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. Gregory Carroll says:

    A knit hat (beanie) loom.

  2. Kelley says:

    Industrial weaving machine.

  3. RobC says:

    It's a circular knitting machine that uses a format known as "corking" because the early ones were built with nails pounded into a cork with a hole in the center (and done by hand).

  4. Big Daddy Fergs says:

    It's a football stadium as seen from the blimp.

  5. Thomas says:

    It's a colorful-looking gear.

  6. TonyE says:

    Rug knitter

  7. Janice says:

    It looks like an automated crocheter.

  8. DKStraub says:

    knitting machine

  9. Cathy Burton says:

    It is a machine that knits sweater sleeves!

  10. jason says:

    Knitting machine

  11. ejsharp says:

    It's a crocheting machine.

  12. alan king says:

    Some kind of a knitting hook tool.

  13. Steven says:


  14. LKC says:

    Super-duper industrial knitting,crocheting machine. Or the prettiest, most colorful spider web spinner I ever saw!

  15. looker19 says:

    A tubular knitting machine.

  16. lynn says:

    A loom for crocheting – a kinda of knitting machine – works your yard into useful objects – such as scrafs, sweaters, mittens, hats, etc

  17. joyce says:

    A knitting/crocheting machine for hats.

  18. Tonya says:

    Weaving machine.

  19. Steve says:

    A braided rug weaver.

  20. ELEANOR says:


  21. Charlotte says:

    I love how you said what it was up above and people are saying or guessing what it is still. Love it!

  22. Sharon Conlon says:

    A knitting machine.

  23. floormatt6 says:

    a knit hat maker…

  24. John says:

    It's got to do with crocheting/ knitting….maybe for creating hats, sweaters or sleeves

  25. Sharon Conlon says:

    Love Fiskar pruneers. I need new pair desparately. A friend borrowed mine & hasn't returned them. It's time to start pruning my roses & etc. Help!


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