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. jeff says:

    rug machine

  2. BeachPip says:

    My guess is a rug loom – the clippers are great! Thank you, I hope I win!

  3. kelley says:

    rug machine

  4. N2winIt says:


  5. Belinda Gavitt says:

    I believe it to be an industrial sweater maker.

  6. mark says:


  7. mark says:


  8. george says:

    knitting machine for giants

  9. Daniel Roth says:

    Knitting device.

  10. Jonathan says:

    Wool hat weaving machine

  11. Andrea N says:

    Circular knitting loom

  12. Noel says:

    Knitting machine

  13. bigD57 says:

    crochet machine… looks like it's making scarves.

  14. Ida says:

    It's a knitting machine.

  15. john simpkins jr says:

    knitting hats

  16. Betty G says:

    a knitting machine…looks like for knitting a sleeve

  17. advdn1031 says:

    knitting machine

  18. Gryphon says:

    It's a weaving machine, for weaving sweaters.

  19. Sara Snyder says:

    It looks like a knitting machine but I'm puzzled by the hooks on the end of the needles. The hooks make it look more like crochet. In any event, it is used to produce clothing.

  20. dennisr says:

    ,,,,didn't the rollercoaster at the Pike look something like this?,,,that was so long ago,,,,anyone??

  21. Sylv1anne says:

    A knitting machine

  22. Carol says:

    jet engine

  23. sharon r says:

    ,,,,,pippi LONGstockings,,,,,

  24. jenna v says:

    …."The Wok Must Heat Alone"…. a brown

  25. kris says:

    knitting machine


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