Irwin Tools Giveaway

Irwin Tools has graciously donated a pair of groove lock pliers and a Universal saw to my readers. They have sent me various tools over the past few months to try, and I can honestly say that they have all been top notch and many have exceeded my expectations!

I have been using my own pair of groove lock pliers around the house. You saw them in action in these posts:

Replacing a Flush Lever:

Retrieving Dropped Objects from the Drain:

Removing Door Knobs and Latches:

I think it is fair to say that my groove lock pliers have become my right hand assistant. I may have even used them to undo a stuck mod podge jar lid (shhhhh, don’t tell Irwin.)

And the Universal Saw crushed my hand saw in a sawing competition:

I know you will really like these tools. They have ergonomically designed handles and are very comfortable to use. They make a great addition to any DIYer’s workshop.

Here is how you can enter to win!   Sorry this giveaway has ended.




  1. Andrea Skeens says:

    I follow you with Google Friend Connect

  2. Andrea Skeens says:

    In my house, my husband is very handy so until recently I’ve always just relied upon him to do everything. Now that I’m reading your blog, I’m inspired to do some things on my own. These tools will help me start a tool box of my own to do my own thing with. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Darlene E Tanti says:

    I follow on Google Friend connect. My hubby is a city boy and isn’t handy at all. Since it is up to me to do what repairs I can, these tools would be a tremendous addition to my tool box, which I am gradually adding to (usually on an as-needed basis).

  4. i will be handier because i will have more options when i need to fix something!

  5. If I won these I would have my own and I wouldn’t have to hunt down my hubby’s!

  6. I have been following you for like ever! Love your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  7. I will be a lot handier because I’ll have my own tools where I can find them! I’ll save a lot of time not searching for HIS tools!

  8. I follow you on Google.

  9. I have a bunch of unfinished projects that I need to get to and these tools would definitely help me be handier!

  10. I follow via GFC.

  11. I could seriously use the slide lock pliers…I lost mine! Or maybe my hubby lost them. Either way, t

  12. I am a Google follower.

  13. These tools would be mine, all mine! Then I would not have to use, find, my husbands tools when I can no longer wait for him to fix something around the house. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I follow you via feedburner.

  15. I follow through GFC!

  16. I followed you through google reader…does that count too?

  17. I “like” you on facebook and updated the status on my wall.

  18. I love this site and this is a great giveaway. I’m the fix-it person in my household and these tools would definitely be so useful. I’ve got a lengthy list of projects. Thanks for the wonderful site and the giveaway.

  19. I will be handier as these tools will only belongs to me and not having to go to garage or basement to find where the husband keep all his mistresses aka his precious tools.

  20. Maybe I would finally finish the coffee table I started to build months ago!

  21. I follow with feedburner!

  22. AND- I will be a craftier person with these tools, because I will no longer have to trek across town to steal tools from my mom if I have my own!

  23. If I win these I will be handier because I won’t have to borrow them from my father-in-law :)

  24. twelve30 says:

    I follow you thru Google reader. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. twelve30 says:

    I could use these tools to do some of my own craft prep instead of waiting on the hubs to do it which would make me handier!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Great offer…I’m a daily follower! Thanks!!

  27. And these would definitely make me handier..likely because I’d take on more projects if I had the right tools! They’d be very helpful…thanks!

  28. Following you!

  29. Facebooked it!

  30. Well, I would be more handy because I wouldnt be using my jigsaw for all of my saw needs. ;-)

  31. I would be much handier as I don’t own any groove lock pliers and I think the saw I have is older than me!

  32. Ex-husband took all the tools in the divorce, this would be a great start to building up my new work bench!

  33. Hooray for Irwin! I am already a follower of your blog.

  34. I would be a much handier girl if I had these tools because: (1) I just bought myself my first miter box; (2) my Home Depot doesn’t carry this universal saw (which I wanted as soon as you praised it awhile back); and (3) my hubby’s current pliers are pretty pathetic.

  35. Following you on Google Friend! Great blog…I’ve learned a lot on here.

  36. Hi, I follow you on Google Friend.

  37. I got my very own set of basic tools a year and a half ago. I’ve been taking on lots of fixes that I’ve left for other in the past. These would let me expand the possibilities–and the blue will match my other tools. How pathetic that that’s important to me, but I am who I am and I like things to match.

  38. I follow on Google!

  39. I would be a better DIYer just by having the saw – I don’t have ANYTHING to cut wood with. ):

  40. I could grab things with the pliers and remove nuts and bolts and all sorts of hardware, and I could cut (and maybe even prune) with the saw!

  41. I follow you with friend connect.

  42. My husband is just about the least fix-it-est man on the planet, but thankfully, I’m relatively handy and willing to try about anything. Unfortunately, we don’t have much money to spend on tools, so it would be amazing to win this!

  43. Updated my status!

  44. Carolyn says:

    I follow on Google Friend Connect.

  45. Carolyn says:

    I would love those tools. I have a sad assortment of tools from here and there. I would really love that saw, I would like to cut up some tree branches to make things for my grandson to play with.

  46. I follow you with google reader

  47. I really want one of those vise grips. I never can find my husband’s. I would be a much handier girl if I owned my own. :D

  48. I tweeted a twitter comment

  49. I could certainly use these tools to change out the door knobs in our master bedroom/bathroom, they’re practically falling off at this point, so they either need to be tightened or replaced.

  50. Catherine A. says:

    I follow you on google. Thank you for the chance

  51. Catherine A. says:

    I am building up my first “big girl tools”. I am a rookie DIY’er and am looking forward to learning more! ;D

  52. Boy would those plier have been nice when I had to change all the interior door knobs to key-lock knobs (son has autism, long story) and when I had to get the pump out of the washing machine.

    Now the saw would be great because I really want to start doing wood-stuff.

  53. I need to fix ceiling fans and built in bookshelves and virtually everything I own! :-)

  54. I follow you!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  55. Folowing you via google friend connect

  56. Barbara Noland says:

    just viewing your pictures using the tools, proves I NEED these tools. My birthday presents today have included a new chain for the toilet and a dismantling of the pipes to retrieve my mother’s necklace that accidently fell down the drain! would love new tools to get these pesky jobs done more efficiently.

  57. I definitely need a new saw – I was using my cheapo one yesterday and got a blister! I would use this one to finish off building my composter for the garden!

  58. SheilaG says:

    I follow you via GFC and email!

  59. Any of these tools would be great to have…hopefully they will help my husband become a bit more “handy”

  60. We just bought our first home, and are completely renovating it. Pretty much just have to gut the entire thing. So I know the tools will get good use.

    Just found your blog and love it. It gives me more confidence with this new house. I’m the handy one in the family – not my husband. So I can show him your blog to prove that it can be done (and I can do it).

  61. Bonnie P says:

    I am a follower:)

  62. Bonnie P says:

    I need my own tools cause when my son leaves(not if) I’ll be without:)

  63. Christina says:

    Following you on Feedburner. Do I get extra credit for putting you on my RSS feed on my Blackberry (because you’re there :) )?

  64. Christina says:

    I would be handier because it would be.. my FIRST SAW EVER! :)
    Oh the things I could do. Pins on pinterest could become a reality :)

  65. I follow you via Google Friend Connect. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  66. I have been following you via feedburner email…you are soooo talented.

  67. I would become handier immediately because I have a very limited tool supply after moving. The first thing I would do is cut down my reclaimed wood planks to make shelves for my antique ladder. Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Michaela says:

    I updated my FaceBook status about your giveaway!

  69. Michaela says:

    If I had these tools I would be able to finish my own projects without having to hunt down the hubby’s tools!

  70. Michaela says:

    I’m a recently new follower via Feedburner and I love everything I’ve seen so far! :)

  71. I’m a follower!

  72. Miranda Taylor says:

    I follow you via feedburner! I love these newsletters.

  73. Miranda Taylor says:

    I would be so much handier because I could, ‘Just do it myself!!!’

  74. I follow you through Feedburner!

  75. I updated my FB status as indicated!

  76. I will be a handier person by owning these tools simply because they will be MINE! My husband keeps hoarding all of our tools for his R/C airplane “hobby” and I never have what I need when I need it because he doesn’t put anything back where it belongs! If I win these, they will have MY name on them and they will be there when I need them!

  77. Instead of borrowing from my neighbors, my neighbors will be borrowing from me! I also have you on FB but that’s under a different email address (my personal) so I will have to travel over there.

  78. Jennifer says:

    I follow you via Feedburner.

  79. Jennifer says:

    I Tweeted about this giveaway. jrosencr

  80. Jennifer says:

    My husband and I got married without much money. We have been working on really paying down debt so we haven’t purchased many tools. Each time we have a project we borrow tools from my parents who live more than 30 minutes away. While they are super sweet and have saved us a lot of money, it would be great to be able to start our tool collection and have things on hand that allows us to work on projects without planning a trip to get them first.

  81. thriving thrifter says:

    I follow anonymously on Google. I really enjoy your blog and have learned a lot.

  82. thriving thrifter says:

    We have an old house we are fixing up, and there is no end to the projects we have, some finished, some started and lots more on the list. I’d love to win these tools because having the right tool makes a huge difference. I’m trying to learn to be a handy girl, and it would be great to have my own tools to work with.

  83. Donna Hollingsworth says:

    I am a follower on both feedburner and google friend connect. Love your blog!!!

  84. Donna Hollingsworth says:

    If I won this giveaway I would be handier because I would own some good tools to work with and could leave my steak and butter knives in the drawer where they belong!!!

  85. I am a follower. I get your updates in my email :) Pretty cool stuff!

  86. Tweeted

  87. Sharon L says:

    LOVE LOVE the Irwin tools. We just relocated to VA and some of my tool collection is missing! Boo!

  88. Sharon L says:

    I already follow through GFC… and facebook, and oh heck…here’s my entry already!

  89. Sharon L says:

    Updated my Facebook Status as well!

  90. I follow you via Feedburner — you are such an inspiration!

  91. You’re asking how I’d be (even a little bit!) handier? Let’s start with the fact that this saw would help me cut down the overhanging cedar branches which hit me in the face every time I mow the lawn! I always telling fellow sewers that the men say “we’re “only as good as our tools.” Maybe it’s time I said that about actual TOOLS!

  92. I follow you through GFC.

  93. I would so Love those tools!
    I could use those pliers to fix my toilet handle that sticks….And the saw would have many uses for…I am always looking for one and they either have a dull blade or the blade is missing….

  94. I’d love, love, LOVE those tools!

  95. I’m a follower and get FB updates.

  96. I would use those groove lock pliers to fix a few door handles (and probably to unstick a few jars too!)

  97. Just tweeted!

  98. Posted on FB!

  99. Susan Bryant says:

    GFC follower!

  100. Susan Bryant says:
  101. Susan Bryant says:
  102. Susan Bryant says:

    I’m hoping some new tools will help me transform my humble abode into a castle! I have waited long enough to start my trasformation of our house and the time to start is NOW!!!! Thanks to all your DIY blogging, I have some great ideas to use!

  103. Tweeted about the giveaway

  104. I follow you via Feedburner!!!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  105. I would be so super handy dandy with these tools – my huband would be put to shame! Honestly, I need to build up my tool collection so when I do need to fix something, I have what I need!!!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  106. Following you on Google Reader. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  107. Following you on FB! Great ideas. Thanks!!

  108. Posted on FB! Hubs is not a handy man and tools we have are old, old, old hand-me-downs and not in good shape. These tools would make my life so much easier!

  109. Wish I had these groove lock pliers when I fixed the sink this weekend! They look bigger and much easier to use than my old rusted pliers. :)

  110. having just bought our first house, we don’t have any tools having lived in an apt. soooo, I will be able to do sooo many things that I can’t do now without driving and borrowing.

  111. Feedburner – These tools would be so useful!

  112. Wow! You have done it again. The bookcase is really cute. What a transformation. I would love to try out that dremal tool. Hope you have a great day!!!!

  113. VintageBeachgirl says:

    I follow you through Feedburner, makes it easy to get your post in my email so I can check it out when you post new ideas! Thanks to you for hosting and Irwin for donating tools, I love their tools as well!!
    Take care, VBg

  114. VintageBeachgirl says:

    I would have to be handier using great quality tools like those Irwin makes and has generously decided to give away. That saw looks like it would work so well….I could cut wood without having to set up my table saw or uncover my miter saw!! Probably would be quicker at lots of small projects! Take care, VBg
    PS: in case I miss it because we will be traveling I want to wish you an early “Happy Birthday” !!!!

  115. Gloria Treece says:

    I used to think real tools were just for men. My toolbox used to consist of these tools: Hammer, pair of rusty pliars, a butter knife (flat head screwdriver)and a steak knife (phillips head screwdriver). I was quite proud of my female ingenuity. A few years back, my sister came to help me hang some blinds and brought her cordless drill driver…WOW! What a difference a proper tool makes! Especially when you have RA. I now have my own drill driver! Everything in this giveaway would help me be handier, as my small rusty pliers have definite limitations, and the old dull hacksaw that my ex-husband didn’t take with him didn’t work as well as I’d hoped when I used it to saw a large wooden dowel to the length I needed in order to use it in the track of my sliding glass door as extra security.
    From your pretty handy girl emails, I have learned a lot about fix it projects around the house. Your directions are so detailed and EASY TO UNDERSTAND, with pictures of every step. One of my favorites was the one about doors not hanging straight. Using your easy to understand directions, about adjusting the hinges, I now have three doors that no longer drag on the carpet and can be opened fully! I had had 2 different “handy men/carpenters” tell me the dragging was because the doors were “out of square” and could only be remedied by taking the whole door, frame and all, out and redoing the frame and rehanging the doors. This process, I was told, would probably damage the door frame to the extent that a new frame, including a door, would be required. That was way too expensive for me. But, thanks to you, I fixed them for free and I did it myself…whoo-hoo!
    Gloria Treece
    PS…I love the humour you add to your tutorials, too!

  116. I follow you using Google Friend Connect.

  117. mary bourner says:

    just maybe tools of my own, right where I set them, especially the pliers.

  118. Updated my status about the giveaway

  119. After reading how much you love those tools, I would defiantly want to give them a try. Maybe build a bench for my garden that I have been dreaming about since long…

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