Tuesday Toolsday: Win a BenchtopPRO Cleaner

To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a pair of long skinny half circles.  Not too many people guessed what they were. Most guesses were curtain rods or drawer slides, a few of you also guessed tracks for moving a refrigerator. But they were all wrong. The mystery tool was a pair of upholstery channel tins.  They are forms used to make old-fashion channel-back chairs (the backs are fluted). The tins hold the shape of the half circle while the upholster stuffs the chair.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Chris.  Congrats Chris, you have one week to reply to our email before another winner is chosen.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a BenchtopPRO parts cleaner. This is a great tool for all homeowners, DIYers and mechanics.  The BenchtopPRO is a parts-washing system that can clean years of gunk and grime off most anything from lawnmower blades to bicycle parts, and it works great on flea market treasures that you’re planning on repurposing. To get everything so clean, the BenchtopPRO combines the process of bioremediation with a revolutionary non-flammable degreasing solution engineered to work at room temperature.

Did you know you could paint upholstered chairs, curtains, floors and even carpeting?   While you can! We’ve got instructions on how to paint low-pile carpets. Also, find out how to revive furniture with paint, or a staircase, ceiling and more

To win the BenchtopPRO, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these two pieces belong to. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 19, 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 February 19, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the BenchTop Pro.  
Official Rules.

1,672 Responses

  1. Richard says:

    Vintage multi-line telephone buttons back when operator help was free instead of $4.00.

  2. Jean Moore says:

    These are obviously plastic covers for electrical switch board on alien space ship.

  3. Kevin R. says:

    There is no scale, so it is impossible to tell how large [or small] these are – they could be the size of a thimble, or they could be size of my computer. I would guess they are on/off buttons for some sort of equipment/machine.

    • pastabakes says:

      As for the scale of the item, I was thinking the same thing and was going to write that. Then I saw your comment as I was scrolling down. So I just had to give you the props on that one. I usually try to come up with an answer of my own, but I loved Jean Moore's answer so much I think I'll agree and say plastic covers for switch board of alien space ship. Just too cute of an answer not to perpetuate.

  4. Windee :) says:

    Tops to two tubes of lipstick.

  5. ALLEN says:

    make molds of plastic

  6. Mary says:

    Button from a old phone.

  7. Ryan says:

    push buttons from an old telephone

  8. Debbii says:

    I haven't a clue.

  9. Joseph Menard says:

    They are parts of, and belong in, an old TV.

  10. Nell says:

    Electrical connection insulators

  11. ronald ostrom says:

    maybe push buttons

  12. Rich says:

    buttons off of a switchboard

  13. Emmilia G. says:

    Not sure but looks like some kind of on/off button.

  14. Ed Coleman says:

    Push buttons on a switch

  15. Patricia says:

    electrical covers

  16. Joan says:

    covers for illumination on old phones

  17. Tonysealeveler says:

    Buttons for switches.

  18. MichaelJ says:

    not a clue.

  19. Ed Bob says:

    A cherry jello mold and a caramel candy mold. It's getting near Easter, yo.

  20. ron armstrong says:

    they look like some kind of covers .for what i dont know

  21. Sadie says:

    Two Batteries

  22. Marie says:

    belongs to older telephones as lights to indicate calls are on hold.

  23. Christy says:

    Some kind of lens for some kind of tool.

  24. Kenny says:

    electrical relays

  25. Marie says:

    Large fuse


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