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. Shannon B says:

    knitting machine

  2. Vanden says:

    Knitting machine

  3. Deanna N. says:

    Could be some type of weaving machine but my first though was an automated screw driver(like a nail gun)that automatically feeds screws like for sheetrock.

  4. pabba says:

    hat knitting machine

  5. Candi B says:

    Some type of automatic weaving machine

  6. JennyBaylor says:

    It is knitting machine

  7. AnnaMarie Hopkins says:

    a knitting machine is what it looks like to me.

  8. ladyvon5845 says:

    A knitting macnine.

  9. liz says:

    electric coil

  10. Henri says:

    I think it's a machine for making scarves.

  11. Gail M says:

    A crochet machine

  12. carol says:

    A crochet machine for making a tube long scarf or sleeves, etc.

  13. Darlene says:

    A crocheting machine

  14. Don Gabriel says:


  15. David Dean says:

    Sock Knitting machine

  16. April D says:

    a weaver

  17. tim says:


  18. Jolene Sharp says:

    This looks like a knitting loom.

  19. Jolene Sharp says:

    This looks like a knitting loom.

  20. Michael Hafermalz says:

    It is a yarn loom used to make scarves, hats, socks, sleeves, anything of a tubular nature.

  21. Elaine says:

    knitter thingy

  22. jimmer says:

    some sort of knitting machine. for socks ?

  23. kat sleep says:

    rope manufacturing machine

  24. raul ferreira says:

    knits socks…tubes…scarf…torso

  25. Terri R says:

    Crochet sweater machine


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