Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Irwin Tools Review and Giveaway

I'm all for products that make people's lives easier. Whether it's an electric screwdriver instead of a manual one, or even a tool that is new and improved to do a better job than the original. I think convenience and usability is very important in marketing a product.



Irwin Tools is an American manufacturer and distributor of hand tools and power tool accessories. It is most well known for producing Vise-Grip locking pliers. Additionally, the company produces clamps, drill bits, saw blades, pipe wrenches, screwdrivers, snips, and other construction tools. Whatever your construction needs may be, Irwin Tools is at your service to help.

I was sent a 20" Irwin universal handsaw. This is a serious handsaw!


The great features of the 20" handsaw:

Unique Handle Design – The patent-pending unique handle-to-blade design, combined with the patented universal triple-ground teeth, completely eliminates binding and cuts three times faster than traditional handsaws through virtually any material.

Patented Universal Tooth Grind – The patented universal tooth grind rapidly removes material, delivering the speed that’s expected from a coarse-cutting saw with the fine finish of a fine-cutting saw in most standard building materials.

Comfort Grip Handle – The comfort handle is constructed of a high density resin and molded into an ergonomic grip. This handle is lighter than traditional handsaws resulting in less hand fatigue.

The Blade Profile – The blade profile has a tapered-pitch nose for improved clearance through materials and stability with every stroke.

Thick Body Blade – The thick body saw blade is .85 mm thick with a water based lacquer coating, delivering a faster, more controlled cut.
90° and 45° Markings – The 90° and the 45° angle markings are fast and convenient features, providing a reliable straight edge for quickly marking work surfaces.

I gave this saw to my dad because his old handsaw wasn't functioning well anymore. He has various Irwin tools in his toolbox and trusts them for reliability and durability. So I knew that this handsaw would be nothing less than the best. My dad used it for sawing off a very old tree limb in his backyard. He loves how easy it is to hold and he can grip it comfortably while using it. He said the teeth of the saw cut through the limb practically effortlessly and he was extremely impressed. His old saw took him much longer to saw off old tree limbs, but this limb was off in no time thanks to Irwin! The blade of the saw was thick and allowed him to cut more at a faster speed. He will definitely be turning to this tool for any sawing needs he may have in the future.

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Winner will be chosen on May 2nd, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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  1. i would be a great gift for my husband he loves tools
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  2. i would like to win because being a homeowner things need fixing my toolbox does not have a saw -it would be a good addition and will come in handy around the house

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  5. My 21 year old is starting to build his tool supply so this would be great to add for him
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  7. I would love to win this because it would be a great fathers day gift for either my hubby or father!
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  13. I'd like to win this handsaw beacuse I've just moved into a fixer-upper with way too many projects that require a good saw. :)

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  18. I would love to have this tool for various chores and projects we have around the place. I'm thinking the first use would be to even out the length of some boards along the corrals.

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  20. I have some projects around the house this summer, that I could use this.
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  22. I would like to win this because this is quite a unique saw and I have a lot of work to perform on my hutch!

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  23. We have a lot of tools but I'm not sure if we have a hand saw.

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  25. It would be such a surprise to my husband for me to win something for him
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  27. My husband is a woodworker by trade and values good tools
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  32. I would love to win the hand saw so I could give it to my hubby! I get to win many lovely things, but never anything for him, so this would be a real treat! :0)

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  33. we need a new saw crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  34. My husband loves tools, tools and more tools, his birthday is coming up so this would be the perfect gift. dottie-c(at)att(dot)net

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  36. because its a good quality saw irwin has good products

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  37. I would like to win this to take to our family vacation cabins. The saws there are very old and dull

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  43. It would be a great gift for my boy friend he loves to build things rengold69@yahoo.com

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  44. I would like to win this because this is quite a unique saw

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  45. i would love to win this for my husband who is a carpenter. I would love to see if he thinks that this is the greatest saw in the world!
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  48. I would LOVE this because I have 2 trees down in my backyard and one old saw to cut them up with.
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  53. We don't have a saw so I would love to win this one!

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  55. This would be a great addition to our tool shed as we dont have a hand saw


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  57. I would like to win this for my boyfriend. He was just saying his handsaw was dull and rusty.
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  61. Id love to win this as our tools were all bought at garage sales 16 years ago when we helped to build a house, and they are all in pretty bad shape.

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  67. i would like to win this for my hubby who loves to do woodwork.

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  71. I would like to win because I know my Husband really needs a saw!


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  76. My kids are in the process of buiding a tree house so with this saw i could help them out a whole lot (chucosbabygirl(at)yahoo(dot)com)

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  83. because mine dull and missing teeth - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  84. I would love to win this for my boyfriend, we just bought a new house and since we never needed a saw because we always lived in an apartment this would be a great house warming gift!
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  91. I'd like to win because sometimes a power saw just won't cut it :) Literally, like up in a tree, or where theres no power or someplace you need a very precise and smooth cut - I have to use a hand saw. Irwin is the best and I only buy the best, so why not get something thats the best for free? Please? :)
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  93. Because this would be perfect for my step dad!
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  98. My husband has owned his handsaw for almost forever. Although it still "works", it doesn't work as well as it should and I'd love to give him a new one. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  100. My son lost my handsaw and I need a new one!

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  101. We have SO many trees and large bushes on our property and we certainly cannot afford to hire professional tree trimmers - so it's up to my husband (who is working on a recently replaced hip to make matters worse!) and he really needs a professional quality saw to replace the very worn out relic he now uses.

    Winning this terrific prize would be a true godsend and make for terrific Father's Day gift to a most deserving Honey/Hubby!

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  106. for my hubby so he can do some diy projects!
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  107. i'd like to win bc father's day is coming up!
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  112. My husband would love me forever! (Lets hope he already does tho, LOL)

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  113. I'd like to win it because all of our handsaws are ancient and rusty.

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  116. I would like to win this handsaw to use on my kitchen remodel this summer

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  117. I would like to win this for my son. He has recently moved out on his own and is trying to build up his own tool supply.

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  118. I would like to win this for my husband. I been wanting some bird houses built for outside and some bird feeders for two years now. This would give him the hint that my calm collective ways are coming to an end hehehe
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  119. Great gift for my husband or my dad.

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  120. I would like to win this for myself. I am a single mom and do all of the housework and yard work by myself and I have more than once needed one of these and not had one. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  124. I'd like to win this for my hubby. He needs to build a few shelves and this would come in handy.

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  125. I'd like the saw so I can give it to my husband
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  127. If I had one, my son could do some stuff for me aroung the house

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  128. I want to win this because I think my husband would love it! We recently bough a fixer upper so we need tools!

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  129. My husband would love to own this for the million and one outdoor projects we have around the house.

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  130. I would love to win because we have a downed tree limb in our front yard from the recent storms, and we need a way to cut it up!

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  135. i would love to win this handsaw for my husband the handy man
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  142. I want to win this because I do all of the pruning on our trees and boy is that difficult without a great saw! Sometimes I spend hours just taking off one limb so this saw would really save me some time and a lot of effort!

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  146. I would like to give this to my grandkids to give thier dad for fathers day who is mr. fixit and would love to have a high quality saw like this one instead od the old cheap one he has now. wilcarvic
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  148. Well my husband is disabled and I try to do a lot of work inside and out side and when I reach for the saw it was all rusted. So I need a new one. Thanks!

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  151. i would like to win this for my son who is a handy man in training

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  152. I HAVE STUFF TO BUILD

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  153. I'd like to win this because I'd give it to my husband (he'd love it).

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  154. I would like to win this handsaw because I need a good saw

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  155. I would like to win this to use for my remodeling project.
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  156. I'd love to win this for my parents.

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  158. I would like to win this for my
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  165. I would love to win for the wordwork I plan on doing this summer.

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  166. I would love to have this saw which is much better constructed than my old rusty hand me down saw!

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  176. I'd love to win this for my husband because I would be embarrassed if anyone saw the saw that he has been using.
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  177. I would like to win this handsaw because we are renovating our basement and other projects. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  178. I have some work I want to do around the house.
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  181. I'd love it to surprise my husband. He's working on an outdoor playyard.

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