting machine.

  7. frumonce says:

    Knitting Machine

  8. Randy says:

    It's a machine that knits sweaters for three-legged dogs!!!

  9. sheri says:

    circular knitting/crocheting loom that makes really colorful pretty baskets

  10. Diane says:

    crocheting machine

  11. Rich says:

    Circular knitting machine

  12. Richard Dunne says:

    Knitting machine

  13. jenniferedit says:

    I too think it has something to do with knitting, but I don't necessarily think it's for something small, as someone suggested. I hate not having any frame of reference as to size! (It would also make guessing a bit easier sometimes…) But, as always, thanks for the opportunity!

  14. laura c says:

    knitting/crocheting loom

  15. thebobw says:

    knitting machine

  16. Mary Corbett says:

    knitting machine

  17. Charles says:

    power loom my wife would love those pruners

  18. Peggy F says:

    Knitting machine

  19. GlendaG. says:

    Knitting machine

  20. Anita K says:

    This has to be a loom, and for something small. Socks? Scarf? I wish I could crochet that fast! i love the way the hooks come down to catch the yarn.

  21. Chris Tanton says:

    A hat knitting machine

  22. mike says:

    Hat jig

  23. connie k says:

    My guess is an old-fashioned sock knitting machine.

  24. Cindi says:

    I also think it is some type of weaving machine…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  25. Joseph Menard says:

    Industrial weaver.


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